On August 10, 2017 at about 6:17 p.m.
While patrolling the area of Vons Supermarket at 710 Broadway, officers were flagged down by a Von’s Security Guard regarding a theft suspect walking away from the store. The security guard was able to point out the suspect to officers. Officers yelled at the suspect to stop multiple times. The suspect ultimately stopped and removed the stolen items from his waistband. The subject was detained. A search of his person and belongings led to the recovery of additional stolen items. Officers determined the subject was on probation for grand theft and assault with a deadly weapon. The store was desirous of prosecution. The suspect was taken into custody. William Jeffery Plumm, 23, homeless was arrested for petty theft and probation violation. No bail was given.
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