Tex­ans ar­rested in theft at Maumelle Wal­greens

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - ARKANSAS - RYAN TARINELLI

Five Hous­ton res­i­dents were ar­rested Wed­nes­day after pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion was stolen from a Wal­greens in Maumelle, ac­cord­ing to the city’s Po­lice De­part­ment.

Po­lice re­sponded at 4:02 a.m. Wed­nes­day to a bur­glary alarm at the Wal­greens at 115 Com­mons Drive, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Maumelle Po­lice De­part­ment.

When of­fi­cers ar­rived, they saw dam­age to the store’s front door and no­ticed a vehicle in the park­ing lot, the re­lease said.

The vehicle, a sil­ver Nis­san Rogue, had Texas li­cense plates and sped off, and po­lice gave chase, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

The re­lease said one per­son got out of the vehicle a “short dis­tance” from the Wal­greens and fled, while the oth­ers sped off in the vehicle.

More than a mile away from the Wal­greens, the vehicle stopped at Mill­wood Cir­cle and Ouachita Drive, where an­other per­son got out and ran.

Po­lice said three people who re­mained in the vehicle were taken into cus­tody. The two people who fled were ar­rested later Wed­nes­day, the re­lease said.

Those ar­rested were Ty­rone Tram­mer, 31; Saleta Winn, 29; Ma­lik John­son; 19, Dean­thony Ro­que­more, 20; and Ebony Kiffa, 30, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

All five Hous­ton res­i­dents have been charged with com­mer­cial bur­glary, pos­ses­sion of in­stru­ments of a crime, pos­ses­sion of pre­scrip­tion drugs with in­tent to de­liver, theft of prop­erty and flee­ing, the re­lease said.

Capt. Jim Hansard, a Maumelle po­lice spokesman, said there was a “sub­stan­tial” amount of drugs in the vehicle.

He said about 95 per­cent of the drugs were opi­ates, and po­lice be­lieve that med­i­cal pre­scrip­tions found in the vehicle were taken from the Wal­greens. The bur­glars, he said, were go­ing after pre­scrip­tion pills and med­i­ca­tions.

Also Wed­nes­day, Lit­tle Rock po­lice re­sponded at 5:11 a.m. to a bur­glary call at the Wal­greens at 500 S. Univer­sity Ave., ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port.

Of­fi­cers ar­riv­ing at the Wal­greens, lo­cated in the Doc­tors Build­ing, found rocks on the floor and bro­ken door glass, ac­cord­ing to a re­port. Au­thor­i­ties also found blood on the lobby floor.

Store video showed three people, who wore gloves and cov­ered their heads, en­ter­ing the build­ing with a con­tainer, the re­port said.

Po­lice said the thieves fled in a vehicle.

Hansard said it’s un­clear whether the two Wal­greens bur­glar­ies are con­nected, but Maumelle in­ves­ti­ga­tors were looking into it.

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