On 9-5-2012, Officer Hearon responded to the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets for a reported shoplifting at the Timberland store. Officer Hearon observed surveilance video, identifying three suspects and began to search the mall area with Officer Schwalbe.
Officers Hearon and Schwalbe saw the three suspects walking away from their location and began to follow them at which point two began running.
One of the suspects was apprehended in the parking lot after a brief foot chase while the second ran into the woods near the mall. Officers from the Massachusetts State Police, Norfolk Police and Plainville Police responded to assist with search.
Lieutenant Detective McGrath located the suspect riding a bicycle he had stolen during his flight from police. Suspects were arrested and charged with various offenses.