Police Arrest Two For Thefts From Vehicles

Kyle Mugford

Kyle Mugford

HYANNIS – Barnstable Police arrested two men early this morning after they admitted to a series of thefts from vehicles in Hyannis and Yarmouth.

Police say they encountered the two suspects on Elm Street in Hyannis around 1:15 a.m.

They say that area, as well as several other residential neighborhoods in the Town of Barnstable, have seen a recent spike in break-ins into motor vehicles during the overnight hours.

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The two suspects were identified as 18-year-old Kyle Mugford and a juvenile.

Police say the suspects were acting suspiciously and gave contradictory accounts of their activity for the night.

Ultimately, police searched both subjects and found a large amount of stolen change, sunglasses, portable electronics, knives and an iPhone 5.

A police K9 track  led police to a car a few houses away that was just broken into.

Police say the iPhone was confirmed to be stolen from a home on Masa’s Place over one mile away.

Mugford and the juvenile were both arrested for breaking into motor vehicles, larceny and receiving stolen property.

According to police, over the course of the night and morning, car break-ins were found and reported all over the downtown Hyannis area.

A follow up investigation was conducted and police say both suspects admitted to breaking into approximately 25 vehicles all over Hyannis and several more in Yarmouth in the last few weeks.

Kyle Mugford and the juvenile were both charged with three counts of Breaking & Entering Into A Motor Vehicle In The Night With Felony Intent, Receiving Stolen Property Over $250.00, Larceny of Property Over $250.00, Larceny of Property Under $250.00 and Conspiracy.

Both are being held on bail until their arraignment in Barnstable District & Juvenile Court tomorrow.