Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Stephanie DELGADO (Larceny Under, Conspiracy) & Eddie WARE (Trespass, Conspiracy, Larceny Under) at Home Depo

On February 25, 2019, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol in the Alpha Unit. At approximately 11:15am, I was notified by XXXX, loss prevention for Home Depot, that he had two shoplifting suspects exiting the store. As I entered the lot, XXXX directed me to MA xxxxx, attempting to leave the property. I activated my emergency equipment and stopped the vehicle at the exit of the parking lot to Revolution Drive. XXXX also pointed out a black female walking away as the second suspect. I ordered her to stop and come back to me, to which she complied.

XXXX informed me both suspects entered the store together, and went to the tool section where they selected 4 items. Both suspects concealed tools, the male under his sweater, and the female in an empty black bag she carried into the store, and exited past all points of purchase. XXXX identified himself, and asked the suspects to stop. The female placed her stolen items in a shopping cart, and refused to come back to the store to complete necessary paperwork. The male ignored XXXX, and entered his vehicle attempting to flee until he was stopped by the marked cruiser.

The male was identified as Eddie Ware. I retrieved two DeWalt drill products from under his sweater. XXXX informed me Ware was trespassed from all Home Depot stores on February 20 after being caught shoplifting. XXXX provided me with a digital copy of the written trespass notice which is attached to this report. The female detained was identified as Stephanie Delgado. Delgado stated she had no items of identification with her, and verbally gave me her information. Later in the stop, I located a wallet containing a social security card, birth certificate, and temporary license belonging to Delgado. Delgado had stolen two DeWalt items, but left them in a shopping carriage outside when confronted by XXXX.

I informed Ware he was being placed under arrest for Larceny under $1,200, Trespass after notice, and Conspiracy. I informed Delgado she was being placed under arrest for Larceny under $1,200 and Conspiracy. Both parties were transported to the station by Officer Robert Anaya (Unit 200) where they were booked by LT. W Rymill. Ware’s vehicle was towed due to being revoked for lack of insurance.

Respectfully submitted,

Officer Tim Van Nostrand
Somerville Police Dept.

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