UPDATED: Break-in Suspect Arrested
Law enforcement agencies team up to locate and arrest suspect on the same day as the break-in.
Updated at 1:30 p.m. with quotes from Westwood Police Detective Paul Toland.
Submitted by the Westwood Police Department:
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Thursday August 30, 2012, Westwood Police responded to a report of a past Breaking and Entering on High Rock Lane. Police officers discovered a rear door to the home was the point of entry. It appeared the suspect had broken the decorative glass within the door frame and then was able to unlock the door. The suspect stole a 42” flat screen TV, a Nintendo system and other electronics.
While investigating, police were told that a passerby observed a suspicious vehicle leaving the driveway of the residence that had been burglarized. The citizen was able to relay to investigators the vehicle make, color and license plate.
"It's a perfect example of our community working with us to make an arrest," Westwood Police Detective Paul Toland said.
Armed with this information, Westwood Police put out a broadcast on the regional police frequency alerting other police agencies to the incident that occurred in Westwood, with the vehicle information as provided.
Several hours later, investigators from Westwood and Boston Police located the suspect's vehicle being operated in the Roxbury section of Boston. The vehicle was stopped and the operator identified. During the traffic stop, the Nintendo system that was reported stolen from the High Rock Lane Burglary was found in the vehicle. In addition, the operator of the vehicle made incriminating statements as to his involvement in the housebreak in Westwood while being questioned.
Sadiq Williamson, 19, of Wayland was taken into custody and charged with: Breaking and Entering into a Building During the Daytime with Intent to Commit a Felony; Larceny Over $250.00; and Vandalizing Property.
"We're fortunate we have the ability to work with other departments in the way we do," Toland said. "In this case it was the ultimate manner of success."
Police Detectives from other Agencies have made contact with Westwood Police relative to the investigation, as it is believed the suspect may be responsible for housebreaks in other communities.