Customer Helps Yarmouth Police Arrest Shoplifter

Allegedly hid a bottle of vodka in the front of his pants...
"What's that in your pants?" Brett C. Geddis, age 28, of Yarmouth was arrested after he allegedly hid this bottle of vodka in the front of his pants. (YPD booking and evidence photos)

From Yarmouth Police (verbatim):


On Wednesday April 24 2019, at 10PM, Yarmouth Police Department Patrol Officers Sean Reed and Paul Mellett were dispatched to Becker's Package Store located at 55 Route 28 for a report of shoplifting. 

While in route, the YPD Dispatch Center advised that a customer in the store were helping to detain the shoplifter. 

Patrol Officers arrived and found two men who had come in together and were involved with attempting to steal a bottle of $14.99 vodka. 

Neither man had any identification.

They were both eventually positively identified. One man was found to be intoxicated and was identified by the store owner as the one to have had the bottle hidden in the front of his pants.

The man was placed under arrest and transported to YPD Headquarters.

The Bail Commissioner was contacted and bail was set at Personal Recognizance which means the defendant is released on the basis of a written and signed promise made by him to appear in court. The suspect subsequently paid the $40 Bail Commissioner fee and was released.

The suspect is scheduled for arraignment today in the Barnstable District Court
Refer To Arrest: 19-291-AR
Age: 28

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