On Saturday, May 26th, just after 1AM Dudley Police Sergeant Paul Ceppetelli and Officer Marek Karlowicz were dispatched to the Dudley Golf Range on West Main Street for a report of a suspicious person in the parking lot. The owner of the property had seen someone who should not have been there on video surveillance.
Upon arrival the officers found the suspect had fled on foot and were able to stop suspicious vehicle in the area. The female driver and a male in the front passenger seat. The male was later identified as 47 year old Darrin Lavallee of Webster.
Police say he was acting nervous, sweating and had some grass clippings on his shoes and at bottom of his pants. Inside the car, officers located two large vehicle batteries as well as a bag with gloves and various tools. A check of the scene revealed these batteries has been removed from an excavator parked on the property. This person was also suspected of attempting to steal rims from cars parked at that location.
Lavallee was taken into custody and charged with larceny over $250, trespassing, possession of burglary tools and breaking and entering in the night time. He is being held awaiting bail for an appearance in Dudley District Court on Tuesday, May 29th.
Darrin Lavallee was also arrested back in January in association with missing manhole covers in Webster.