A Boston man arrested by the Yarmouth Police Department late last week for a string of burglaries and financial crimes throughout the Cape may be tied to some car break-ins in Sandwich, police said.

Ryan McCullough, 39, was taken into custody Friday afternoon, December 3, after police searched an Airbnb he was renting in West Yarmouth and found several items that were reported stolen from homes and cars, Yarmouth Police Department stated in a press release.

“It appears he is connected to the individuals who were in our town,” said Sandwich Lieutenant Bruce T. Lawrence. “We don’t know if he was actually one of them; however there is a ton of physical evidence that they have. It will take them a while to figure out if some of those items they’ve recovered come from Sandwich.”

Dozens of cars throughout the Cape were broken into during the last month, and thieves stole thousands of dollar’s worth of items from unlocked vehicles that were all scattered close to easy highway access points in Sandwich, Orleans and Eastham.

The Christopher Hollows neighborhood in Sandwich was targeted on the night of November 19, police said.

The thieves took sunglasses, laptops, wallets, cash and credit cards.

Mr. McCullough has been tied to burglaries and financial crimes in other towns and he was arrested on multiple warrants stemming from several jurisdictional breaking and entering investigations.

At around 12:15 PM, members of the Yarmouth Police Department Detective Unit, the Proactive Anti-Crime Unit and the Massachusetts State Police located and arrested Mr. McCullough.

Detectives from the Yarmouth Police Department and other area detectives are working together to determine the extent of Mr. McCullough’s crime spree and they expect more charges in the coming days as victims are being identified and property is being returned.

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