Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jacob BLUMENTHAL (Trespass, Larceny Under & Chelmsford, Revere, Quincy, Peabody Warrants)

On Friday, September 21, 2018, I was assigned to marked unit East-4 and on routine patrol. At approximately 1:11 PM, I was dispatched to Home Depot (75 Mystic Avenue) on a report of a shoplifter that was becoming aggressive with loss prevention officers. Officers Soares (E-1) and Reece (A-1) responded as backup.

Upon arrival, I met with Loss Prevention Officer XXXX. XXXX stated that he witnessed a male, later identified as Mr. Jacob Blumenthal, place several tools into a shopping cart, and attempt to leave the store; he was subsequently stopped in the vestibule. It should be noted that the vestibule is beyond all points of sale. I was also informed from XXXX that Mr. Blumenthal had stolen items from Home Depot several weeks ago, and had been formally trespassed from the store last year.

Mr. Blumenthal provided me with a New Hampshire identification. Dispatch ran the information on the ID, and it came back that Mr. Blumenthal had five (5) outstanding arrest warrants (Docket #’s 1786CR000368, 1856CR002731, 1756CR003643, 1714CR001996, 1711CR000053). These warrants were for similar crimes as the one he was stopped for on this day. I was provided with a copy of the receipt of items which Mr. Blumenthal took. This included three (3) power tools totaling $997. In addition, I was provided a copy of the no-trespass agreement which was signed by Mr. Blumenthal on 10/08/2017. I have attached a digital copy of the receipt and no-trespass order to this report.

Mr. Blumenthal was placed under arrest and transported to the Somerville Police Station in marked unit 200 operated by Officer Torres. He was booked at the station by the Shift Commander, Lieutenant Rymill. In addition to the outstanding warrants, I will be charging Mr. Blumenthal with the following:

M.L. c266 S30(1) – Larceny Under $1,200

M.L. c266 S120 – Trespassing

Respectfully submitted,

Officer Kevin Goulart #326

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