SANATOGA PA – Three arrests of persons charged with unrelated retail thefts were made during the past six days at two Lower Pottsgrove stores, township police reported Sunday (Aug. 12, 2012). The most recent involved a felony, the department said.
- Damone Walton, 39, of Walnut Street, Pottstown, was arrested Sunday for retail theft at Redner’s Warehouse Market, North Charlotte Street. Ofc. Scott Weidenhammer said members of Redner’s loss prevention team alleged they saw Walton take “several items and then concealing them as he pretended to shop.”
Weidenhammer reported he discovered Walton had earlier pleaded guilty to three previous retail theft arrests, making this fourth arrest a felony. Walton was held at the Pottstown police station until arraigned via video, and then was released on his own recognizance.
- Holly E. Bova, 46, whose address was listed only as Pottstown, was arrested Tuesday (Aug. 7) for retail theft at Sanatoga Thriftway, East High Street. Sgt. Timothy Walters said store personnel alleged Bova “was observed concealing items throughout the store into canvas shopping bags” she had brought and placed in a cart. Other grocery items for which Bova later paid were placed atop the bags.
Bova was stopped as she exited the store, holding “numerous stationery and household items” totaling more than $105 in value that she had allegedly taken. A check by Walters revealed previous convictions for retail theft, and also that Bova currently was on probation. She was arraigned and held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility until a later-scheduled hearing.
- Demetrius A. Moore, 19, whose address was listed only as Philadelphia, was arrested Monday (Aug. 6) for retail theft, also at Thriftway. Ofc. Matt Musselman said store personnel alleged Moore ate “several food items and failed to pay for the food he had eaten before attempting to leave the store.” He was held at the Pottstown police station for processing, and later released, Musselman said.