DENNISPORT - Dennis police picked up a Dennis man on a default warrant Thursday afternoon and ended up charging him for a lot more after getting a peek at the contents of his backpack.
According to a Dennis police release, Det. Matt Turner spotted 27-year-old Robert Diaz walking down Edwards Ave. in Dennisport around 2:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Knowing Orleans District Court had issued a default warrant on a vandalism charge for Diaz, Det. Turner approached Diaz and placed him under arrest.
While searching Diaz's backpack, Det. Turner discovered several bottles of liquor that were stolen from the Ocean House Restaurant in Dennisport several nights before.
The backpack also contained a Massachusetts driver's license belonging to a Barnstable resident, police said. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the license was stolen during a car break in Hyannis in September.
Diaz was transported to the Dennis Police Station where he was booked and charged with four counts of receiving stolen property for the license and liquor found in his possession. That and the default warrant for the 2012 vandalism charge, landed Diaz in the Barnstable County House of Correction overnight without bail. He was scheduled for arraignment in Orleans District Court Friday morning.