A Lawrence man was chased down and arrested by Weston police Tuesday after he allegedly broke into a house – and was scared off after an “eye to eye’’ confrontation with the 15-year-old resident, police said.
The incident began when the suspect, identified as Dominic Sylvestre, allegedly rang the doorbell of a Boston Post Road home around 2:30 p.m., Weston Police Lieutenant John Lyons said in a telephone interview today.
He said the 15-year-old male resident came to the front door, but left without opening the door or speaking to the man standing on his front porch.
However, a few minutes later, the teen heard noise inside the house, walked into the master suite and allegedly saw Sylvestre as he was stuffing jewelry into a black backpack.
“The 15-year-old juvenile went in and they saw each other eye-to-eye,’’ Lyons said. “The suspect fled out the window.’’
Lyons said the suspect ran off from the scene. At the time, the department was changing shifts, and also had two officers working paid details. Police converged on the area, he said.
The suspect allegedly ran from Boston Post Road through backyards into a plus-55 retirement community, past a house under construction – where workers on the roof spotted him run past – and then into the backyard of a house on Livermore Lane.
Police surrounded the house and found Sylvestre hiding underneath the porch, Lyons said. He was taken into custody without incident.
He said Waltham police are investigating whether the 27-year-old Slyvestre is responsible for a house break in that neighborhood community that took place shortly before the Weston incident.