Alleged Thief With 26 Outstanding Warrants Arrested By Tewksbury Police

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TEWKSBURY, Mass (WBZNewsRadio) - A Lowell man with more than two dozen pre-existing warrants for his arrest, is now in custody after allegedly stealing more than $1,000 worth of tools from Home Depot.

Gideon White has been arrested and now faces larceny and fugitive from justice charges.

Wednesday afternoon, Tewksbury Police responded to the Home Depot on Main Street for a report of a theft. Employees said the man fled the store in a red Acura around 3:15 p.m. Officers soon spotted a vehicle matching the description nearby and followed the driver to Pike Street, that's when the man got out of the car and took off on foot.

Officers caught up with the man, later identified as White, and placed him under arrest.

In the red Acura, authorities discovered more than $1,200 worth of tools that had been stolen from the Home Depot.

“It’s extremely important that we hold accountable people who think they can steal without consequences,” said Tewksbury Police Chief Ryan Columbus. “This was great work by our officers to track this defendant down.”

Along with the new larceny charges, White is a fugitive from justice related to warrant for his arrest from New Hampshire, as well as 26 default warrants from Massachusetts courts. He appeared in Lowell District Court on Thursday, where he was ordered held without bail. He's expected back in court next week.

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