Staples shoplifter discovered with heroin, credit cards
An Abington woman was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly stealing from a Braintree Staples and then assaulting an officer while trying to escape.
According to police, officers were called to Staples to a report that a woman was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The caller also said that the woman had dropped a small brown bag and numerous credit cards and a knife spilled out.
When officers arrived, store employees told them that the woman was opening several packages and placing the items into her bag.
Police took the woman into custody and brought her to the loss prevention office. A subsequent search of her belongings allegedly uncovered approximately $300 worth of merchandise, a substance belived to be heroin, and several credit cards with the names of various people on them.
The woman then fled from the office in an attempt to escape. Officers chased after her and wrestled her to the ground. She kicked one officer and had to be sprayed with pepper spray to be controlled, police said.
Police searched the woman’s car, and found two checkbooks and several black checks drawn on the names of various individuals. Officers also allegedly found several Suboxone pills and some jewelry.
Nicole Jefferson, 29, of Abington, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny over $250 from Staples, possession of heroin and Suboxone, receiving stolen credit cards, identity theft, and disorderly conduct.
Man drops wallet in robbery attempt
A Braintree man was arrested on Monday morning after allegedly breaking into a car and dropping his wallet.
According to police, an Elmlawn Road resident reported that there was someone in his neighbor’s car. The resident said the suspect was dressed in black, and fled toward Conrad Street.
When police searched the vehicle, they found a wallet containing the drivers license and other forms of identification from Nicholas M. Fitzgerald, 20, of Braintree.
Within minutes, officers located Fitzgerald, dressed in black, on Blanchard Boulevard, not far from Elmlawn Road.
Fitzgerald was placed under arrest and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime.