Alert callers lead police to arrests in Hingham car theft case

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HINGHAM — Two individuals were arrested on New Year’s Eve after alert residents reported suspicious activity around parked cars in the Hingham Shipyard area, according to Hingham Police Department.

At 10:16 p.m. on Dec. 31, officers were dispatched to HMS Fitzroy Drive after receiving calls about a man and a woman checking car door handles and entering an unlocked vehicle.

The woman, described as wearing a surgical mask and gloves and carrying a bag, was reportedly seen inside one of the cars.

The pair left the scene heading toward Fogg Way prior to police arrival.

Officers located the suspects on Fogg Way and detained them for further investigation.

They recovered multiple items believed to be stolen from various unlocked cars in the vicinity.

The suspects’ vehicle, parked on Shipyard Drive, contained additional suspected stolen property.

The arrested individuals are Madison Rose Bolton, 19, and Eric F.

Martins, 28, both of Braintree, MA.

Bolton faces charges including two counts of Breaking & Entering to a Vehicle, five counts of Receiving Stolen Property Under $1200, two counts of Receiving Stolen Property Over $1200, Attempt to Commit a Crime, Disturbing the Peace, and two counts of Possession of a Class E Substance.

Martins is charged with similar offenses, with one count of Possession of a Class E Substance.

Following their booking, both suspects were released and are scheduled for arraignment at Hingham District Court on Jan. 2.

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