He could have been a meat eater

On January 11, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

A Somerville police officer, working a paid detail at the Market Basket store on Somerville Ave. last Sunday morning, was alerted to the activities of a suspected shoplifter.

The store manager told the police officer that he had been watching a man in the store as he reportedly placed items into the knitted sleeves of a jacket that he was carrying.

The manager further said that he observed the suspect leave the store and meet with an individual who was driving a vehicle.

The suspect then reportedly re-entered the store and began filling the sleeves of the jacket once again.

The officer and the store manager then watched as the suspect once more left the store without purchasing any merchandise.

The officer noted that the jacket the man was carrying seemed bulky, as if something was being carried inside of it.

As the suspect reached the store parking lot the police officer and store manager confronted him, at which time he began to run from them.

The suspect reportedly tripped and fell and the police officer was able to keep him from running away.

The suspect struggled and resisted the officer’s attempts to restrain him with handcuffs, according to reports.

The suspect was eventually handcuffed and the contents of the jacket he was carrying was examined.

The officer reportedly retrieved six packages of meat from the man’s jacket, the value of which was estimated to be in excess of $120.

The suspect, Jayson Hebert, 41, of Everett, was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting by asportation and resisting arrest.

It was later learned that an active warrant for shoplifting by concealing merchandise was also in effect and Hebert was booked for that as well.


5 Responses to “He could have been a meat eater”

  1. Ray Spitzer says:

    Meat? You’d think he was hungry. However, for the prices of one of those pieces of meat, he probably could have legitimately bought plenty of veggies for several nutritious meals.

  2. david moro says:

    Not his first time wowwww i go in there alot when its packed i usualy do see a detailed cop i dont know what to say about this situation wowwww holly sirloin t-bone batman

  3. Paula says:

    This man and his girlfriend have hit every store in Massachusetts…they use her children as distractions….the cops should look in the back of her van….talk about stolen articles….it’s like a warehouse in that care…all to support their drug habit…poor children…

  4. henry says:

    Paula, this is Somerville you really expect the detectives here to get off their chairs and do some work? Only work they know how to do is bust balls.

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