On 01/07/2018, officers from the North Coventry Police Department responded to the Kohl's Department Store at the Coventry Mall for a retail theft in progress. Loss prevention was chasing the male suspect through the parking lot. The male was apprehended in the parking lot area. Officers identified the male as John Raymond Ward III. Loss prevention stated that Ward concealed $330.72 worth of merchandise and left the store without paying. Ward was charged with misdemeanor retail theft. He was released pending his preliminary hearing.