Two men arrested after Harwich breaking and entering

One being held pending outcome of dangerousness hearing
Left to right: Randall Newell and Sean Garcia. Harwich Police Dept. booking photos.

HARWICH - Harwich police officers were called to a duplex on Guilford Drive in Harwich Center early Tuesday morning for a reported breaking and entering in progress. Upon arrival at the home around midnight, officers found the door to the upper level apartment of a duplex kicked in.

According to police and court reports, the officers heard a loud conversation between two males at a nearby apartment.  There they located two men suspected in the breaking and entering of the first apartment, Sean Garcia, 31, of Harwich, and Randall Newell, 24, of Yarmouth.

Garcia was arrested and taken into custody on four outstanding warrants. Newell, who is no stranger to local law enforcement, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a large capacity firearm without a permit, defacing a serial number on a firearm, breaking and entering, possession of ammunition without a permit and malicious destruction of property.

The two were transported to the Harwich Police Station, booked and held until their arraignment on Tuesday, police said.

Randall Newell is currently being held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for March 2. Newell has been convicted in the past on both illegal firearms and drug trafficking charges, according to police.

A Barnstable County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit assisted with the arrest, police said. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on