A news story reported by WCVB Channel 5 suggests that a finding of no criminal charge at a clerk Magistrate’s hearing in Highham is suspicious, and suggested a special deal. There is store video of a husband and wife apparently walking out of the Kohl’s in Hingham which a cart full of clothing that they didn’t pay for.
The kicker is that the defendant is Edward Savage, formerly the police chief in Hanson and his wife Christine.
And now, after apparently not meeting the terms of the hearing deal agreed to last July, to write a simple apology letter, the pair is to be arraigned and charged with the crime on April 2nd.
Did a former police chief get a criminal charge against swept under the rug the first time because of who he was? The details are interesting, but the conclusion is: Probably not. [Read more…]