Medford Target thief runs past cop with bag of stolen shirts & heroin in his pocket
MEDFORD – On Sunday, January 29 at 4:46 p.m., Officer Tess Mauro of the Medford Police Department was entering the Target on Salem Street when a man ran past her in the vestibule with a reusable bag full of various clothing items and exited the store.
“A Target associate stated to me that the male party had just shoplifted,” wrote Officer Mauro in her Narrative. “The male party ran across the Target parking lot and onto Fellsway West. I ran towards the male party. I commanded the male party to stop in which he dropped the bag and stopped running.”
The man identified himself as Daniel Antinick, 32, of 120 Salem Street, Malden.
Shortly thereafter, Sergeant Christopher Covino, Officer Barry Clemente and Officer Peter Carbone arrived on scene to assist.
Officer Mauro asked dispatch to conduct a background check on Antinick. The inquiry revealed that Antinick had one active warrant from the Boston Police Department for a shoplifting incident that took place on Jan. 10, 2022.
Sgt. Covino then handcuffed Antinick, placing him under arrest.
“Officer Clemente pat-frisked Antinick for weapons,” wrote Officer Mauro in her Narrative. “Antinick stated to us that he had a hammer in his pocket. Officer Clemente pulled out a black Blue Ridge brand multitool equipped with a hammer, knife and screwdriver. Antinick then stated that he had “dope” in his pocket. Officer Clemente pulled out a green toothbrush travel cover, which had a small bag with a dime sized amount of a white powdery substance inside. Officer Clemente (a certified Drug Recognition Expert) examined this powdery substance, from his training and experience, he informed me this substance is consistent with heroin.”
Officer Carbone took the bag of clothing Antinick attempted to steal to Target’s loss prevention associate, who rang up the items. Inside the bag were 24 different t-shirts, totaling $311.76.
While running up the items, the loss prevention associate told Officer Carbone that Antinick was with another individual who attempted to place a sweatshirt into a reusable shopping bag. The individual, who the associate said was a white male wearing a black jacket and hat, attempted to return the sweatshirt.
According to Officer Mauro, a man matching the loss prevention associate’s description approached the officers and identified himself as Mark Doran, 41, stating that he was Antinick’s roommate. Officer Carbone then asked the loss prevention associate if the man who approached them was the male party he believed attempted to return the stolen item and he confirmed that it was him.
Sgt. Covino asked dispatch to conduct a background check, and like his roommate, Doran also had an active warrant.
Officer Carbone then placed Doran under arrest and pat-frisked him. Nothing was found on Doran.
Antinick began complaining of chest pain, so he was transported to the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital, Officer Mauro said. Doran was transported to the Medford Police Department for booking.
Antinick was charged with Shoplifting by Asportation and Possession of a Class A substance.
Antinick was released on his own personal recognizance without having to pay bail.
Antinick was arraigned in Somerville District Court on Jan. 30. He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 28 for a pretrial hearing.
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