Police Log: Man Banned from Starbucks After Shouting, Alleged Threats

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.

Wednesday, March 26

At 6:54 p.m., Dedham Police responded to Crosstown Avenue on a report of a strange vehicle. The model blue SUV reportedly stopped in the area, left a cell phone and clothing on the side of the road and a young man was also seen in the vehicle wearing only his underwear. Police notified the Boston Police Department. 

At 8 p.m., Dedham police responded to the 10X Club on a report of a vehicle break-in. Upon arrival, officers spoke with an employee of the club who had been leaving when she noticed the left rear window on her vehicle was smashed, and the B pillar on the left rear door appeared to have pry marks on it, as though someone tried to pop the glass out of its track. The vehicle owner said she didn't believe anything was taken from inside, according to police records.

At 9:10 p.m., a man entered the Dedham Police Department to report that his vehicle had been broken into while parked in front of Payless. Upon leaving the store, he discovered the side passenger door window had been smashed, his glove box and center console had been entered and had been rummaged. The owner believed that only $5 in change had been taken from the vehicle.

Thursday, March 27

At about 6:45 p.m., police responded to Stop and Shop on a report of a person screaming inside the store. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a woman who had been walking away from the store. The woman told police she was homeless and said she did not steal anything from the store. A manager at Stop and Shop told police that when staff asked the woman to stop eating with her hands out of the salad bar, she began screaming and throwing food, grapes, bananas and watermelons across the store. Police detained the woman, and she was later transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Friday, March 28

At 9:54 a.m., police charged a 48-year-old Dedham man for driving a vehicle without an inspection sticker, driving with a suspended license and operating a vehicle while giving a false name/address to police.

At about 1:15 p.m., police received a report of break-in to a Lincoln Town Car, from which four small decorative plastic cups attached to the interior leather door strap were taken.

Saturday, March 29

At 1:09 a.m., police received a be-on-the-lookout alert from Westwood Police regarding an armed assault by handgun at a residence involving two suspected men who allegedly fled the area in a dark sedan. State Police K-9 unit, along with Westwood Police tracked a victim's stolen iPhone to an address on East Street in Dedham but the suspects were gone on arrival.

At about 4:30 p.m., Dedham police received a report of larceny, after a local student claimed that on March 19 she went into her school locker to place her red and black headphones, valued at $300 on the top shelf. At the end of the day, her headphones were missing, according to the report.

At 4:34 p.m., police responded to Starbucks at the Dedham Mall on a report from an employee that man was threatening to harm patrons and employees at the shop. Upon further investigation, police determined the man had also made threats to kill Starbuck's employees, according to the report. Police approached the man and found he had no weapons, and determined the man appeared to be agitated about someone he was waiting to meet; he later apologized for his behavior. Police told the man that if he returned to Starbucks he would be placed under arrest for trespassing, due to a no-trespassing order that Starbucks staff implemented.

Monday, March 31

At 3:30 p.m., police arrested a 21-year-old from Dorchester for shoplifting by concealing merchandise, receiving stolen property of more than $250 and disorderly conduct, as well as for assault and battery.


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