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Suspect in jail for burglaries

Staff writer

Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke has announced that a suspect is in jail in connection with recent burglaries of motor vehicles in Peabody.

“Since Jan. 9, Peabody police officers have been involved with a rash of burglary incidents,” Burke said. “As of Friday, Feb. 10, all six burglaries from motor vehicles have been solved and some of the stolen property has been recovered.”

Burke said the suspect, who has not yet been charged in the case, is incarcerated in a county jail on unrelated charges.

“The suspect is in jail at this time, but not in Marion County,” Burke said. “However, charges will be forthcoming on all six vehicle burglaries and will be filed with the Marion County Attorney.”

Burke said he would encourage residents of Peabody and the surrounding area to continue to lock their vehicles and homes even though a suspect is in custody.

“It never hurts to be cautious,” he said. “Everyone should make it a habit to be careful and lock their homes and cars.”

Burke stated that at this time the subject in custody is not a suspect in the home break-ins that took place at roughly the same time as the vehicle burglaries.

“We are still working those cases,” he said.

He also reiterated that an alert public can be of great service to law enforcement when they report any suspicious activity they observe.

To make a report to Peabody Police, call (620) 983-2133. In an emergency, dial 911.

Last modified Feb. 15, 2012