Police recover personal information on dozens of people, 100 gift and debit cards during arrest

Three people were arrested following a call reporting a retail theft in St. George Friday that led to the recovery of more than 100 gift and debit cards, and documents listing the personal information of more than 75 individuals.

Three people were arrested following a call reporting a retail theft in St. George Friday that led to the recovery of more than 100 gift and debit cards, and documents listing the personal information of more than 75 individuals. (Stace Hall, KSL-TV)



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ST. GEORGE — Three people from Nevada are being held without bail following a call reporting a retail theft that subsequently led to the recovery of more than 100 gift and debit cards, as well as documents listing the personal information of more than 75 individuals.

The arrest was set in motion Friday just before midnight, when officers were dispatched to Walmart on Pioneer Road on a call involving a retail theft.

According to charging documents filed with the courts, the store's loss prevention agents called authorities to report a person who had just left the store with a number of items that were never paid for. The person was first seen on surveillance video removing the theft-control tags from the merchandise before walking out of the store, the report stated, adding that from there, they got into a vehicle and drove away.

Officers located a vehicle less than 100 yards from the store in the parking lot of Dickey's Barbeque Pit that matched the car described by loss prevention.

Three occupants were in the vehicle, including the driver, 30-year-old Lloyd James Hoch; 33-year-old Wade Ryan Perkins, the person allegedly seen cutting the theft control tags off the merchandise; and a third person, 52-year-old Melissa Jean Robinson. All three hailed from Las Vegas, Nevada.

While speaking to the occupants, the report states, officers noticed drug paraphernalia located inside of the vehicle, and shortly thereafter a search ensued.

Read the full article at St. George News.

Cody Blowers

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