Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Arrest warrant says man took DVD players from Route 35 retailer
A Neptune man is was jailed Tuesday for stealing electronics from the Route 35 Kmart, according to an arrest warrant. Rodney Briggs, 37, was arrested and charged with stealing three DVD players and trying to sell them, according to the warrant. Briggs was taken to Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, in lieu of $10,000 bail. Briggs is also being held on $100,000 bail from Monmouth County Superior court for a theft charge, according to jail records.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
On two occasions, man stole from local retailer, police say
A Howell man was arrested and charged Sunday with stealing from a local chain retailer, police said. Erik M. Parker, 28, of the Angle Inn trailer park on Route 33, was arrested and charged with two counts of theft and a single count of criminal mischief stemming from two separate incidents at the Route 35 Kmart, according to Lt. Walter Pomphrey. Parker stole about $4,000 in various pieces of jewelry from the store on two occasions, one in December and one in January, Pomphrey said. Bail for Parker was set at $11,000. Detective Dan Mason was the arresting officer, Pomphrey said.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Fines, increased inspections required for big box retailer
The Kmart store on Route 35 was among more than a dozen stores in the chain selling expired over-the-counter drugs and baby formula throughout New Jersey, according to court documents. In all, 257 separate items were offered for sale or were sold well beyond their expiration dates at 19 the discount retailer's 36 New Jersey locations. Some items were several months to more than two years beyond their expiration dates, according to a lawsuit brought by the state Attorney General's Office. In Wall, eight expired items were sold or offered. The retailer's other Monmouth County location, in Hazlet, sold one expired item. In Ocean County, stores in Brick and Toms River also made the list, selling 8 and 7 items, respectively. As part of a …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Nineteen New Jersey Kmart stores carried expired baby formula and non-prescription medication, according to the Attorney General's Office.
Kmart will pay $302,500, donate $25,000 worth of infant formula to charity, pay for continued unannounced state inspections, and implement new product inspection measures as part of a settlement with the state Division of Consumer Affairs, officials announced Friday. The big box store had been found to have sold or offered for sale expired infant formula and non-prescription medications, the state agency said in a prepared statement. During inspections, inspectors found 257 packages of infant formula, as well as non-prescription medications, that were between nine months to 29 months past the expiration date, but still available for purchase on the shelves at 19 stores in 13 counties. In addition to the fine and donation, Kmart will …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Township woman also found to have drugs and an outstanding warrant
A township woman was arrested and charged with shoplifting from a Route 35 store Thursday, police said. Cheryl J. Soto, 38, was charged with shoplifting from the Kmart store around 7:30 p.m. by Patrolman Mike Malone, Sgt. Frank Lancelotti said. Soto was additionally charged with possession of a controlled, dangerous substance and for an outstanding warrant for nonpayment of child support, Lancellotti said. She was taken to Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, in lieu of $15,456, according to jail records.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Kevin R. Kelly accused of stealing electronics from local business
A Point Pleasant man was indicted Friday on shoplifting charges stemming from a February incident at the Route 35 K-Mart, according to court documents. Kevin R. Kelly was indicted on one count of third degree shoplifting at the K-Mart on February 14. Kelly was caught on surveillance cameras taking about $500 in electronics and arrested by Wall Police, who were able to identify Kelly.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Anonymous donations pay off Kmart tabs for Christmas
Lisa Sullivan stood in line at the layaway counter at the Wall Township Kmart earlier this week, her two children in tow, hoping to pay off those Christmas presents. The holiday is less than a week away, and she was running out of time. She didn’t have to do this. Sullivan had plenty of presents already, all safely hidden from her kids’ sight in her Tinton Falls home and waiting to be wrapped for the big day. She wasn’t standing in that line for herself. Sullivan is what Kmart this year is calling a “Layaway Angel” – an anonymous person who pays off the remaining layaway amount on someone else’s account. It’s something she felt she had to do, a way to spread around some of her own good fortune to hopefully brighten someone’s Christmas day…