Boston Man Busted in Westport After Truck Goes Missing in Dartmouth
A Boston man faces charges after allegedly making off with somebody else's pickup truck in Dartmouth then abandoning it at a Westport gas station.
Thursday at around 9 a.m. the Dartmouth Police Department released a “BOLO” for a 2005 red Toyota Tacoma taken from the Lowe’s parking lot at 55 Faunce Corner Rd. Police say the keys had been left in the vehicle. Witnesses said the vehicle may have been taken by a white male wearing a mask, red cap, and black and blue shorts.
Shortly after 10:30 a.m, Westport Police got a call from the Cumberland Farms at 596 State Rd. The caller provided the license plate of a truck that had been abandoned at a gas pump for some time. Westport Dispatch confirmed the description matched the vehicle stolen from Dartmouth.
The caller told Westport Police about a man walking around the CVS parking across the street. An officer arrived and observed a man matching the description standing on the sidewalk on Gifford Road near the CVS. Backup arrived and police viewed surveillance video that allegedly showed the suspect leaving the truck and crossing the street.
Police say Michael O’Neill, 39, of Boston was placed into custody and later found to be in possession of Adderall and Gabapentin, neither of which he had a prescription for.
O’Neill was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a Class B drug subsequent offense, possession of a Class E drug, and larceny, according to the Westport Police Department. He was transported to the Fall River Justice Center for arraignment.