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Eric Pfalzgraff accused of breaking and entering

Jack Harper/WCVB-TV

BOSTON — A man was in court Monday, accused of breaking into a boat that was docked in Boston and posing as a police officer when confronted by the owners, police said.

Eric Pfalzgraff, who turned 39 Monday, broke into the boat docked off Commercial Street, police said. When a Boston couple returned to the boat, they found the man onboard eating cake, drinking beer, and smoking cigars.

When confronted, he allegedly claimed to work for the Boston Police Harbor Patrol.
At the time, Pflazgraff was allegedly wearing the man’s Rolex watch but returned it before police took him into custody.

Pflazgraff was held on $5,000 and ordered to undergo a three-week evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital.

Gerald Taddeo pleads not guilty to larceny, breaking and entering

CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Police in Chelmsford say they just had to follow the footprints to find a break-in suspect.

The Lowell Sun reports that Gerald Taddeo, 20, of Chelmsford, has pleaded not guilty to larceny over $250 and breaking and entering a building during the daytime. Police say he broke into a next-door neighbor’s home on Biscayne Drive on March 28 and stole $1,100 from a dresser and a safe containing guns and ammunition, according to The Sun.

A witness out running told police that she saw someone walking out of the victim’s backyard and toward Taddeo’s house, The Sun stated.

When police investigated, they just had to follow the size 12 1/2 boot prints.

“The footprints went from Taddeo’s backyard to the back door of the (victim’s) house,” police wrote, according to The Sun.

Police told The Sun that they found the stolen firearms in Taddeo’s house. A friend also told police that Taddeo asked him to keep a lookout in exchange for cigarettes and a tank of gas.

2 men hospitalized following crash

BOURNE, Mass. — Two men were hospitalized Tuesday, police said, after they broke into a Bourne home and led the homeowner on a chase that ended in a rollover crash, according to the Cape Cod Times.

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Kristopher Santillo, 25, of Dartmouth and Sage Vandersluis, 35, of New Bedford, were both unresponsive but partially conscious after the vehicle went out of control in a rotary, hit a curb and flipped over numerous times, the newspaper reported.

Homeowner Robert Jarvis said he notified police of the break-in while pursuing the vehicle, but it crashed before police could reach the area.

The Cape Cod Times reported that inside the crashed vehicle there were several items believed to have been taken from the Bourne home.

Vehicle break-ins reported in Newton, Sudbury

Newton Police Department

NEWTON, Mass. — Newton police are searching for a car that may be connected to recent break-ins.

Police said there have been vehicles that were broken into in Newton and Sudbury, and they’re looking for the owner or driver of a vehicle that may be connected to the crimes.

Newton police said they’re looking for a Mercedes Benz with Florida plates.

Anyone with information about the vehicle, owner or driver is asked to call the Newton Police Department Detective Bureau at 617-796-2104.

Teens accused of stealing champagne, cigarettes

Jared Spangler (left) and Tyler Smith (right)

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. —Two Fairhaven teenagers were arrested after police said they broke into a local convenience store and stole champagne and cigarettes earlier this month.

Fairhaven police said they responded to the Friendly Farm Convenience Store on Sconticut Neck Road just before 5 a.m. on Feb. 2. When they arrived at the scene, police said they found the front door shattered.

While officers were investigating, they said they noticed fresh footprints in the snow leading away from the building. They began to follow the footprints, and while doing so they discovered a broken bottle of champagne along the side of the building.

Police said the tracks led them to 31 Day St., and inside they said they found two 19-year-old men lying on the floor together under a blanket. Police said they were both wearing shoes that matched the footprints in the snow, and the bottoms of their pants were wet. They also matched the description of two people captured on the store’s surveillance camera smashing in the front door with a concrete block.

Police arrested Jared Spangler and Tyler Smith. Both were charged with breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime to commit a felony and larceny from a building and vandalism.


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