April 30th, 2013
A Carbon County man used a mirror to peek at three men sitting on a toilet next to his stall Sunday afternoon in the restroom of the Walmart in Mahoning Township, police said.
Anthony Mistretta, 48, of Nesquehoning was charged Monday with three counts of invasion of privacy, a misdemeanor, for the alleged offenses at the Walmart on Route 443.
Mistretta admitted sneaking the looks in the men’s room after one of the other men noticed the mirror, chased Mistretta and called police, police said.
The man first suspected something amiss when he saw Mistretta’s feet, police said.
“When he went into a stall he noticed that the male using the stall next to him was standing with his feet in an unusual position,” Mahoning officer-in-charge Audie Mertz said.
“While using the toilet [the man] looked up and observed a male watching him,” Mertz said. “The male offender was using a round mirror with a blue edge to view [the man] over the top of the stall divider.”
The man yelled and chased Mistretta out of the restroom about 2:45 p.m., police said. As Mistretta ran, he tried to hide his mirror on Walmart’s display shelves, but he took the mirror back when he saw the man chasing him, police said.
The man wrote down the license number of Mistretta’s fleeing car and relayed the information to Nesquehoning police, who called Mistretta to the borough police station, police said.
Mertz and Nesquehoning police Chief Sean Smith talked with Mistretta, who initially said he was in the restroom only five minutes and someone surprised him there by calling him a pervert, police said.
Mistretta changed his story after police told him that Walmart security video showed he went into the restroom at 1:49 p.m. and was chased out at 2:45 p.m., police said.
He then admitted peeking at three men in the restroom and he told police he tossed his mirror along Route 209 between Lansford and Nesquehoning, police said.
Police said they went to that area and recovered a mirror with a blue edge.
April 25th, 2013
Queensbury (WSYR-TV) – State Police have arrested a Walmart employee who they say was prostituting himself at a store in Eastern New York.
Police charged Foster Bills, 22, of Stony Creek, with prostitution, a misdemeanor, after their investigation revealed that he was accepting cash to perform sex acts in Walmart’s Quaker Road location in the town of Queensbury.
Bills was arrested after he received cash from an undercover police investigator.
He was issued an appearance ticket. Bills is scheduled to appear in court on April 29.
Police say no photo of the suspect is available.
April 22nd, 2013
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — A Shippensburg woman is accused of causing $346 in damage as she walked through a Walmart nude, according to state police.
State police said she was taken into custody as she walked away from the scene.
Weitkamp is charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
March 27th, 2013
BURRELL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – An Indiana County man is facing several charges, after wildlife officials say he went deer hunting in a Walmart parking lot.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission says 40-year-old Arcangelo Bianco Jr., fired several rounds from a handgun at a 10-point white-tailed deer from within the Burrell Township store’s parking lot, and then bagged the animal near Old William Penn Highway.
The alleged shooting happened last November, while Bianco was shopping at the store, and then saw the buck in the parking lot.
According to charging documents, the deer ran around a corner of the store, and Bianco hopped out of his truck, gun in hand, and “began firing multiple rounds at the deer.”
Bianco faces a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment, as well as several hunting violations, including hunting without a license, shooting on or across highways and unlawful killing or taking of big game.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 1.