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Woman Arrested in Connection with Northborough, Boylston Housebreaks

A search warrant led to the arrest of a Worcester woman.

A search warrant conducted by Boylston and Northborough police departments has led to the arrest of a Worcester woman for break-ins that occurred in both towns.

Colleen Stowe, 41, 11 Varney St., Worcester, was arrested by Boylston police for a house break that occurred in its town, and Northborough will be taking out charges "in the coming days," said police.

Police conducted the search warrant at Stowe's residence on Monday, Feb. 25, during which they found stolen items from a February break-in that occurred at 38 Ball St. in Northborough.

"Both towns had break-ins on Feb 21 and both were relatively close to each other," said Northborough Sgt. Det. Brian Griffin. "We spoke with Boylston and compared notes and evidence recovered at the scene. We were able to develop enough information that led us to believe that Ms. Stowe was responsible for these breaks."

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The victims of the Ball Street break were able to identify the recovered property as theirs, said police.

Given the rash of house breaks that have occurred in Northborough and surrounding towns in the past two months, Patch asked if police suspect that Stowe was involved in others.

"At this time it is too early to speculate whether or not Ms. Stowe was responsible for any of our other breaks," said Griffin. "The MO on the Ball Street break was a little different than all the breaks we had in January."

Maureen March 01, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Never mind all the breaks last August including our own home. Glad you're finding someone behind some of this. There are other ways have getting help besides breaking into a neighbor's home which is dangerous to all involved.

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