An Oak Bluffs woman who was alerted by her dog that someone might be in her basement confronted an intruder in her house off Syracuse Avenue at about 2 pm on Friday, October 19.
The woman told police that when the man saw her he immediately drew his long-sleeve black tee-shirt up over his face to mask his identity. She struggled with the man and reported to police she thought he might have had a gun. That set off an intensive search of the surrounding neighborhood for a man with distinctive long curly blonde hair and blue eyes.
Oak Bluffs police lieutenant Tim Williamson said police found no evidence a gun was used, but he advised residents to take normal precautions and lock doors. He asked anyone with information to contact police at 508-693-0750.