Pre-holiday sting at Walmart nets 15 arrests

LANCASTER – To combat the rise in thefts that typically occur this time of year, undercover deputies and Walmart Loss Prevention Agents monitored customers shopping at the east Lancaster Walmart on Monday.

During the pre-holiday undercover operation, deputies arrested 10 adults and five juveniles for various crimes, including commercial burglary, robbery, petty theft and a warrant.

Various stolen items were also recovered, including food, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, DVD’s and vitamins.

The following suspects were arrested during the operation (alphabetically by last name):

* Malissa Calhoun, 30, Female, Black of Lancaster – BURGLARY

* Diamond Carr, 18, Female, Black of Lancaster – BURGLARY

* Devon Dorsey, 18, Male, Black of Lancaster – ROBBERY

* Erik Lopez, 20, Male, Hispanic of Lancaster – BURGLARY

* Kiel Mixon, 20, Male, Black of Lancaster – WARRANT

* Miranda Prescott, 29, Female, White of Lancaster – BURGLARY

* Dominique Roberts, 20, Female, Black – BURGLARY

* Stephanie Rogers, 24, Female, White of Lancaster – PETTY THEFT

* Kealai Taisacan, 20, Female, Other race of Lancaster – PETTY THEFT

* Cody Wilson, 22, Male, White of Lancaster – BURGLARY

* Five female juveniles of Lancaster – BURGLARY

The pre-holiday undercover theft operation was conducted by deputies from the Lancaster Station’s Target Oriented Policing Team (TOP) and Community Oriented Response and Enforcement Team (CORE).

  49 comments for “Pre-holiday sting at Walmart nets 15 arrests

  1. AV Hitler
    November 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I actually know a female white on this list and posible a male hispanic. Both work at my place of employment and they are both not at work anymore. The girl looked like she would never harm a fly. I was so worong. But the rummor at work is the girl cannot make bail and she is still in jail. I want to go bail her out and then pimp her out to make my money back. LOL…….Miranda im gonna jack your stapler at work. LOL…..payback for jacking at my favorite store.

    • William
      December 1, 2012 at 1:10 am

      Hey, AV Hitler. Aren’t you impressed with the new Volkswagens?


  2. Notagain!!!!
    November 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

    15 people? I’m sure theres more than that! Why are we going after the smaller crooks? Why not go after the crooked a$$ politicians, bankers or all them thieves that brought down the economy!!! Let’s go after the big ballers!!!

  3. ryenisha jackson
    November 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    they steal because they mama is to busy getting her hair and nails done and buying her babys daddy tattoos what do you think wefare is for lololol

  4. lovedamayo
    November 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Good to know the LASD is doing something more productive than escorting our mayor around his Blvd. so he doesn’t get beaten up.

  5. robert c.
    November 23, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Why steal???

    • Otto
      November 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

      Because losers steal, and they only ask “why not?”!!

      • sikntired
        November 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

        Yup, the moral compass has been totally skewed, so best keep your eyes open and try to stay out of harm’s way in this”the most
        wonderful time of the year.”

  6. Plz Leave the AV
    November 22, 2012 at 7:05 am

    This was an informative article, this type crime happens everyday at Wal-Mart. Along with the countless other crimes that occur here in the AV. I would also like to see the pictures of the people that were arrested, if is useful to everyone, maybe not the criminal but to the citizen that lives here abiding by the law. Stealing from a store leads to Burglary of a residence. I just would like to see what they look like , so if I see then loitering in my neighborhood I can make a call to LASD. Better yet , good work Wal-Mart & Loss Prevention & LASD.

  7. QHR
    November 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Hopefully they lose their section 8 vouchers and get the hell out of this town!

    • annie
      December 1, 2012 at 7:21 am

      When they lose their section 8 vouchers the owners will replace them with another person with a section 8 voucher. Who owns these homes that are rented to people on section 8?

  8. Anonymos
    November 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    You know, if parents were ACTUALLY allowed to spank their children instead of having to wip worry that some person is gonna yell “child abuse” then we wouldn’t have so many delinquents in this world. Nosy people from DCFS are the reason why kids are so disrespectful and mischievious.

    • Nancy P
      November 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      They may not be the only reason, but the worry about someone screaming child abuse doesn’t help when a parent is punishing their kid.

  9. Newman
    November 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Losers! Now we need their pictures.

  10. alyssa
    November 21, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Why do they include the race? Don’t get me wrong…I’m pretty smug about it because I believe stereotypes exist for a reason. Racial profiling exists for a reason. And here it is in black and white living proof. BUT…the race shouldn’t matter. I don’t see the relevance to the article…

    • Concered
      November 21, 2012 at 7:08 am

      I am sure they are just pulling off the arrest records. I can see why they do it for identification, but I get you point Alyssa.

    • Notagain!!!!
      November 21, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Letting the public know what race committed the crime is very critical!! Also let’s us know off our surroundings on the type of people that are committing the crimes. If a child molester didnt have to register, I sure as hell wouldn’t want them leaving next door to me! I just wished they would also list the names of them juveniles who also to commit crimes!!! Most of these people committing these crimes tend to do it else were!

  11. Forewarned
    November 21, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Good job! We hard working, tax paying citIzens appreciate the work you do! Keep it up! ^ 5

  12. J. Ripper
    November 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    What constitutes the Burglary charge, I wonder? They didn’t make it out of the store before getting caught, so it can’t go down as theft?

    • Otto
      November 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      Burglary is “entering with the intent to commit a felony or petty theft”….that’s all ya need.

      • Nancy P
        November 20, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        Like maybe they didn’t have the money on them to pay for what they were caught concealing?

        • Otto
          November 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

          Exactly. The “intent” has to be shown and/or proven.

          • Bob
            November 21, 2012 at 12:26 am

            Coming into a store with no wallet, no money, and a car missing plates would constitute the intent.

            Also, the use of special devices to remove/defuse rfid or other security devices would also be part of that.

    • Concered
      November 21, 2012 at 7:10 am

      Your wife, and new husband, the LASD deputy, happen to send you a Holiday card Ace?

  13. Bob
    November 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Good, glad these punks got arrested. Hope since these are young ones they learn real fast not to do this crime.

    The parents of those five juveniles better take this as a wake up call, otherwise their dumb girls are headed down a dark and dangerous path.

    Time to start bringing back more serious punishments to curve these behavior.

    • AVtime reader
      November 21, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Who knows? Maybe their parents are on above list!

      • Milos
        November 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

        BINGO…give AVTime reader a cigar.

        • Nancy P
          November 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm

          If the parents and the kids were there…(IF) would the parents also get charged with some kind child abuse or endangerment along with the other charges?

    • Otto
      November 21, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Off with their hands!!!….same as with lowlife tsggers.

      • Otto
        November 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

        Damn Iphone….taggers.

      • sikntired
        November 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

        Ha ha Otto, you know they would sue for state of the art robotic limb replacements, then come back stronger.

        • Otto
          November 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

          HA…Good point. How about off with their heads…I don’t think anything robotic is available to fix that!

          • LoyalSprintCustomer
            November 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

            The line for decapitation/amputation, is getting longer and longer…taggers, shoplifters and multiple DUI arrests.

          • Otto
            November 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

            May need to hire a few more ax-men. That’s one government program for which I’d be happy to pay a little more in taxes.

  14. avresident
    November 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    All in one day?!?! Holy Sh#t! No wonder prices keep creeping up, damn effing vermin!

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