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Friday, June 9, 2017



3:22 pm: Officers responded to a call for a shoplifter at a business on Commonwealth Avenue. Upon arrival, the suspect was still in the store and was identified to police by the store’s supervisor. At first, the subject denied shoplifting, but was then found to have unpaid merchandise on his person. This merchandise was returned to the store’s employee. The subject was also observed taking items and concealing them in his backpack and pockets on security footage. He was arrested and charged with shoplifting. The store employee stated he would prepare a CD of the surveillance footage for evidence.

3:45 pm: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for the report of a past larceny of a cell phone. The reporting party stated that he had been at an address on Washington Street. While he was working on his laptop, his phone was charging behind him out of his sight. He stated that between 3:30 and 3:40 pm that the phone was missing from the location. The case of the phone also contained credit and debit cards, a license, and other miscellaneous papers. The reporting party was advised to cancel the stolen cards, monitor his accounts for fraudulent activity, and remote swipe the stolen cell phone. It is unknown if the area is under security video surveillance.

8:06 pm: An officer was dispatched to an address on Francis Street for a past larceny of a wallet and cell phone. Two individuals had property stolen from them at a picnic /outing being hosted at the location. Both items had been placed on benches near basketball courts and when the respectful owners returned to their locations they were missing. The owner of the wallet was advised to cancel his missing credit cards and the owner of the phone was advised to remote wipe the data from the phone. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the property.

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