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 firstname.lastname@example.org