Police Log: Dunkin Donuts Customer Threatens to Stab Employee Over Free Donuts

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

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo

Monday, June 2

At 7:50 p.m., police arrested Julio O'Connell, 29, of Roslindale, and Jaclyn Lyons, 27, of Dedham for larceny of more than $250 from Stop and Shop. Upon arrival, police spoke with Loss Prevention, who claimed O'Connell concealed various merchandise in personal bags and attempted to leave the store without paying. The items valued about $281.93. 

Tuesday, June 3

At 5 p.m., police charged a Hyannis man for open and gross lewdness in the area of President's Way.  

Wednesday, June 4

At about 12:20 p.m., police responded to Milton Street on a report of a possible house break, after a suspect was seen running form a home and towards Commerce Way. The homeowner had been reportedly on his porch when out of the corner of his eye he saw a man exit the porch and run through the back yard, and police believed the suspect to be a former occupant of the building's third floor, but were unable to determine if entry was gained into the residence by the suspect. 

At around 1:30 p.m., police responded to the Gulf Gas Station on Washing Street, where a victim claimed that while standing outside of the building, an man unknown to hime ran at him and struck him in the face. The victim fell to the pavement, where he reportedly struck his head; police later determined that the altercation appeared to be over a female and the two men had been fighting over her. Both were advised to seek legal action at Dedham District Court. 

Thursday, June 5

At 5:15 p.m., police charged a Hyde Park resident for shoplifting by concealing merchandise from CVS on Bussey Street, where she allegedly entered the store and concealed three bottles of Tide laundry detergent into a white colored tote bag. The bottles came to a value of about $117.93.

At about 4:30 p.m., police responded to Old Navy on a report of shoplifting, after staff at the store claimed a customer had entered a changing room and exited with less clothing than she had when she entered. The matter is under investigation. 

At about 6:15 p.m., police responded to the area of Paul Park on Cedar Street after receiving a report that a man inside a blue pickup truck was waving a silver firearm out the window in the direction of another vehicle. Police located the vehicle's occupants and frisked the owner of the truck, but found no weapons on him or the truck's passenger. The driver told police he had no weapons in the vehicle but that he did have "fishing items" he was throwing at his friends in another vehicle but also said he had a silver airsoft gun underneath the middle seat. Police removed the airsoft gun, which reportedly resembled a .45 caliber, and determined that it was the item the driver had been waving at his friends. Police confiscated the item and issued a summons to the driver. 

Friday, June 6

At 6:50 p.m., police received a report that a female customer of Dunkin Donuts on Providence Highway threatened to stab an employee over the sale of donuts before fleeing the area in a gray Toyota. Police checked the area but were unable to find the suspects in question. 

At 10:08 p.m., police responded to Showcase Cinema at Legacy Place on a report that a two men were about to fight. Police attempted to obtain information from one of the parties, who resisted, and subsequently placed the man into custody without incident. 

Saturday, June 7

At about 2:36 p.m, police responded to a report of a suspicious-looking bag at an undisclosed location in town. The Dedham Fire Department was also on scene to inspect the bag and had found expensive equipment, including an iPod and a piece of Bose stereo equipment. Police were able to find the bag's owner, to whom it was returned. 

At 7:09 p.m., police responded to the Stoughton Road are on a report of a group of males possibly smoking marijuana in a wooded area behind a home on the road. 

At about 5:35 p.m., police received a report that a dog had been run over by a vehicle near Riverside Park. The dog was able to get out from under the car and did not sustain serious injuries. 

Sunday, June 8

At 1:54 p.m., police responded to Stop and Shop, where two shoplifters reportedly had been using the self-checkout scanner and only scanned some of the items they sought to purchase. The value of items taken was about $206.91. Stop and Shop sought their own complaint. 

At about 3:30 p.m., police responded to Best Buy on a report of a shoplifter who fled from the store. A suspect later located by police said a man he was with had taken three video games when they were approached by loss prevention, and they had given the video games back. 


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