South Yarmouth man nabbed after breaking into truck

garciaSOUTH YARMOUTH – The Yarmouth Police Department reports that on Monday, June 6, at 10:18 a.m. Yarmouth police officers responded to a report of a person breaking and entering into truck in the area of Old Main and Pleasant Streets in the Bass River section of South Yarmouth.

Patrol Officers Albert Sprague, Erica Wenberg, Paul Mellet and Deputy Chief Steven Xiarhos arrived in the area and conducted a saturation patrol for the suspect.

Within 15 minutes, the suspect was observed walking on Route 28 in South Yarmouth. He was encountered and detained and subsequently positively identified by an eyewitness who had observed him commit the crime and chased after him.

The suspect, Jassel A. Garcia, 18, of South Yarmouth (picture at right) was arrested and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters. In addition to allegedly committing the break in, which reportedly netted $300, the suspect was found to be armed with a spring-loaded knife and in possession of marijuana.

After the completion of the booking process, Garcia was transported to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment. He was charged with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony carrying a dangerous weapon and felony larceny over $250.

The Yarmouth Police Department commends the quick action of the police officers and dispatchers involved as well as the concerned citizens and neighbors who immediately called and reported the crime and description of the suspect to police.

Media release and booking photo provided by the Yarmouth Police Department

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