Four Norfolk residents charged following alleged shoplifting spree at Potsdam Wal-Mart
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 2:32 pm

POTSDAM -- An alleged shoplifting spree at the Walmart Supercenter in May resulted in charges against four people from Norfolk.

On May 17, 2014, just after midnight, state police responded to Walmart on U.S. Rt. 11 on a report of three individuals involved in theft.

Walmart staff told troopers that three people entered the store together shortly before midnight and then left the store pushing a shopping cart full of merchandise they hadn’t paid for, totaling approximately $1936.98, according to a press release from state police.

The group then left the parking lot in a white two-door Ford Explorer.

The three individuals were later identified as 32-year-old Jeremy J. Monroe, 27-year-old Sasha S. Monroe, and 34-year-old Peter J. Shantie, all of Norfolk.

J. Monroe was charged with for grand larceny 4th degree and conspiracy 5th degree. He was arraigned at Town of Norfolk Court and released under the supervision of the St. Lawrence County Probation Department.

S. Monroe was charged with petit larceny and conspiracy 6th Degree. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Potsdam Court on June 5 at 1 p.m.

Shantie was arrested and charged with criminal possession of stolen property 4th degree, petit larceny and conspiracy 6th degree. He was arraigned at Town of Norfolk Court, and was committed to St. Lawrence County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. Shantie is to reappear in Town of Norfolk Court June 4 at 10 a.m.

Shantie’s girlfriend, 24-year-old Alexis N. Gondosch, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property 4th degree when most of the stolen property was found at her residence, troopers said. Gondosch was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Norfolk Court on June 4 at 7 p.m.

J. Monroe was first arrested on May 18, charged then with petit larceny, troopers said.

In an earlier case, Monroe had been charged in February 2013 with possession of stolen property.