Man turns himself in after being caught on camera entering Northbridge home

The 26-year-old Worcester man told police he entered the home to meet someone he had met on Snapchat.

After a two-day search, the man caught on camera entering a Northbridge home has been arrested, according to the Northbridge Police Department.

Police wrote Esteban De Jesus Fonfrias-Soto, a 26-year-old from Worcester, turned himself in around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Fonfrias-Soto told police he entered the home to meet someone he had met on Snapchat, who led him to the Washington Street residence. He reportedly stayed for 15 minutes before realizing he was misled.

Fonfrias-Soto was arrested for breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony. He is scheduled to appear in Uxbridge District Court on July 14.

Police added an anonymous tip helped them confirm Fonfrias-Soto’s identification.


The Northbridge Police Department had previously asked the public for help in identifying Fonfrias-Soto, who was initially caught on camera entering the residence and the residents did not know.

Tarah Martell Schweitzer posted videos of him entering and leaving her home, which were then shared by the department on Facebook.

In her caption, Schweitzer wrote the man entered her Presidential Farms Neighborhood home at 1:04 p.m. and left 16 minutes later.

“5 adults and 1 child were in the backyard,” she wrote. “2 kids were inside & my 1 year old was asleep.”

Schweitzer told 7News that the man did not enter any rooms and did not take anything. Her children walked past him, but he did not approach them, she said. He only petted the dog before leaving.

Schweitzer said she’d like to know whether the incident was just a case of a wrong address so she can feel safe in her house again.


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