NEWTON, Mass. - A man in Newton was arrested after police say he stole one of the city's sand trucks.
According to Newton Police, a call came in just after 6 a.m. for a stolen white Ford pickup truck with a sander attached to it that was owned by the City of Newton.
Police say a town worker reported the stolen truck after he had stopped at the Knotty Pine Restaurant and came outside to find the truck had been taken.
As a BOLO was put out for the truck, another town worker alerted police they saw the truck crashed into a utility pole in the area of 1970 Beacon Street in Newton.
As they were investigating the crash, police found a man nearby looking disheveled and asking where the train station was. A brief investigation led to the man's arrest.
NEWTON: This mom and pop has been around for at least 3 decades. During the breakfast rush there was some excitement, involving this city owned sand truck. Details at 4,5,&6pm @boston25 pic.twitter.com/fjnVTz3tBV— Malini Basu (@WFXTMalini) January 18, 2019
Michael Carter, 30, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle as well as other charges.
Inside the truck, police found a credit card registered to a resident of Woodbine Terrace, who was not Michael Carter. Authorities found Carter had broken into that person's car and taken their credit card.
While looking into his arrest, police found outstanding warrants for Carter's arrest.
Carter was arraigned in his jail cell Friday afternoon. Authorities say he was violent and they wanted to make sure no one got hurt inside a courtroom.
NEWTON UPDATE: 30y/o Michael Carter is the man accused of stealing the city owned salt truck from the mom and pop shop. He was arraigned in his jail cell. Authorities say, he was violent&didn’t want anyone getting hurt in the court room. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/ZjFbiTBi9P— Malini Basu (@WFXTMalini) January 18, 2019
Police also continue to investigate several other car break-ins in the area where the credit card was taken from. At this time, Carter is not being charged with those break-ins.
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