On Wednesday, Sept. 25, police were called to Stop and Shop for a shoplifter in custody that was being uncooperative.
The loss prevention officer said the man had been using a UPC code from another item that reads out at only $0.25. The person has been pulling the scam since July 24 and the totals today were ringing up as $1.00 instead of the correct price of $24.76.
According to the loss prevention officer, when the suspect was confronted he would not provide identification and would fake being sick and drop to the floor. When police spoke to the man, he pretended that he could not understand the questions being asked.
The man allegedly committed the crimes while driving for MASS TRANS, a van used to pick up handicapped individuals, while the company vehicle was in the parking lot.
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, an officer was called to Washington Street to look into a dog at the home. The officer was accompanied by the Animal Control Officer and a neighbor said the homeowner was recently admitted to the hospital and someone was stopping by to take care of the dog.
Once inside, the Animal Control Officer gave the opinion that that the dog should be removed from the home due to lack of food, water, and several piles of dog mess throughout the house. The animal was removed and brought to Wakefield Animal Hospital.