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Police Arrest Alleged Bay State Avenue Package Thief

A Medford woman allegedly stole packages from at least three homes on Bay State Avenue.

Somerville police arrested a 34-year-old Medford woman on Jan. 15 and charged her larceny and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing packages on Bay State Avenue near Ball Square.

According to a police report, a witness who called police saw Dina DiMartino, of 16 Willard Ave., Medford, and a man walking down Bay State Avenue at around 2:20 p.m., seemingly scouting the front porches of homes.

Police caught up with DiMartino at the corner of Kidder and Bay State avenues, and she was carrying a large bag, according to the report.

The report says police could see in the bag an Amazon package that came from a home on Bay State Avenue. They also found five paper receipts in the bag that were addressed to various homes—three on Bay State Avenue, the others in Medford.

In the bag, police discovered an two Eddie Bauer sweaters, a Members Only jacket, JVC headphones and a Patriots winter cap, among other things.

Please remember that allegations contained in police reports do not indicate a conviction.

AHM January 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM
It's pretty easy to grab those packages. Hard for us to be home for those deliveries. I worked one place in Winchester where UPS came down the street and put the packages on top of the mailboxes out in the street. I kep thinking this would be real easy of someone came down here and grabbed them all up. Guess we should all ahve video cameras on our houses now.

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