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Eugene Anthony Morgan, Dwight Croutear and Louisa Wells were all arrested on Massachusetts Theft Crimes Charges for allegedly using persons’ stolen identity and credit cards to obtain property from Sears in Dedham.

The three were arraigned in Dedham District Court on Theft Crimes Charges including Receiving Stolen Property and Identity Fraud.

According to the Dedham Police Department, Louisa Wells and Eugene Morgon allegedly opened a credit card account at Sears, which she used to purchased almost $1,000 in electronics and then attempted to purchase almost $1,200 in other items. A store clerk, however, had concerns that the driver’s license Louisa Wells used to open the account was fake, and noticed that “this is a facsimile” was written on the back of the license.

Natick Poilce arrested 6 teenagers and three adults this week in connection with Massachusetts Theft Crimes Charges from several stores in the Natick Mall.

According to mall security and Natick Police, five teenagers, all of Dorchester, were captured on surveillance video allegedly concealing merchandise on Monday. Those arrested were Marissa A. Miranda, 17; Jasmine M. Clark, 19; Ashleigh M. Juarez, 18; and two other juveniles.

The Natick Police Department alleges that, at the time of their arrest, the teenagers were arrested and in possession of over $1,200 in Macy’s merchandise, and several hundred dollars worth of items from other stores.

Francisco Ortiz, of Lowell, Wilson Martinez, of Pepperell, and James McNeil, of Haverhill, were all arrested today on Massachusetts Theft Crimes Charges for allegedly stealing almost $340,000 from ATMs across the state.

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office had formed a task force, which including the Massachusetts State Police, to investigate ‘smash and grab’ thefts of monies from ATMs across the state. In all, over 16 persons were allegedly indicted in connection with planned burglaries and break-ins of banks and business across the state.

According to the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit and the Attorney General’s Office, the men would disable alarm systems to access businesses and then break into the ATMs.

Police Car Chase.jpgMichael Johnson, 39, of Jamaica Plain, and Stedmon HIll, 37, also of Jamaica Plain, were both arrested today on Massachusetts Theft Crimes Charges following a stolen car chase in Roxbury today.

The driver of the car, Michael Johnson, was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle; Failure to Stop for Police; Reckless Driving; and Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Causing Personal Injury; and Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Causing Property Damage.

The passenger of the car, Stedmon Hill, was charged with Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle.

Three Beverly men, Robert C. Kenney, 56, Christopher Littlejohn, 30, and Ramone Arakelow, 34, were arrested yesterday morning on charges of Conspiracy to Commit a Home Invasion and Armed Robbery against a purported Malden drug dealer.

The Massachusetts State Police, Lynn Police Department and the FBI were all reportedly involved in the investigation, who apparently created the identity of a fictitious Malden drug dealer and would-be victim. The men were apparently under investigation for offenses including Massachusetts Gun Crimes; and notably Robert C. Kenney, was allegedly involved in the sale of several illegal guns in areas of Boston and the North Shore.

All three men were arrested in Saugus in Kenney’s truck when they pulled into a parking lot on Route 99 to allegedly plan out the Home Invasion and Armed Robbery. In the vehicle, the men allegedly had knives, a ski mask, duct tape and purported false identifications to pose as federal immigration officials.

DePasquale.jpgPhillip A. DePasquale, 39, was arrested by Barnstable Police Officers on Massachusetts Theft Crimes Charges for allegedly stealing a car in Hyannis and then leading police on a chase that involved ramming into a police cruiser.

DePasquale was arraigned yesterday in the Barnstable District Court for several crimes, including Larceny of a Motor Vehicle; Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle; Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle; Failure to Stop for Police; Leaving the Scene of An Accident with Property Damage; and Possession of Burglarious Tools.

According to the Barnstable Police Department, DePasquale allegedly stole a car that parked at a Pizzeria Uno in Hyannis. When officers tried to pull him over, he refused and rammed the car in the police cruiser. DePasquale led police on a short chase but was apprehended when he allegedly crashed the car into a tree in Sandwich.

junta.jpgQuinlan Junta, 21, and Jason Molle, 20, were both arraigned this morning in Woburn District Court on several Massachusetts Violent Crimes Charges in connection with the robbery of a Reading apartment this past Monday.

Both Junta and Molle were charged with Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Conspiracy.

According to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, Junta and Molle allegedly broke their way into the Reading apartment and forced a man to undress and then lie on the floor; and then they allegedly beat and robbed him.

Rolando Gala, 28, of Boston, was arraigned this past week on Massachusetts Robbery Charges for allegedly committing an Unarmed Robbery of an Eastern Bank branch in Saugus this past June.

According to the Saugus Police Department, Gala allegedly entered the bank at around 1:30 p.m. and demanded cash from the teller. The teller is reported to have given Gala $3,300 in cash before he allegedly fled the bank.

The Saugus Police responded to the bank after a panic alarm was activated. Although Gala had already fled the area, police report that the robbery was caught on the bank’s surveillance system.

Robert Giannino, 34, of Medford, and James Gordon Chase, 48, of Lynn, have both been charged with Unarmed Robbery for the attempted robbery of Century Bank in Everett last Thursday. Both men are scheduled to be arraigned in Malden District Court Monday morning.

The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office and Everett Police report that a robbery at Century Bank in Everett was in progress at 2:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon when officers responded. Upon the arrival of Everett Police officers, Giannino allegedly fled through a parking lot and into a waiting vehicle, allegedly driver by Chase, who allegedly accelerated toward the officer. With the vehicle speeding towards him, the Everett Police officer fired at the vehicle, striking Chase. Chase is also likely to be charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon for allegedly accelerating towards the officer with the car.

The car got away, but was eventually tracked to a home in Saugus, where Chase was located. He was eventually transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to be treated for his injuries.

Joseph McCloskey, 40, of Malden, Massachusetts, allegedly assaulted and robbed a man from Arlington last week while he was standing on the train platform at the Downtown Crossing Orange Line Station.

According to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Department, McCloskey ran off with approximately $200 from the man. As the man chased McCloskey, however, McCloskey suddenly and without warning turned and punched the Arlington man, and the two fell into the train tracks. MBTA employees immediately shut down the third rail.

McCloskey was arraigned yesterday morning in the Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unarmed Robbery and Assault & Battery. Following his arraignment, he was held on $5,000 cash bail.

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