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Tamaqua man charged with retail theft

Published May 09. 2012 05:02PM

Michael O'Malley, 58, of 72 Holland St, Kaup Estate, Tamaqua, faces charges from an incident which took place on April 1 at 12 p.m. at Boyer's Market. Charges were filed by Lansford Officer Brian Horos. O'Malley is charged with retail theft.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Horos received a call to come to the market for a retail theft.

He spoke with the manager, who said O'Malley had stolen 10 items worth a total of $49.12.

They included two bottles of Roses grenadine, two packs of Muenster cheese, a bottle of Elmer's glue, two Delmonico steaks, two packs of tuna, and a container of Ban deodorant.

Horos arrested O'Malley and took him back to the police station. He ran a criminal-background check, and found that O'Malley had a previous retail theft arrest. He advised O'Malley of his Miranda rights, and O'Malley provided a written statement.

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