Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Terrell DOREST (Larceny)

On Monday January 25 2021, I was assigned to uniform patrol marked unit east 2. I was dispatched to Walgreens Family Company – Pharmacy Store # 17685 – located at 14 Mcgrath Highway for a report of a larceny.

Somerville dispatch further informed me that the suspect, who was an employee, was in the office with manager. Officer Khoury was dispatched as backup.

Upon arrival, I met with asset protection manager Ms. XXXX, store manager Mr. XXXX, and the suspect Mr. Terrell Dorest. Ms. XXXX informed me that she had been assigned to investigate a series of money shortages that have taken place at the store since the beginning on December 2020. Moreover, Ms. XXXX explained that when she looked into the matter, she observed several transactions where money was taken out of the cash register and loaded into gift cards. Which caused money to be missing from the cash register at the end of the business day.

Further, Ms. XXXX stated that today she and Mr. XXXX met with Mr. Dorest and confronted him, to which he confessed to taking the money. Ms. XXXX provided me with a voluntary statement form completed by the suspect, where he stated in part ” I have took $8450 from the store because i am struggling with rent, my girlfriend is pregnant and needs money for abortion.” The suspect further wrote that “we needed to get an abortion which costs $1000”.This statement was signed by the suspect, Ms. XXXX and Mr. XXXX as witness. Ms. XXXX also provided with a copy of an Agreement to Repay form.

I asked Ms. XXXX how she was able to attach the suspect to the issue at hand, and she stated that all store employees have a distintive and unique store identification number. In this case, the suspect’s store identification is cashier ID: 700-Terrell. Further, Ms. XXXX provided me with a document that shows all the transactions performed by cashier ID: 700-Terrell from December 2, 2020 to January 24, 2021. This document shows a shortage of cash totaling $ 8,450.00 US Dollars.

At this point, I placed the suspect under arrest for Larceny Over $1,200.00, M.G.L. C. 266 S.30A.

Per his request, I allowed the him to call his girlfriend. While on the phone, the suspect stated, in part, “i did something stupid, im really sorry, i have to deal with the consequences”.

All of the forms and documents provided by Ms. XXXX will be attached to this report.

The suspect was transported to Somerville Police Headquarter via unit 200 and booked by Lt. Holland.

Respectfully submitted,

Officer Ducasse, 313
Somerville Police

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