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Police Log: Lobster Theft Attempted at Stop and Shop

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, May 26

At about 4:15 p.m., police responded to BJ's on Providence Highway on a report of a hit-and-run accident. Upon arrival, police spoke with an individual who said his parked vehicle had fresh damage to his front bumper, and that it had appeared his vehicle was struck by another vehicle. 

At 4:25 p.m., police received a report that two females attempted to steal more than $200 worth of lobster before fleeing from Stop and Shop in Dedham. The females reportedly entered the store's self-checkout lane and scanned a number of groceries, but did not scan fresh bags of lobster; they subsequently left the store and were stopped for shoplifting seafood. Staff at the store took custody of the grocery cart that contained the lobsters and other remaining groceries. The two began to reportedly yell and curse as they approached their vehicle, and eventually fled the parking lot. Store employees were asked to contact police should the females return for their paid groceries. 

Tuesday, May 27

At 7:55 a.m., police received a report that a deer was injured in a parking garage on Carematrix Drive. 

At 1:30 p.m., police received a report that at 12:40 a.m. the night before, a loud truck could be heard on East Street, where a fence had been reportedly run over. 

Wednesday, May 28

At about 5:07 p.m., police received a report of a road rage incident on Sanderson Avenue. A female driver in the area had been driving when a male pedestrian reportedly appeared in the crosswalk with a dog, and yelled profane remarks at the driver as she was driving by. Shortly thereafter, she encountered him driving a dark gray Honda pilot on Mt. Vernon Street, where he reportedly cut her off and rolled down his window and used more profane language before speeding off. 

Thursday, May 29

At 6:13 p.m., Massachusetts State Police informed Dedham Police that a male who possibly had a gun had been reportedly assaulting a female near Star Market. Dedham officers responded to the area but found nothing fitting the description of the report. 

Saturday, May 31

At 4:35 a.m., police responded to the Ali Med building on High Street on a report of two suspicious parties inside a locked area. Police spoke with an area resident who claimed he saw a man and a women slip underneath the gate at the Maverick Street entrance. The resident then claimed he saw the two walk around on the roof of the building and they may have seen him and attempted to hide. Police located a woman on site and spoke with her, as she claimed she was from "around" the area, and said she had been alone in the area. She then said her husband was also inside and they were exploring the area and trying to get a closer look and did not try to cause a disturbance. Police then explained to them that they did not have the right to be there and pointed to a No Trespassing sign. 

Sunday, June 1

At 12:56 p.m., police received a report from a Hilton Hotel security guard that a female had been causing a disturbance in the lobby of the hotel. Police learned that the individual had been shut off at the hotel bar because she was intoxicated and was at the front desk requesting a cancellation policy. She was then asked to return to her room or she would be asked to leave the hotel, and she complied, later speaking with officers about her legal options. 

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