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Local woman charged for several store thefts, receiving stolen property

Local woman charged for several store thefts, receiving stolen property

September 22nd, 2018 by the News Tribune in Local News

A Jefferson City woman has been charged with multiple misdemeanor counts of stealing and a felony count of receiving stolen property after allegedly taking hundreds of dollars’ worth of merchandise from a local adult entertainment store and a local grocery store, as well as having a wallet full of stolen credit cards in her possession.

The Jefferson City Police Department responded to a reported theft at the Cirilla’s adult entertainment store in the 2200 block of Missouri Boulevard at approximately 3:50 p.m. Sept. 12, and a witness said Patricia Lueckenotte, 47, had concealed two vibrators worth approximately $205 in her purse and left the store without paying, according to a probable cause statement.

The witness alleged Lueckenotte had been in the store and stolen items on other occasions. An officer identified the suspect in the Sept. 12 theft as Lueckenotte after reviewing video footage and showing a photograph of her to the witness.

A second witness identified Lueckenotte as the suspect in other thefts from Cirilla’s — including one at 6:21 p.m. July 15, during which four vibrators worth $329.60 were taken.

At 4:44 p.m. Sept. 12, Lueckenotte was observed and identified as allegedly exiting the Hy-Vee store on West Truman Boulevard without paying for merchandise — diapers, cleaning supplies, books, magazines and make-up worth at least $150, according to a JCPD probable cause statement — and leaving after loading the items into a vehicle.

A witness provided the vehicle’s information to an officer and identified Lueckenotte after officers apprehended her following a brief vehicle pursuit.

One of two allegedly stolen vibrators was recovered and returned to Cirilla’s.

A purse, officers found in Lueckenotte’s possession, contained a driver’s license, credit cards and a checkbook reported as stolen from a vehicle Aug. 29 in the 700 block of Kansas Street.

Lueckenotte was charged Friday with three counts of stealing — one each for the two alleged thefts from Cirilla’s and the third from the alleged theft from Hy-Vee, and each one a class A misdemeanor. Bail was set at $1,000 for the alleged grocery store theft charge and at $1,000 for the charge stemming from the alleged September theft from Cirilla’s.

The charge of receiving stolen property in relation to the reported wallet theft is a class D felony.