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John shops the five finger discount way, thieves do some thieving

Monday, December 23, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

CITY POLICE

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On December 23, 2013 at approximately 12:45pm, patrol officers were called to a store in the Station Mall regarding a shoplifter.

After their investigation officers arrested 44 year old John Decaire of Albert St. W. and charged him with theft under $5,000. 

It is alleged that Mr. Decaire left the store after concealing $75 worth of merchandise and made no attempt to pay for the items. 

He will be appearing in court January 27, 2014

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A break and enter was reported overnight to a construction site in the north part of the city. 

Unknown suspects forced their way into a building under construction and rummaged through it. 

At the time of the report it was unknown if anything had been taken.

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Theft of scrap metal was reported to a business in the 600 block of John Street. 

Sometime during the weekend, persons entered an unlocked storage van on the property and removed approximately $1000 worth of scrap metal consisting of old car parts.

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soowat 12/23/2013 6:49:43 PM Report

Dahaze and Harpo would call thhis entrepreneurial initiative
boilertyme 12/24/2013 10:57:50 AM Report

Kind of makes me feel sorry for people who are hurting this time of year, was he trying to obtain a present for a loved one , was it food , was he hungry, now he is humiliated in the news for his children to read. Walmart will be bragging about record sales and profits along with Sears and Zellers etc... SAD.
Fat Boy 12/24/2013 2:30:51 PM Report

This make you sad? It infuriates me. There are hundreds of people in this town in a similar or worse situation and they don't resort to theft to get what they feel they want or need. So what if the stores boast record profits. They aren't in business as a non-profit organization. It is comments and thoughts like these that make these people feel they are entitled. Get some pride - there are other means to get what you need/want. I have personally done without because I could not afford it. I have been out of work. I have been hungry. My parents taught me NOT TO STEAL. Period. End of story. There is never a justification as to why you should or could be a deadbeat. Looks good on this fool. Hell - print his picture so we all know what douche he is.
ryanc 12/25/2013 10:52:29 AM Report

Hey Fatboy, I want to make an earnest request of you to just consider what I'm about to say. In your post you defend yourself as a good moral person who doesn't steal, and you attribute that to the fact that your parents taught you not to steal. What if they hadn't? Would poor parenting be a legitimate reason for someone to grow into someone whose values you don't respect? What if their parents parents were neglectful? Would you expect them to rise above the hardships they might have lived through in order to be a better person? Hardships like being underserved by their parents and leaders, having a lack of education, having a poor outlook from the start, having no money, having no one instill in them ideas of self respect or discipline, etc?

Your parents taught you not to steal but they didn't teach you about social pressures, and economic classes, and how crime is most often a symptom of poverty.

Take a minute to think about your upbringing and about how lucky you are to have been born into a family with parents in the first place, let alone parents who had the foresight to put into you decent ideas of what is right and wrong. Imagine how distorted your motivations might be had you not.

It's the Christmas season, so maybe you'll have enough cheer in your heart today to give this some thought. You don't have to condone the action, this guy should be punished for the crimes he's committed. I'm simply asking that you take a second to consider that you might not understand the gravity of why people do the things they do, and that maybe you can't explain it away by thinking that because you wouldn't have done it he's got to be a scumbag.

There's more to the story than one mans choices.
Vindicator 12/25/2013 12:08:06 PM Report

People who justify their actions for breaking the law or abusing others due to how they were raised are pathetic excuses for human beings.

There comes a time in life where you stand up and take responsibility for your own actions, stop blaming the rest of the world for where you are in life.

It doesn't matter if you were not raised in an atmosphere where you were taught the social graces, moral values, integrity or honesty. You can learn these things by observing what law abiding people do.

Many people have overcome tremendous obstacles and challenges in their lives and gone on to live productive lives. They never made excuses, didn't hold pity parties and never asked for anything but a chance.

Only losers expect something for nothing. The bleeding hearts that enable these people are as guilty for the state of society as the criminals themselves.

Honest hard working people subsidize these criminals everyday by paying higher prices for everything they purchase.

Next time you want to defend these criminals think about the tradesman who had his tools stolen, the contractor who had his job-site vandalized, the people who had vehicles broken into, the elderly who were robbed, people who were assaulted; and when you do don't ever complain about higher prices you pay for groceries, insurance or anything else because you are part of the problem, not the solution.

The courts need to start hitting repeat offenders with severe penalties.
Fat Boy 12/27/2013 7:08:08 PM Report

RyanC - I stand by my previous comments. No justification is available in my eyes.
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