On November 27, 2018, an retail theft incident was reported to the Kennett Square Police Department. An employee at the retail store, State and Union, located at 103 West State Street, reported that a wallet was stolen but recovered upon confrontation of the offender. Detectives investigated and determined the identity of the offender who was identified in a photo lineup by the employee.
A warrant was issued for felony retail theft for Mark Shorts. He was taken into custody on December 3, 2018 without incident.