Chief John Dunn
1 School Street
Hull, MA 02045
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Hull Police Charge Man with Larceny, Remind Beachgoers to Protect Their Valuables
HULL — Chief John Dunn reports that the Hull Police Department arrested a man for larceny on Monday, July 15, after he allegedly stole a woman’s pocketbook at Nantasket Beach.
RICHARD NUTILE JR., AGE 52, OF HULL was charged with one count of Larceny From a Person.
At approximately 6:50 p.m., a Hull Police officer, en route to a call, was flagged down by an individual who reported that a man had stolen his girlfriend’s pocketbook. The individual pointed to a man, later identified as NUTILE, who was running down the street.
The officer caught up to NUTILE, who was carrying a backpack. Through the subsequent investigation and speaking to NUTILE, it was determined that the backpack contained a pocketbook and cellphone that belonged to the victims.
NUTILE was arrested and taken to the Hull Police Department to be booked. NUTILE was expected to be arraigned in Hingham District Court today.
Hull Police and Chief Dunn would like to remind residents to keep their valuables safe and secure while at the beach:
- Only bring essentials for the day
- Keep your items close to your person or out of sight
- Consider purchasing a waterproof bag so you can keep your valuables with you as you go in the water
“I’d like to commend the individual who flagged down our officer and was able to point out the suspect, resulting in quick recovery of the items and an arrest,” Chief Dunn said. “Beachgoers should remember to never leave their valuables unattended and always be aware of their surroundings.”
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.