Man arrested, $2,000 of stolen property recovered in Falmouth

burchbenjaminFALMOUTH – Falmouth Police report that on Tuesday, Benjamin Burch, 38, was arrested by police after a victim tracked his stolen cellular phone and led police to Burch’s residence on Shore Street.

Patrol Officer Ryan Hergt responded to a motor vehicle break-in at the Riverbend Conservation Area off Sandwich Road on Tuesday morning where the victim reported having his cellular phone, GPS unit and $20 stolen. Patrol Officer Hergt started the investigation and suggested that the victim try the “Find My Phone” application.

Around 2:30 p.m. the victim called back and stated he was tracking his stolen cellular phone. Using this information, Patrol Officer Hergt and Patrol Officer Ronald Carpenter located Burch at his residence on Shore Street. Burch admitted he had the phone and gave the officers consent to search his vehicle. While attempting to locate the phone, officers located more stolen items, including several stolen items from the Falmouth Walmart, a stolen iPad from Eastham and other items stolen in Yarmouth.

A follow-up investigation and the execution of a search warrant on Burch’s residence by Detective Andrew Loewen led to the discovery of more stolen items. According to police, the stolen items have a combined value of approximately $2,000.

Benjamin Burch was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, larceny over $250 and receiving stolen property over $250.

Media release and mugshot furnished by Falmouth Police 

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