Braintree Scanner Tales: New Hampshire woman arrested for alleged identity theft, New York men arrested in alleged shoplifting scheme, Three charged after allegedly stealing city property
New Hampshire woman arrested for alleged identity theft
A woman from Bosquin, New Hampshire was arrested at the Holiday Inn Express on Saturday afternoon after she allegedly stayed in the hotel using another woman’s credit card and driver’s license.
According to police, the credit card owner called the hotel after learning that her card, which she had reported as stolen along with her wallet, was being used at the hotel.
When officers arrived, they learned that the suspect was registered under the name of a victim. The suspect had also shown that woman’s driver’s license when registering at the hotel.
Officers interviewed the suspect, who claimed to be friends with the victim.
A search of the suspect uncovered a Brockton woman’s credit cards that had also been reported as stolen. A small quantity of heroin and several prescription drugs were also found on the suspect, police said.
Heidi L. Holt, 30, from New Hampshire, was charged with identity theft improper use of a credit card, forgery, passing a forged document, receiving a stolen credit card (three counts), possession of heroin, and three counts of a possession of a Class E drug.
New York men arrested in alleged shoplifting scheme
Two men were arrested on Monday afternoon after allegedly stealing from the Abercrombie and Fitch stores in both Braintree and Peabody.
According to police, loss prevention security personnel at the Braintree store alerted police on Monday that the suspects had allegedly committed a larceny at the Peabody store, and that their usual pattern was to then steal from the Braintree store.
The loss prevention personnel told officers that this same theft pattern had occurred twice in September, with a total loss of $11,000 in merchandise.
As anticipated, the two men arrived at the store in the South Shore Plaza shortly after they called police. Though loss prevention approached one suspect, he fled to an Acura parked in the garage and drove off.
Officers attempted to block the path of the vehicle, but the suspect allegedly accelerated, forcing the officer to swerve out of the way to avoid a crash.
Officers chased the suspect to Granite Street, where he was eventually stopped and arrested.
Police discovered 20 bottles of men’s cologne inside the car. Police believe the items were stolen from the Peabody store.
Meanwhile, other officers chased the second suspect on foot, catching him across the street from the plaza on Forbes Road.
Christian Arroyos, 24, of New York, and Celso Aragon-Mina, 30, from New York were charged with receiving stolen property over $250.
Aragon-Mina was additionally charged with resisting arrested.
Arroyos was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a motor vehicle on two officers), failure to stop, operating to endanger, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licenses.
Additional charges may be filed against the two men for the past larcenies in Braintree and in Peabody, police said.
Three charged after allegedly stealing city property
Three people were arrested in Braintree early Tuesday morning after allegedly stealing $1800 worth of catch basins from a Cedar Street road improvement project.
According to police a Cedar Street resident called police at around 4 a.m. to report that two or three individuals were driving up the street stealing the catch basins.
The street is currently undergoing water main replacement, and there are numerous catch basins off to one side of the road, police said.
Responding officers observed the parties loading a catch basin onto the back of a pick up truck, being operated by the third person. Officers then saw numerous catch basins and covers in the back of the truck.
Jacqueline L. Hurley, 33, of Quincy, Erik R. Dalton, 35, of Dorchester, and Keith J. Horsea, 32, of Wollaston were arrested and charged with larceny over $250.