Man who allegedly assaulted MBTA bus driver arrested in Malden for breaking and entering

A man wanted for assaulting an MBTA bus driver last week was arrested today in Malden after he and a woman were allegedly caught breaking into an Elwell Street home, Malden police said.

Douglas Bergeron, 32, was allegedly interupted by the homeowner as he and the woman tried to break into the home. Startled by the homeowner, the two ran away but were captured by police after a brief chase around 2:50 p.m. today, said Malden Police Captain John Amirault.

He identified the woman as Marie Dreault, 34, of Malden.

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The investigation to the breaking and entering is ongoing and investigators are trying to determine if the Bergeron and Dreault are responsible for unsolved break-ins in the city, Amirault said.

While booking Bergeron for the new incident, police noticed he is also wanted by Transit Police for assault and battery on a public employee and interfering with public transportation. On Oct. 13 at around 9:28 p.m., Transit Police responded to a call for an assault on an MBTA bus in Chelsea.

Bergeron, while the bus was in motion, allegedly assaulted the bus operator, causing the bus to strike a legally parked car on Broadway Street. Two other vehicles were involved in the impact from the initial crash, Transit Police said.

When arrested in Malden, Bergeron told police he is homeless.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Malden District Court and will then have to face the Transit Police allegations in Chelsea District Court at some point in the near future, officials said.

Dreault is also charged with breaking and entering and is expected to appear in the Malden courthouse on Tuesday, police said.

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