The Norfolk Police Department yesterday announced that they have made two arrests connected to a series of recent housebreaks.
Ryan Traunt, 19 of Milford and Sara Sherillo, 22 of Milford were both arrested by Norfolk Police Detective Nathan Fletcher Wednesday afternoon near the Medway/Millis boarder after a tip led them to their vehicle that matched the description given by one of their victims.
Traunt is being charged with three counts of daytime breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and conspiracy to commit a crime. Sherillo is charged with charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and being an accessory before the fact.
The arrests are related to two break-ins reported on October 15th where jewelry was reported stolen from one home on Union Street and jewelry, a laptop computer, and flat screen television were reported taken from a home on Lawrence Street.
According to a statement from the Norfolk Police:
A neighbor to the Union Street victim reported seeing a suspicious white SUV with a sticker of a dog on the back window in the area earlier. That evening, the victims of the housebreak sent an e-mail out to friends telling them of the break-in which included a description of the vehicle.
On Tuesday afternoon at approximately 1:16 P.M., a Norfolk resident who had received that e-mail was driving and called police to report suspicious activity on River Rd. involving an SUV that matched the description of the vehicle in the e-mail. The caller stated a female subject was walking along the road when a white SUV being driven by a male party stopped and picked her up. The caller followed the vehicle while staying on the phone with Norfolk Police Dispatcher Garin Eisele, who was able to give the location and description to responding police units.
Norfolk Police Detective Nathan Fletcher caught up with the vehicle on Village Street near the Millis/Medway town line. After a brief investigation, the operator and passenger were arrested and transported to the Norfolk Police Station. The vehicle was towed and impounded by Norfolk Police.
Police allege the two had just been involved with a break-in to a home on River Rd where jewelry was stolen. Police have also identified the two as being involved in the Norfolk break-ins the day before, and also believe they may be involved with other break-ins in area towns. Norfolk Police are working with detectives in surrounding towns and the investigation remains on-going.
Trant was held on $2,500 cash bail and Sherillo was held on $5,000 cash bail. Both were held overnight at the Norfolk Police Station and will be arraigned at Wrentham District Court this morning.