Thomas M. Curtin. Photo courtesy of the Franklin Police Department.
An Ogdensburg man was arrested for shoplifting baby formula from the Franklin Walmart on Route 23. Thomas M. Curtin, 26, was arrested on August 4th, 2014 after he was positively identified from a bulletin put out by a Morris County agency from a previous arrest. Curtin concealed baby formula in a black backpack that he brought into the store with him before leaving the premises without paying for the merchandise on 7/17/14. Det. Robert Vander Ploeg made contact with Curtin at his residence on the morning of 8/4/14 at which time Curtin was taken into custody without incident. Curtin was processed and released with a summons complaint pending an appearance in Franklin Borough Municipal Court. Det. Vander Ploeg was assisted by Franklin PD Ptl. Jesse Babcock and Ogdensburg PD Ptl. Steve Davis.
The complaints that were filed are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.