Tewksbury Police arrested a Billerica man on Thursday, Sept. 5 after receiving calls from residents of Oakland Avenue reporting someone breaking into houses on the street.
Michael Shannon, 20, of 33 Devonshire Rd., Billerica, was arrested for attempted breaking and entering, receiving stolen property over $250 and possession of burglarious tools.
While officers were on their way to the scene, residents were able to give a description of the suspect's vehicle, leading police to stop the vehicle at East Street and Shawsheen Street.
Upon a search of the vehicle, Shannon was discovered to be in possession of several pieces of jewelry and a bolt cutter.
An investigation of houses in the Oakland Avenue area revealed Shannon had only attempted to break into a residence, and it remains unknown where the jewelry found in his car came from.
According to Tewksbury Police, Shannon was arrested in connection with a December 11, 2012 break-in where the victims were attending a funeral.
There may be a victim or victims who do not realize that have had anything stolen, and anyone who possibly has information about the jewelry in question is urged to call the Tewksbury Police Department at 978-851-7373, the anonymous tip line at 978-851-0175 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Shannon is scheduled to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on Friday, September 06, 2013.