Woman Who Allegedly Stole from Dollar General and Brookshire Bros. Arrested, CORRIGAN, May 14, 2011 - The woman who allegedly stole personal hygiene products from Dollar General Store and meat from Brookshire Bros. (both in Livingston), has been arrested and charged with two counts of theft. The woman has been identified as Tonie Menifee Bradford, 48, of Corrigan. Bradford was seen taking things from Dollar General on April 26, 2011. She then went to Brookshire Bros. next to Dollar General and came out a short time later with an assortment of fresh meat products and unloaded them into a car. When the manager of Dollar General accosted Bradford, she ran behind a nearby building and slipped away before Livingston Police arrived. According to Investigator Ken Bonhert with the Livingston Police Department, store cameras caught her on tape allegedly stealing the merchandise. Bonhert stated to PolkCountyToday.com that the person on the video tape appeared to be Bradford. Bradford was arrested in Corrigan by the Corrigan Police Department and booked into Polk County Jail and was later positively identified by employee(s) from the stores. Bradford was booked into Polk County Jail on May 12, 2011.
Dollar General and Brookshire Bros. in Livingston were victims of theft.
Woman Shoplifts, Man Gets Arrested on Warrant, LIVINGSTON, April 26, 2011 - At around 10:20 am on April 26, 2011, Livingston Police Officer Caleb Barker was dispatched to Dollar General Store in Livingston (located next to Brookshire Bros.) regarding an alleged shoplifter. Upon arrival Officer Barker Spoke with the manager of Dollar General and was told that he (the manager) observed a suspicious woman in his store possibly shoplifting. An alert cashier first noticed her. The woman was observed leaving the store with merchandise that had not net been paid for. The woman then unloaded the merchandise into a green Ford sedan in the parking lot and walked to Brookshire Bros. The Dollar General manager stepped outside and observed the woman allegedly sneaking out of Brookshire Bros. with more unpaid for goods. The manager used his cell phone to call Livingston Police. Office Barker was dispatched to the scene. He was informed that the woman also unloaded the merchandise from Brookshire Bros. into her car and fled behind neighboring Check 'n Go. By now Officer Barker was joined by several other police officers including Sergeant Ronnie Bogany, Kevin Ward, and Chad Ward. A search of the area proved to be fruitless as the woman seemed to have gotten away.
A man approached the vehicle and was questioned by Officer Barker. When Barker ran the man's license, dispatch radioed back that the man had a warrant out for his arrest. The man was placed under arrest and taken to Polk County Jail to be booked in. A search of the vehicle uncovered the merchandise that was allegedly stolen from Dollar General and Brookshire Bros. (mostly meat products and personal hygiene products. See pictures below). Both stores got their merchandise back. The vehicle was towed by Fawbush Body Shop where it will be stored. We will post updates on this story when new details emerge.
The woman who shoplifted got away, but then a man approached the vehicle that she was using to unload her stolen goods...
...after running his license, it was learned that there was a warrant out for the man's arrest. Officer Caleb Barker put the cuffs on him and placed him under arrest.
...meanwhile, Officer Kevin Ward found the merchandise that was allegedly stolen.
The stolen merchandise from Brookshire Bros. included an array of fresh meat products.
The merchandise from Dollar General was mostly an assortment of personal hygiene products.
There was also some Prime Time Purple Splash (alcoholic beverage) pulled from the vehicle.
The manager from Dollar General recovers his store's merchandise.
The vehicle was towed by Fawbush Body Shop.
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