Three Arrest Warrants Issued Following Alleged Thefts
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Arrest warrants were obtained Tuesday (June 14, 2022) by the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department for three individuals, two from Pottstown and one from Allentown, all of whom are wanted separately on alleged retail theft and other charges at merchants’ locations within the township. Police did not specify if any incidents in which the suspects were involved are related.
Preliminary hearings for all three had been scheduled for June 13 (Monday). All warrants were issued by Magisterial District Justice Edward C. Kropp Sr.
Anyone with information on any of the individuals’ whereabouts is asked to call the department at 610-326-1508, or submit a tip anonymously at its CrimeWatch website, here.
Five alleged incidents, one individual
Police said they are looking to arrest Michael Robert Rimel Sr., 52, of Pottstown, on two different retail theft charges for offenses they said occurred June 3 (2022; Friday) at the Redner’s Warehouse Market on North Charlotte Street.
Rimel allegedly rang up several packets of a water-flavoring drink mix at the store’s self check-out counter, but also added “more expensive items into his bags” and then left the store without paying for them. The loss to Redner’s at the time was $87.78, the department reported.
However, it claims “there were several separate incidents involving this same method by this same suspect.” Police additionally accuse Rimel of a second similar incident at Redner’s, not dated, with a total loss to the store of $34.65; and three other similar incidents, also at Redner’s and not dated, with losses of $25.29, $116.36, and $80.79, respectively.
Several alleged incidents, one individual
A warrant was issued for Anyae Latiesh Riley, 30, of Pottstown, on two different retail theft charges for offenses police said occurred June 3 (2022; Friday) at the Redner’s Warehouse Market.
Riley allegedly rang up several packets of a water-flavoring drink mix, but then added “more expensive items into her cart” on “several occasions” while using the self check-out counter at the North Charlotte Street store, police claim. The combined total loss to the store, police said, was $47.43.
Several charges brought, one individual
A 35-year-old Allentown woman, Keyla Monroig Gonzalez, faces retail theft and several other charges for allegedly removing “goods offered for sale from the Home Depot” store, Armand Hammer Boulevard, in offenses they said occurred June 11 (Saturday).
She and another person, who was not identified by name, age, sex, or home town in their report, “by-passed all points of sale and left the store” with merchandise valued at $683.98, according to officers.
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