The following are incidents that the Dedham Police Department responded to recently based upon police reports provided to Dedham Patch:
On Oct. 26, a female shoplifter was detained at Sears on Providence Highway after she stole perfume valued at $47.
On Oct. 28, a male shoplifter was detained at the Ocean State Job Lot on Providence Highway for stealing a winter hat and a pair of winter gloves by placing the inside his jacket sleeve. The total came to $14. The shoplifter was released to his father.
On Oct. 28, three separate customers at Legacy Place reported that there vehicle had been entered while it was parked inside the Legacy Place parking garage. The first woman reported a debit card, loose change and a couple dollar bills were stolen while the rest of her vehicle had been rummaged through. The second woman reported that a few dollars in loose change were stolen while everything else inside was left in disarray. The third victim reported custom jewelry was stolen.
On Oct. 29 a crossing guard reported she was being harassed by a suspicious elderly man who said he loved her and wanted a hug. The incident was reported at the intersection of East Street and Whiting Avenue. When the man was approached by police, he was with his wife who told officers that he suffers from severe dementia.
On Oct. 29 a Dedham property manager reported an old 200 foot copper pipe was stolen from a home that was being renovated. The street name was not released by police.
On Oct. 29 a landscaper reported his $700 leaf blower had been taken. The man said he left it in front of the Stop & Shop gas station where he was working, while he went to Starbucks. When he returned to the gas station, it was gone.
On Oct. 29 a shoplifter was summonsed to court after he was observed stealing a Sony Blue Ray player off the shelf at BJs on Providence Highway, and was now attempting to return it.