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Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:00 am

PONDERAY — Two Sandpoint men accused of stealing nearly $3,000 in merchandise from Walmart are awaiting preliminary hearings in Bonner County Magistrate Court.

Johnathan Daniel Sullivan and Brandon Michael Wilson are each charged with one count of burglary and one count of grand theft.

Preliminary hearings to determine if the state possesses enough evidence to warrant a trial in 1st District Court are set for Sept. 12.

Sullivan and Wilson, both 19, are free on their own recognizance while their cases are pending.

The two suspects allegedly committed the thefts by slipping items through and over a fence at the store’s garden center on several occasions in the early morning hours on several dates in July. The stolen merchandise included a television, Blu-Ray disc player, a laptop computer, a 45-piece tool set and numerous games for PlayStation 3 and Xbox video game consoles.

The retail value of the merchandise totaled $2,756.22, according to documents filed with the court.

Wilson and Sullivan admitted perpetrating the thefts to Ponderay Police, a police report states. There is also video footage of the thefts, court records indicate.

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5 comments:

  • somethintosay posted at 12:56 am on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    somethintosay Posts: 1

    They were cought becausae the one kid john gave a tv to his dad and his dad being a smarter individual felt something was not right and he went to walmart and confirmed his new gift was stolen and marched the "duo" down to turn themselves in and since this is there first offense they might get 30 days not to mention at walmart it is very difficult for employees to get a shoplifter you have to obtain alot of different things before stopping someone for theft there. at least someone turned them in were else have thease to stolen from in our community

     
  • SagleDad posted at 9:38 pm on Wed, Sep 5, 2012.

    SagleDad Posts: 35

    @ hijo: No, genius, it said they admitted to it. It does not say they "turned them selfs in" as you so smartly wrote.

     
  • steve-o posted at 1:21 pm on Wed, Sep 5, 2012.

    steve-o Posts: 44

    @ Howzat: Wal-Mart is not the only store with a large investment in security cameras in this area. I can guarentee you are on camera from the moment you drive into the parking lot of any of the "Big Box" stores and most of the supermarkets in this area. Smile for the camera! [smile]

     
  • Bill Litsinger posted at 12:06 pm on Wed, Sep 5, 2012.

    Bill Litsinger Posts: 1394

    @howzat - post of 11:22 a.m. - Nobody ever said a thief was smart. A thief is just a thief.

     
  • Howzat posted at 11:22 am on Wed, Sep 5, 2012.

    Howzat Posts: 411

    The only store in the area with roughly a half million dollars in security cameras and equipment and they tried that??!!?? [wink]