Two Teens Arrested for Stealing Car
Justin Beckwith and Joshua Lauzon had been charged previously with multiple breaking and enterings and burglaries.
Two Falmouth men were arrested early yesterday morning on charges that they allegedly broke into and stole a vehicle from an East Falmouth residence while the owner was sleeping.
According to a police report, it was around 2:30am on Tuesday morning when Officer David Massi of the Falmouth Police Department observed a green Volvo driving up Davisville Road carrying two passengers, both of whom were allegedly wearing black and attempting to hide their faces.
After pulling the vehicle over near Ox Bow Road, Massi identified the suspects, Justin Beckwith, 18, and Joshua Lauzon, 17, both of Falmouth. Both been charged previously with multiple breaking and enterings and burglaries.
According to the report, Officer Massi asked Beckwith—who admitted to not having a license—who the car belonged to. Beckwith allegedly replied that it belonged to "a friend," but could not identify who the friend was.
Police dispatch ran the plates of the vehicle for identification, which came back as belonging to an East Falmouth resident on Captain's Lane. When police made contact with the owner, they discovered that it had been stolen from the driveway while the owner was sleeping.
Police also found a black duffel back in the vehicle's backseat containing autographed sports memorabilia, which they believed to have been stolen from a residence in the area. They also discovered a thick-bladed knife in the console, bent as if used as a pry bar.
Beckwith was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a burglarious instrument, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, breaking and entering to a vehicle in the nighttime for a felony, and possession of 1 oz. or less of marijuana. Lauzon, who also had a warrant out for his arrest out of Orleans District Court, was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle (subsequent offense), possession of 1 oz. or less of marijuana, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a burglarious instrument, and breaking and entering to a vehicle in the nighttime for a felony.
Beckwith, who is being held on $2,500 cash bail, was arraigned in Falmouth District Court on Tuesday, and is due back in court on April 5 for a pretrial hearing.