Alert Citizen Records Felony in Progress

A Yarmouth man is in custody after an alert citizen recorded him committing a felony.

Yarmouth Police were contacted by that citizen Thursday night just before 11 o’clock. He said two white males were attempting to break into his vehicle on Evergreen Street in South Yarmouth and that he was following the two.

Yarmouth Police dispatched four officers to the scene and they saw the two walking down Spruce Street. They were stopped and identified as Richard Mayo and Cameron Fitzpatrick who don’t live in the area and claimed to be out for a late night walk.

At that point, the citizen who observed the two attempting to break into his vehicle showed the officers the video on his phone of Mayo trying to break into his truck. A check of Mayo revealed two active Arrest Warrants for Breaking and Entering and Stealing. Mayo was placed under arrest and became combative when officers tried to put him in a cruiser, issuing several threats, which were documented.

Mayo was taken to YPD headquarters and charged with several B&E charges. He faces arraignment today in Barnstable District Court.

The investigation into Fitzpatrick’s involvement is ongoing.


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