At least thirty-five unoccupied homes in Mattapoisett were vandalized by thief’s stealing the copper water pipes and outdoor showerheads. Several sheds were broken into and various tools and small outdoor motors were stolen. Sergeant Jason King and Officer Scott Leblanc conducted surveillance Sunday evening in the Crescent Beach area where they witnessed two males being dropped off. The target vehicle left the area and then returned a short time later to pick up the two males. As the vehicle left Angelica Avenue a marked patrol car stopped the vehicle and found in plain view a substantial amount of copper pipes and shower heads in the rear passenger compartment.
Arrested were, Glen Bowman age 28, Alex Bowman age 40, and Kevin Bowman age 33, all originally from Mattapoisett now living in New Bedford. They have been charged with Breaking and Entering in the night time with intent to commit a felony, receiving stolen property over $250.00, malicious destruction of property over $250.00, larceny from a building and use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony. They were arraigned on Monday January 13, 2014.
Many of the homes targeted were seasonal homes. In addition to the homes located in Crescent Beach, there were also brakes into sheds on Pico Beach Road, Hollywoods Road and Prospect Road. The investigation is on going and we are encouraging homeowners in the beach communities to check their property and report to the police if they have been a victim of a theft.
Any questions can be directed to Detective Craig Leblanc, Sgt. Jason King or Officer Scott Leblanc who can be reached at 508-758-4141.