Tewksbury Police Detectives Crack String Of Burglaries

Tewksbury man charged in connection with multiple break-ins, more arrests possible.

One man is under arrest and more suspects are being sought in connection with a string of home burglaries.

Tewksbury Police arrested Stephen Haffey, 24, of 634 Chandler St., on Tuesday and charged him with seven counts of breaking and entering, seven counts of larceny over $250 and conspiracy.

Sheehan said were able to determine Haffey broke into several homes in Tewksbury as well as homes in Andover, Tyngsboro and Acton.

Haffey worked for Yankee Pest Control out of Malden, and investigators also believe may have been stealing items from people while servicing the homes. Sheehan said that some victims in the case may not even realize that items are missing.   

During the course of the investigation, numerous items of jewelry have been recovered and returned to victims.      

According to Sheehan, some of the burglaries occurred during the day and others at night. During the day, Haffey would allegedly knock on the front door and see if anyone was home; if not, he would enter the home mostly through unlocked doors or windows. At night, he allegedly would drive around and look for houses with no lights on and attempt to gain entry through open doors or windows.

Haffey's arrest may not be the last one associated with this string of burglaries. Tewksbury Police believe Haffey did not act alone and the investigation is ongoing.

As always, Sheehan reminded residents that the Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center at 978-851-7373.  Residents wishing to remain anonymous can call the Tip Line at 978-851-0175 or send an email to tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov.

INTRESTED March 25, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Mary March 25, 2012 at 01:30 PM
The problem with our system is that these types of thieves go into jail for a short period of time and are set free to do exactly the same thing, over and over again. My neighborhood a young man that has served time in jail many times, only to come out to do drugs again and go house hopping robbing anything he can get his hands on. Let's talk about putting these kids in the service and do time doing something constructive.
sue boyce April 06, 2012 at 07:12 PM
"but he walked into the station himself and admitted to everything that has to tell you a little something about his character." This benefited him...they would have come for him anyway. He has stolen from people he knows and even those trying to help him. You need to push but there IS help from the VA....he made poor, hurtful choices but had the choice...we all do. Thank you to all who serve...but he has violated the Marine values code...it's meant to be lifelong. Sad.
John October 06, 2012 at 05:18 PM
There is a yard sale at their house today if you had anything stolen, it maybe up for sale.
Dirk Anderson October 06, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Mary, the military no longer wants criminals and addicts.


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