SOMERSET, Mass. — Police said 30-year-old Kristen DaCosta was careful breaking into a Somerset through a bedroom window. Police said she stole jewelry and left everything just as she found out. However, she didn’t realize she was leaving detectives all the evidence they could need. This lady was on a GPS monitoring device,” said Chief Jospeh Ferreira of the Somerset Police Department. DaCosta was ordered to wear a GPS ankle bracelet because she was on probation in an earlier case. “Lo and behold, we actually saw the full track of her coming into Somerset and stopped at a certain bedroom window,” he said. DaCosta is charged with at least 17 break-ins while wearing the monitor, including burglaries in New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Tiverton.
Just a great lesson for all the kids out there. Don’t take anything for granted. I mean even a criminal mastermind like Kristen DaCosta is capable of screwing up. She got cocky. She got complacent. Thought she was bigger than the game. Thought she could just throw her glove out on the field and win. Forgot the fundamentals. I mean this is rule one in the thief handbook. Don’t break into houses while wearing a GPS ankle bracelet. We’re talking Day 1 stuff here. Just goes to show you always got to respect your opponent.