Editor's Note: The following information was provided by Springfield Police. Defendants in criminal cases are presumed not guilty until proven otherwise through due legal process.
Target at the Springfield Mall at about 4:24 p.m. on Feb. 7. Store security reported that they had a man in custody for a retail theft at the store. Patrolman Joseph Prendergast responded and took a 23-year-old Philadelphia man into custody and transported him to the Springfield Police Station. The man was issued a citation for retail theft in connection with taking $95.43 worth of merchandise from the store.
Detective Bridget McCarthy is handling the investigation.