Two Teens Charged in Car Break
The arrests happened today.
Two Westborough teenagers allegedly used Not Your Average Joe's gift cards stolen during one of the numerous motor vehicle break-ins this week, Police Chief Alan Gordon said.
Police arrested the two youths this afternoon, when they were seen walking toward Target, shortly after the restaurant manager called police "reporting that the same individuals were back using another gift card," Gordon said in a press release.
Police charged Damien R. Hughes, 19, of 19 Nash St., Westborough with receiving stolen property.
A 16-year-old male residing at the Fountainhead Apartments, 293 Turnpike Road, also was charged with receiving stolen property. He is not being identified due to his age.
Police brought the youth to his apartment, where, Gordon said, they recovered "numerous pieces of property" that "was similar to the items stolen in the car breaks over the weekend. They will be identified by the victims."
Nine motor vehicle break-ins were reported Sunday after happening overnight. Two more were reported Monday. And a car was reported stolen earlier this morning.
But at 1:30 p.m. today, Detective Sgt. Glenn McLeod found the 2004 Toyota that had been reported stolen.
"The vehicle was parked in the parking lot of the closed Friendly’s in front of Walmart," Gordon said.
"This is also a short distance from the Fountainhead Apartments and Not Your Average Joe’s."
The Not Your Average Joe's manager called soon after, Gordon said. Hughes and the 16 year old had left the restaurant for Fountainhead, he said.
Hughes is being held on a probation warrant for his appearance in Westborough District Court on Wednesday, Gordon said.
The 16 year old, meanwhile, was released to his father's custody for his appearance in Worcester Juvenile Court.