On Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:15 P.M., I received a telephone call from Kmart Loss Prevention Agent, XXXXX, stating he observed a male enter the store at approximately 5:00 P.M., and select T-shirts and a phone battery pack. The male then moved to a different aisle, removed the battery pack (value at$19.99) from its package, and placed it in his left pocket. The male proceeded to the cash register, paid for the T-shirts, and exited the store.
XXXXX stopped the shoplifter outside the store and attempted to escort him to his office. The shoplifter handed the merchandise back to XXXXX, and walked away. XXXXX described the shoplifter as a black male, wearing a white tank top, a dark colored hat, and carrying a black backpack walking towards Assembly Row train station.
I located a black male wearing a white tank top, gray hat, carrying a black backpack and a Kmart shopping bag, near the intersection of Assembly Row and Foley Street. This intersection is located between Kmart and Assembly Row train station.
I stopped the male and identified him as Danyell Hardy. I informed Somerville Police Control of my location, and Sergeant Shackelford and Officer Goulart responded as backup. I informed Mr. Hardy that he matched the description of a shoplifter and he responded “Oh I gave them their stuff back.”
I conducted a query of Mr. Hardy’s name and date of birth, and located two outstanding warrants for his arrest. I placed Mr. Hardy under arrest for the warrants and shoplifting by concealing. He was transported to Somerville Police Headquarters via unit 200, operated by Officer Teeves, and booked by Lieutenant Rymill.
During the booking process, I conducted an inventory of Mr. Hardy’s property in accordance with department policy and located several prescription bottles inside his backpack. All bottles were properly labeled except one clear plastic bottle. This plastic bottle contained three clear baggies. Two baggies contained green pills with the marking “TEVA” on one side and “833” on the other side, and the third baggie contained what appeared to be a crystallized substance.
Based on my training and experience, I recognized the pills to be “Clonazepam”, Sergeant Shackelford examined the crystallized substance and based on his training and experience believed it was crystal meth. Detective Cicerone tested the substance and determined it was methamphetamine.
In addition to shoplifting by concealing, Mr. Hardy was charged with possession of class B, and possession of class C.
Officer Samir Messaoudi #312
Somerville Police Dept.