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Eric Pfalzgraff accused of breaking and entering

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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.