Dennis police responded to a business alarm at 3:51 a.m. at All Cape Fence on Upper County Rd. in South Dennis, according to a press release. Officers found the building was broken into and that $200 in cash was taken from the register.
Officers then decided to check nearby businesses and saw Justin Emerald, 30, of Dennisport wearing a mask and crawling on the ground next to Pro Fence, also located on Upper County Rd.
Police caught up with Emerald after a brief foot chase and took him into custody. Police found Emerald had tools that can be used for burglary and $204 in cash on him.
In the past three months Police have seen a major spike in the number of break-ins to both homes and businesses in Dennis and Yarmouth. In Dennis alone there were more than 200 break-ins recorded since September 1, 2012.