NEWTON – A Dorchester man was in court Friday on charges relating to the theft of a city of Newton pickup truck.

According to Newton police, the white Ford F-250 was parked outside the Knotty Pine restaurant Friday morning and had a sander on the back.

Police issued a BOLO for the truck, and a short time later, a city official spotted the pickup crashed into a utility pole on Beacon Street.

Soon after the truck was found, a bloody, disheveled man was spotted between Beacon and Washington streets asking for directions to the T.

Police responded to the area and arrested 30-year-old Michael Carter. He is charged with larceny motor vehicle and other offenses. He also has outstanding warrants.

A credit card that belonged to someone in Woodbine Terrace was found in the city truck, and the credit card was traced back to a car break-in in the Woodbine Terrace area.

A total of seven cars on Woodbine Terrace were broken into Friday morning. Police are investigating to see if the break-ins are connected to Carter.

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