Three WalMart Employees Arrested For Theft; Drivers Cited In Two Local Accidents (POLICE BLOTTER)

JASPER (NNDC) – Thee WalMart employee were arrested Friday for allegedly stealing items from the store over the course of several months, including food.

Taken into custody were 41-year old Gabriela Luna, 36-year old Anna Newton of Paoli and 42-year old Laura Harker of Shoals.

All three are charged with misdemeanor counts of Theft.

JPD says the three women worked in the store’s deli department at the time of their arrests.

Among the items police say were taken from the store including a tank top and aspirin.

Police say Newton told them she did pay for many of the meat items that were taken from the store, but when police reweighed the amount of meat store officials say was taken the full price should have been nearly $54.

Police say when taken from the store, the meat was rung up at $3.58.


JASPER (NNDC) – A Hamilton County woman was cited by police for what Jasper police say was her role in a two-vehicle accident Saturday at the intersection of Eight and Clay streets.

JPD says 39-year old Cynthia Slater of Noblesville was eastbound on 8th Street and drove through the intersection with Clay and collided with an SUV driven by 55-year old Theresa Cravener of Jasper.

JPD says Slater told them she did not see the stop sign as she approached the intersection.  She was cited for Disregarding a Stop Sign.


JASPER (NNDC) – No one was injured but one of two drivers involved in a westside accident was cited by police.

Jasper police say 16-year old Kayla Thimling was Jasper was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way in a Friday morning accident at Sixth (Indiana 56) and St. Charles Street.

Police say Thimling was eastbound on Sixth at about 11:25am when she turned north onto St. Charles.  Police say it was then Thimling realized she would not be able to make the turn in time before the traffic light turned red and she stopped in the intersection.

At the same time, a westbound vehicle, a pickup driver by 30-year old Matthew Hudson, who told police he was also wanting to turn north onto St. Charles, then  collided with Thimling’s car when Thimling stopped.