Waltham Man Busted For House Break-Ins
The Waltham man was arrested after offering shoveling services to residents.
A Waltham man is facing several charges in connection with recent home break-ins after police arrested him on Feb. 14.
Michael LaPointe, 35, of 17 Stratton Terrace, is facing the following charges: one count of larceny under $250, five counts of larceny over $250, two counts of larceny under $250 by false pretenses and three counts of breaking and entering (daytime felony). He is also facing warrant charges for receiving stolen property over $250 and breaking and entering (daytime felony).
Police arrested LaPointe on Feb. 11 after he allegedly broke into a house on Piety Corner Road, according to Waltham Police Sgt. Tim King. At around 10 a.m., LaPointe knocked on a nearby home to offer the owner shoveling services. However, LaPointe did not have a shovel with him. The homeowner declined, but watched LaPointe walk down the street toward another home. LaPointe then ducked behind the home. The homeowner heard a security alarm and called police. Officers quickly located LaPointe and arrested him. Officers found a broken window on the home.
Upon further investigation, Waltham Police linked LaPointe to a series of home break-ins, King said. Officers obtained a warrant and on Feb. 14, arrested LaPointe at 12 Harvard St., King said. King said he could not specify which homes LaPointe allegedly burglarized.