A Wayland resident was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 30, and charged in connection with a break-in in Westwood, police said.
On Aug. 30 at approximately 10:45 a.m., a break-in was reported on High Rock Lane in Westwood. Westwood police found a rear door to the home had been entered, when the decorative glass within the door frame was broken and the door was unlocked. A 42-inch flat screen television, a Nintendo system and other electronics were taken.
A witness told police a car was seen leaving the driveway, and the witness was able to relay to investigators the car's make, color and license plate number.
"It's a perfect example of our community working with us to make an arrest," Westwood Police Detective Paul Toland said.
Westwood police alerted other police agencies of the incident. Several hours later, Westwood and Boston police found the suspect's car in the Roxbury section of Boston. The car was stopped and the driver identified.
Sadiq Williamson, 19, of Wayland was arrested and charged with breaking and entering during the day with intent to commit a felony, larceny over $250, and vandalizing property, police said.
During the traffic stop, the Nintendo system reported stolen from High Rock Lane was found in the vehicle, police said.
"We're fortunate we have the ability to work with other departments in the way we do," Toland said. "In this case it was the ultimate manner of success."
Police detectives from other police agencies have made contact with Westwood police relative to the investigation, as it is believed the suspect may be responsible for housebreaks in other communities, police said.