An elderly man is behind bars after he allegedly soiled himself and went on a mini-crime spree.
Port Isabel police arrested 69-year-old Walter Thomas Ellison on multiple criminal charges late Tuesday morning.
It all started inside the WalMart store off Highway 100 around 10:47 a.m. Tuesday.
Chief Gualberto Gonzalez said Ellison had soiled himself and came into the store to get a new pair of pants.
Ellison allegedly took off his pants in the middle of the men’s clothing section prompting security to escort him out of the store semi-nude.
Chief Gonzalez said Ellison drove off but got into a fender bender while leaving the parking lot.
Ellison fled the scene and went to the nearby Cameron County Annex Building where to took off again and drove across the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway to South Padre Island.
Police stopped him on the Island where they discovered he had a small amount of marijuana.
Officers charged Ellison with indecent exposure, DWI, accident involving damange and possession of marijuana.
Ellison remained in custody as of Thursday afternoon at the Cameron County Jail.
Walmart in Nicholasville was closed for more than an hour Wednesday morning as officials investigated a man found with materials to make meth in his backpack.
Nicholasville police arrested 36-year-old James Prater of 76 B Old Tanker Road in Lancaster and charged him with manufacturing meth, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was transported to the Jessamine County Detention Center.
Police were alerted to a man passed out in the store’s bathroom a little before 9 a.m., when Prater was found by Walmart employees.
Prater had apparently been lying there for several hours, Nicholasville police officer Kevin Grimes said.
The officers who responded to the scene were unsuccessful when they tried to wake the man up.
They subsequently began to check his belongings. What appeared to be inside were materials to manufacture meth, Grimes said.
Grimes said he did not see whether the man was stealing or using material from the Walmart store.
Walmart associates have returned to work.
Denise Colon, 27, was arrested by police in Tennessee on November 4, 2012 and charged with theft and aggravated assault. She is accused of attempting to shoplift about $100 of merchandise from a Walmart store. When confronted by an employee, she reportedly stabbed the employee with a screwdriver and fled. As she tried to make her escape in the parking lot, she backed her car into another employee.
According to police records, Colon has a history of shoplifting related arrests. She is scheduled to appear in court on November 8, 2012.
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The Eastlake Police responded to Walmart’s pharmacy following a report of a woman falling asleep at the counter and in the waiting area chairs.
29-year old Patricia Crawford presented prescriptions to be filled to the pharmacist then left to use the restroom. When she returned, she kept falling asleep at and around the pharamacy.
Upon the arrival of the Eastlake Police, Crawford was again in the bathroom and this time asleep in a stall.
Crawford was interviewed then arrested for felony possession of heroin and felony tampering with evidence. She is being held at the Lake County Jail without bond until arraignment today (Tuesday).