Man arrested for attempted vehicle break-ins

Aug 22, 2022

Dartmouth police arrested a man on Sunday they said attempted to break into cars in town while on a warrant for a similar crime.

Police said officers responded to a call on Country Club Boulevard at around midnight for a report of a man trying to gain entry into vehicles.

While checking the area, Officer Richard Pacheco located a male riding a bicycle who matched the description of the suspect.

The man, who police said did not have a home, but gave a Boston address, was identified as 47-year-old Derek Dejesus.

Police said that a records check on Dejesus revealed that he had an outstanding warrant associated with other car break-ins. As a result, he was taken into custody.

He was being charged with attempting to commit a motor vehicle break-in along with the warrant charges.