On Wednesday July 25th, just after 1PM, Douglas Police received a 911 call from a 15 year old girl stating that she was home alone and 2 men were attempting to break into her house. While officers were on the way to the scene, the dispatcher stayed on the phone with the girl and she kept police informed of what was going on.
Police say the men attempted to gain entry to the home through a back door using a pry bar. The girl was advised by the dispatcher to lock herself in a room.
Officers Anthony Yannino and Jake Bloniasz arrived at the home and observed a vehicle parked at the end of the driveway. While the suspects were in the back of the residence, Police removed the keys from the vehicle, so the suspects had no way to escape. Both officers then made their way to the back of the home and confronted the men inside the kitchen that they had just crawled in through an open window.
The officers ordered the suspects to the ground, but the men chose to run out the door and tried to get away. After a short foot chase and struggle, both men were taken into custody.
The men were identified as 28 year old Mateusz Dymon of 194 North Main Street in Webster and 60 year old Joseph Walsh of 157 Mechanic Street in Leominster. Both men have extensive criminal histories which include previous breaking and entering charges in addition to multiple assaults.
Dymon and Walsh are both being charged with breaking and entering, placing another in fear, larceny, malicious destruction of property and possession of burglarious tools.