Police Arrest Three 20-Somethings in Highlands Home Invasion

A woman and two men, all in their 20s, have been arrested during the last few days in connection with an alleged home invasion Monday night in the Highlands.

The three are said to have entered an apartment within a multifamily home Monday night, just before 11, and pistol whipped and robbed a man.

Haverhill police, with the assistance of Massachusetts State Police and U.S. marshals, first arrested Alexandra Stanford, 20, of 21 Essex St., Haverhill, Wednesday, at 4 p.m. On Friday, police arrested Wilson Alba, 21, of 34 Grand Ave., Haverhill, and Hector Vazquez, 22, of 37 Ayer St., Haverhill, in Sanford, Maine.

All three have been charged with home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, robbery while armed and masked, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, and conspiracy.

Stanford was held overnight on $50,000 bail, and arraigned Thursday in Haverhill District Court, where she was ordered held on a dangerous hearing until next week. Alba and are Vazquez are both being held in the York Maine County Jail and due to be arraigned Monday on fugitive from justice charges.

“Haverhill Police did an excellent job of investigating this serious crime and developing probable cause in order to obtain arrest warrants so that these dangerous individuals could be apprehended so quickly,” said Detective Lt. Robert P. Pistone. “We are very fortunate to have the dedication of the (Massachusetts) State Police and their Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section as they continue to greatly assist us in apprehending those in our community who are committing these serious, violent crimes,” he added. Pistone also thanked U.S. marshals and Maine State Police for their roles in apprehending Alba and Vazquez in Maine.

A Haverhill Police incident log reported only a “disturbance” at 10:56 p.m., Monday, at 27 Webster St.

2 thoughts on “Police Arrest Three 20-Somethings in Highlands Home Invasion

  1. Crime is down some still claim. If you look at other comparable cities, their police depts are 30% + larger than what we have in Haverhill. Haverhill must increase it’s public safety numbers before it gets out of control or then we fight from behind.