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Employee charged with stealing from UPS Freight

Deandre Davis took shoes, headphones, jackets and more

HANOVER TWP., Northampton County, Pa. - A 24-year-old UPS employee had been arrested for stealing a variety of merchandise for more than 10 months from the company's freight operation in Northampton County.

Deandre M. Davis has been jailed after being charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

The crimes occurred between Nov. 11, 2012 and Sept. 27, 2013 at the UPS freight facility at 342 Stoke Park Road in Hanover Twp.

Colonial Regional Police charge Davis with stealing athletic shoes, leather jackets, headphones, watches, cell phones, MP3 players and more while he worked there loading trucks.

Police said the total value of property he stole is  $6,803. Some of it has been recovered.

After being arraigned Friday, Davis was committed to Lehigh County Prison.

Colonial Regional Police report that last September Davis admitted to UPS security personnel that he had been stealing from the freight facility, after UPS investigated multiple internal thefts that occurred there.

Court documents do not explain why several more months passed before Davis was arrested.

UPS security personnel advised police that a man with the nickname "Texas," who worked at UPS Freight, was selling stolen jackets. They determined two Carhart jackets, worth $100 each, had been stolen from the freight terminal while Davis was working there.

Davis, who resides in the first block of W. North Street in Bethlehem, worked loading trailers at UPS Freight.

Police learned that on Sept,. 19, Davis sold 96 pairs of Puma athletic shoes  to A Town Pawn, located at 920 Hamilton St., Allentown. Those shoes had been  stolen from UPS Freight  on Sept. 07 and that Davis was working that day.

Police also learned  Davis returned to A Town on Oct. 3 and sold two pairs of Seinheiser Headphones and two Garmin GPS watches.

The headphones were found missing at UPS on Sept. 3, when Davis also was working. The watches, valued at $608, had been missing from UPS since  Nov. 11, 2012.

The athletic shoes, which were recovered by police, are valued at $5,340. The headphones, also recovered, have a total value of $208. Court documents do not reveal whether the watches were recovered.

Police also recovered two cell phones sold to the pawn shop by the defendant on Sept. 23. Valued at $29 each, they also were stolen from UPS Freight.

Police determined  Davis sold a DJ pad controller to Pawn Plus at 636 N. 7th St. in Allentown. It  had been stolen from UPS in December 2012. That recovered piece of DJ equipment has a value of $389.

Other stolen items include a BB gun, a laptop and a Logitech Squeeze Box.

The defendant's preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 14  before Magisterial District Judge James Narlesky in Bethlehem.

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