Arrests made in Walmart thefts


Waterloo police arrested five people in two separate theft incidents from Walmart this week.

At about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to Walmart after three subjects left the store with several items valued at more than $1,400. Police stopped the suspect vehicle just north of town on Route 3 at GG Road a short time later and arrested Naaman D. Woolens, 46, Monica Richardson, 49, and David L. Johnson, 59, all of East St. Louis, for felony retail theft. Woolens and Richardson were also charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Among the items taken from the store were multiple bottles of liquor, power tools, bakery items, an air fryer, clothing, sheets and electronics, court information states.

At about 4 a.m. Thursday, police arrested Jauclon K. Davis, 29, and Shawn J. Jones, 29, both of St. Louis, for felony retail theft after they stolen nine 12-packs, two 24-packs and 10 four-packs of Red Bull along with diapers and clothing from Walmart.

Davis and Jones both entered guilty pleas Thursday afternoon and were sentenced in Monroe County Circuit Court to 24 months of second chance probation and fined $1,498.

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