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Canton police log: Feb. 11 to 17

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  February 21, 2013 09:13 AM

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The following information was taken from the Canton police logs. Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Monday, Feb. 11
Malicious damage: At 11 p.m., police received a report of malicious damage to a mailbox from Cedarcrest Street.

Wednesday, Feb. 13
Malicious damage: At 1:26 p.m., police received a report of malicious damage from Washington Street. A vehicle was keyed.

Arrest: At 5:21 p.m., police arrested Daniel E. Souza Jr., 34, of Stoughton and charged him with assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. Police found Souza under the influence of alcohol and sleeping in a snow bank. They tried to take him into protective custody, but he wound up resisting and assaulting the police. No injuries resulted.

Thursday, Feb. 14
Theft: At 9:53 a.m., police received a report of theft from Newell Hagan Court. An envelope containing $1,500 was taken.

Theft: At 1:58 p.m., police received a report of fraud from Rubin Court. The victim, an elderly person, was sending money orders totaling about $10,000 to a scam artist who called her on the phone and promised her a brand new Mercedes.

Malicious damage: At 6:23 p.m., police received a report of malicious damage on Paul Street. A fence was spray-painted.

Friday, Feb. 15
Arrest: At 2:02 a.m., police arrested John Paul Gretchen, 41, of Hyde Park and charged him with unarmed robbery, larceny over $250, and resisting arrest. Gretchen allegedly robbed the CVS Pharmacy on Washington Street. After an employee pointed Canton and State Police in the correct direction, dogs located both Gretchen and the bag of pills in nearby back yards.

Arrest: At 2:24 p.m., police arrested Thomas Jin Kim, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and charged him with two counts of trafficking in marijuana. Kim was arrested at Industrial Drive and police confiscated about 300 pounds of marijuana.

Theft: At 5:50 p.m., police received a report of theft from Village Toy Shop on Washington Street. An employee’s wallet, containing about $100, was stolen out of an office.

Saturday, Feb. 16
Theft: At 10:27 a.m., police received a report of theft from Marshalls on Washington Street. Someone allegedly stole seven to 10 handbags with a total value of about $2,000.

Sunday, Feb. 17
Theft: At 8:34 p.m., police received a report of theft from Homewood Suites on Royall Street. Guests staying there for an extended visit left the area on Feb. 7, and when they returned a few days later, they noticed $1,400 worth of U.S. and Chinese currency missing.

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