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Waltham Man Arrested For String of Car Break-Ins

Police say the suspect broke into cars throughout Waltham.

A 27-year-old Waltham man is facing charges for allegedly committing a series of car break-ins throughout the city, according to police.

Anthony Taranto, 27, of 78 Harvard St., is facing the following charges: two counts of larceny over $250, three counts of credit card fraud on three separate occasions, breaking and entering (nighttime felony) of a motor vehicle, larceny under $250 and receiving a stolen credit, according to Waltham Police Sgt. Joseph Guigno.

Taranto was arrested on Jan. 10 on an existing warrant for credit card fraud after officers located him at his home, according to Guigno. During questioning, Guigno said, Taranto confessed to four separate thefts.

Guigno said Tarnato committed car break-ins in the Warrdendale and Roberts neighborhoods in the areas of South Street and Middlesex Road.  Taranto was looking for loose change and easily accessible cash, some of which Guigno said police recovered and returned to its owners.

He was on a one man crime [spree]," Guigno said.

Guigno hailed Detective Mike Maher, who investigated the case, for his good work. Police arrested Taranto after they found items stolen from a car that was parked outside of his home. 

"It was good old fashioned police work," said Guigno. 

Yvette Abbott January 22, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Good job Det Maher! Thank you! Yvette Abbott
moe howard January 23, 2013 at 01:28 AM
I'm sure his guardians will say he's a good kid
JohnnyMass January 24, 2013 at 04:33 AM
And he was just beginning to turn his life around...
Aron Levy January 26, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Would you two get a room already?
Mr Bruce January 30, 2013 at 05:55 PM
It may be time to get him a room at the blue lantern inn for a few years!!!

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