NABBED IN STORE — Joseph L. Denny, in custody of Patrolmen William Spierdowis (left) and John Tarpey, Is led from Parke-Snow store after being found hiding under counter. He was In court Monday on breaking and entering charges and ordered held for Grand Jury. (McLean Photo)
Two AWOL sailors, sought since Sunday afternoon for the holdup of a Fall River dairy farm stand in which $93.00 was taken from an employee, were captured at gunpoint on Washington St. in South Norwood Tuesday afternoon by two alert Norwood police officers, Patrolmen Francis Riley and David DeCosta. Also taken into custody with the sailors was an escapee from the Women’s Reformatory at Framingham, who was wearing the Navy jacket of one of the youths.
Patrolmen Riley and DeCosta had spotted the two youths from a teletype description on file at the Norwood police station. The youths were seated at the bar of a South Norwood cafe with the girl and the police decided they would wait until they emerged from the cafe before questioning them.
When they came out, Ollicers Riley and DeCosta with drawn guns, approached the trio, and after searching them for possible concealed weapons took all three to the Norwood police station where they admitted their identity.
They were identified by police as Edward L. Halllsey, 19, of 7 Haskell Street, Beverly, a former resident of the house numbered 13 School Street in Walpole, and Robert A Bredeken, 20, of 11115 Norton View Drive, Dearborn, Michigan.
The girl proved to be 19-year-old Lorraine Gonsalves, of 143 Spruce Street, Providence, an escapee three weeks ago from the Women’s Reformatory’ in Framingham.
Upon admitting Inal they were the youths sought for the Fall River holdup, Police Chief Mark Folan notified the Fall River police and Lieutenants John Curry and John Dean and Inspector Leon Kenny rushed over the road to the Norwood police station where they questioned the trio for over two hours. After being questioned, the Gonsalves girl was placed in the Women’s detention cell in the police station with Police Matron Mrs. Ann Cavanaugh called in to guard her.
The trio told police that they had slept in Bird Park on Sunday night after alighting from a bus from Providence. The girl said that she had joined the two youths after the holdup when she met them in her native city.
The two youths are said to be AWOL since August 15 from the USS Cotten, berthed at the Newport, Rhode Island, Naval base.
The trio were booked into the Norwood police station at 3:45 p.m. The sailors were given into the custody of the Fall River officers at 7:05 p.m. and the girl was turned over to the Women’s Reformatory’s guards 15 minutes earlier.
Police Chief Mark Folan and their fellow officers congratulated Patrolmen Riley and DeCosta for their alertness that led to the apprehension of the trio.
REFORMATORY ESCAPEE — Lorraine Gonsalved, 19, escapee from the Woman’s Reformatory at Framingham, who was caught with two wanted holdup men In South Norwood on Tuesday, enters Norwood police station cell room with Police Matron, Mrs. Ann Cavanaugh. (McLean Photo)