Police Beat: Stolen Yankees Ball, Packers Collection

One arrest, one search as cops in two locales seek stolen sports memorabilia.

A short-lived roommate situation turned extra sour last week in Louisiana when a
39 year-old Monroe woman was charged with felony theft after admitting she took a 1958 Yankees autographed baseball without the owner’s permission.

Shelley Aron, 39, was arrested last week after a former housemate filed a theft complaint with the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office indicating Aron had recently moved out and was the only person with a key to the residence and there was no sign of forced entry. The ball, valued at around $1500, included the ’58 Yankees roster including a Mickey Mantle autograph.

Police said Aron admitted to taking the ball but insists she was going to return the item. She was jailed briefly but bonded out.

Meanwhile, if you see saw some Green Bay Packers memorabilia on eBay, there’s a chance it may have been stolen. Ryan Blohm, a fan from Appleton, Wisconsin says he saw some of his collection, worth hundreds of dollars, turn up on eBay after it went missing from a display case.

"I knew it was mine at first sight," Blohm told WGBA-TV. "I knew it was mine."

No word on exactly what was stolen. Local police are investigating, but say they’ll have their work cut out for them because of those items being sold online.

"You’re talking the whole U.S. or the entire world," says Staff Sgt. Randy Reifsteck of the Grand Chute Police Department. "It’s certainly more difficult."