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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shoplifting and Chase Leads to Arrest

Teandra Rose, age 50, of 199 Pavilion Ave., Providence RI

Howard Watson, age 54, of 199 Pavilion Ave., Providence, RI

On March 17, 2012 at about 5:30 p.m., Wrentham Police Officers on detail
at the Wrentham Mall were notified of a shoplifting at the True Religion
Store. Information received indicated a male suspect, later identified
as Howard Watson, age 54, of 199 Pavilion Ave., Providence, RI, entered
True Religion carrying a Nike bag. A female accomplice, later identified
as Teandra Rose, age 50, of 199 Pavilion Ave., Providence RI, was
reported to be with him.

Watson was observed crouching next to a display filling his bag with
jeans. When confronted by an employee, Watson dumped the bag on the
floor, pushed the employee out of the way and fled to the parking lot.
Detail Officer Ed Fitzgerald who was on foot at the time, spotted the
suspects as they ran into the parking lot, entered a green Oldsmobile
Cutlass and sped away toward the exit.

Detail Officer Robert O'Connell who was in a cruiser gave chase onto Rt.
495 where he stopped the vehicle, assisted by Det. Lt. Bill McGrath and
Mass. State Police. Both suspects were placed under arrest and ten pairs
of jeans were recovered from the car.

Follow up investigation and review of video surveillance from the store,
revealed a total of 31 pairs of jeans, estimated value about $6000.00,
were stolen over two separate visits within about an hour of each other.
The suspects used a large plastic Nike shopping bag lined heavily with
duct tape, a common method employed by booster gangs that frequent the
mall. The duct tape is meant to defeat the inventory control system;
however, the tactic frequently fails because of enhanced technology.

Both suspects were charged with shoplifting. Mr. Watson was also charged
with assault & battery on the employee. Ms. Rose was additionally
charged for providing a false name to police.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Child Pornography Investigation Details

Edward Bourget of Blackberry Hill Rd., Wrentham
Charged with Child Porn Offenses

On February 29, 2012, Edward Bourget, Date of Birth 09/08/1963,  was arrested at his Wrentham home as several Wrentham Police Officers, MetroLEC Officers and agents from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security (ICE/HIS) executed a search warrant related to a Child Pornography Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.  

This investigation was initiated several months ago when an agent of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office working undercover established contact with the suspect via a web site called Motherless. "Motherless-Go Ahead She Isn't Looking" describes themselves as being a free file host where anything legal goes. It has a live chat, classifieds and message boards including an anonymous confession section.

On September 21, 2011, the suspect allegedly responded to the undercover classified ad on the Motherless web site. The undercover ad suggested a 14 year old female was being offered to engage in sexual activities. The suspect allegedly responded to the ad and began exchanging e-mails with the undercover agent that included plans for the suspect to travel to Florida to have sex with the child. The suspect followed through with the travel to Florida in February 2012, however; the planned meeting never took place.

During numerous e-mail exchanges between the undercover and the suspect, the suspect allegedly e-mailed images that are considered to be child pornography.

When the search warrant executed on February 29, 2012, evidence was seized including cameras, computers and other electronics that are being forensically examined at the Metrolec Computer Crime Laboratory in Norwood.

Mr. Bourget was charged with Disseminating Child Pornography, specifically material that contains representations and/or reproductions of children, under the age of eighteen, in a state of nudity and Possession of Child Pornography. He was arraigned the same day and bail was set at $10,000.000 cash. Mr. Bourget was bailed on March 1, 2012 with conditions that include wearing a GPS monitor; orders to stay away from schools and playgrounds and stay away from children under 18 years of age.

This investigation is continuing.