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Accused Squatter Arrested On Cape Cod After Chase

By Bill Shields, WBZ-TV
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YARMOUTH (CBS) – A fugitive wanted in Waltham and Yarmouth has been captured because of a very observant Deputy Police Chief.

silva Accused Squatter Arrested On Cape Cod After Chase

Robert Silva (Photo from Yarmouth PD)

Robert Silva is accused of breaking into homes, and essentially living in them. Over the weekend, the 50-year-old apparently broke into an ocean-front home.

The homeowner came to check on the house, and found Silva, who managed to escape.

On Monday, Deputy Chief Steve Xiarhos was checking on the neighborhood, and showing a WBZ crew the area, when he spotted a suspicious man getting into a minivan a block away. Xiarhos pulled alongside the vehicle, and then went to the corner to turn around. It was Silva and he took off leading police and the WBZ crew on a 5-mile chase.

Police finally cornered Silva in Dennis where he was arrested.

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