Man Allegedly Shoplifts, Assaults Store Manager
The following arrest was reported by the Middletown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Edward Garofalo, 44, was arrested on Wednesday around 2:15 p.m. after Walgreens employees alleged he shoplifted then assaulted the manager.
The store manager said he watched Garofalo place a $29.99 cell phone into his bag. When confronted, Garofalo allegedly grabbed the manager's shirt and pushed him backwards.
Police found Garofalo on Maple Avenue and arrested him. Police found Clonzepam pills in his bag. Garofalo was charged with shoplifting, simple assault, and possession of narcotics, a felony.