Weymouth man charged in car break-in
A Weymouth man was arrested early Thursday after allegedly breaking into a car on Walnut Avenue.
Two cars had been broken into on Pilgrim Road and Sun Valley Drive the night before, and officers set up a heavy presence in the area on Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
At 1:40 a.m., a Stonewood Lane homeowner called police to report that someone was attempting to break into his and a neighbor’s vehicle. Police arrived shortly and began tracking the suspect with a police dog.
According to police, the dog followed the suspect across Elliot Street and into a backyard. The Weymouth Police Department also sent their police dog to help track the suspect.
The suspect was ultimately discovered hiding under an SUV parked behind a Sterling Street Home. Though he initially resisted arrest, officers took him into custody.
Police said they found various items in the suspect’s pockets, including at least one item stolen from one of the vehicles. The suspect also had a knife and pepper spray on him.
Austin M. Keaney, 18, of Weymouth was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, attempting to commit a crime, possession of pepper spray without an FID card, and possession of a dangerous weapon.
Though the break happened in the same area as the earlier breaks, Keaney has not been linked to any earlier robberies, police said.