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Landscaper Suspected of Attempted Home Break In

An excerpt from the WPD police log. The following arrest information was supplied by the Woburn Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Woburn Police took a variety of calls in recent days.
Woburn Police took a variety of calls in recent days.
The following is an excerpt from the Woburn Police Department log. Please note that this is a sampling of activity in the log, not a complete account.

Featured Incident

Police were called to Rich Road on Saturday, Dec. 7, for a report of a breaking and entering at a home in the neighborhood.

A woman told officers that when she arrived home she found that an attempt had been made to pry open the side door of the house with an implement that was still lodged between the door and the doorjamb.

Upon investigation, it appeared that the suspect entered the attached garage of the home through an unlocked doorway. Once inside, the suspect looked into a vehicle parked in the garage, leaving fingerprints and smudges on the car door, along with dirt and leaf debris.

The suspect then took a paint can opener, which was located among paint supplies inside the garage and used it to unsuccessfully pry open the door.

It appeared that due to the evidence, the suspect was likely a landscaper or maintenance worker who "opportunistically and half-heartedly" attempted the crime while present at the property for legitimate landscaping work, the police report said.
Janet C M December 11, 2013 at 07:01 AM
This article puts every legitimate landscaping company in a suspecting light. How irresponsible.
Jon Platon December 11, 2013 at 09:17 AM
You're right to a degree, Janet! Perhaps they should have named the landscaper that was "at the property for legitimate landscaping work". However, if that landscaper's employees WERE NOT the ones that committed the crime, then they would be falsely accused and lose business. My assumption is that the writer is being responsible in not naming the landscaping company until more evidence is uncovered.
C.E. Jones December 11, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Landscaper OR Maintenance Worker........ So Janet, does this also put EVERY legitimate Maintenance Worker in a suspecting light too?? Just curious.....
Janet C M December 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM
All I'm saying is that they should have said a "possible person who had worked at the property". Very general until more evidence is gained. And I wouldn't like to see anyone lose business because of a wayward employee.

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