Local county police make massive shoplifting warrant sweep

Local county police make massive shoplifting warrant sweep

Local county police make massive shoplifting warrant sweep

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 11 at 11:22 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) --Police are putting suspected shoplifters on notice.

Officers from nearly a dozen St. Louis and St. Charles county police departments arrested 38 people accused of shoplifting in a warrant sweep.

Some were repeat offenders, having committed other crimes. Those 38 arrests actually cleared 123 warrants.

“Wwe want to send a message that we're going to take this seriously and as a region this impacts everybody,” said Captain Jeff Gray of the O’Fallon Police Department. “It's a significant problem.”

Officers were looking for people who had been charged with shoplifting but failed to show up for court.

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