Tisbury PD recovers stolen merchandise

The Lani Beach Club was among a number of businesses that saw goods returned after Tisbury Police found and charged teenaged shoplifters. - Rich Saltzberg

Following a report of theft from the Lani Beach Club, Tisbury Police recovered goods from several different businesses, and charged two teens with shoplifting. On July 12, Officer Anthony Fusaro and Sgt Andrew Silvia reviewed footage of an alleged bathing suit theft at Lani Beach Club on Main Street. The store owner said the alleged shoplifters came in a Jeep, according to a police report.

Following an announcement to be on the lookout, a Jeep matching the description given by the store owner was seen at Five Corners, and then again on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. Oak Bluffs and Tisbury Police stopped the Jeep, and found that the person driving was allegedly wearing the stolen bathing suit (a $99 “Babysitter top” by Snrklbr Swimwear) from Lani Beach Club, according to a report. Police recovered a number of other shoplifted items from the Jeep occupants, the report shows. These items were from Tisbury and Oak Bluffs stores, and included jewelry, clothing, and a “small ceramic chicken,” according to a report. 

Shoplifting complaints were taken out against two teen women, Their names weren’t released because they are juveniles. All merchandise was returned to various Tisbury businesses, including the Lani Beach Club. However, reports indicate Oak Bluffs Police were still attempting to ascertain where certain merchandise came from in their town.


  1. NAME THEM!!! Why not make them pay by having their names exposed?!? You know Mommy and Daddy are going to make sure it all goes away. So sick of it😑

    • Melissa– The Times , and the police departments are obligated under this thing called “the law” to not release the names of juveniles who have allegedly committed a crime.
      These people ,if I may point out , have been charged with a crime, but not convicted of one.

  2. “A small ceramic chicken”?
    Any confirmation this chicken was the same one seen on Jan.6th first fist-pumping the same crowd the chicken was later seen to be running in terror from?

      • Thanks, Don! And you all thought the only thing I could write about is the hapless Tisbury Police who manage to crack the case of a stolen ceramic chicken, but are yet to locate the “missing” Glock?
        I am going to try to diversify more.

  3. From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP.org): Even where juvenile proceedings are closed, the Supreme Court has made clear that a court may not “punish the truthful publication of an alleged juvenile delinquent’s name lawfully obtained by a newspaper.” Smith v. Daily Mail Publ’g Co., 443 U.S.97, 105-06 (1979). In Oklahoma Publishing Co. v. District Court, 430 U.S. 308, 308 (1977), the Court likewise reversed an order that “enjoined members of the news media from ‘publishing, broadcasting, or disseminating, in any manner, the name or picture of [a] minor child’ in connection with a juvenile proceeding involving that child then pending in that court.”

    • Nelson –Thank you for taking the time to clarify this in a clear, concise and legal way, and not berating the ignorance of other commentor’s’.

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