Police are investigating an increasing number of vehicles being broken into while parked at conservation areas in Sandwich and Mashpee.
Patrolman David Dwyer pulled into Boyden Farms Conservation Area on Saturday, April 19, at 12:28 PM and was immediately approached by a woman who said her car had been broken into. The window of her vehicle had been smashed and several items were discovered to be missing, including a blue leather purse, jewelry, and $49 in cash. The victim’s car was processed by a town criminal investigation officer.
During the search, an undisclosed item was discovered in a nearby trash can that was linked to an earlier break-in that was reported at the Lowell Holly Reservation in Mashpee. It appears that the perpetrator is targeting conservation areas and dumping unwanted items at the site of the next break-in.
The break-in on Saturday is suspected to be linked with at least two or three other break-ins in the past month, all taking place at conservation areas. Police advise residents to not leave anything visible in their vehicles.