Police report that at approximately 2:30pm on Saturday officers were dispatched following a report of a stolen motor vehicle that had crashed in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, with the suspect fleeing from the scene on foot. Officers responded to the location and initiated an investigation. Around 5 to 10 minutes later, officers were dispatched to a nearby residence for a report of breaking and entering.
Officers responded and met with the victim who stated they arrived home and found a ground-level window forced in. Items were reported stolen and the victim’s dog had been painted purple.
Officers spoke to a neighbour who reported a man knocked on their door and asked for a man who didn’t reside at the residence. The neighbour provided a description of the man to investigating officers and noted he looked dishevelled.
Upon receiving this description, officers deemed Felix Reagan, 19, a suspect in both incidents.
Reagan had been arrested by the Oak Bluffs Police on June 3rd on charges of breaking and entering.
While officers were searching the area for Reagan, a resident called and reported a male was looking into the window of their home. Officers then began a search of the neighbourhood. A Massachusetts State Police Trooper located Reagan and took him into custody. A search of Reagan’s person revealed prescription pills, a driver’s licence and credit cards that were stolen from the victim of the earlier house break-in.
Reagan also had purple paint on his pants which was consistent with the paint that was found on the dog from the break-in.
Reagan was transported to the Oak Bluffs Police station for questioning. While in the police cruiser Reagan attempted to kick out the windows and kicked an Oak Bluffs Officer on two occasions. Reagan was charged with breaking and entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, destruction of property, cruelty to animals, two counts of assault and battery on a police officer and drug possession.
These incidents remain under investigation and more charges may be filed.