This afternoon Norton Police arrested a South Easton resident for breaking and entering in a Norton home.
Police received a call at 12:05 p.m. about a breaking and entering in progress on N. Washington Street. The homeowner phoned police stating that he believed he heard someone in his residence as he arrived home. The homeowner told police that a blue Land Rover was parked in his driveway with a male operator inside. The operator stated he was looking for someone and drove off when the homeowner informed him he had the wrong address. As the homeowner then walked up to the front door, he could hear noises inside the residence.
As police arrived, a male subject, Louis Breton, age 49, of South Easton, was exiting the residence and was placed under arrest. Mansfield Police were informed of the description of the vehicle that fled the area. The vehicle was stopped in Mansfield by Mansfield Detective Kenneth Wright. The operator of the vehicle, Ryan Ventura, 23, of Taunton, was transported back to the residence in Norton and subsequently placed under arrest.
Patrolman James Young, who was working a traffic detail nearby, was the first to arrive on scene, along with patrolman Kevin Schleicher. They were assisted by sergeant Jon Goodwin, patrolman Jesse Winters, detective James Franco and detective Todd Bramwell.
Breton is charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, and willful and malicious injury to private property. Ventura is charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony. Both are being held at ; Breton on $10,000 cash bail and Ventura on $5,000 cash bail. Both will appear in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, May 23.