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On Saturday March 4thth, 2017, at approximately 11:19 a.m., officers of the Sonora Police Department were called to Walmart for a report that two men were preparing to “push-out” a shopping cart full of stolen merchandise. The two men were later identified as 36-year-old Joshua William Henke of Modesto, and 27-year-old John Earl Fodrie, also of Modesto.

During the investigation it was learned that Henke had removed security devices from some of the merchandise in the store and placed them in a shopping cart while Fodrie acted as his lookout. The shopping cart containing items ranging from electronics to dog food was positioned near the exit by the suspects. When Henke exited the store, the officer spotted him trying to discard a tool specifically designed to remove “spider-wire” security devices. When Fodrie was contacted and searched by police, he was found in possession of wire cutters, which were also believed to be possessed for the purpose of committing larceny. Joshua Henke was determined to be on active probation out of San Joaquin County for theft related charges and John Fodrie was determined to be on active probation out of Stanislaus County also for theft charges. Both suspects were booked for probation violations, conspiracy, possession of burglary tools and retail burglary. Bail was set at $5,000 each.