Local

July 12, 2013

Number of shoplifters increases in 2013

Luke Air Force Base Loss Prevention Office

Upward trend of theft causes concern for base exchange officials

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles on shoplifting at Luke.

The Luke Air Force Base Exchange caught 32 shoplifters in 2012. By comparison, this year, 34 people have already been caught as of Sunday trying to steal on base.

The exchange takes this trend seriously and works with authorities on and off base to prosecute alleged shoplifters.

Shoplifting at the exchange is a violation of federal law, and individuals caught will be charged with stealing government property. This offense is generally considered a class-A misdemeanor.

When someone is suspected of shoplifting, the exchange calls the 56th Security Forces Squadron. The 56th SFS detains the alleged shoplifter for questioning and contacts the Glendale police.

Alleged shoplifters face civil reimbursement expenses with the exchange as well as legal punishment in Glendale.

Violations by those who aren’t active-duty servicemembers, reservists or guardsmen fall under Glendale’s jurisdiction for legal and prosecution purposes. This includes all retired military members who hold identification cards, dependents with ID cards and nonmilitary affiliated guests of ID card holders on base.

Fast facts:

  1. If a non active-duty, reservist or guardsman dependent, military retiree or friend steals merchandise, it will cost that person no less than $400, plus any damages to the stolen merchandise.
  2. If one PS Vita game system is stolen, the exchange must sell 26 units to make up for the loss. It may take a year or more to make up the difference. Until that is met, the exchange does not make any money on that item.
  3. All revenues made at the exchange, after operating expenses are paid, go to the Luke morale, welfare and recreation fund. Any merchandise stolen from the exchange takes money directly away from this fund. The Luke exchange donated more than $500,000 to the Luke MWR fund in 2012. That money helps venues on base including Thunderbolt Lanes, the library, youth center and daycare centers.



All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs February 27, 2015

MDG appointment line upgrade Patients calling the 56th Medical Group at 623-856-2273 Wednesday afternoon to schedule an appointment may reach a busy signal and may have to call back if all booking agents are on the line with other callers. The queue function allowing patients to wait on hold for the next available booking agent...
 
 

Always improving …

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Staff Sgt. Andrea Caldwell, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron avionics production supervisor, performs an acceptance inspection on an enhanced upgraded programmable display generator Feb. 12. The EUPDG allows the pilot to program up to twelve displays.
 
 

Pay dates increase for civilians in 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Civilian employees will have 27 pay dates in 2015 compared to the usual 26, so some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015. The Internal Revenue Code imposes a limit each year on the amount that...
 

 
DT_MAIN-PHOTO-150126-F-VN822-025

RMO Stakeholders keep eye on sky Pt. 2

Susan Gladstein Christian Black, 56th Range Management Office geographer, replaces the antenna on the Bender Springs weather station at the Barry M. Goldwater Range East. The new multidirectional antenna allows for a 360-degree...
 
 
18_150211-F-NQ441-87V

Full service wash …

Tech. Sgt. William Rotroff, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35 dedicated crew chief, rinses an F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter after it gets a scrubbing Feb. 11 at the Luke Air Force Base wash rack. Crew chiefs are trai...
 
 
Senior Airman Devante Williams

Luke’s best shine

Senior Airman Devante Williams Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist, receives a standing ovation during her speech Feb. 13 at the 56th fighter Wing Annual Awards Banquet at the Wigwam. Hyman talked about the obstacles she faced d...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin