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November 16, 2012

Gloucester Police/Fire: Teen coughs up cash after candy bar theft

A store clerk at Walgreen’s called police after a 15-year-old boy ran out of the store with a candy bar, Tuesday at 6:09 p.m.

She said the youth sprinted out of the store. Police found the boy on Railroad Avenue.

He said he took the bar because he didn’t have the money to pay for it. The boy, however, borrowed money from his girlfriend to pay for it after confronted by police.

Police did not press charges.

Gloucester Police arrested a Rockport man on a warrant from Salem District Court and on charges of driving with a suspended license on Schoolhouse Road Tuesday at 11:26 a.m.

According to the police report, officers stopped his car after the license plate reader picked up that the owner of the car, from Colorado, didn’t have a state license and had an active warrant for his arrest.

When police stopped the car on Schoolhouse Road, they found Charles Clark, 55, of 3 Autumn Lane in Rockport at the wheel.

He said the car belonged to his landlord and that he left his license in another wallet. Police found that his license was suspended and that he had an active warrant for drunk driving out of Salem district Court.

He was arrested and Tally’s Towing removed the car.

Market Basket’s loss prevention officer called police to report a theft at 11:36 a.m. on Tuesday.

The security officer reported seeing a woman put items into her purse and then walk out of the store with them. She paid for roughly $96 worth of goods, but walked out with $18 worth of goods she didn’t pay for.

The security officer told police that if the woman paid for the stolen goods, the store wouldn’t press charges. She agreed to pay for the items later and was told she would no longer be welcome in Market Basket stores.

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