Three people from Milwaukee are charged with stealing tools worth nearly $6,000 from Blain’s Farm and Fleet in Sturtevant.
Michael J. Tooley, Christopher D. King and Hope L. Day were charged in March by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with felony retail theft. a January 2017 incident where they are accused of leaving the store with a shopping cart filled with power tools.
According to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office, store personnel tried to stop them, but Day began hitting and kicking them. The tools were loaded into the trunk of a waiting vehicle, and the trio drove off.
The suspects were identified through a crime bulletin issued by the Oak Creek Police Department which stated they were suspects in several incidents of retail theft.
Tooley is in custody on a $10,000 cash bond. He is due in court June 15 for a preliminary hearing. Day is out of custody on a $200 signature bond. She was due in court June 8 for a preliminary hearing, but failed to show up.
An arrest warrant has been filed for King.
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