Dedham Police Logs: Shoplifting, Vandalizing and More

The following information was provided by the Dedham Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction.


Tuesday, Oct. 16

(1:25 p.m.)  According to police reports, a pedestrian was hit while crossing Crowley Avenue.  The owner of the vehicle told police that his foot slipped off the brake pad causing his vehicle to move forward and strike the pedestrian.  The pedestrian was struck on the right side, knocked on the ground and claimed to have soreness on the left side of his body, according to reports.


Wednesday, Oct. 17

(12:42 p.m.) A vehicle was broken into on Ware Street.  There was no sign of force entry so it was possible that one of the doors was left open.  According to police reports, the owner's purse was taken so she was advised to cancel all of her credit cards and to keep an eye on her credit report for any suspicious activity.

Saturday, Oct. 20

(4:17 a.m.) According to police reports, a red station wagon was vandalized on Commonwealth Avenue.  An empty bag of leaves had been dumped on the hood and roof of the vehicle, and a pumpkin had been placed on the hood.  The vehicle was also wrapped with toilet paper, but the rain had washed most of it onto the ground.  According to police, there was no permanent damage done to the vehicle.

Sunday, Oct. 21

(9:23 a.m.) A vehicle was broken into on Birch Street, according to police reports.  The owner was unsure if he left any door unlocked, but his Dell laptop computer and Magellan GPS were missing.  Police are currently investigating the incident.

(5:19 p.m.) According to police reports, a shoplifter was taken into custody by Loss Prevention at the Dedham Mall.  The items that were taken were valued at $110.  The shoplifter was placed under arrest.

(6:07 p.m.) Police responded to Legacy Place for a report of a shoplifter fleeing the area, according to reports.  Upon arrival, an officer observed the shoplifter running across Legacy Boulevard into the Traveler's Insurance Company parking lot.  Police were able to apprehend the individual and were able to retrieve $262.36 worth of items.  The shoplifter was then placed in handcuffs and booked at the police station.


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