Southborough police report a home on School Street was broken into last week. Following a rash of home burglaries at the end of last summer, this incident marks the first home break-in Southborough has seen in several months.
Southborough Detective Sean McCarthy said the home was broken into on Wednesday, January 23. He declined to reveal what was stolen from the house because the investigation is ongoing, but said police do have leads in the case.
While some neighboring towns have seen a spike in home burglaries lately – Northborough has had 12 this month alone – things in Southborough have been relatively quiet.
“Things have really calmed down since last fall,” McCarthy said.
In August and September, Southborough police responded to at least nine home burglaries over the course of six weeks. Police repeatedly asked for the public’s help in reporting suspicious activity, and held a community meeting to share information on how homeowners could protect their property.
McCarthy said today they talked with a number of suspects back in the fall about the break-ins, but did not make any arrests. Still, he believes police interest was key to ending the streak.
While the School Street break-in was the first in a residence since September, McCarthy said the town has seen a number of vehicle break-ins recently.
In other crime news, the building that houses Bill’s Liquors on Route 9 was also broken into on Friday. Police are still investigating that incident and declined to comment further.