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Three arrested in parking lot of Linton store

Friday, January 4, 2013

Three 18-year-old males and one 17-year-old male juvenile are in trouble after a police officer reacted to suspicious behavior involving alcohol in the parking lot of a store in Linton.

One is in deeper trouble than the others because he reportedly had a tube of lipstick in his pocket and makeup in his sock -- items allegedly stolen from WalMart.

Dakota Edwards Zimmerman of Sullivan, Devin Michael Rehmel of Linton and Brandon Michael Bell of Linton were all arrested by LPD Officer Debbie Miller and booked in to the Greene County Jail before 1 a.m. Thursday.

Later in the day, cases were filed in Greene Superior Court.

Rehmel and Bell are both looking at one count of illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage, a class C misdemeanor, but Zimmerman will be charged with one count of theft, a class D felony.

Information about the juvenile is not a matter of public record.

Officer Miller was driving through the parking lot of WalMart when she saw three males walking out of the store and noticed one of them had something hidden beside his leg as he was walking.

According to the police report, the officer stopped and asked what was hidden. The answer was alcohol. Miller parked and walked to where they were standing and saw two bottles of alcohol on the ground. Then a truck pulled up and the officer learned the three males were with the driver, identified as Zimmerman.

All four were patted down and the report states Zimmerman had a tube of lipstick worth $3.97 in his pocket, plus a compact of bronzer worth $4.48 and a compact of foundation worth $7.97 in his sock.

The police report lists these other items also believed to have been stolen: a 750 ml bottle of Southern Comfort worth $12.97 and a 750 ml bottle of UV vodka worth $9.28.

LPD Officer Jason Wilson assisted on the scene.

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-- Posted by over63 on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 8:11 AM

Ha! Yeah. Wal-Mart is the problem, not the lack of supervision or discipline in the home. Wal-Mart should be banned!!! Let's picket! ....d*u@h&. I bet you would say the same if there was a rash of incidents in the McDonald's parking lot. It's not the business' fault if some delinquent are showing their poor decision making. Ugh. Exhausting.

-- Posted by FloydtheBarber on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 7:39 PM


-- Posted by FloydtheBarber on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 7:40 PM

Yes, $38.67 is a pretty good price for a ticket to jail and a criminal record. No sympathy for these fools.

Also, blackbrrd, I didn't see anything in this article indicating that the blame was on the business (if that is what you were implying). This is not to say that I disagree, but at their age (17 & 18 years old?!) they should know the difference between right and wrong. It's a shame they don't have more respect for themselves or others...

-- Posted by thesilverslipper on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 9:39 AM

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