Two suspects arrested with links to rash of home break-ins

Thomas Pleau

By: News Staff


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JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – Jamestown Police announced Monday the arrest of two suspects connected to a number of break-ins in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Shortly before midnight on Sunday, Jamestown Police responded to a report from a home on Lawn Avenue that had allegedly been broken into. The owner of the home confronted the suspect, who then fled the scene on foot.

Around the same time, authorities were informed about a vehicle discovered near Intrepid Lane that was believed to be involved in previous break-in cases in the area.

Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the operator, a man named John Young, 26, for being in possession of stolen property.

Shortly after these events, Police responded to reports of a another suspect spotted on Intrepid Lane. After a foot pursuit, police officials were able to apprehend Thomas Pleau, 43, who was also found in possession of stolen property.

Both Young and Pleau have been linked to five break-ins that occurred within one hour in the area of the arrests. Police are still investigating other break-ins that have occurred in recent weeks.

Young and Pleau are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning at the Newport County Court House.

It is expected that police departments in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will file charges against the two suspects in connection to a number of crimes in the region.

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