Man arrested for hobby shop smash and grab

Mar 20, 2019

Wareham Police have arrested the man who allegedly stole merchandise worth more than $3,500 from Wreckless Hobbies on February 21. 

Andrew Darby, 29, of 8 Beach Street, Bourne, has been charged with break and entering into a building in the night with the intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and vandalizing property.
Wareham Police noticed similarities between the Reckless Hobbies burglary and an incident in Foxborough. 
On March 19, Foxborough police received a tip about a possible suspect. Wareham Police were granted a search warrant for the suspect’s home. 
On March 20, officers from Wareham, Bourne, and Foxborough raided Darby’s home and arrested him. Detectives found two loaded guns during the raid along with stolen items. 
Darby was held on $10,000 cash bail and was due in Wareham District Court on March 20.

“The cooperation among the multiple police agencies resulted in this suspect being taken off of the streets,” said Chief John Walcek. “The detectives involved did a tremendous job in following-up and bringing this case to a successful conclusion.”