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‘I Heard Footsteps': Teen Recounts 2 Men Breaking in While She Was Home Alone

Fifteen-year-old Morgan Doyle was home alone on Wednesday when two men tried to break into her house in Douglas

What to Know

  • 15-year-old Morgan Doyle called Douglas police around 1 p.m. Wednesday saying two men were trying to break into her house while she was home
  • The two suspects were identified as Mateusz Dymon, 28, of Webster, and Joseph Walsh, 60, of Leominster.
  • Both men are due in court on charges of breaking and entering, larceny, malicious destruction of property and possession of burglarous tools

A Massachusetts teen says she is concerned what happened to her could happen to someone else. Fifteen-year-old Morgan Doyle was home alone on Wednesday when two men tried to break into her house in Douglas.

“What if this happens to someone else who isn’t prepared or doesn’t know what to do? This could have a different ending,” Doyle said.

The Douglas Police Department received Doyle’s 911 call around 1:12 p.m.

Doyle says, “He was knocking really hard. I wasn’t sure if he was trying to break it. They went away and then came back, and ended up breaking through this window.”

While officers were enroute, Doyle stayed on the phone with the dispatcher and advised him of what the men were doing. As the men attempted to gain entry through a back door with a pry bar, the girl was advised by the dispatcher to lock herself in a room.

“I heard footsteps down this hallway, and they were going through drawers, so I hid under my bed,” she said.

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A short time later, Officer Anthony Yannino and Officer Jake Bloniasz arrived and located a lone vehicle parked at the end of the driveway. While the suspects were in the back of the residence, Officer Yannino removed the keys from the vehicle so the suspects could not escape. Both officers then made their way to the back of the residence and confronted the male subjects in the kitchen as they had just gained access through a pried open window.

The officers ordered the suspects to the ground, however they chose to run out the front door in an attempt to get away. Both officers engaged the men in a foot chase and caught up to them as they entered the vehicle and tried to start it.

It was then the suspects realized the keys were gone and that they could not escape. After a brief struggle, both men were taken into custody.

The men were identified as 28-year-old Mateusz Dymon, of 194 North Main Street in Webster, and 60-year-old Joseph Walsh, of 157 Mechanic Street in Leominster. Both Dymon and Walsh have extensive criminal histories that include previous breaking-and-entering charges in addition to multiple assaults.

It’s unclear when Dymon and Walsh will be arraigned on charges of breaking and entering, larceny, malicious destruction of property and possession of burglarous tools.

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