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Police Log: $1,500 Worth of Underwear Reported Stolen from Victoria's Secret

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

Credit: Patch File Photo
Credit: Patch File Photo

Monday, April 21

At 7:55 a.m., police received a report that graffiti had been spray painted on two box trucks and a building on Eastbrook Road.

At 12:02 p.m., police received a report of a suspicious suitcase in front of a home on Waldo Street. The Dedham Fire Department responded and found the scene to be all clear. 

At 3:15 p.m., police responded to Sears on a report of a female shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival police spoke with Sears Loss Prevention who claimed a woman attempted to steal a Black and Decker drill, drill bits and a Craftsman knife with a total value of about $69.45. The store reportedly sought a civil demand and the woman was deemed to be trespassing at the store. 

At 4:06 p.m., police received a report from an employee of Victoria's Secret at Legacy Place that 150 pairs of underwear were stolen from the store, with an estimated value of $1,500. A manager at the store told police that two females entered the store and placed the underwear into their Louis Vuitton bags before leaving. 

At 8:55 p.m., police responded back to Victoria's Secret on a report that a female had tried to return stolen items to the store. 

At 11:31 p.m., police responded to the area of Sprague Street and an area known as "The Pits" on a report that youths were causing a disturbance. Officers detected voices coming from the area but could not locate any youths because a reported bonfire was too deep in the woods. Officers then gained access to the wooded area and came upon the bonfire, but could not locate any youths. The fire was extinguished and the area was cleared. 

Tuesday, April 22

At 7:15 a.m., police responded to Dedham Thrift Cleaners on Bussey Street on a report that eggs had been throw at the windows of the business. The owner of the business told police it had been the second time in two weeks that the business had been egged. 

At 1:35 p.m., police responded to Best Buy on a report of shoplifting. Loss Prevention told police that a man was buying an item when he was seen allegedly trying to conceal a cell phone case valued at $19.99 and a cell phone accessory valued at $39.99. Police cahrged Anastasios Papadopoulos, 28, of Foxborough, for shoplifting by concealing merchandise. Police also discovered he had a straight warrant out of Wrentham District Court. 

At 4:29 p.m., police responded to Wilson Mountain, where they spoke with a man who reported seeing an older male on the trails digging a hole next to a tree with his hands. When the two men saw each other, the one digging the hole reportedly hid behind a tree. After several minutes, then man then heard what sounded like a gun shot coming from the same area. Police located the man, who told police he had been on a mission from the Marines and he was told to retrieve a package. Police placed the man into protective custody and transported him to an area hospital without incident. 

Thursday, April 24

At 11:03 a.m., police responded to Sears on a report of a shoplifter in custody. Officers arrested Kenneth Shaw, 50, of Foxborough for shoplifting, after he allegedly tried to leave the store without paying for a pair of sneakers. Shaw was also found to have had a default warrant out of Attleboro District Court. 

At 2:24 p.m., police arrested Karen Johnson, 47, of Boston, on two warrants and issued a summons to her for larceny under $250 and shoplifting by concealing merchandise from Old Navy, where she had allegedly tried to take seven pairs of baby shorts and two women's blouses valued at $140.46, according to police records. 

Saturday, April 26

At 1:31 p.m. police arrested Barry Taylor, Jr., 30, of Dedham, on three outstanding warrants after they approached him in the area of Chauncey Street, where officers engaged in a  short foot chase with Taylor. 

At 2:50 p.m., police arrested 19-year-old Norwood, man for receiving stolen property of more than $250 on Washington Street. 

At 3:14 p.m., police arrested an 18-year-old West Roxbury woman for receiving stolen property. 

Sunday, April 27

At 12:05 a.m., police received a report from a caller on Etna Road that someone had taken a stop sign and threw it against her door, with another stop sign thrown on a vehicle. The DPW was notified and police checked the area with negative results. 

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