The Southborough Police Department issued a press release today about recent arrests for alleged thefts of and from cars in town. It reminds the importance of securing your vehicles and valuables left in them.
From Chief of Police Kenneth Paulhus:
On 3/17/20, at 11:07 A.M., Southborough Officers took a report from a Framingham Road resident who reported their Toyota Camry had been stolen from the driveway sometime overnight. Another vehicle in the driveway had also been burglarized. Detective Keith Nichols was able to track the movement of the stolen Camry back to the Lawrence, MA area.
At 11:35 P.M., Patrolmen John Officer and Stephen Neivert located the Camry parked on Maplecrest Drive. Upon approach, the vehicle fled the area. A short time later, the Camry was located by Marlborough Police who placed five juvenile occupants into custody (all from Lawrence, MA).
A few hours later (2:24 A.M., 3/18/20), an alert resident observed a male breaking into a vehicle on Pinecone Lane. Patrolmen Officer, Neivert, and Sgt. Sean McCarthy responded to the area. Ptlm. Officer was able to locate a fifteen-year old male (also of Lawrence, MA) matching the description. He was taken into custody, and later released to DCF. He is charged with B&E Vehicle, Attempted Larceny, and Larceny Under $1,200.
Residents are reminded to keep their vehicles locked at all times, and remove anything of value.
Anyone having further information should contact Lt. Ryan Newell or Detective Keith Nichols at (508) 485-2147.