Dartmouth Man Arrested for Attempted Burglary
A Dartmouth man is under arrest for an attempted burglary early Wednesday at a home on Avis Street.
According to a press release from the Dartmouth Police Department, officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they spotted a man running into a wooded area near the home.
The homeowner told police a male suspect carrying a metal pipe had banged on the door and yelled, "This is the police. I have a warrant. Open the door." The suspect attempted to kick in both the front and back doors of the home before fleeing.
Just before 4 a.m., Officer Joseph Hilchey was patrolling in the area and spotted a man matching the suspect's description. The man was stopped and arrested.
Twenty-year-old Joshua Correia of Dartmouth was charged with vandalizing property, impersonating a police officer, and attempted burglary.
He was booked at Dartmouth Police Headquarters and transported to New Bedford District Court for arraignment.