The Swampscott Police Department sent out an advisory after recent reports of thieves forcing their way into homes.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Terry Date
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Over the past few weeks, the Swampscott Police Department has investigated several daytime house breaks in the Pine St, Middlesex Ave area. Entry is gained by either forcing a rear door or smashing a window. The residents were not at home during the breaks. The Department is actively investigating these events. Residents are encouraged to call the station if they see any suspicious individuals in their neighborhood. Please pass this information along to your neighbors. Contact Information: Ted Delano Criminal Investigation Division 781-595-1111 email@example.com
Swampscott police responded to break-ins on Young and Beach Bluff Avenues.
The school system alerted parents of the incidents, as well.
Police responded to reported break-ins at homes on Beach Bluff and Young Avenues on Monday. The avenues are separated by a few blocks. The Beach Bluff break was reported around 11 am when a resident returned home and found a window to the house had been smashed, Swampscott police Det. Tim Cassidy said. Officers Brendan Reen, Brian Wilson, and Mark Steadman and Swampscott detectives responded and checked the house. "While checking the house, officers discovered that the suspect had apparently armed himself with a knife from inside the house from the kitchen area," Cassidy said. Police discovered that several items were missing from the house, he said. Beach Bluff Avenue is located near the Marblehead town line. Little more than two hours …