Dennis PD, State Police aid Yarmouth PD with arrest after burlary in progress

Dennis PD aids Yarmouth PD with arrest after burlary in progress

Two men captured after door kicked in at Route 28 motel


   (Left to right): Richard M. Mullins, 20; Andrew T. Laverty, 21.

SOUTH YARMOUTH - On Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:18 p.m. members of the Yarmouth Police Department responded to a reported burglary-in-progress call at room 10 of the Cavalier Motel on Route 28 in South Yarmouth. 

Yarmouth Police 911 Dispatcher Maria Curtis advised responding officers that the manager and a fellow employee of the motel had witnessed the suspects fleeing the scene in a green Saturn and were following them eastbound on Route 28. Massachusetts State Police and Dennis Police overheard the radio broadcast and stopped the vehicle on Highbank Road in Dennis near the Old Bass River Road intersection.

Yarmouth Police Patrol Investigator Philip Magnuson and Patrol Officers Michael Zontini and Justin Haire conducted an on-scene investigation that determined that the front door of the room had been kicked in and that the suspects fled on foot and jumped into the waiting green Saturn.  Two men in the stopped vehicle were identified as the suspects and they were placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters.

Both suspects, Richard M. Mullins, 20, of Upper County Road in Dennis and Andrew T. Laverty, 21, of Erin Lane in Hyannis, were booked at Yarmouth Police Headquarters and scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court Tuesday morning.  Both men were charged with Felony Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime and Felony Malicious Destruction of Property.

Release and mugshots courtesy of the Yarmouth Police Department.

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