Police chase ends in B&E arrests at Avalon complexBy Mike Berger
A foot chase by two Canton police officers, with assistance from a Randolph Police Department canine, led to the arrest of two Randolph brothers who were allegedly seen breaking into cars at the Avalon housing development on the Canton-Randolph line on Sunday morning, October 25.
A witness called police at 4:24 a.m. and reported seeing two men attempting to break into parked cars at the Avalon residential units. Sergeant Mike Lank was the first officer to arrive and spotted the men fleeing from the scene. Lank apprehended one of the suspects on the Randolph side of the development with the assistance of Officer Angela Gulla. Also assisting were Detective Paul Gallagher, Officer Brian Ronayne, and Officer Glenn Nix. The second suspect was apprehended 15 minutes later with the assistance of the Randolph PD canine.
Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty said almost all of the 20 vehicles that were burglarized were unlocked. Police were able to retrieve personal belongings, loose change, a wallet, and backpacks.
Canton police charged Joseph Greer, 18, and Eddie Greer, 20, both of High Street in Randolph, with breaking into a building (nighttime) for felony, breaking and entering into a vehicle-boat (nighttime) for felony, and receiving stolen property over $250. Joseph Greer was also charged with resisting arrest while Eddie Greer was charged with malicious damage to a motor vehicle.
Rafferty said bail for each suspect was set at $25,000. She said it was excellent police work by the officers and also stressed to all residents the importance of locking their vehicles at night and not leaving personal items in their cars.
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