Real Life Somerville Police Stories


Pimental Arrest

On the afternoon of Thursday, April 10, 2014 I was assigned to marked unit E-1. At approximately 16:00 hrs, I was

dispatched along with E-4 to K-Mart for a report of a shoplifter. Upon our arrival, we were met by the store’s loss prevention employee. Witness stated that he observed the defendant in this matter, (Arthur Pimental) place multiple items in to a backpack, via the store’s video monitoring system.

When the witness observed Arthur Pimental pass all points of payment, he approached him, and identified him self as loss prevention. It was at this point Mr. Pimental attempted to flee the store. He was restrained by loss prevention, and escorted to the loss prevention office.

The total dollar amount of the items taken was $157.75 a copy of the itemized receipt will be added

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