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Dedham Police Respond to Shrimp Shoplifter, Injured Pedestrian

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

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Sunday, Dec. 29

At 1:05 p.m., Dedham police responded to Stop and Shop on Providence Highway on a report of a shoplifter fleeing the store. Upon arrival, police determined that a male had fled the store with approximately $557 worth of frozen shrimp. A store official stated that the male made it to the northwest corner of the parking lot when he abandoned a full cart of shrimp. Witnesses told police that the individual crossed Providence Highway and entered the wooded area. Stop and Shop was able to recover the merchandise. 

At 1:09 a.m., police responded to a residence on Stoney Lea Road on a report of a disturbance. A caller reported a male had been knocking on his front inside door but the resident reportedly did not know who the person was. Upon arrival, police located an individual in the area who had been smelling of alcohol, had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. The male was placed into protective custody. 

Saturday, Dec. 28

At 1:45 a.m., police received a report of a recovered 2004 Lexis LS430 sedan in the Legacy Place parking garage after it had been reported stolen out of Westwood on Friday, Dec. 27 at around 1:17 p.m. The vehicle was released to the owner with no damage.

Friday, Dec. 27

At 11:11 p.m., an officer at CVS on Providence Highway heard a loud crash coming from down the road, and upon approaching Elm Street saw a crowd of people standing over a personal lying on the pavement. The officer determined upon further inspection that the victim had been struck by a motor vehicle, though the victim was alert and conscious and was later transported to an area hospital. The operator of the vehicle had been traveling southbound on Providence Highway when she passed through a green light at the intersection of Elm Street, during which time she saw the victim at the last second, according to police. The driver attempted to stop but was unable to, and the victim subsequently was struck by the front bumper, causing her to land on the hood of the vehicle. The vehicle sustained damage to the front bumper and hood, as well as the windshield. 

At 7:59 p.m., Dedham police responded to Legacy Place on a report of larceny. Officers spoke with a caller who reported that around 6:30 p.m. she sat at a bar at a restaurant within Legacy Place and put her purse on the back of a chair. At some point thereafter, her wallet was allegedly removed from the purse by an unknown individual. The wallet contained five credit cards, a debit card, driver's license, passport and cash. Police were noticed that shortly after an attempted purchase was made at a store within Legacy Place, but the card used was run unsuccessfully. Police informed the victim to cancel credit cards and monitor her transaction activity. 

At 9:49 a.m., police responded to the Dedham Laundry Center on a report of an unwanted person. Upon arrival, police spoke with a manager of the business regarding a customer at the laundromat and later escorted the person from the establishment. 

Monday, Dec. 23

At 7 p.m., police responded to PetCo on a report of a damaged vehicle. A customer at the business told police she entered the store for about five minutes, and when returned to her vehicle, her driver's side window had been smashed, with her purse and a few gift bags taken from within the vehicle. 

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