With the help of a canine, Braintree police tracked down an 18-year-old Brockton man and are seeking charges against a 17-year-old Weymouth man after investigating several vehicle break-ins last week on Matthew Court, Matthew Lane and Albee Drive.
The Brockton teen – Tyrell M. Mosley – was taken into custody after allegedly fleeing the scene of the break-ins around 2 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.
Mosley's charges included resisting arrest and cruelty to an animal after he tried to fight off a canine from the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office, Jenkins said. He allegedly broke into four vehicles and was also charged with breaking and entering and giving a false name to an officer.
Sergeant Phillip Yee originally saw Mosley running through the complex and went to investigate. While doing that, Yee encountered the Weymouth teen sitting in a car.
"While questioning this individual, whose name is being withheld because he has not yet been charged, Sergeant Yee observed the first man again run across the road and go behind another building," Jenkins said. "The Weymouth man was sent on his way while Sergeant Yee called for assistance and attempted to locate the person running."
Yee later contacted the Weymouth police, who arrested the 17-year-old on unrelated charges. Braintree police are seeking a warrant against him as an accomplice in the break-ins.
Mosley was remanded to the Dedham House of Corrections pending trial after his bail was set at $1,500, Jenkins said.