PAWTUCKET — A Central Falls man accused of breaking into several churches and local businesses, including stealing a churchgoer's car, was arrested by Pawtucket Police on Wednesday.
Dean M. Dumont, of Clay Street, was taken into custody on Dexter Street on Wednesday by Officer James Baino. According to Major Arthur Martins, a description and other information that came about during an investigation of the crimes led to police identifying Dumont as the suspect in the Park Place Congregational Church break-in last Sunday. Police were also able to tie him to several other recent break-ins.
At the Park Place Congregational Church, 71 Park Place West, Dumont reportedly entered during a church service, rummaged through people's belongings and stole the pastor's cell phone, a woman's cell phone and wallet, and another woman's cell phone and car keys. He then allegedly used the car keys to drive off in the woman's 1998 Toyota Camry.
Martins said that Dumont is also accused of breaking into St. Joseph's Church at 195 Walcott St., sometime between October 16 and 17, where he stole some church implements, the priest's guitar, some office equipment, as well as food and other items. On October 19, he allegedly broke into the Temple of the Restoration on Walcott Street where he also removed some items, Martins said.
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