On 8/10/2018, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to marked cruiser East-1 during the 8am-4pm shift. At approximately 11:00am, I was contacted by Saks Off Fifth (300 Canal Street) Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) XXXX. LPO XXXX alleged that a male had attempted to steal about $500 worth of sunglasses from his store. LPO XXXX attempted to stop the male outside the store, and recovered the sunglasses, however, the male fled towards the direction of the Assembly Square MBTA subway station.
I made my way to the MBTA station, where I located a male matching the suspect’s description who was about to board a train. The suspect identified himself verbally as Richard Dalio. After running Dalio’s information through Somerville Dispatch, I was advised that he had 2 warrants for his arrest (docket #1752CR000919, and 1702CR002809.) I placed Dalio into handcuffs in a manner consistent with my training, double locking the handcuffs and checking them for proper tightness. Officer Kevin Goulart arrived on scene, and assisted me in moving Dalio outside on the station.
Dalio was transported back to the station in prisoner transport unit 200, operated by Officer Justin Buswell. At the police station, Dalio was booked in the usual manner by the Commanding Officer: Lt. William Rymill.
Afterwards, I met with LPO XXXX at Saks. LPO XXXX showed me a store surveillance video depicting Dalio entering the store, selecting 5 pairs of sunglasses, then immediately leaving the store, and making no attempt to pay for the sunglasses. A digital photo of the merchandise, and receipt reflecting with itemized values of the sunglasses will be attached to this report. The total value of the stolen sunglasses equals $478.90.
I will be charging Dalio with the following violation of M.A. General Law: Ch. 266 / S. 30: Larceny Under $1200
Officer Devin Schneider