Wareham man arrested for Dartmouth break-ins

Sep 27, 2020

A Wareham man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two Dartmouth homes in the early morning on Sept. 25, according to a press release from the Dartmouth Police Department.

Preston Pedrosa, 27, of Main Street in Wareham was arrested for multiple instances of breaking and entering.

Police responded to a call at a house on Barbara Court off Tucker Road at around 5:44 a.m. on Friday after the homeowner reported someone had allegedly broken in.

According to the release, the homeowner said they were awoken by a noise in the basement and saw an unidentified man ringing the doorbell.

Responding officers saw that a garage window had been broken into and the bulkhead leading to the basement was open.

The press release stated that the garage had been ransacked and both vehicles inside had also been rifled through.

As officers were setting up a perimeter in the area, Officer Joshua Fredette found the garage door of the house next door slightly ajar, with someone walking around inside.

The suspect was wearing dark clothing, a dark hat, and a medical mask, and complied with orders to exit the garage and lie down on the ground. 

He was handcuffed and identified as Pedrosa. Following a search of the suspect, officers found several items belonging to the homeowner who made the call as well as non-prescribed Suboxone strips, according to the release.

Pedrosa was charged with multiple counts of felony breaking and entering, placing a person in fear, larceny under $1,200, wanton destruction of property valued over $1,200, and possession of a Class B drug (Suboxone).

According to the release, no further details associated with Pedrosa’s court proceedings are available.