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Pro tem Sweet Home City Council president and Hoy's Hardware owner Greg Mahler praised Sweet Home police officers in their handling of shoplifting calls at the council's Tuesday, March 28 meeting.

"It's easy to take a call, then just make the report and move it on," he said. "But Officer (Tyler) Robinson did a great job recently handling a couple (shoplifting incidents) within my organization.

"Shoplifting is increasing more and more, especially with the way times are nowadays, and that is a big impact on a lot of businesses," Mahler continued, citing Walmart's decision earlier this year...