Man Refuses to Stop Stealing From Albertsons in Missoula
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On April 14, 2023, a Missoula Police Department Officer received a dispatch regarding a theft from the Albertsons located in the 1000 block of East Broadway. The officer received information from an Albertson’s loss prevention officer who stated Ambrose Seminole, who had previously been trespassed from the store, had stolen two rotisserie chickens and a meatloaf. According to the loss prevention officer, the total value of the items was $26.99.
Seminole fled the store without paying. The MPD officer arrived at the area and began searching for the Seminole. The officer found Seminole across the street from the Albertsons. The officer exited his patrol vehicle to speak with Seminole who was eating shredded pieces of chicken. The officer then placed Seminole under arrest. Seminole was read his Miranda rights and chose not to speak with the officer.
The officer then responded to Albertsons and spoke with the loss prevention officer who had security footage of Seminole in the store. The footage shows Seminole entering the store, going into the deli, selecting two rotisserie chickens and a meatloaf, and then leaving the store, passing all points of purchase and failing to pay. The MPD officer entered Seminole’s backpack into safekeeping at the Police Station and completed a search. During the search, the officer found the rotisserie chickens inside the backpack.
The officer noted that he has investigated Seminole previously and Seminole is well aware of his trespass order from the store, but continues to return and steal merchandise. According to court documents, another officer has also investigated Seminole and found that he has 14 current cases involving Seminole stealing from Albertsons, including 12 that meet the elements of burglary and one that could be considered a robbery.
Seminole is currently being charged with one count of felony burglary. On April 17, 2023, Seminole made his initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court and his bond was set at $5,000.
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