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Police: Man Stole $125,000 Worth of Cardboard From Lawrence Supermarket

The defendant allegedly stole bales of cardboard from a Lawrence supermarket from April 2011 to February 2012.

A Barnum Island man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly stealing more than $125,000 worth of cardboard from a Lawrence supermarket over the course of 10 months.

According to Nassau County detectives, Warren Parke, 64, took approximately 1,000 bales of cardboard valued at more than $125,000 from Brach's Supermarket, located at 11 Lawrence Lane, between April 1, 2011, and Feb. 16, 2012.

Parke was observed on surveillance video on many occasions loading the bales into a box truck, police said. Parke was also observed on surveillance video by backing a truck into and damaging a security gate located at 315 Central Ave., in Lawrence, on separate occasions. 

Parke is being charged with grand larceny in the second degree, two counts of criminal mischief in the third degree and aggravated unlicensed operation. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Tuesday, March. 

Yanky brach March 13, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Wow that would mean each bail cost over 1k.....sounds likevan insurancejob to me
melissa gates March 13, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I am so confused...why was the cardboard worth anything? It wasn't garbage?
phil March 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Actually that would be over $100. I hope you're not an accountant.
phil March 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM
I guess you never heard of recycling.
JFLnn April 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
No Phil, you idiot, the guy stole 1,000 bales. If each bale was worth $1,000 as yanky branch stated, then the profit would be $100,000. In case you need the algebraic formula it would be 1,000(1,000)=$100,000. Go buy a calculator before you make fun of people.
phil April 27, 2012 at 03:29 AM
1,000(1,000)= $1,000,000, not $100,000. I don't need a calculator for that one. I was just making a friendly little joke at yanky branch's expense. He, or she, was just commenting on the surprisingly high value of old boxes, the actual math was secondary You, however, wrote your whole post about the math, and STILL got it wrong. So "Go buy a calculator before you make fun of people" ...Idiot.
Frank April 27, 2012 at 03:47 PM
@ Phil. good burn! i guess JFLnn's finger counting couldn't reach a million! ha.
phil May 02, 2012 at 01:58 AM
;-)

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