At 9:12 a.m. police officers were waived down by two men at the Colonial Package Store at 186 Cambridge Street.
One of the men said he was delivering alcohol to the store when a male party stole a case of wine, worth $78, from the truck and ran behind the neighboring 7-11 store. The man was described as a black male with short hair, about 26-27 years old and wearing a whitish shirt, sneakers and a dark colored backpack.
Police searched the area and found a man matching that description on Russell Street. The man said he just got off a bus and was walking to his job. Police asked if they could search his backpack and he complied and inside they found half a bottle of Vodka. The man said the vodka belonged to his girlfriend.
Police brought the man to the store and compared him to the surveillance tapes. The suspect was a match and after seeing the tapes he admitted to the theft. He brought police to a wooded area and showed him where he had buried three of the bottles. The other bottles were found behind the 7-11.
A worker at Colonial said the same man had earlier stolen a $13 bottle of vodka, the same type police found in the suspect’s backpack. The suspect was also identified in the tapes of that crime.
The man was issued a summons on charges of larceny and shoplifting.
At 1:56 p.m. police responded to the First Baptist Church at 3 Winn Street on a report of an attempted breaking and entering. The caller showed police a latch that locks the front door from the inside. The latch was found on the floor. The latch may have been removed in an attempt by someone to forcibly pull the door open from the outside. There were several screws on the floor that kept the latch in place. The door was not opened and no entry was gained due to a second lock.