Three Arrested for Stolen and Counterfeit Credit Cards and ID’s at the
Wrentham Village Outlets
On December 30th,
2013, around 1:00PM, the Wrentham Police responded to the Burberry store at the
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. Store
employees were reporting three individuals inside the store attempting to make
a purchase valued at more than $8000.00 with stolen or counterfeit credit cards
O’Connell arrived to the scene first and witnessed the transaction taking
place. When he confronted two of the
suspects, they fled from the store on foot to a rented 2013 Mercedes E350,
parked nearby. Officer Jon Coliflores
and Sgt. James Barrett assisted Officer O’Connell in apprehending the three
suspects before they were able to escape.
investigation, including suspect interviews and several search warrants,
revealed the three had spent thousands of dollars throughout Massachusetts,
specifically Newbury Street
using stolen or counterfeit credit and debit cards and id’s.
is ongoing with the assistance of the United States Secret Service, but it
appears these three suspects may be involved in similar crimes in other eastern
The three arrested
are Justin Worthington, 24 years old from Oxon
Hill, Maryland; Alexus Jackson, 20 years old
from parts unknown and Christian Johnson, 23 years old from Landover, Maryland.
All three were
held on $10,000.00 cash bail until court on the following day where they were
arraigned. Johnson is being held on a
felony warrant for carjacking out of Prince George’s
National AMBER Alert
Awareness Day, January 13th, 2014, is set aside and memorialized in
honor of Amber Hagerman and the establishment of a national AMBER Alert Program
by the U.S. Department of Justice. This
is an appropriate time to notify the public of an important achievement by the
Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (Metro LEC). Metro LEC is a consortium of cities, towns
and sheriff departments from Massachusetts
with the goal of sharing resources among its member agencies in order to
provide the best possible police services to the community.
On July 23rd and
24th, 2013, Metro LEC conducted a “mock” child abduction drill in
the Town of Norwood. Officers from member agencies of the Metro
LEC organization mobilized and responded to Norwood to investigate a report of a missing
child. Assessors from the AMBER Program
evaluated the Metro LEC Child Abduction Response Team (Metro CART), a specialized
unit within Metro LEC. They assessed protocols
and the effectiveness of the drill, to meet standards set forth by the U.S.
Department of Justice. After completion
of the drill, Metro CART has received notification from the AMBER Program that
we have successfully met these necessary standards and will become the 19th
nationally certified CART team, and only the second northeastern state team to
receive the honor.
On February 18th,
2014, Metro LEC will be presented an award by the Department of Justice for the
national certification. This award will
be presented by Phil Keith, Program Director of the AMBER Alert Training and
Technical Assistance Program. More
information will follow regarding the award ceremony.