Police Log: Man Charged With Stealing $800 Worth of Women's Underwear

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, April 28

At 4:41 p.m., police responded to the area of Radio Shack in Dedham on a report of threats made by a person riding the 34E MBTA bus. Upon arrival, police spoke with two parties about the incident, which began over seating arrangements. The two persons made threats to one another and were separated, with one being transported to a different bus line. 

Tuesday, April 29

At 9:33 a.m., Dedham police received a report from a resident who claimed seeing a tan sedan parked on the side of Westfield Street and what looked like a rifle sticking out of the window. 

At 10:45 a.m., police responded to 1 Union Pl. on a report that a vehicle had driven into a building. Upon arrival, police found heavy front-end damage and observed the side of the building to have damage from the vehicle. The driver told police that an unidentified vehicle turned off Rte. 1 and caused him to swerve out of the way and lose control of his vehicle. 

Wednesday, April 30

At 11:30 a.m., police arrested a 35-year-old Walpole man for receiving stolen property of more than $250 at Legacy Place in Dedham. 

At 1:50 p.m., loss prevention at a store claimed they had a female shoplifter in custody and would seek a complaint.

At 3:04 p.m., a caller reported that she struck a dog while driving on Beloit Road and then transported the animal and its owner to Dr Wolf's Animal Medical Ctr. in Dedham.

At 3:43 p.m., police responded to Dedham Thrift Cleaners on a report of malicious damage. Upon arrival, police spoke with a representative of the business, who said that someone had shot paint balls at the building several times. 

Thursday, May 1

At 10:43 a.m., police arrested Jeremy Mejia, 31, of Roslindale for operating a vehicle with a suspended license and on a warrant. Police arrested Mejia on Providence Highway, near Uno's Bar & Grille, after finding that he had the active warrant.

At 8:40 p.m., police responded to Legacy Place, where a security officer had been chasing an alleged shoplifter from Victoria's Secret. Police located the suspect, Deshawn Steele, 23, of Roxbury, running northbound on Providence Highway carrying a large blue duffel bag, in which police later found a large quantity of women's underwear valued at $812.98. After a brief foot chase, police apprehended Steel and charged him for larceny of more than $250. Police also spoke with the store's manager, who said that the suspect had entered Victoria's Secret with a group of about five other individuals, two of them being recognized as alleged shoplifters from a prior incident, prompting her to call police. 

Friday, May 2

At 12:47 p.m., police received a Be-On-the-Lookout alert from Norwood regarding a cab driver who had been allegedly robbed by two male suspects, one of whom gestured he had a knife in his pocket.

At 8:17 p.m., police responded to Sears at the Dedham Mall on a report of a female shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention staff told police that the female was stopped after taking three pairs of pants with a total value of $109.97, and was also found to be the alleged suspect for theft of clothing at H&M on Feb. 10. The suspect was found to be trespassed from all Sears locations for one year and was summonsed to Dedham District Court. 

At 9:00 p.m., police responded to the Midway Restaurant on a report of a man taking a picture of a child in the bathroom. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the caller, who said while he was in the bathroom he saw the man taking a photo of a child over the top of the stall. He then overheard the child int eh stall ask the man to stop taking pictures. The man then told police that the child was his son and he had not taken any pictures. Police explained that the action was inappropriate and required police action, and the man said he understood. 

Saturday, May 3

At 1 a.m., a motorist on Providence Highway reported that a vehicle struck and knocked over a traffic light in the median. The state highway department was notified and officers were advised to look for a vehicle with significant damage in the West Roxbury area. 

At 6:41 p.m., police arrested a 22-year-old Hyde Park man on a warrant while on River Street in Dedham. 

At 10:20 p.m., a caller reported that a group of youths threw a rock at her vehicle and fled towards Elm and Washington strets.

At 10:40 p.m., police on patrol observed a vehicel with its lights on in the Dedham High School Parking lot, where it had circled around. Police spoke with the driver, whom they found to be without a license and police arrested the man, Erwin Coronel-Iniguez, 43, of Stoughton for driving with a suspended license. 


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