UPDATED: State, Local Police Continue Search for B&E Suspect

For second time in three days, Wilmington incident leads to air search.

Massachusetts State Police used ground and air units to search for a suspect after an incident in Wilmington for the second time in just three days.

According to the state police press office, a suspect involved in a Wilmington home invasion at about 10 a.m. Monday morning fled in a gray Audi. 

Wilmington Police said a former resident went to a Carolyn Road home to check on their parents' house, entered through the side door and saw an older white male carrying a pillow case. Police said the suspect originally fled on foot behind the house but then returned to the Audi and sped off.

were in full pursuit of the vehicle at about 11:10 a.m., police said, but the man escaped into Lowell. He later left the vehicle there and fled on foot.

Police have identified the suspect, who is known to police, but are not releasing his identity at this time. The man is reportedly a Chelmsford resident, but police have not yet confirmed this information.

After investigating the home, police determined that forced entry was used.

On Friday, police also used air and ground units as they tracked down a Lawrence woman who . The woman faces operating under the influence and other charges after she was eventually found on Concord Street.

Stay tuned with Wilmington Patch for more details on the latest incident as they become available.

fioan williams April 12, 2011 at 07:30 PM
What is going on this town with all of these break-ins? It is leaving me with an uneasy feeling about living here anymore. I've been here for over 20 years and now that my neighbor's house was broken into yesterday, we don't feel safe in our own home. How can someone in broad daylight just break into someone's home and violate them like this? This nice little town is turning into a major city with a bunch of thugs that use and sell drugs. We need to kick it up a notch and quickly!!!
Sarah April 12, 2011 at 09:19 PM
Start a neighborhood watch like one neighborhood has (amusingly enough the closest neighborhood to the business in town that seems to have almost weekly arrests on here, a certain Motel...). Know your neighbors, report weird things to them or the police, write down license plate numbers if cars are doing something fishy nearby, don't just think "oh I'm being paranoid" and unintentionally let someone get robbed or something like that. Maybe not a total cure for crime, but even the little things can help. http://tewksbury.patch.com/articles/walter-macial-takes-action-makes-a-difference-in-his-neighborhood


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