DARTMOUTH — Dartmouth Police Department personnel responded to Target regarding a shoplifter actively fleeing the store with about $500 in merchandise Saturday afternoon, police said.
While responding to the call about 3 p.m., Officer Darren Emond observed the 2004 Nissan Quest van that the suspect fled in, turn onto Wolcott Avenue from State Road, according to Det. Kyle Costa, spokesman for the Dartmouth Police Department.
After locating the van on Pinehurst Street, Emond saw the male suspect flee from the van and into the woods, Costa said in a news release.
With help from Dartmouth Police K-9 Officer Jared White and his K-9 partner Reaper, the suspect was found and arrested, Costa said.
Dartmouth Police charged the male suspect, identified as Jimmy Guzman Hernandez, 34, of Bullard Street, New Bedford, with larceny over $250 and the unlawful deactivation or removal of a theft detection device, Costa said.
— Aimee Chiavaroli