Arrest made in string of recent residential Breaks
Around 8:00PM last night patrol units were again dispatched to a Canton residence where the homeowner returned to find someone inside his home. This time it was on Shore Drive. Units were on scene within moments and began checking the area. The victim reported the same modus operandi as the previous evening; the suspect came in through a bathroom window and fled on a bicycle.
Most residential breaks occur during daytime hours and the suspects go to great lengths to ensure nobody is home when they enter the house. This series of breaks was particularly troubling because the suspects were striking during hours when it was likely people were actually home.
Over the course of the day yesterday, detectives developed information that a "brownish/gold" Nissan Murano registered to a Brockton man may have been involved in Thursday night's break on Spring Lane. Immediately following last night's break a description of that vehicle and license plate was broadcast over area wide police radio networks. A short time later, officers and detectives from the Brockton Police Department reported that they had located the suspect vehicle. Canton units responded to the scene where they located items that had been stolen only an hour prior from the Shore Drive residence as well as the bicycle the victim saw fleeing his house earlier in the evening.
Anthony Brown, 53, of Brockton was placed under arrest. He is facing charges of Receiving Stolen Property and is currently being held at Canton Police Headquarters on $20,000 bail.
The case remains under investigation. Great job by all involved and a big thank you to the Brockton Police Department.