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Cops, U.S. Marshals, arrest man wanted for Cambridge break-ins

Posted by Brock Parker  November 8, 2013 12:45 PM

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Police and members of a U.S. Marshals task force have seized cocaine, bath salts, oxycodone and more than $8,000 from a man wanted for two Cambridge break-ins. Photo courtesy Cambridge Police.

Police and members of a U.S. Marshals task force seized cocaine, bath salts, oxycodone and more than $8,000 in cash from a Boston man wanted on charges stemming from two break-ins in Cambridge.

Cambridge Police said Friday that Scott Vining, 44, of South Boston, was arrested in Saugus Wednesday after the department obtained a warrant for his arrest on charges in connection to two housebreaks in the Cambridgeport neighborhood. Vining is also a suspect in two other housebreaks in the city, said Dan Riviello, a spokesman for the Cambridge Police Department.

“This neighborhood has been victimized by numerous housebreaks and we hope this arrest will increase the safety and security of the area,” said Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent Paul Ames in a press release announcing the arrest Friday.

Vining was also charged with two counts of possession of a class B drug and trafficking cocaine because police said that when they arrested Vining they seized 18 grams of cocaine from him, along with nine ounces of “bath salts” and 38 grams of oxycodone pills that had been packaged for distribution. Police also seized more than $8,000 in cash, drug paraphernalia and items believed to have been stolen during break-ins.

Vining has also been charged on warrants out of Malden District Court and Suffolk Superior Court.

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