According to the Plymouth District Attorney’s office, Roy Farias, 50, of Fall River, was arrested Tuesday. It concluded a two month long investigation into the theft of thousands of dollars in equipment from Home Depot in Bridgewater.
Bridgewater and State Police combined on the investigation.
The joint investigation commenced after police received information on the theft of goods from multiple Home Depot and Lowe’s stores in Plymouth County, including approximately $11,000 in snow blowers reported missing from the Home Depot in Bridgewater.
Farias would deliver the equipment to various locations in Berkley, Fall River, and Dighton, using his truck according to the Plymouth DA.
Investigators learned that Farias had allegedly arranged the theft of a Kubota tractor from the Home Depot in Plymouth.
Police placed a GPS tracker on it and followed it into Dighton. Police followed Farias and then pulled him over on a traffic stop and arrested him. They also found 100 Oxycodone pills in Farias’s vehicle.
Farias was charged with Receiving Stolen Property over $250, Larceny over $250, Possession With Intent To Distribute Class B Narcotics, Oxycodone, and Conspiracy. He is currently held on $5,000 cash bail.