Alleged Downspout Snatcher Arraigned

The Lynn man was ordered held on cash bail.

Still shot from WCVB interview with Steven Marshall.
Still shot from WCVB interview with Steven Marshall.
An alleged copper thief was ordered held on $15,000 cash bail at his arraignment in Lynn District Court Friday, Jan. 17.

Steven Marshall, 35, of 51 Coburn St., Lynn was charged with six counts of larceny over $250 and six counts of malicious destruction of property over $250.

Marshall allegedly stole downspouts from the following location in Swampscott: the Holy Name Church; Town Hall; 141 Burrill St.; 23 Littles Point Road; and the Mary Baker Eddy House at 23 Paradise Road.  

Marshall's next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 6, for a pretrial hearing at Lynn District Court.

The thefts are still under investigation and anyone with information pertaining to the second male suspect is asked to please call Swampscott Police detectives at 781-595-1111.

The first of the missing copper pieces were recognized as missing on Jan. 9. 

Police recently released video to the media showing two male suspects taking copper from a Burrill Street location.

Subsequently, Swampscott detectives received information from Beverly police detectives and other individuals that one of the male parties may be a Stephen Marshall, who operates a small gold Ford pickup with a cap on it. 

David E. Peterson, Esq. January 20, 2014 at 09:30 AM
While it's good to see that Mr. Marshall is accepting the consequences of his actions, I'd like to know if any action is being taken against the person or company that paid him for the copper. Maybe I'm a cynic, but it seems likely that they are implicit in the theft.


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