A Saugus man has pleaded not guilty after being arrested for a recent Revere house break-in that involved the alleged theft of a safe containing up to $200,000. Patrick Wiswall, 50, was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, larceny over $1,200, larceny under $1,200, property vandalization, witness intimidation and conspiracy. Chelsea District Court Judge William Farrell ordered Wiswall be held in jail on $50,000 cash bail during his arraignment last week. The judge also agreed to Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Liana LaMattina’s request that the defendant have no contact with the victim or witness in the event he is released on bail.
On July 7, Revere Police responded to an Agawam Street home for a report of a break-in. The victim had returned home from an adjacent business that day to find the home’s door ajar and glass broken. A safe containing personal identification documents and up to $200,000 was reported stolen, according to a press release issued last Friday (July 29) by Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s Office.
“During the course of an investigation, detectives received information that a UHaul truck was believed to have been used in the robbery. Footage from private and public cameras captured the truck in the area of the home that was broken into,” the press release noted.
“Footage depicts a man wheeling a city-issued trash can to the truck, which is believed to have contained the stolen safe. Records show that Wiswall rented the truck in the days prior to the robbery and returned it on July 8, the day after the break-in,” it noted.
Wiswall is due back in court on Sept. 2 for a pretrial hearing. He is represented by Attorney José Vincenty.