Man charged in series of house break-ins in Truro

TRURO – Truro Police report that on Saturday October 8th, they initiated a comprehensive investigation into a series of breaks ins to unoccupied residential homes. It was determined that thousands of dollars of property was stolen from the homes during the breaks. The items specifically targeted included rare art, jewelry and furniture.

Upon arriving at the first reported house break, Detective Craig Bayer and Officer Thomas Road secured the scene. A Criminal Investigation Officer (CIO) was requested from the Barnstable Sheriff’s Office to forensically process the crime scene. CIO Brian Skinner arrived a short time later and was able to successfully collect forensic evidence that led to the identification of a suspect.

Continued follow-up investigation by Det. Bayer and Ofc. Roda resulted in probable cause to arrest Eli Fife Cragin, 31, of Boston. Cragin was arrested by Det. Bayer this past Monday and was charged with Breaking and entering a dwelling in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and larceny over $250. Following booking, Cragin was transported to Orleans District Court where he was arraigned and released on $1,000 cash bail. He is due back in court on November 22nd.

Police report that to date, approximately 300 stolen items have been recovered. The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of supporting agencies.

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