ARLINGTON – On Wednesday, Aug. 30, at approximately 12:28 p.m., Officer Michael Foley of the Arlington Police Department was dispatched to the Walgreens located at 324 Massachusetts Avenue to investigate an alleged shoplifting incident.
(The account and quotations in this article were taken from Officer Foley’s printed Officer Report)
Upon his arrival, Officer Foley was met with a Walgreens’ store manager, who pointed at a woman pushing a scooter and carrying a bag. The manager said “she has stuff in her bag.”
“This Officer approached the female who initially denied taking anything from the store,” Officer Foley said. “The party initially identified herself as ‘Betsy St. Hilaire’ and eventually produced two items taken from the store.”
According to Arlington police, the woman had taken food items from Walgreens.
“This Officer attempted to run ‘Betsy’ with the information she provided with negative results,” Officer Foley explained.
The woman then provided identification which came back to her actual name, Elizabeth Ruperto. Ruperto, 50, is a resident of Dracut. She was also a fugitive from justice on a court warrant for one count of failure to return leased property.
Ruperto was arrested on the warrant. She was also charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise.