Man Arrested After Dartmouth Homeowner Watched Robbery on App
DARTMOUTH — A homeowner in Dartmouth notified police of a break-in in progress at his home while he watched via a home security app on his smartphone.
Dartmouth Police received the report of a break-in at a Stoneledge Road residence at 6:28 p.m. on Wednesday. The homeowner, who reported the crime and was not at home at the time, told police he was remotely watching a male and female suspect in his home, eventually leaving in an SUV.
Police met the homeowner and reviewed the video, immediately identifying the male suspect as Michael Fabiano, Jr., 28, of County Street, New Bedford.
Officers were also able to identify the vehicle the suspects left the scene in as a Toyota Forerunner. Police noted that a vehicle of the same make and model is registered to Fabiano.
Shortly after the incident, Dartmouth Police officers observed Fabiano walking along Rockdale Avenue. As police approached Fabiano, he fled on foot.
Police took Fabiano into custody after a short foot chase.
Fabiano was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny over $1,200, and resisting arrest. Fabiano was also charged with an outstanding arrest warrant for shoplifting.
Police say several items reported stolen in the home invasion were recovered.
The female suspect has not yet been positively identified.