A 20-year-old man police believe broke into at least four Grafton houses this month was arrested Wednesday.
Grafton Police provided the following account in a press release:
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, at about 12:50 pm, members of the Grafton Police Department responded to assist Upton Police with a motor vehicle stop on Upton St. (Route 140) at the Upton/Grafton town line. Upton Police subsequently arrested the driver of the motor vehicle and transported him to their station.
Grafton Police later received information from Upton officers that the subject, identified as Jacob Patulak, age 20, of 145 Worcester Street, N. Grafton, was possibly involved in house breaks in the Town of Grafton. Grafton Det. William Kuck responded to Upton Police Headquarters to speak with investigators. Subsequent investigation revealed that Patulak was responsible for no less than four (4) house breaks throughout the Town of Grafton over the past several weeks.
Patulak was held overnight by Upton Police and transported to Milford District Court on Thursday, Sept. 26, to be arraigned on their charges. A criminal application will be filed in Westboro District Court by Grafton Police charging Patulak with Breaking & Entering in the Daytime for a Felony (4 counts) and Larceny Over $250.00 (4 counts).
The investigation is continuing to determine if Patulak will be charged with additional counts of Breaking & Entering.