RS Man Arrested after Stealing Over $6,900 in Merchandise from Walmart

RS Man Arrested after Stealing Over $6,900 in Merchandise from Walmart

Jerry Callahan faces numerous charges after allegedly stealing merchandise from Walmart. Sweetwater County Detention Center photo

ROCK SPRINGS — A Rock Springs man was arrested and faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing items totaling more than $6,900 from Walmart.

On March 16 the Rock Springs Police Department (RSPD) requested the public’s help identifying a larceny suspect on Facebook. The post featured photos of the suspect captured on a surveillance video stealing several items from Walmart.

Through the investigation and tips from the public, the suspect was identified as Jerry Callahan, 45, of Rock Springs, a social media post from the RSPD today states. Callahan was using a lower cost item’s UPC to place over the more expensive item’s UPC so he could make purchases at a significantly lower cost.

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Beginning February 1 until now, Callahan was identified on video surveillance on 13 separate occasions using this method to steal items from Walmart. In 12 of the incidents, Callahan stole less than $1,000 worth of property and in another incident he stole property worth more than $1,000. All of the incidents combined had a total property loss of about $6,900. Investigating officers obtained a search warrant and served the warrant on March 23.

During the execution of the search warrant, approximately $3,800 of the property was recovered. There was $334 worth of property that was observed, but was not recoverable because of it being used and $2,882 of the property was not recovered, the post states. Also during the execution of the search warrant methamphetamine and heroin were recovered from the house and a vehicle that belonged to Sarah Hoch, 41.

Callahan was arrested and charged with one count felony theft, 12 counts misdemeanor theft, and four other misdemeanors including possession of liquid methamphetamine, possession of crystalline methamphetamine, and possession of heroin.

Sarah Hoch was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and possession of clonazepam.

The RSPD reminds the community that all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.