Orange man arrested for theft
Saturday, at approximately 11:00 PM, Officer Joshua Dempsey was dispatched to the Korger store in the 1600 block of 16th St., in reference to a suspicious person. Detective Sarah Jefferson was already on the scene.
While en route to the scene, Officer Dempsey was notified by dispatch that the detective was fighting with the suspect inside the store.
Upon arrival, Officer Dempsey observed Detective Jefferson holding a black male on the floor at the entrance to the store. Officer Dempsey exited his patrol car and detained the male.
He spoke with the detective, who identified the man as 22 year old Nathaniel Hebert, of Orange. Detective Jefferson stated that she saw Hebert concealing what appeared to be merchandise in his waistband. Jefferson also said Hebert left the store without paying for the merchandise.
As Detective Jefferson spoke with Hebert, Officer Dempsey made contact with the store manager, who said that Hebert took a family pack of chicken from the store and left without paying for it.
Hebert was unable to provide any proof of purchase for the merchandise, which totaled $4.77. He was taken into custody, and transported to the Orange County Jail, where he was booked on charges of Class C theft.
The manager told police that she wished to file charges against Hebert on behalf of Kroger’s.