Massachusetts State Police Release–03042012–State Troopers Arrest Two in Connection with Hanover Jewelry Store Break
Today at approximately 2:30 p.m., Sergeant Doug Lynch was working the desk at the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Norwell when he received information concerning a vehicle wanted in connection with a burglary that had occurred approximately 20 minutes prior at the Hanover Coin and Jewelry Store located at 803 Washington St. in Hanover. The store was closed at the time of the incident. Sergeant Lynch broadcast the description of the vehicle and its two male occupants to the patrols working the area.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., Trooper Dan Crespi observed a speeding vehicle on Route 3 southbound in Braintree fitting the description of the wanted vehicle and its two male occupants. Trooper Crespi stopped the white 2000 Cadillac DeVille in the vicinity of Exit 17 and was quickly backed up by Trooper Edward Roch. The two troopers conducted an investigation and interviewed the two men. During this time, Sergeant Lynch was in contact with Hanover Police and obtained a more detailed description of the two males, based upon video surveillance footage from the crime scene. Additionally, a specifically colored bag was observed in the possession of the wanted suspects on the videotape; a strikingly similar bag was located in the stopped vehicle by Trooper Crespi.
After further investigation by the two troopers and Hanover Police Detective John Abban, the two suspects were arrested. The operator, RICHARD DURANTE, 44, of East Bridgewater, is charged by the State Police and Hanover Police with Breaking and Entering in the Daytime with Intent to Commit a Felony, Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250, as well as various motor vehicle charges including Operating After Revocation of License. It is believed that he may have been involved in a past burglary to the same store. The passenger, DAVID FOLEY, 33, of Brockton and Charlestown is charged by the State Police and Hanover Police with Breaking and Entering in the Daytime with Intent to Commit a Felony and Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250. Bail has yet to be set on either party and both are scheduled to be arraigned in Hingham District Court tomorrow.
The incident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police and the Hanover Police Department. At this point it appears as though the pair was unsuccessful in taking anything from the store. Interesting to note, is that both troopers involved are former Hanover police officers.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.