A Massachusetts man, who had over two dozen pre-existing warrants for his arrest, was arrested this week on a felony charge of Larceny.
According to Police Chief Ryan Columbus, on Wednesday, May 24, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Tewksbury Police were called to the Home Depot, 85 Main St., for a report of a shoplifter who fled the store, got into a red Acura and sped out of the parking lot onto Main Street.
A responding officer spotted a red Acura leaving the parking lot and followed it to Pike Street, where a male, later identified as 23-year-old Gideon White of Lowell, fled from the vehicle on foot.
White was taken into custody a short distance away by Tewksbury Police.
A subsequent investigation of the red Acura located over $1,200 in tools that had been stolen from Home Depot, and surveillance footage from Home Depot was used to identify White as the suspect who allegedly stole them.
White, who is well known to Tewksbury Police, is a fugitive from justice related to a warrant for his arrest from New Hampshire, in addition to the 26 default warrants from Massachusetts courts. He was arrested on new charges of Larceny Over $1,200 and Fugitive From Justice.
White was arraigned Thursday in Lowell District Court, where he was ordered held without bail pending a court appearance next week.
“It’s extremely important that we hold accountable people who think they can steal without consequences,” said Chief Columbus. “This was great work by our officers to track this defendant down.”