Police Log: Man Charged After Stealing Children's Clothing from TJ Maxx

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 19

At 10:45 a.m., police responded to a report of an elderly female hitchhiking on High Street. 

At 11:54 a.m., police received a report that someone had sprinkled sugar all over a vehicle on Rosemary Road. 

At 2:06 p.m., police responded to a report of two females who allegedly shoplifted in the area of David's Bridal.

At 3:06 p.m., police received a report of a potential rabid raccoon that had entered a garage on Stergis Way. An officer responded and believed the raccoon to be fine. 

At 5:03 p.m., a large white dog was reportedly running in and out of traffic. 

Tuesday, May 20

At about 7 a.m., police pulled a vehicle over in the area of High Street after it crossed over the double yellow lines for about 50 yards before turning into the East Dedham Gas Station. Police spoke with the driver, who stated she knew she went over the double yellow lines, but thought this was okay as she was making a turn. Officers informed the driver that despite the fact that she had been turning, it is necessary to remain in the correct lane. Officers discovered that the driver had a suspended driver's license. The driver's mother responded to take control of the vehicle, and the driver was issued a citation for a marked lanes violation and operating a vehicle with a suspended license. 

At 11:09 a.m., Dedham Police arrested Shawn Mossa, 31, of West Roxbury after pulling his vehicle over on High Street in Dedham for speeding. Officers subsequently learned that Mossa had been allegedly driving with a revoked license. 

At 5:30 p.m., police responded to Sears for a report of a past shoplifting incident. Officers spoke with Sears Loss Prevention, who stated that two females entered the dressing room at the store with about seven items of clothing and several minutes later exited the changing rooms without the merchandise; staff at the store found that no clothes were left behind on hangers. Staff attempted to speak with the customers, who reportedly refused to talk and said they didn't have any merchandise on them. The matter remains under investigation. 

Wednesday, May 21

At 1:50 p.m., police responded to Urban Outfitters on a report that two shoplifters were in custody. Upon arrival officers spoke with loss prevention, who said that two males in custody were stopped after they were seen taking a combined total of about $330 worth of various women's clothing. Both individuals stated they stole equal amounts of clothing and were advised that they would be summonsed to Dedham District Court. 

At 4 p.m., police spoke with the manager of Game Stop, who claimed that an iPad 3 was taken from behind the counter by a male customer. Surveillance footage revealed that the man walked behind the counter, grabbed the iPad, placed it in his jacket and left the store. The matter is under investigation. 

At 5:19 p.m., police arrested Tarek Jabour, 23, of Dedham for possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute and distribution of a Class D substance in the area of Providence Highway. 

Thursday, May 22

At about 3:18 p.m., while traveling on Mt. Vernon Street, police observed a yellow Mitsubishi Lancer traveling through the area and stopped the vehicle after it refused to stop for a crossing guard on the road. The driver stated he was clear of the intersection before she stopped traffic, and while speaking with the operator, officers viewed a firearm that was stuffed between the passenger seat and center console. The responding officer drew his firearm and asked the vehicle's occupants to show their hands, then received assistance from several other Dedham officers, and they determined that the gun was a replica hand gun and actually a pellet gun. All passengers were cited for not wearing seat belts and the operator was cited for failing to step for a pedestrian in a cross walk. 

Friday, May 23

At 2:11 p.m., police received a report that a pedestrian had been struck while a vehicle backed out of a parking space on Providence Highway. The driver reported that she did not see the pedestrian, who was struck in the left hip but did not fall to the ground. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital for further evaluation. 

Saturday, May 24

At 3:01 p.m., police on detail at the Dedham Mall received a report that a purse snatching had occurred near Uno Pizzeria. A witness flagged an officer down and informed him that a man had grabbed a bag from a woman in front of TJ Maxx and ran towards the direction of incinerator Road. Police spoke to Loss Prevention at TJ Maxx, who said the suspect was in the store with another female and the two had placed a large amount of children's clothing in a backpack. Loss Prevention stopped the suspect, and he gave her the back pack, then grabbed it back from her and took off. While watching surveillance footage, officers received a report from Sears that a man matching the suspect's description was in the mens room at the store. Officers responded and police subsequently arrested Jarred Lyons, 26, of Walpole for shoplifting by concealing merchandise; the reported amount of clothing stolen was worth about $158.87, according to police records. 

At 7:55 p.m., police received a report that several vehicles' windows had been smashed on Industrial Drive.

At 8:15 p.m., police received a report that a Royer Tree Service vehicle window had been smashed. 

At 9:09 p.m., police responded to Best Buy on a report of a shoplifter. A caller reported that a man wearing a black sweatshirt and a red hat had placed an item inside the front of his waist band, which was later found to be a DVD valued at about $18.99. Police issued a summons to the suspect. 

At 11:10 p.m., police received a call from police in Baltimore, Maryland that a motorcycle reportedly stolen from Dedham had been recovered in the city. The vehicle had reportedly sustained heavy damage, as it was involved in a motor vehicle accident. 

Sunday, May 25

At 4:45 p.m., police responded to Costco on a report of a shoplifter. Upon arrival police learned that a young man in his early 20s reportedly took a Nikon Coolpix camera valued at $200 and put it in a blue backpack. Staff were able to grab the backpack from the suspect as he was fleeing the scene. 

At 11:30 p.m., a motorist reported to police that a group of 10 females dressed in black were seen carrying rolls of toilet paper on East Street. Police believed a residence on East Street had been targeted and checked the area for the suspects with negative results.


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