The following information was supplied by the Springfield Police Department. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Retail Theft—Target in the Springfield Mall at about 4:26 p.m. on Jan. 23. Store security reported that over the last few weeks a man had been entering the store and stealing Dyson vacuum cleaners. The man was seen fleeing security and entered a red van. The area was checked but he was gone. Then at about 7 a.m. on Jan. 24, Target Security called and reported that three additional vacuum cleaners were missing. The total loss was $2,799.95. The incidents are under investigation by Detective Bridget McCarthy.
Retail Theft—Target in the Springfield Mall at about 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. Store security reported that they had a man in custody for a retail theft at the store. Patrolman David DiTrolio responded and took a 32-year-old Chester man into custody and transported him to the Springfield Police Station. He was charged with retail theft in connection with taking $216.90 worth of merchandise from the store. Detective Robert Nutley is handling the investigation.