COHASSET — Chief William Quigley reports that the Cohasset Police Department arrested a man yesterday who allegedly broke into a home early Sunday morning.
DYLAN DONAHUE, AGE 27, OF NORWELL is charged with:
- Breaking and Entering into a Building in the Nighttime (Felony)
- Possession of Burglarious Tools (Felony)
At approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, Cohasset Police responded to a home on Atlantic Avenue for a report of a residential break-in in progress. The homeowner, who was not home at the time, received an alert via text from his Ring doorbell camera, showing a man unsuccessfully trying to gain entry into the rear of his home.
The homeowner immediately called police and officers were dispatched to the home.
Officers arrived and located the man, later identified as DONAHUE, in the backyard of the home. Police believed DONAHUE to be the same man depicted in Ring footage during a successful break-in at the same home earlier Sunday morning.
DONAHUE was arrested in connection with the earlier break-in and brought to Cohasset Police headquarters. He was held overnight and is scheduled to be arranged today in Quincy District Court.
Police are still working with the homeowner to determine if anything was stolen during the break-in or during the subsequent break-in attempt. The investigation remains ongoing and DONAHUE could face additional charges.
“The homeowner and dispatchers did an excellent job in this case by staying on the telephone together and guiding our officers to the suspect,” Chief Quigley said. “This arrest was made due to the outstanding work by our patrol officers, detectives and dispatchers. It also shows that home security devices add that extra layer of protection, and we highly recommend them.”
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.