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Braintree teen to face charges of breaking and entering cars

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  August 31, 2012 03:49 PM

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An 18-year-old Braintree resident will face charges of breaking and entering after allegedly breaking into several cars in Braintree Wednesday morning.

According to police, officers responded to a call on Academy Street shortly after 3 a.m. on Wednesday after a resident interrupted an attempt to break into his vehicle in his driveway.

The suspect allegedly fled toward Thayer Academy. Police established a perimeter around the area and called in a police dog to help with the search.

While searching for the suspect, a Brow Avenue resident reported that his car had also been broken into.

The police dog soon alerted police to a Central Avenue home and continued toward South Braintree Square.

Police eventually confronted Timothy McDonald, 17, from Braintree, who had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest. McDonald was arrested on the warrant and gave officers the name of the individual who he believed might have been involved in the car break.

The man identified lived at the Central Avenue house the canine had also identified, police said.

Officers went to the house of the alleged second suspect and spoke with a female resident, who said that her son was not at home. She allowed police to search her son’s room, where officers recovered five GPS units that they believe were stolen.

The units were taken to the police station, where one was traced back to an Academy Street address. The owner at that address later called police to report that his car had been broken into and his GPS had been stolen.

Later in the day, a second report was taken of two cars being broken into and three GPS units taken. Two of the three units were among the units recovered from the Braintree man’s bedroom.

The third unit has not been recovered, and the owners of the remaining two GPS units found in the teen’s bedroom have not been identified.

According to police, the Braintree man has yet to be located, but police are seeking a warrant for his arrest.

The teen will face four counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, and charges of receiving stolen property over $250.

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