Homeless man arrested for trying to charge his phone at The Whitney Field Mall after hours
LEOMINSTER — On Sunday, Oct. 16, at 9:20 p.m. Officer Tyler Labell of the Leominster Police Department was dispatched to The Whitney Field Mall for a report of a man trying to get into the building. The mall closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
According to Officer Labell’s Narrative for the incident, when he arrived on scene, the individual working security that evening said that a man asked to come inside to charge his phone. The security guard told the man – who was later identified as Secundino Carrillo Corio – that the mall was closed and he couldn’t enter the building. The man refused to leave, so the security guard called police as Corio remained outside the building.
After explaining the circumstances, the security guard lead Officer Labell to Corio, who was around the corner of the building.
“I asked Secundino what he was doing and he stated that he was trying to charge his phone,” wrote Officer Labell in his Narrative. “I am familiar with Secundino for being homeless in this city and in contact with our outreach program. Secundino stated that he did not have a room at any motels in this city.”
Officer Labell then asked the security guard if Corio should be trespassed or “if he just needed to be moved along.”
The security guard trespassed Corio for a year in front of the officer. Officer Labell then explained what that meant to Corio, adding that he needed to leave.
Corio grabbed his belongings – according to Officer Labell – and walked for about 20 feet before stopping in the parking lot, which is also the mall’s property.
“I explained to Secundino that it includes all the parking lots. I explained to him that he needs to leave the property now or he would be arrested for trespassing,” wrote Officer Labell in his Narrative. “At this time, Secundino turned around and placed his hands behind his back and stated, ‘arrest me.’ Secundino showed that he had no intention of leaving the property.”
Officer Labell placed Corio under arrest for trespassing.
His bail was set at $40 and he was officially trespassed from The Whitney Field Mall for a year.
He was arraigned in Leominster District Court on Oct. 17.
Corio’s latest court appearance was on Nov. 10 for a pretrial hearing.
Disclaimer: If you are wondering why the incident in this story was from October, that’s because I had to file a FOIA request to get the Personnel Narratives for the incident. FOIAs are time consuming.