From the Norwood Police Department:
Who wears dish washing gloves while driving at 2:30 a.m.?
On Wednesday Nov. 21 at 2:30 a.m., Norwood Police Patrolman Shawn Wilman was patrolling on Coach Lane. Coach Lane and Mill Pond Lane form a circle off of Union Street in Norwood.
Weeks prior, the area had been targeted by someone who was breaking into unsecured motor vehicles in residents’ driveways. In one night a thief entered 30 unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood.
Wilman pulled over a suspicious vehicle and had thought the operator of the vehicle had been wearing some type of gloves. When he and Patrolman Michael O’Brien approached the vehicle they found Latex gloves on the seat of the car.
Two power tool cases were visible in the back seat. The operator claimed he was a contractor.
Several shopping bags were seen on the floor of the car. The driver claimed to have no knowledge of the contents and said that they were his mother’s bags,
Upon futher investigation, the bags contained wallets, GPS devices and other items that were allegedly removed from automobile consoles and glove compartments. A person's identification found in one of the wallets in the car was a resident of Coach Lane.
The operator, Andrew Gerard Dejoie, 27, of 27 Coney Street in Walpole was arrested and charged with three counts of alleged B&E of a Motor Vehicle in the Nighttime with the Intent to Commit a Felony. He was booked at Norwood Police Headquarters and arraigned at Dedham District Court.