Trio accused of shoplifting products from multiple CVS stores in and near Bethlehem.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Between October 2011 and February 2012, a trio of people visited CVS stores around the Bethlehem area, stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise. Now, police say they have one of the people involved in this retail theft ring in custody. Paris Jackson, 45, of Massapequa, NY, was charged Saturday with organized retail theft. Police said Jackson and two other people stole thousands of dollars of merchandise from stores in Bethlehem, Hellertown, and in Montgomery County, taking everything from Oil of Olay beauty products to teeth whitening strips. Jackson was arraigned before District Judge Daniel Corpora in Easton, and was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail. Police say another man, Mark Hoousendov, 46, of Freeport…
State police crime lab work results in arrest in 20-month old crime.
A Bethlehem man has been charged in a 20-month old burglary of the CVS drug store on W. Fourth Street, according to court papers. Police found a DNA match between a blood sample found at the scene where a window had been broken to gain entry to the store and a sample taken from Jose Enrique Rentas-Torres, 43, of 447 Pawnee St., Bethlehem, now the suspect, according to an arrest affidavit. State police crime lab results took until March to be completed. The burglary took place Oct. 13, 2009, between midnight and 7 a.m., at the CVS at 305 W. Fourth St. Taken were three iPods and six cartons of cigarettes, a total of $520 worth of items, according to the warrant. Rentas-Torres was taken into custody over the weekend and charged with burglary…