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   


Mike October 31, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Wow what a scumbag lock this loser up
Renae October 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Hope he goes away for a long time, but unfortunately he'll probably serve a few months (if that). Then, probation and some community service.
Robert Bennett October 31, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Great job TPD! My parents used to live on Pringle St (40 years ago). Pretty sad this kid was ripping off his own neighbors.
Shaun October 31, 2012 at 04:25 PM
It's awful too that he did it in his own neighborhood. I'm sure he would watch his neighbors routines and when they worked, probably walked up and down the street when they were around to survey their belongings while they waved hello.
Kathleen Medugno October 31, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I am so sick that this is my Son doing this. We did not raise him like this. I am so sorry to everyone. He even sold his little Brothers XBOX/Kinect Something that I cannot Afford to Buy Again,,I saved up money for it for Last Christmas.It just Breaks Our Hearts that he would not only do this to his family but to our neighbors.
Mike October 31, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Damn sorry to hear about that it must be tough to be a partent and going through this with your son hopefully some jail time will wake him up
Kathleen Medugno October 31, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Thanks. I pray it does. He just lost his whole family nobody trusts him now.
Walter White October 31, 2012 at 09:44 PM
These punks today get away with to much. The judge should give him two choices...10 years in jail or enlist in the Armed Forces.
Mark October 31, 2012 at 09:49 PM
God Bless you Kathleen, I am sure this is heart breaking for you and your family. I don't know if your son was unemployed or not but my father used to say...Idle hands is the devils workshop. I will pray for him and your family. Sometimes situations like this can turn a person around, I hope it does for him.
Comment November 01, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I am so sorry for you and your family. I wonder if he is too old for the scared straight program - where they spend some time at the prison to see what life could be like.
Kathleen Medugno November 01, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Thank you Mark, I have been Praying so hard for him. Tried to steer him in the right direction. Always tried to teach him "Treat others the way YOU would want to be treated " It has to be his choice to turn things around. Thats whats so heart breaking. He cant see the heartbreak he is causing and asks like HE is the one being inconvienced. We tried to get him into the Army.. No Go..Health reasons. I think that would have been the best thing for him too. All I can do is Pray and Let Go and place him in Gods Care.
William November 03, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Kathleen, great job!! I don't know what Mensa candidate you dated that blessed the earth with this pillar of society. Nice to know you can get up and go to work in the morning and not have your burglarized... Good job raising him. Nice to know you can comment in the patch, but need to rely on your I laws to discipline your complete loser kid. Thanks!!
Bob Rauseo November 03, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Bill Gillman: Don't you think it is time that you go to a system where comments are screened BEFORE they are posted? I certainly do. Also, there is a insulting word in the first comment on this thread. I have flagged it as inappropriate several days ago. Yet it remains. Are you OK with this word? Are you OK with someone calling you this word? Could you please post a list of insults that are acceptable on this site?
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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