Tewksbury Man Charged With String of Burglaries

Tewksbury Police crack string of break-ins in the Pringle Street neighborhood.

When Tewksbury Police were searching for a suspect in string of burglaries in the Pringle Street area, they didn't have to look too far.

On Saturday, Police arrested William A Medugno, 23, of 18 Pringle St, in connection with the crime spree.

According to Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, TPD Detectives developed leads during the investigation, which led them to identify Medugno as a suspect. On Saturday, officers went to his residence to question him. However, when officers arrived, they saw Medugno fleeing the house out the back door.

Officers caught up to him and placed him under arrest for several outstanding warrants.

During questioning at Police Headquarters, said Sheehan, Medugno confessed to house breaks at 20 Pace Road, 54 Pringle St., 90 Barbara D. Lane, and 60 Pringle St.

The property stolen from the four homes is believed to have a value in excess of $13,000.

A search of Medugno's home turned up several pieces of stolen property, including an Xbox with games, coins and two dollar bills, a black duffle bag, and jewelry. Police were able to identify the items as having been stolen in the four burglaries.

In addition to four outstanding warrants on unrelated charges, Medugno is charged with four counts of breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony and four counts of larceny over $250.

Tewksbury Police continue to 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. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the Tip Line at 978-851-0175 or send an email to tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov   


Kathleen Medugno November 06, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Funny His Name is William Too.. I am sure you are Perfect William in every shape in form. I dont Condone his actions. Yes it is an embarassment..That is why I wrote an appology on this site . As I said I did not raise him to be like this. Nor did his father. I pray that you never have to deal with such a situation because it is so difficult to Let go of someone you Love .
Kathleen Medugno November 06, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Thank you John. He has had a very Difficult Life, But I have always taught him not to be a victim of circumstance and that he can make his life better. Its his choice . I cant do it for him. He needs to want to make good choices and follow through with them . He isnt a loser . I love him , He is my Son. Though He is not welcome in my home any more. I will pray for him and everyone like him to get on the right track. But right now he needs to stay away from us.
john November 24, 2012 at 03:21 AM
i just have one thing to say before all you people keep running your mouths.....first of all you do not know him.....second of all the woman who claims to be his mother and loves him so much walked out of the family's life before this incident occured and left them with their home in foreclosure acts like she is "MOTHER OF THE YEAR".....well if people did their homework and found the true reason William did what he did instead of running of their mouth first, they would find out he did it out of pure concern for his father, little brother and elderly grandmother who is very sick and on oxygen 24/7 and help save the house so they wouldnt be homeless. Though it does not make what he did right, he had good intentions trying to help his family. And im sure he is sorry for the wrongs he did and the embarrassment that he caused his family. But all im trying to say is find out the real facts of the case before you go off insulting people for the wrongs they did. Not everyone that commits a crime is a horrible person. Because someday it could be you with your son in this awful situation.
Kathleen Medugno November 27, 2012 at 03:45 PM
I did not walk out of their lives, I stayed with a friend for 2 weeks. get your fact straight John.
Mike November 27, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Still no matter what circumstances your family is in he has no right of breaking into his neighbors homes now the family is in an even worse situation with a son going to prison for several years most likely


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