EAST FALMOUTH - An East Falmouth teen's plan to steal then sell a kayak was foiled Monday by the owner of the kayak and police. According to a Falmouth police release, the East Falmouth owner of a kayak called the department around 8:15 a.m. to report it stolen.
Later in the day the owner called back to tell police she had discovered her kayak for sale on an online "yard sale" website. The woman made arrangements to meet the seller at 4 p.m. on Sam Turner Road in East Falmouth to purchase the kayak, police said.
Detectives put the home under surveillance and an undercover officer accompanied the woman to "buy" the kayak. When she identified the kayak as her own, police arrested the seller 19-year-old Jacob Ewald who lived in the house next door.
Ewald was transported to the Falmouth Police Department where he was booked and charged with larceny over $250 and receiving stolen property.
Ewald will be arraigned in Falmouth District Court Tuesday.