Deputies stake out stolen car at Rancho Cucamonga Walmart, catch man with stolen merchandise, drugs
By Gail Wesson
When a Covina man came out the fire door exit of the Rancho Cucamonga Walmart on Sunday, a San Bernardino County sheriff’s retail theft team was waiting and recovered stolen merchandise, drugs and counterfeit money — and the stolen car he got into — according to a sheriff’s news release.
A deputy with the Rancho Cucamonga station’s retail theft team was patrolling in the parking lot of the Walmart in the 12500 block of East Foothill Boulevard and spotted a vehicle near the door. She found the vehicle had been stolen.
The deputy confirmed the suspect’s identification, and deputies positioned their patrol cars to prevent his escape.
Out came Norman Gensemer, 42, about 12:20 p.m., according to the news release.
Deputies found that the suspect had stolen more than $1,200 in Walmart merchandise and was in possession of narcotics, drug paraphernalia, counterfeit $100 bills and identity theft equipment.
Gensemer was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, commercial burglary, grand theft and embezzlement. He remains in custody at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Bail is set at $50,000, according to jail records.