FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
*Joint Press Release* Hanson and Whitman Police Arrest Suspects Involved in Motor Vehicle Break-In
HANSON — Hanson Police Chief Michael Miksch and Whitman Police Chief Scott D. Benton report that the Hanson Police Department, with the assistance of the Whitman Police Department, arrested two suspects in connection with a motor vehicle break-in yesterday evening.
NICOLAS FLORES, AGE 24, OF BROCKTON, AND A 17-YEAR-OLD FEMALE FROM OHIO are charged with:
- Breaking and Entering Into a Motor Vehicle
- Larceny Over $250
- Destruction of Property Over $250
On Friday, June 16, at approximately 5:10 p.m., the Hanson Police Department received a report of a breaking and entering into a motor vehicle at Shaw’s Supermarket on Liberty Street/Route 58.
Upon arrival, Hanson police officers learned that a window of a motor vehicle was smashed and a purse was missing. Witnesses reported seeing a green Mitsubishi Galant in the area that was occupied by a man and woman.
The information was relayed to area police departments and not long after, the vehicle was located in Whitman at the CVS on Bedford Street. Detective Sgt. Joe Bombardier and Officer Paul Young of the Whitman Police Department held the vehicle and the occupants until Hanson police officers arrived.
Through an on-scene investigation, police found the missing purse from the vehicle that was broken into in Hanson inside the Mitsubishi. Police determined that the man and woman in the Mitsubishi, identified as FLORES AND THE 17-YEAR-OLD FEMALE, were involved in the motor vehicle break-in. They were placed under arrest.
FLORES is being held on $2,500 cash bail at the Plymouth House of Correction pending his arraignment on Monday in Plymouth District Court. The 17-YEAR-OLD FEMALE is being held in the custody of the Department of Youth Services until her arraignment in Plymouth Juvenile Court on Monday.
Sgt. Peter Calogero of the Hanson Police Department obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and located stolen cell phones and pocketbooks. Hanson Police are now working to locate the owners of this merchandise. Officer Elisha Sullivan and Sgt. Michael Bearce of the Hanson Police Department also assisted in the case. Chief Miksch would like to thank witnesses and Whitman Police for their assistance.