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House Breaks Continue: Residence on Howard Street Latest Victim

Another house break on Howard Street makes eight for the town in the past week.

On Wednesday evening, responded to a residence on Howard Street that had been burglarized at some point during the day.

The homeowner, who had been gone from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. that day, returned home to find that his house had been broken into, the suspect gaining entry by breaking a second floor window.

Mostly electronic items were stolen. 

" we feel that it is possible that the person who broke into this house may be responsible for the " said Sgt. Det. Brian Griffin.

In a one week period, eight homes have been broken into, and one attempted break-in, in Northborough.

"In some cases, houses have been alarmed and dogs have been present," said Griffin. "One interesting note is the houses where there are dogs present the suspect(s) usually moves the dog to another room of the house or outside. So when the victims come home they find there house broken into and their dog in another area of the house where it shouldn’t be."

Police continue to follow several leads.

Michelle August 24, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Didnt have these issues til the wegmans plaza or "shops way" came to town!
Postman August 24, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Buy a trail camera and set it up outside your homes in the back folks! At least you'll get a picture of whose doing this. Simple stuff. I don't know why police haven't put some outside high risk homes. Non confrontational and minimal expense. We know the area this is happening in. Experiment with a few...
Postman August 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Michelle, we have had these issues before. My Mother's house was broken into on Newton St. in the late 70's during a mini-spree of break-in's. I'm NOT a fan of the stores, but I don't see a link, especially since it's far away from that part of town. I've got to imagine this is hurting the cop's egos a bit. The cop to resident ratio in this town must be one of the highest in Central Mass and to have this many break-ins in the same area is, frankly, disturbing. I sure HOPE there are increased patrols or something new going on.
jane August 24, 2012 at 12:45 PM
What a ridiculous comment to link a series of break-ins to Wegmans and Shops Way.
Mary August 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM
It is very unfortunate that all the "progress" our town has seen over the past few years has changed the character and small town feel of Northborough.
Rose Lyons August 24, 2012 at 11:17 PM
that's ridiculous. I've lived in Northborough my whole life and we've had rashes of break ins before. I had my old house on MacAlister drive broken into about 12 years ago as did several of my neighbors. I'm not sure how there is a link with the new shops and the break ins although I don't disagree that all the new store fronts have changed the feel and character of the town. But I wouldn't link those two things together
Proud Resident of Northborough August 24, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Postman, hopefully you deliver the mail better than you spout "facts". I was curious about your assertion that Northboro has one of "the highest cop to citizen ratios in Central MA. I did a little Google search and came up with the following data. Population Sworn Officers # of cops per citizen Northboro 14600 17 859 Shrewsbury 33500 42 798 Hudson 19600 31 632 Southboro 9600 16 600
Postman August 26, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Proud, really, that's what's important to you? I guess that means your a cop (or related to one) in town if all you draw from this is some sort of attack on them. I only said "must" and did not say (excuse me, spout) it was fact. Frankly, who cares about the ratio. 8 break-ins in a week is very dissapointing. First responsibility lies with the homeowners, but like I said before, I "hope" the police are doing more behind the scenes. That means, I don't know whether they are or not Proud. Are your feelings all better now?
Sandro Paz August 27, 2012 at 01:54 AM
lol, yep
Sandro Paz August 27, 2012 at 01:57 AM
I've left voice messages and posted on here with a lead I had but no one has called me back.

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