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Norwood police arrest Walpole man in connection with car break-ins

Posted by Natalie Feulner  November 26, 2012 02:11 PM

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Norwood police had one question they posed to a man they arrested last week in connection to a number of car breaks near Coach Lane.

“Who wears dishwashing gloves while driving at 2:30 a.m.?” they asked on their Facebook page Friday along with a press release about the incident and subsequent arrest.

Andrew Gerard Dejoie, 27, of Walpole was charged with three counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony.

On Wednesday around 2:30 a.m., an officer was on patrol near Coach Lane and Mill Pond Lane, watching the area that had been targeting by someone entering unlocked vehicles, a news release said.

The officer watched someone enter the area but not exit and became “suspicious” so he drove into the neighborhood. When the person driving the car noticed the officer’s cruiser with lights on, he stopped.

Police found latex gloves on the front seat, two power tool cases in the back seat, and several shopping bags were seen on the floor. The driver told police he was a contractor.

Upon further investigation, police found wallets, GPS devices, and several other items that appeared to have come from cars of residents of Coach Lane.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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