Southborough Police announced that a Marlborough resident is being charged with a burglary on Southville Road. He is also being investigated as a suspect in other recent burglaries in Southborough.
In this morning’s press release, a doorbell surveillance system was cited as providing important information in the case. Even bigger credit goes to the Southborough homeowner who caught the licence plate number of a suspicious car leaving his driveway.
In November and December, after break-ins, the SPD urged residents to purchase a security systems. A Facebook post noted:
Many of our previous B&E’s have been SOLVED, with the help of a competent security camera nearby.
This morning, the SPD issued the following release:
On, 12/31/19, at 2:29 p.m., Southborough Police Dispatch received a call from a Southville Road resident reporting a suspicious black vehicle that had pulled out of his driveway as he arrived home. The alert homeowner was able to obtain the vehicle registration which came back to the same make and model of a suspect vehicle from a series of Southborough house breaks over the past two plus weeks. Another resident was able to provide key information with help of a “Ring” doorbell monitoring system.
Southborough Officers were able to contact Marlborough P.D. who tracked the vehicle to its registered address. They placed the driver under arrest after a brief foot chase, and forcible entry into his apartment on Elm Street. The suspect was identified as [a Marlborough resident]*. He was transported back to Marlborough P.D. on several outstanding warrants.
As a result of the investigation, [the suspect] is currently being charged with the following: 1. B&E BUILDING DAYTIME FOR FELONY, 266/18/B. 2. LARCENY UNDER $1200, 266/30/C. 3. DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 266/127/A.
The case remains under investigation as Southborough Detectives continue to match evidence with other surrounding agencies. Additional charges are anticipated. Anyone having further information is encouraged to contact Lt. Ryan Newell or Detective Keith Nichols at (508) 485-2147.
Updated (1/3/19 11:22 am): I confirmed with Chief Kenneth Paulhus that the charges listed above relate to the New Year’s Eve incident on Southville Road. They are in addition to the Warrants that the Marlborough PD used to bring the suspect in. While the suspect was in custody, the SPD continued to work the case, enabling them to press the new charges. They are continuing to investigate connections to other break-ins. Anyone with relevant information is asked to reach out.
*The accused’s name was omitted under blog policy.