Tamaqua police have cited Walter Deetz, 42, of 37 Bull Run St., Coaldale, following an incident at the M&S Hardware Store on Monday.
According to police, Deetz entered the store, located at 10 W. Broad St., at 1:30 p.m. and began to place items in his pockets and waistband. This action was witnessed by store personnel.
Deetz was detained and all items were returned to the store. He was cited for retail theft by Patrolman Brent Getz.