Top photo – Officers arrest both suspects moments after they were allegedly caught red handed trying to pawn stolen contractor tools. Above photo – Some of the stolen property recovered during today’s investigation.
HYANNIS – Working on a tip about a possible crime in progress, patrol officers moved quickly to catch a young man and juvenile female attempting to sell stolen power tools at a downtown pawn shop. The two reportedly ran from the store, jumped in their car, and almost backed into a responding squad car…
Officers got their attention and were able to stop the couple’s vehicle just footsteps from where they were initially parked.
Two other young females also fled the scene and officers are actively investigating their whereabouts.
Shortly before noon, the owner of the Cash Point pawn shop, located at 640 Main Street, became suspicious when he noticed the tools were still marked with the name of a local electrical contracting company in Dennis.
Upon further investigation, Barnstable Police Patrolman Kyle Phelan, assisted by Patrolmen Joe Green and Brian Jenkins, learned about the very recent break-in to a contractor’s work truck in the town of Dennis.
Timothy Johnson, age 19, of Yarmouth, was placed under arrest for the felony of Receiving Stolen Property Over $250. The juvenile female was also charged with Receiving Stolen Property Over $250.
The owner of the tools reportedly filed a report with the Dennis Police and officers from Dennis responded to Barnstable Police Headquarters to document evidence and investigate further regarding the break-in and larceny from the contractor truck in their town.
Today’s suspects will likely receive additional charges related to the crime in Dennis, a source tells HN.
The tools recovered in today’s investigation are valued at approximately $1600.
The good news here is the tools were promptly returned to the contractor and he’ll be able to put them to good use, with hardly missing a beat… and he was said to be “very happy” about having his hard earned property back.