Justice Rains Down on Three Car Break-in Suspects

Trio nabbed walking away from the scene of the crimes.

Three teens, , were arrested early Thursday morning for allegedly breaking into two cars overnight.

According to a press release issued by Chief Timothy Sheehan, Paul Moriarty Jr., 19, of 83 Shawsheen St., Tewksbury, Stefan Herceg, 18, 14 Pace Road., Tewksbury, and Warren Taylor, 17, 15 Brook Street, Lynn, were spotted by at around 3 a.m., walking along Wolcott Street near Tew-Mac Terrace.

When approached by the officers, the teens reportedly stated they were headed to on Main Street from a friend's house on Brown Street. According to Sheehan, the officers noted that the steady rainfall was not exactly conducive to an early-morning (or late night) walk and that the direction they were walking was not consistent with their claims.

The officers then searched the three suspects  and discovered they were in possession of two GPS units, two digital cameras, an I-pod, a Bluetooth headset, pepper spray, a buck knife, and several adapters.

The next challenge for the officers was to determine where the items came from. The answer was to use the settings found in one of the GPS units. The officers found it belonged to a resident on 94 Carolina Road. Officers contacted the owner and he was able to confirm that his car had, in fact, been broken into and that several of the items found on the suspects belonged to him.

Officers were also able to identify the owner of the second GPS unit as living at 49 New Jersey Road, whose car had also been broken into.

All three suspects were arrested and were charged with breaking and entering into a motor vehicle in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony, larceny over $250, conspiracy, and receiving stolen property over $250.

Moriarty and Herceg graduated earlier this month from Tewksbury High. Herceg was a standout member of the TMHS track team. Moriarty played for the football team. Both me were also among earlier this year.

"The Town of Tewksbury has recently experienced several night-time car breaks in residential neighborhoods," said Sheehan. "We encourage all residents to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the Police Department.  With an increase in house breaks and motor vehicle breaks we ask that residents take precautions and ensure that their homes and vehicles are secured."



Ronald June 24, 2011 at 03:25 AM
TPD officers doing a great job. You guys are really working hard these days. Keep up the great work. Thank you!
Brooke June 24, 2011 at 04:00 AM
Two arrests for these kids this year, impressive!
Jade June 24, 2011 at 12:17 PM
School is out, let the games begin. Keep the kids in school year round.
denise June 24, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Good Job to the Police...Wow...you guys have been pretty busy recently...thank you. Nothing good happens after midnight...as my nana used to say!
denise June 24, 2011 at 01:44 PM
and just a quick note...dont you need a permit to carry mace...shouldnt they be charged with that also?
Kathleen Brothers June 24, 2011 at 02:06 PM
Congratulations to the Police Department for GREAT Police work!
Jade June 24, 2011 at 02:09 PM
I also want to congratulate the Tewksbury Police Department. I hope this is not the beginning of things to come for you!
Dan June 24, 2011 at 03:09 PM
Nice to see that a couple of graduates from this years class have a bright future ahead of them!!!!Just out of school and you aquire a record, nice going!!!!
Dawn callahan June 25, 2011 at 02:03 PM
Great Job By TPD. The parents must be proud of thier Teens. Wake up people know where your kids are
AM Kelly June 25, 2011 at 06:34 PM
Great job Tewksbury police dept, keep up the good work....I can sleep with both eyes closed knowing you are watching for us. lived in town for 39 years never has the breakins been as bad. Thanks again AMK


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