Kevin Mauricio of Taunton
Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
June 24, 2016
Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced that a 34-year-old Taunton man who was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime and larceny of a firearm has been sentenced to serve four-and-a-half to six years state prison sentence this week.
Kevin Mauricio submitted an “unagreed plea” before Judge Renee Dupuis in Fall River Superior Court Thursday afternoon. Assistant District Attorney Brian Griffin argued for a seven to nine year state prison sentenced based on the facts of the case and the defendant’s lengthy criminal history, which includes jail time for a past firearms charge. The defendant requested a three to five year state prison sentence in this case. Judge Dupuis sentenced Mr. Mauricio to serve no less than four-and-a-half years and no more than six years in state prison.
On July 04, 2015, Taunton Police responded to a call regarding a house break on Williams Street. When officers arrived, they were met by the homeowners who indicated their home had been broken into. The victim’s stated they left their home around 6:00 PM for a family dinner and upon their return at about 11:00 PM, they discovered their bathroom window had been forced open. All of the rooms appeared to be entered and drawers had been opened and left that way. The police were informed that the only items that appeared to be taken were a firearm and a box of ammunition.
The following day, officers received a call indicating that the victims were able to access their nanny camera near where the gun was stolen. The photos and video surveillance showed a male wearing a light colored sweatshirt and carrying a backpack. A picture from the surveillance was then placed on the Taunton Police Facebook page where the department received numerous messages and phone calls’ indicating the individual in the photo was Kevin Mauricio.
“Breaking into someone’s home is a very serious offense and impacts all of society.” District Attorney Quinn said. “This is a repeat offender who belongs in state prison for a long period of time.”