The following is a press release from the Braintree Police Department:
An 18-year-old Braintree man faces charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime (four counts) and receiving stolen property over $250 after early morning car breaks on Wednesday, August 29th.
Police were called to Academy Street shortly after 3 a.m. after a resident interrupted a break into his vehicle that was parked in his driveway. The caller advised officers that the suspect fled towards Thayer Academy. A perimeter was established and a canine team was called to help with the search.
While searching for the suspect, a Brow Avenue resident reported that his car had also been broken into. During the course of the search, the canine alerted to a Central Avenue home and then continued on towards South Braintree Square.
During the track, officers confronted Timothy McDonald, 17, of Braintree, who was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. McDonald was arrested on the warrant and gave officers the name of an individual who he believed might have been involved in the car breaks. This individual lived at the Central Avenue house where the canine tracked.
Officers then went to the Central Avenue house and spoke with the Braintree man’s mother, who informed the officers that her son was not home, but allowed them to search his room.
In the suspect’s bedroom, officers recovered five G.P.S. units that they believed were stolen. The G.P.S. units were taken to the police station where one was traced back to an Academy Street address. The owner later called police to report that his car had been entered and his G.P.S. stolen.
Later in the day a second report was taken of two cars being broken into and three G.P.S. units taken. Two of the three units were among the units recovered from the Braintree man’s bedroom. The third unit has not yet been recovered and the owner’s of the remaining two G.P.S. units have not yet been identified. The Braintree man has yet to be located and police are seeking a warrant for his arrest.