WEST YARMOUTH - A homeless man was arrested early Saturday morning an charged with breaking into a car. According to a Yarmouth police release, officers were dispatched to Grant Road in West Yarmouth just after 3 a.m. for a reported car break-in. The car owner told police he saw a white man in a gray sweatshirt break into his car.
Officers met the car owner on Camp Street near Washington Street where he had chased and lost the suspect in a wooded area.
Barnstable Police K9 Officer Sean Roycroft and his dog arrived and began to track the suspect. Within a few minutes, the dog had tracked and located the suspect in the rear of the Ravenswood Condo complex.
When Yarmouth officers arrived at the area where the suspect was being detained, they found a man lying on the ground under a sheet, police said. Car cell phone charges, cell phones, clothing, gift cards and loose change were strewn about.
The suspect, who was identified as 19-year-old Taryn T. Tinti, told the officers he was homeless and did not know what was going on. Tinti denied knowing anything about the break-in and told the officers he is homeless and sleeps in the area, police said.
Despite his denial, the suspect was positively identifed by the car owner and taken into custody. He was first transported to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment of a dog bite sustained during his capture, then transferred to the Yarmouth Police Station where he was booked and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime to a motor vehicle.
Additional charges may follow, police said. Tinti was arraigned in Barnstable District Court Monday.