St. Peters Police Arrest Walmart Shoplifter

Police arrested 29-year-old Cassandra Lee Hargraves for allegedly stealing more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from Walmart.

A woman police sought for stealing from Walmart and assaulting an employee has been arrested. 

Cassandra Lee Hargraves, 29, of Mexico, Mo., was arrested and charged with one count of theft, a Class C felony, after police said she took $1,500 worth of merchandise from the St. Peters Walmart. 

According to St. Peters Police, Hargraves entered the Walmart store at about 3:30 a.m. on the morning of Friday, Jan. 11. Police said Hargraves selected $1,507.33 worth of merchandise from the store including electronics, DVDs, clothing and cleaing products. Police said the suspect then left the store with the merchandise in the shopping cart and made no attempt to pay for any of the items in the cart. 

Police said a Walmart manager saw the suspect in the parking lot and asked to see a receipt. The request was ignored and Hargraves tried to load the items into his vehicle. The manager then attempted to detain the suspect and a wrestling match broke out. Both the manger and the suspect fell to the ground, but the suspect was able to escape, leaving only a coat behind.

All items were recovered. 

Bond was set at $10,000. Hargraves was released on bond on Jan. 24. 

Keepalowprofile February 02, 2013 at 03:15 PM
@ What is this ladies motivation? To get things free.
Ken Pugh February 04, 2013 at 09:57 AM
Why does being from St. Charles co. make you hate mankind? Are you joking or are you a racist because most of the residents of this county are white? Some people steal because they think they can get away with it and when they get caught they play the victim. Usually it comes down to drugs or alcohol. I ran a homeless shelter for the Salvation Army about 20 years ago and those were the leading causes of a ruined life so it is probably still the same today. If it is a mental condition the put them away till they can function in society
William Braudis February 04, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Ken, what set you off on this, your tantrum, about racisum ? I have re-read the two comments and find nothing racist. I suppose you are somewhat consumed with racisum ?
Mary February 05, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Many individuals are becoming self centered, in some cases it is can I get away with it. There are resources in Saint Charles County to help people. Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Services helps individuals, various churches in the areas, salvation Army you have to look for help. The federal Goverment changed the rules about hospitalizing individuals with mental health issues during the Reagan years, but never funded th local mental health clinics they were supposed to create to help individuals who need the medical assistance. It is one thing to steal food it is another to steal 1,500 dollars of electronics and attack a store employee who also needs to make a living. If you decide to have a child you need to figure out first how will you provide for the child. Children are not toys. I want one so I will get one. There are things that happen: lost jobs, partner dies, partner leaves the mom, mom leaves the dad etc. you go and look for help. It is not easy these days. Stealing, drugs and alchol add to the problem. When I was 23 my husband was hit by a car I had 2 pre-schoolers. it wa rough. I went to resources, went back to school got my degree, got a job, and took care of my kids. I knew my kids depended on me. I took care of my brain injuried husband for 27 years until he died.
William Braudis February 07, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Mary, Thank you for your input as it is both sad and happy. Happy that you took your destiny into your own hands and made a life for yourself and your children. Anyone who reads this can only empathize with you on the loss of your Husband at such a young time in your life, however, rest assured that your Husband is well pleased with your tenacity.


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