Cape Cod police departments band together to catch daytime thief

Cape Cod police departments band together to catch daytime thief

Incident in Yarmouth leads to arrest in Dennis Tuesday


   Kyle M. Fuller, 30, of Harwich faces several robbery related charges after an incident in Yarmouth last Tuesday. YPD booking photo.

YARMOUTH - On Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at approximately 12:25 p.m., Yarmouth Police Dispatcher Michael Kubiak received an emergency phone call from a frantic woman who was reporting that someone had just broken into her home and was escaping from the scene in a green pick up truck.

Dispatcher Kubiak promptly obtained a complete description of the suspect and his vehicle and broadcast it to Yarmouth and all other Cape Cod police agencies.  Within minutes, Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Richard White arrived at the Long Pond Drive residence and, with the assistance of fellow Yarmouth Patrol Investigator Mary Gibney, provided protection for the woman and secured the interior and exterior of the home.

A woman returned to her Yarmouth home Tuesday to find an unknown truck in her driveway and her house ransacked by a robber. YPD photo.

The 19-year-old woman told the officers that as she came home she observed a strange vehicle in her driveway and then noticed that her house door was ajar.  She entered her home and after seeing it had been ransacked, immediately went back outside and locked herself in her car, where she wrote down the license plate of the unknown pick up, and called police.

While she was calling the police, a male suspect left her home, got in the truck and sped away.  Yarmouth Police Detectives Russell Giammarco and Eric Nuss were called to the scene, as well as Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigator Neil McGonagle, and began a follow-up investigation.

At approximately 1:04 p.m., Dennis Police Patrol Officer Christopher Hennigan spotted the suspect vehicle, a green 1995 Chevrolet pick up truck, traveling southbound on Shad Hole Road in Dennisport.  Hennigan stopped the vehicle and the suspect was positively identified as Kyle M. Fuller, 30, of Francis Road in Harwich, and placed under arrest. On his person and in the bed of his truck, police found over $10,000 worth of property stolen from the home. Fuller, a well known convicted felon, was transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters and held overnight on $2,500 cash bail.  He was charged with two counts of Felony Breaking and Entering in the Daytime, two counts of Felony Larceny from a Building and Felony Possession of Burglarious Tools.

On Wednesday, January 5th the investigation continued and at least one additional daytime residential break-in in South Yarmouth has been solved as well as several others break-ins in Harwich, Brewster, and Falmouth. Kyle M. Fuller has been arraigned and is currently being held at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility in Bourne. The investigation is active and ongoing and additional charges are expected as detectives in other towns continue the investigation with recovered stolen jewelry being seized from pawn shops in South Yarmouth and New Bedford.

Release and photos courtesy of the Yarmouth Police Department.

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