LEOMINSTER – At about 4:05 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, Officers James McKenna and Shane Crawford of the Leominster Police Department were dispatched to the Home Depot on Commercial Road following a report of a person trespassing on the property.
(The account and quotations in this article were taken from the printed Personnel Narrative of Officer McKenna.)
“When I arrived, I spoke with Javier Silvagnoli, the loss prevention associate,” Officer McKenna said. “He was with a male party later identified as Jasuel Negron. We moved into the loss prevention room to speak further. Jasuel was apologetic for the incident and indicated he was low on funds.”
Negron, 37, is a resident of 74 Mount Globe Street in Fitchburg.
Silvagnoli told Officer McKenna that he issued a trespass notice to Negron earlier in the summer after he caught him shoplifting on several occasions.
“Javier produced an image of a trespass notice that he issued to ‘Jason Negrn’ on June 10, 2023,” Officer McKenna said. “Javier also produced an image of Jasuel he took on June 10 and it was determined that he misidentified Jasuel on the form that day.”
The trespass notice Silvagnoli showed police indicated that Negron was not permitted to enter the Home Depot on Commercial Road for three years.
“Javier advised me he has not contacted law enforcement previously regarding his encounters with Jasuel,” Officer McKenna said.
Silvagnoli told police that earlier in the day, he observed Negron enter the store, select two items worth $428, place them in a carriage, and exit the store without paying for them. Silvagnoli said he apprehended Negron after he passed the exit.
After hearing this, Officer McKenna read Negron his Miranda rights from a card he carries on his person.
“Jasuel was still apologetic and requested a summons to appear in court,” Officer McKenna said. “There was significant difficulty positively identifying Jasuel on scene. I placed him under arrest.”
After he was arrested, Officer Crawford searched Negron. Inside Negron’s fanny pack the officer found three 2mg Xanax pills in a black plastic container.
“Jasuel immediately claimed ownership of the items stating ‘that’s mine,’” Officer McKenna said. “Jasuel stated he had bought them. There was no evidence Jasuel possessed a prescription for the items.”
Negron was charged with Shoplifting by Asportation +$250, Tresspass, and Possession of a Class E Drug.
His bail was set at $40.
Negron was arraigned in Leominster District Court on Aug. 9.
He had a pretrial hearing on Sept. 22.
Disclaimer: If you are wondering why the incident in this story was from August, that’s because I had to file FOIA request(s) to get the court documents for the incident. FOIAs are time consuming.