Westwood Police have charged two individuals for breaking into a home on Dover Rd. on October 9, 2012.
Police indicate that one individual, a 34-year-old Weymouth man, entered the unlocked home while his 27-year-old female accomplice remained close by in a vehicle awaiting the exit of the male from the home with stolen items.
Working closely with Dover and Medfield Police, Westwood Police Detectives were able to determine, based on crime scene investigation, that it was likely that the same individuals were responsible for housebreaks in those communities on the same day as the break-in on Dover Rd.
A big break in the case came when a Dover resident reported a suspicious vehicle in their neighborhood to the Dover Police. As a result of that call, Detectives were able to conduct an in-depth investigation that identified the parties and uncovered their involvement in at least half-a-dozen housebreaks in Westwood, Medfield, Dover and Sudbury.
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"We have been trying to reinforce the importance of residents calling the police when they see activity in their neighborhood that appears suspicious, and this is a great example of the community working with law enforcement to provide information to assist the police in keeping the community safe," Westwood Police Chief William Chase said.
Westwood Police would not comment on the possibility of the pair being linked to other housebreaks in the area, as the investigation is still ongoing.
Chase also made sure to mention the effectiveness of working with other police departments in the area to identify suspects and solve cases.
"This case was brought to a successful conclusion because of the networking between neighboring police detectives, and it is satisfying to know that the suspects are being held accountable," Chase said