Dedham Police Logs: Identity Theft, Shoplifting, and More
The following information was provided by the Dedham Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
(12:07 a.m.) According to police reports, officers responded to a report of an unwanted female. When police arrived, they spoke with a resident who wanted his roommate's girlfriend removed from the apartment. He complained that the girlfriend was always there and should be paying rent for that reason. The couple was in one of the bedrooms and didn't pose "any sort of annoyance." The police had to explain to the person that rental/roommate agreements does not warrant police involvement, and to take it up with the landlord if he feels the woman is a burden.
(2:05 p.m.) The police responded to a report of shoplifting at Legacy Place. The manager of the store informed officers that when "three black females" left the store, the theft detector went off. According to police reports, the employees tried to catch the three individuals, but the females were able to leave the store and jump into a 2010 grey Toyota Matrix bearing a Massachusetts registration number. A search of the area was done with negative results.
(7:51 p.m.) According to police reports, a women came into the Dedham Police Station to report that her debit card had been used. She reported that on Sept. 20 she tried to use her card but it couldn't go through. When she went home to check her account online, she noticed two ATM withdrawals that happened in Bronx, New York. Police forwarded the issue to the detective unit.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
(5:05 a.m.) Police responded to a report of a shoplifter. Upon arrival, the suspect was in the back of the store, according to police reports. The individual placed a pair of shoes valued at $40 in her purse, and then tried to walk outside but was stopped by employees. She was "trespassed" from the store.
Friday, Sept. 28
(2:33 p.m.) Police responded to Bussey Street because there were reports of a shoplifter who left a store. According to police reports, the Loss Prevention Officer of the store observed a Caucasian male, wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, "conceal" several items and left the store without paying for them. Dedham police was able to identify the individual by the surveillance footage from the store. And because they dealt with that individual before, his address was on record.
The police arrived to his apartment and when he opened the door, he was wearing the same orange sweatshirt. They were able to return the items (value of $83.46), and the informed the individual that he would be summoned to court.