Police arrested two men in South Sandwich Monday afternoon who they say had just broken into a home and were attempting to make off with a large amount of jewelry.
The men, both from Plymouth, now face felony charges.
Police responded to the Windsong Road neighborhood at 3:23 PM after a resident reported a break-in in progress at a nearby home. The resident gave police a detailed description of the two men and their vehicle.
Sandwich Patrolman Jeffrey Brunell was first to arrive at the home and spotted the vehicle that the caller had described parked in a driveway. The police report stated that when a man inside the vehicle saw the patrolman, he bolted from the car, heading toward the back of the house.
Ptl. Brunell called for backup and pursued the man around back where he encountered a second man.
According to the police report, this second man, later identified as Ian Keaney, 24, “aggressively approached,” and “was noncompliant and assaultive” toward Ptl. Brunell.
Ptl. Brunell held Mr. Keaney at gunpoint until Sandwich Police Sergeant Bruce T. Lawrence arrived and placed Mr. Keaney under arrest. The police report stated that police found a large amount of jewelry in Mr. Keaney’s pockets.
When more police arrived at the home, they established a perimeter and began canvassing the neighborhood for the suspect who had run off. Police Chief Peter N. Wack came upon the man on a nearby street and arrested him. He was later identified as Garret Doonan, 24.
Police have charged Mr. Keaney and Mr. Doonan with breaking and entering in the daytime, which is a felony, and larceny from a building.
The incident remains under investigation by detectives who may be able to tie the two men to other recent breaks in the community.