A Watertown man was arrested in connection to a Newton break-in when police linked him to the crime scene with a broken AAA card.
The night janitor at the New England School for Acupuncture on California Street noticed a door was propped open by a barrel, and when he went inside he saw a man behind the front desk, according to Newton Police.
The man was described as a white male, 20-30 years old, 5-foot-9, wearing a grey Red Sox hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and black shorts. He walked out from behind the desk and out the door, where he got into a dark colored Chevy Impala.
When Newton Police officers arrived, they found that a floor safe had been moved to the middle of the room and three computers had their wires detached and sat next to the safe. On a chair they found a laptop computer and a money box.
Police also found a gold AAA card that had snapped in half on the window with a name on it. Police contacted the person whose name was on the card and she said she did not have ties to the acupuncture school, but her car had been broken into in Wellesley the previous day.
Shortly after the break in, Watertown Police reported a driver speeding on Main Street in their town toward Waltham. Waltham Police arrested a man fitting the description of the man who broke into the acupuncture school, and he also had half a driver’s license with the same name that was on the AAA card, Police said
Kenneth C. Seacrist, 34, of 216 Highland Ave. in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, Police said.