GREENWICH TWP. — A 25-year-old Paulsboro man was arrested and charged with two counts of shoplifting on Oct. 28 following two thefts at local stores.

Jared T. Mattson was arrested on Swedesboro Road after employees at the Rite Aid store on Harmony Road reported a shoplifting at 2:26 p.m. A resident allegedly had observed him hiding items in a bush and directed officers to that location. The officers took possession of the items and took them back to Rite Aid. It was then that it was discovered some of the items had been shoplifted from the Dollar General.

Mattson was transported to headquarters and charged by Sgt. Stacey Mangine with the shoplifting complaints along with possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle. He was committed to Salem County Jail in default of $1,000 bail.