Real Life Somerville Police Stories

As Of 12/16/2013 17:27:53

Thompson arrest

This is a summary of events which occurred on 12/16/13 at approximately 16:50. I Officer Pulli along with Officer
Faria, while assigned to marked cruiser, East two, were dispatched to 400 Somerville Ave, Market Basket for a report of a shoplifter.

Upon arrival I observed three Market Basket employees standing by a male subject later identified as Thomson, Craig DOB 11/16/62, sitting on the ground in the parking lot. One of the employees, stated a customer came to him and stated they saw Thomson concealing bags of shrimp into a bag. Witness stated the customer pointed Thomson out at which point he recognized Thomson whom he recalled attempted to steal merchandise from the store on Saturday 12/14/13.

Thomson was detained while leaving the store and asked him if he had a receipt for any merchandise, at which point Thomson dropped the bag and opened his jacket letting multiple bags of seafood product fall to the floor. Thomas fled the store but detained outside.

Thomson stole $1301.319 (receipt attached) in seafood from the store.

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