Last week, Norwood Police arrested Andrew Gerard Dejoie, 27, of 27 Coney Street in Walpole, was arrested and charged with three counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony, according to a police statement.
Dejoie was booked at Norwood Police Headquarters and arraigned at Dedham District Court.
On Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 2:30 a.m. Patrolman Shawn Wilman was on patrol on Coach Ln. Coach and Mill Pond lanes form a circle off of Union Street. Not too long ago, the area had been targeted by a suspect that was taking advantage of unsecured motor vehicles in residents’ driveways, the police said. On one night a thief entered thirty unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood.
The following is directly from the police statement:
When the vehicle continued on the circle and did not exit the area Patrolman Wilman’s suspicions were aroused. When the cruiser was noticed the vehicle accelerated and attempted to evade Patrolman Wilman. Activating the cruiser’s overhead lights caused the fleeing vehicle to stop abruptly. Once Patrolman Michael O’Brien arrived on the scene Patrolman Wilman approached the operator. Sergeant David Benton and Patrolman Gregory Shore soon arrived as well.
Patrolman Wilman had thought the operator of the vehicle had been wearing some type of gloves. When he and Patrolman O’Brien approached the vehicle they found Latex gloves on the seat of the car. Two power tool cases were visible in the back seat. The operator claimed he was a contractor. Several shopping bags were seen on the floor of the car. The driver claimed to have no knowledge of the contents answering that they were his mother’s bags. Further investigation, coupled with “wrong” answers resulted in looking into the contents of the car further. The bags contained wallets, GPS devices and other items which would appear to have been removed from automobile consoles and glove compartments. Identification pointed to resident of Coach Lane.