The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

June 4, 2014

Police: Suspect admits to taking purse

DANVILLE — A Danville area man captured on video has admitted to stealing a woman’s purse inside a supermarket May 29.

Kyle T. Tamecki, 24, of 248 E. Diehl Road, told Danville police he took the purse of Julia Enright from a shopping cart and discarded the purse in a potato bin in the produce section after attention was being brought to him. The purse and its contents were valued at $150.

Enright told police her purse was in the front part of a shopping cart and she was bent over looking at candy with the cart in front of her at Giant Foods on Church Street. She heard a noise, looked up and noticed her purse was missing.

She observed a young man carrying her purse and yelled, “You have my purse. He took my purse. Stop him.”

She heard a thud and the man said, “I don’t have your purse,” she told police. He walked away and her purse was found in the bin.

Giant employee Diane Hendricks recorded the license plate of the black Toyota Tamecki left in. Police said it was registered to Alexa Marie Snyder, also known as Alexa Tamecki, of the same address as Tamecki.

Another Giant employee, Darryl Hertzog, told police he heard the woman say a man took her purse. He observed the young man in the produce section and said another employee followed the suspect to the parking lot. Hertzog found the purse in the bin.

On May 30, police received information that Snyder had been staying in the 300 building of Evergreen Pointe in Mahoning Township.

Danville Sgt. William Wilt III, Police Chief Eric Gill and Mahoning police found Snyder and Tamecki there and took Tamecki into custody.

Wilt charged Tamecki with theft and receiving stolen property.

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