Fall River Police Arrest Suspect in Music Store Break-In
FALL RIVER — Fall River Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for a break-in at a city music shop.
On Wednesday, August 12 at approximately 10:08 p.m., Officers Nicholas Pleiss, Paul Furtado, Raul Camara, Nicholas Mello, and Athanasios Parousis were dispatched to TJ’s Music, located at 347 South Main Street, regarding a break-in in progress. It was reported that a male suspect had broken into the business and was still inside the building.
Officers arrived at the business and observed that a glass window on the south side of the building had been broken, allowing access to the interior of the building. A towel had been placed over the glass and left in place. Officers observed a small amount of suspected blood in the midst of the broken glass near the towel.
Officers were able to review surveillance video and observed a male suspect inside the business wearing a black tank top with writing on it, knee-length dark gray shorts and dark-colored flip flops with some kind of writing on them.
Detective Eric Copsetta was able to locate several items that had been stolen from TJ’s Music behind the Rob Roy Academy at 260 South Main Street. Upon closer inspection, it appeared that there was a small amount of suspected blood on the stolen evidence.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., Sgt. Kelly Furtado and K9 Officer Kevin Lopes were canvassing the area for a suspect and observed a male walking south on Second Street that matched the description of the suspect from the TJ's security cameras. While speaking with the male, officers observed that he had small fresh cuts on his lower left leg and small shards of broken glass in the folds of his shorts.
The suspect was asked how he had received the fresh cuts on his legs and he stated that he didn't remember how he had cut his legs. He was also asked about the glass shards in his shorts and he claimed he had no idea how they got there. The suspect was then placed under arrest.
Anilton Martins, 37, of 875 Second Street in Fall River is charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony; larceny from a building; vandalizing property; and possession of burglarious tools.
— Fall River Police