Police Charge Groveland Teen With Alleged Mail Theft, Car Break-In

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Groveland Police said a 16-year-old will appear in court charged with alleged mail theft and motor vehicle breaking and entering. (File photograph)

A 16-year-old Groveland teen has been summonsed to Lawrence Juvenile Court to answer to charges he allegedly stole mail and broke into a car on Balch Avenue.

Groveland Police Chief Jeffrey Gillen said in a statement that a resident reported their car broken into overnight Jan. 19 and alleged several items—including snow pants and Ray-Ban sunglasses—were missing. The next day, Groveland Police received a box of mail from 14 addresses across town, along with the missing snow pants and sunglasses.

Gillen hopes the incident serves as a warning to locals. “I want to commend our detectives for their keen investigative skills that led them to quickly identify the suspect in these larcenies,” Gillen said. “If you see something suspicious in your neighborhood, do not hesitate to report the activity to police.”

Residents of Bear Hill Road, Amber Lane, Rollins Street, Governors Road and Seven Star Road who are still waiting for mail expected to arrive last week are asked to call Detective Steven Petrone at 978-521-1212.