According to Sgt. Jose Duarte of the Douglas Police Dept. shortly before 7 p.m. July 20 DPD officers responded to a call in the Payless Shoe Store parking lot where a male subject was being detained for allegedly shoplifting from a nearby store.
The suspect, identified as Diego Alejandro Sanchez Tolano, 22, was seen running from the Stage parking lot with a new pair of tennis shoes.
Sgt. Duarte said his officers spoke with a Stage employee and determined that Tolano had indeed left the store without paying for the shoes, valued at $82.
Tolano, a U.S. citizen who lives in Mexico, later admitted to officers that he knew the shoes were stolen. A records check was conducted and revealed the suspect had an outstanding felony warrant for possession of marijuana with a bond of $10,000.
According to Sgt. Duarte Tolano had been arrested by the DPD in April for possession of marijuana but had failed to appear in court.
Tolano was charged with felony shoplifting after being arrested multiple times for shoplifting within the last five years. He was also charged with a felony warrant and is currently being held at the Cochise County jail in Bisbee.