Man caught pushing cart of stolen goods from Methodist University Hospital

40-year-old Demario Moore was charged with burglary of a building and theft of property after he was reported with a cart full of tools and caught on security cameras taking the tools from the Methodist University Hospital.

On December 9th, Memphis Police Officers Campbell, Lawson, and Allison responded to a disturbance call at the Exxon on 1355 Union Avenue. Upon arrival, the employees informed police that a male, Demario Moore, was pushing a cart full of tools down the street. The officers located Moore with the cart on Madison Avenue and Cleveland Street.

Demario Moore (SCSO)
Demario Moore (SCSO)

There was a DeWalt Planer addressed to the Methodist University Hospital, at 221 South Claybrook, as well as three DeWalt drills, three TV mounts, a DeWalt angle grinder, and a Milwaukee drill in the cart. There were also other tools and flashlights that belonged to the Methodist University Hospital facilities and their total value was $1,218.22.

Detective Vlastos met with Facilities Supervisor Kevin Rooks, who identified all the tools and confirmed they were from the hospital facilities. Rooks stated the items were from the TV cage on the S level of the hospital, which was off-limits to the public. According to the report, there was security footage that revealed Moore made several trips in and out of the storage area with the tools on the S level that morning.

Demario Moore was arrested and charged with burglary of a building and theft of property. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $15,000 bond.

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