Fall River Police Arrest Break-In Suspect Using GPS Technology
Fall River Police used some modern technology to identify and locate a suspect in a series of break-ins.
Officers were reviewing surveillance video of several construction sites where equipment trailers and utility-body trucks had been broken into when then noticed the suspect appeared to be wearing a GPS ankle bracelet, similar to those issued to individuals on probation.
After checking with the Probation Office at Fall River District Court, police were able to identify the suspect as 28-year old Brandon Arruda. Investigators also learned that based on Arruda's GPS history, he was present at the majority of the break-ins.
Arruda was arrested without incident early Saturday morning. He faces multiple counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, larceny over $1,200, and vandalizing property and will be arraigned Monday in District Court.