DARTMOUTH — Dartmouth police have arrested a man who allegedly tried to break into vehicles in town after they found he had an outstanding arrest warrant for a similar crime.

Police said officers responded to Country Club Boulevard off Tucker Road at around midnight on Sunday morning for a call reporting a man trying to gain entry into vehicles.

Officer Richard Pacheco found a man riding a bicycle in the area who police said matched the suspect's description.

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The man, whom police described as homeless but who also gave a Boston address, was identified as 47-year-old Derek Dejesus.

Police said a records check showed Dejesus had an outstanding warrant associated with other car break-ins, so he was taken into custody.

He is also being charged with attempting to commit a motor vehicle break-in along with the warrant charges.

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