Frederick Ryan, Chief of Police
112 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Arlington Police Alert Residents About Recent Residential Break-Ins
ARLINGTON — Chief Frederick Ryan and the Arlington Police Department are seeking to notify residents about a recent rash of house break-ins over the past several weeks. Police are also asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect caught on video inside one of the affected homes.
Since September, a total of 11 homes in Arlington have been broken into, including seven homes so far in November. The break ins have occurred throughout the town during the early evening hours, mostly between 4:30-8 p.m.
Homes that are being targeted have typically been located on corners of streets or in close proximity to a corner. Access has typically been gained through a window in the rear or side of home that’s view is obstructed from the street.
Items that have been taken include jewelry, cash, handheld electronics and camera equipment.
In one recent break-in on Moulton Road, a male suspect can be seen on camera in a living room of the home using a flashlight to search the room.
The suspect in video is described as six-feet-one-inch tall, with a thin build and light skin complexion. He is seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, long pants, sneakers and gloves.
“We are actively investigating these break-ins, and we ask the members of our community to call 911 immediately if they witness any suspicious or unusual activity in their neighborhood,” Chief Ryan said. “Our residents are our eyes and ears. If you see something, say something.”
Anyone who has information about these break ins, or who may have video footage of an incident is asked to call the Arlington Police Department Criminal Investigation Bureau at 781-316-3910.