BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Police Department has arrested a 35 year old Seminole, Oklahoma man in two shoplifting cases in White Rock.
On Monday, Mar. 2, LAPD Cpl. Adam Jung responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Speedway convenience store. When he arrived, the reporting party notified him that the man had left the store with items he didn’t pay for and run south. Jung attempted without success to find the man.
Court documents indicate that the reporting party said the man took a 12-pack of beer, some candy and possibly more items.
On Mar. 4, Cpl. Michael Weiss followed up with local businesses for video evidence. He was dispatched to the White Rock Library for a suspicious person sitting at a computer. Weiss identified the man from videos he had reviewed as Nolan Johnson.
Sgt. Ben Irving requested an arrest warrant for Johnson, which was signed by Judge Alexandra Naranjo, based on the security video, and the clothing description provided by the reporting party. Judge Naranjo ordered Johnson held on without bond as a flight risk.
Los Alamos Magistrate Court records show that Johnson is also facing a second shoplifting charge in a second case from Feb. 28 that was filed Thursday, however, the complaint and statement of probable cause are not yet available to view. No court appearance date appears yet in court records.
Johnson also has an active warrant from Bernalillo Magistrate Court on a criminal trespass charge.