Occurred on 7/3/12, 10:49 pm Theft of Beer/Wanted Subject 4302 S Alameda
An off duty Officer was at the Stripe Convenience Store located at 4302 S. Alameda when he observed a man carrying some beer, laughing as he ran out the store. The store clerk following the man ordering him to stop. The Officer realizing it was a beer run followed the man as he ran to the back of the store.
The man entered a waiting a blue Ford Taurus and fled the area. The Officer jumped in his car and followed the Taurus and called police providing them with location information. The Officer observed the suspect dispose of the stolen beer on Brock Drive and Alameda. The suspect bailed out of the car and fled on foot, followed by the off-duty Officer to Burkshire and Meadowbrook where the beer thief, Justin Montes, 28, was taken into custody.
The 18-pack of beer was returned to the store and Montes arrested. He was charged with Theft, a Class "C" Misdemeanor and an outstanding Parole Violation warrant.
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