LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – 27 people were arrested and eight people cited as a result of a “shoplifting blitz” investigation.
The police department, along with members of the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association (KYORCA), focused in the areas of the Hamburg shopping center, Richmond Road, and the New Circle Road corridor.
Over the course of three days, law enforcement detectives worked undercover with loss prevention to target shoplifting and theft suspects at retail establishments, according to police.
Charges include Theft by Unlawful Taking (TBUT), Burglary and several suspects, according to police, had outstanding warrants.
Stores in the areas investigated participated in partnership with law enforcement. Those were:
Hamburg- Kohl’s, Meijer, Lowe’s, Marshall’s, Wal-Mart, Target, Old Navy, Victoria Secret, Ross
Richmond Road- Kroger, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s
New Circle Road Corridor- Bryan Station Kroger, North Park Wal-Mart
According to police, $4,934.99 in stolen property was recovered during the blitz.
A list is provided below, naming the individuals arrested, courtesy of Lexington police.
Burdette, Jessica – TBUT, Criminal Trespass 3rd
Gordon, Leroy – TBUT
Honshell, James – TBUT, FTA (Failure to Appear Warrant)
Luna, Elijah – TBUT
Smith, Michael J. – FTA Warrant
Neal, Michelle Lee – TBUT, PDP (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia)
Campbell, Jamie Allen – FTA Warrants (4)
Campbell, Kristy – Burglary 3rd Degree
Tillman, Brandon – TBUT
Champlin, Felicia – TBUT, RSP (Receiving Stolen Property)
Osborn, Calistia – TBUT
Streeval, Harmony – TBUT
Edwards, Jonathan N. – TBUT
Brown, Brandon – TBUT
Payne, Tanesha – TBUT
Higgins, Lisa – TBUT,
Bennett, Johnny Dale – PCS 1st Degree (Possession of Controlled Substance), PCS 2nd
Searcy, Victoria Lynn –TBUT
Green, Paris – TBUT
Green, Stephen –TBUT, Possession of Burglar Tools
Simpson, Zanobia –FTA
Moore, Jamie L. – FTA (2)
Allen, Anessia – TBUT
Hocker, Michael – TBUT
Evans, Savanah – TBUT
Cheves, Derek – FTA
Long, Areyon – TBUT, FTA