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Indicators: Jan. 6

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January 6, 2010, 12:00 am

1 is the rank of Walmart among local shoplifting targets, according to Santa Fe Municipal Court Judge Ann Yalman.

17:21 is the ratio of animal control cases to shoplifting cases her court will hear in the first two weeks of January.

"What they shoplift isn’t any different [during the holidays]. In Muni Court, it’s probably a bottle of whiskey, gloves or something like that."—Court Administrator Arlene Sisneros

What was the must-steal item of the 2009 holiday season? A “little bit of everything” thieves could get their hands on, according to Municipal Court Judge Ann Yalman, who sees the city’s least ambitious shoplifters.

SFR compiled the following list from Santa Fe Police Department reports of items stolen between Dec. 22 and the early morning hours of Dec. 31, 2009:

• Alprazolam (Xanax) and Tramadol (painkillers)
• A Bianchi duty belt and holster ($200) and a Glock 21C .45 handgun
• Binoculars
• One black and gray fleece glove ($20)
• A bottle of wine from a desk in a real estate office downtown
• Twenty-five burned CDs (music) and a black Dickies jacket
• A cell phone issued by the New Mexico State Parks Division
• Numerous Christmas gifts
• Clothing and cosmetics from Santa Fe Place
• Two envelopes of cash ($1,050)
• Two shopping carts of stuff from Kmart ($800)
• Gasoline
• A gold bracelet ($12,700)
• Gold bullion ($1,100)
• An iPhone
• Two iPods
• A Marmot sleeping bag ($600)
• Modern Warfare and DJ Hero for PlayStation 3
• A Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 electric guitar with a caramel-colored maple top ($4,800), from The Candyman
• A payroll check from Ski Santa Fe
• A pink, furry blanket ($15)
• A plastic bag (25 cents)
• Quarters ($15)
• A resident alien card issued by the State Department
• Sterling antique silverware and place settings ($20,000)
• 2004 Jeep Wrangler owner’s manual
• Turquoise jewelry
• Veterans Affairs Department card
• As many video games and movies as will fit in a drop box outside of Hastings
• A yellow rope


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