Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Larceny incidents have risen within the past few years in Northborough.
According to police statistics, there were 101 incidents of larceny in 2010, rising to 117 in 2011. In 2012, that statistic climbed to 163. As one may suspect, Northborough Crossing can be attributed to the rise in larceny calls the Northborough Police Department incurs, according to Lt. Bill Lyver. While the shopping center created economic growth, and attraction to the town, as with any shopping center, adds to the crime statistics. "Since it didn’t exist as a retail location in 2010, there were only a few thefts from the construction site," said Lyver. "In 2011, retails shops began to come on line and we had 12 reported larcenies. For 2012, when most retail spaces were up and running most of the year, there were 57 larcenies reported …
Friday, March 8, 2013
A Mashpee man was charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
A two-day investigation has led to the arrest of a Mashpee man who stole numerous items from BJ's, including Bose speakers and surveillance video equipment. Christopher Sean Eld, 46, 82 Blue Spruce Way, Mashpee, was arrested and charged with eight counts of larceny over $250, defacing property, and misleading a police investigation. Eld also was arrested on a warrant for previous shoplifting charges. The Asset Prevention Team at BJ's initially reported on Wednesday, March 6, that store employees found an empty package that had contained Bose speakers. The protection team was able to identify on surveillance video the suspect removing the speakers from the packages, said police. "At the time they suspected that this thief was responsible …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
There was a break-in at a local donut shop early Tuesday morning.
At approximately 6:30 a.m., Northborough Police got a call from employees at Honey Dip Donuts on Main Street that there had been a break in overnight. Police said a rear door had been pried open, and less than $100 in rolled coins were taken. There are no suspects at this time.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Northborough police arrested a local man on Thursday evening for the Thanksgiving Day theft.
Northborough Police have arrested a man for breaking into East Coast Golf Academy and Practice Center in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving day. On Thursday evening, police arrested Brian Laprade, 32, of 9002 Avalon Dr., Northborough. Laprade was arrested on a warrant for his involvement in the Thanksgiving Day breaking and entering of the facility. He was also charged with stealing his girlfriend's car, said police. Laprade will be arraigned at Westborough District Court on Friday morning.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Cars were broken into over the weekend, and Northborough is working with Westborough police to investigate.
Northborough police are working with Westborough police to investigate car breaks that occurred overnight on Saturday. Between 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday, one car on Davis Street and the other on Tomahawk Drive were broken into, said police. Cash and gift cards were stolen from the vehicle parked on Tomahawk Drive and cash, credit cards and identification documents were stolen from the car on Davis. "Both vehicles had been rummaged through," said Lt. Bill Lyver. "Items were found scattered about in the cars, on the driveways and along Davis Street."
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Equipment and cash were stolen from a local pizza place.
A local pizza place was broken into during the overnight hours of Nov. 13, according to police. Cash from a register, video surveillance equipment and a hot dog steamer were stolen from Freshway Pizza during the break-in. According to police, an employee who was opening the business in the morning discovered that the rear door had been forced open. "The hot dog steamer is obviously an unusual piece of equipment to have been stolen," said Sgt. Det. Brian Griffin. "I can’t say I’ve ever really seen that before." There are no suspects at this time, and Det. Scott Maffioli and officer Phil Martin are investigating.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Police said the woman hid money in her underwear.
A Westborough woman is charged with entering a Northborough home in the afternoon, taking money from a purse on the table, and hiding it in her underpants, according to police. Linda F. VanDam, 23, 52 South St., Westborough, was arrested July 3 by Northborough police and charged with breaking and entering in the daytime, larceny under $250 and interfering with a police investigation. On Tuesday, July 3, shortly after 1 p.m., Officer Eric Michel and Sgt. Bruce responded to a home on South Street for a larceny that allegedly just occurred. According to the homeowner, who knew VanDam by name, VanDam had walked into her home and taken approximately $40 from her purse, which sat on the kitchen table. The caller's husband returned home and drove…
Friday, June 8, 2012
It's the first time Northborough police have encountered this type of crime.
Waste cooking oil was stolen from the property of Mandarin Pan and Athens Pizza restaurants sometime late Tuesday night, according to Northborough police. On Wednesday, June 6, Northborough officer Kelly took a report from American By-Products regarding the theft of waste cooking oil. The oil was supposed to have been picked up by American By-Products from Mandarin Pan and Athens Pizza. Left out by Mandarin Pan, the oil was stolen sometime during the overnight hours. "This is a first that I have heard of this type of crime," said Sgt. Det. Brian Griffin.
Friday, May 4, 2012
A West Boylston woman was arraigned on Friday on charges of larceny.
After an investigation into numerous larcenies, a West Boylston woman, who was formerly from Northborough, was charged by Northborough police of stealing cash from the locker room at Boost Fitness. Danielle A. Johnson, 19, 10 Old County Farm Rd., West Boylston, was charged with larceny over $250, larceny under $250 and larceny from a building. According to police, Johnson is also facing numerous larceny charges stemming from an investigation at the Beaumonth Assisted Living Facility, where she is a former employee. Johnson is suspected of stealing from the facility and from other staff members, said police. She was arraigned in Westborough District Court on Friday and the case was contined by Judge Vito Virzi to June 6.
Monday, February 20, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Northborough police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Incidents, Sunday, Feb. 19 7:27 p.m.: Caller requests wellbeing check on male party after Q-5 statements made via phone, Whitney Street. Subject left on foot. BOLO sent and cell phone tracking requested. 9:57: Medical call on South Street 10:59 p.m.: Caller reports two males running down the street with a lawn ornament, Mohawk Drive. Incidents, Monday, Feb. 20 1:30 a.m. Shrewsbury police report that they were out with a car that had two females arguing on Route 9. They sent them on their way only to receive another call from the driver stating that they were fighting again. Shrewsbury notified Northborough police that the females were now in Northborough. Passenger placed in protective custody for drunkeness.