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Police Log: $200 Worth of Candy Stolen from Concession Stand

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, May 5

At 10:51 a.m., Dedham police received a report of a male party going through trash barrels and throwing trash onto the sidewalk on Preston Street. Officers responded and spoke to the man, who was not throwing trash but collecting cans. 

At 4:41 p.m., police responded to a report of a stolen bicycle, after a local man said his son had ridden the bike to the Avery School to play basketball with two friends on May 4. At one point the youths left their bikes on the court and walked onto the field, and upon returning found that one of the bikes, valued at about $350 to $400, had been missing. The bike was later found leaning against a wall on O'Brien way surrounded by five male teens and one female teen. The bicycle was subsequently returned to the owner. 

At 7:14 p.m., the Dedham Fire Department received a report from NSTAR of a possible gas leak in a building on High Street. 

Tuesday, May 6

At 10:29 a.m., police arrested Ryan Colbert, 21, of Dedham, on a warrant in the area of Colburn Street.

At 12:25 p.m., police pulled over a white Ford van on High Street for speeding. Police subsequently charged a Hyannis man for driving a vehicle with a revoked license in the area of High Street.

At 2:49 p.m., police received a Be-On-The-Lookout alert from Needham police for a white Toyota Camry with front-end damage seen headed toward Dedham. The vehicle reportedly resembled a car wanted in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident that occurred in Needham over the weekend. Police searched the area of Needham Street with negative results. 

Wednesday, May 7

At 9:48 a.m., police arrested Erin Murphy, 24, of Dedham on five outstanding warrants.

At 3:11 p.m., police responded to Elm Street at the Fairfiled Inn on a report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, police met with an employee who said a rear driver's side window was smashed while parked in the lot at the hotel. Nothing was reportedly taken from within the vehicle. 

At 5:50 p.m., a local resident spoke to police alleging that someone hacked his home computer and obtained access to his information. 

At 8:40 p.m., police received a report from the staff at Joe's American Bar and Grille on Providence Highway regarding an unruly customer, who reportedly entered the restaurant intoxicated. The staff would not serve him alcohol but allowed him to order food, and the customer then voiced his displeasure with the food and began yelling at the bartender and subsequently left the bar area and the restaurant. 

Thursday, May 8

At 1:24 p.m. police located two individuals walking in the area of High Street, one of whom police recognized, and determined she had a warrant out for her arrest. Police subsequently arrested the woman, a Roslindale resident, on the warrant. 

Friday, May 9

At 2:27 p.m., police arrested a juvenile on Whiting Avenue for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. 

At 9:30 p.m., police responded to BJ's Wholesale on a report of malicious damage to a vehicle in the parking lot. A customer of the store told police she returned to her vehicle after shopping when she saw several scratches down her entire driver side and front hood. Police advised the customer to contact her insurance company to report the damage. 

Saturday, May 10

At about 9:07 a.m., police responded to the fields on Rustcraft Road on a report of a building entered overnight. Upon arrival police found one party who runs the concession stand at the field. She told police that at about 9:30 p.m. the night before, the stand was locked up, and at 11:45 p.m., the cash box was removed from the day receipts. The next morning, the individuals located a barrel had been moved aside and several dirty foot prints were seen near the door, with the lock to the door broken, and police determined someone gained entry and re-secured a rope to the door upon leaving. A large amount of candy, about $200 worth, was taken from the stand, police said. 

Sunday, May 11

At about 10:52 a.., police received a report of a stolen LL Bean bicycle, white in color, with a small bag on the front. The bike was reportedly valued at $350. 

At 4:56 p.m., police responded to Colburn Street on a report of a suspicious male party on a property there. Police determined that the home on the property is presently vacant and in disarray, and upon arrival, located a man whom they identified as Jerry Webb, Jr., 44, of Dedham, laying on a beach chair on the stairs. Police determined that Webb had a straight warrant out for his arrest and arrested him on scene without incident.

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