State Police in Wilton arrested a Fort Edward man on Thursday, Dec. 23, for stealing a purse from the Walmart in Wilton after several people called in response to the suspect's photo being posted by local media, according to information from State Police.
David J. Jarvis, age 51, of 26 Center Street, Fort Edward, was arrested on for grand larceny in the fourth degree. According to police reports, the purse was stolen from a woman's grocery cart at the Wilton Walmart on Nov. 26 and contained cash, identification, a cell phone and some personal items.
Security video from Walmart provided an image of the suspect, which was released to local media, and within two days of the image release, State Police received numerous tips from the public identifying the suspect in the photo as Jarvis. Police said Jarvis had become aware of his image being broadcast and, when located by the State Police, had recently shaved off the moustache and shaved his head bald. "