Michael J. d’Entremont
Chief of Police
600 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026
For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Fast-Acting Dedham Police Officers Arrest Alleged Burglar
DEDHAM — Police Chief Michael J. d’Entremont announces that members of the Dedham Police Department, acting in response to a commercial burglar alarm, swiftly apprehended a suspect.
As a result, JOSEPH ROSE, AGE 42, OF BOSTON has been charged with Breaking and Entering into a Building at Night, Possession of Burglarious Instruments, and Vandalism of Property.
On Sunday at about 5:15 a.m., police were dispatched an a business on Providence Highway for an activated motion alarm. Upon arrival, officers noted a rear office window had been forced open. Entering the building, the officers saw that the first floor office, including drawers and cabinets, were open and disheveled with various items strewn about the floor.
Meanwhile, additional officers arrived and observed a man, later identified as ROSE, getting on a bicycle on the opposite side of the building. The officers ordered him to stop, but he rode away, toward a nearby auto dealership, ditching the bike against a vehicle, and proceeding on foot toward nearby woods. In ditching the bike, he damaged a new vehicle at the dealership.
The officers quickly located ROSE and ordered him to emerge from the woods and surrender, which he did.
ROSE was carrying a backpack, and inside police found several identification cards not belonging to him, a brown wallet, credit cards from the business he had allegedly broken into, and other assorted items. ROSE was also allegedly carrying a set of headphones from the business, a set of mini portable speakers, and a second wallet. Officers also found a pair of needle nose pliers, broken scissors, and plastic gloves, which are consistent with the tools that burglars often carry.
“I would like to commend our officers, working during the early morning hours, for their quick response, which resulted in the successful arrest of a suspect,” Chief d’Entremont said. “Dedham has strong neighborhoods and a vibrant business community, and a show of force like this shows that the Dedham Police Department will not tolerate burglars in our community.”
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.