Shoplifting charges filed against 6 in separate incidents

JERSEY SHORE – A 36-year-old Lock Haven man who already has eight shoplifting convictions has been arrested yet again and charged with the same offense after he walked out of Buttorff’s Hardware on Bridge Street with $19 worth of saw blades without paying for them on May 5, according to the Tiadaghton Valley Regional police.

“I’m a drug addict. I need help,” Adam White told District Judge Jerry C. Lepley during his recent arraignment.

White was identified as the alleged shoplifter with the help of the police department’s Facebook page, according to an affidavit.

The theft was captured on the store’s video camera, and police took a photo image of the suspect from the video and placed on the department’s Facebook. Police soon began receiving information from several callers who identified the thief allegedly as White.

Initially jailed on a state parole violation and in lieu of $7,500 bail, White since has been released.

Other shoplifting arrests included:

Erica Lynn Wagner, 28, 3411 Pine Mountain Road; felony shoplifting and receiving stolen property; Old Lycoming Township police; caught allegedly trying to steal a bottle of nail polish from Dollar General on June 4; jailed on $5,000 bail. She has three prior shoplifting convictions.

Patricia Ann Hearn, 44, 2785 Bottle Run Road; Old Lycoming Township police; misdemeanor shoplifiting; caught allegedly trying to steal $208 worth of merchandise at Rite Aid, 2023 Lycoming Creek Road; on May 28; sent a summons to appear before district judge.

Anthony Dwayne Mixon-Love, 22, of Philadelphia; misdemeanor shoplifting; Old Lycoming Township police; caught allegedly trying to steal $4 worth of merchandise from Dollar General, 2062 Lycoming Creek Road, on May 24; jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Paula Taylor, 47, of 527 Wolfe Place; felony shoplifting; city police; caught trying to steal $1,227 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s on William Street on May 18; jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.

James D. Snyder, 39, of 9832 Route 220; felony shoplifting; Tiadaghton Valley Regional police; caught allegedly stealing a pack of cigarettes at Smoker’s Express, 350 Allegheny St., on May 14; released on $10,000 bail.