Man Caught with Stolen Car After a String of Car Break Ins

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A Cambridge man faces a wide range of charges after being caught in a car he allegedly stole from Watertown and was caught sleeping inside by police in Somerville.

On April 20, a Brimmer Street resident reported that a 2009 Honda Pilot had been stolen, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The owner believes the keys were left in the vehicle.

The vehicle had a Lo-Jack system, and the vehicle was tracked to Somerville, Lawn said.

“When Somerville Police approached the vehicle they saw an individual sleeping in the backseat of the motor vehicle,” Lawn said. “The individual then tried to flee the motor vehicle, and was placed under arrest by Somerville Police.”

The man, identified as Terrance Morrison, 21, of Cambridge, was also found with items he allegedly stole during auto break ins in Watertown, Cambridge and Somerville.

Later on April 20, Watertown Police recovered a Ford 500 car on Brimmer Street which had been reported missing by Medford Police.

“Detectives were able to connect the car to Terrance Morrison,” Lawn said.

Watertown Police also received reports of several cars that had been broken into in the same area of East Watertown, including four on Francis Street, one on Ashland Street and two on Belmont Street, Lawn said. Morrison was charged with these break ins, too, Lawn said.

Somerville Police arrested Morrison for larceny of a motor vehicle, and Watertown Police charged Morrison with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and numerous breaking and entering of motor vehicles.

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