August 21 2016

Two Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Into Wrong House Looking for Female Acquaintance


The Burlington Police Department arrested two in connection with a residential breaking and entering in the early morning on Saturday, Chief Michael Kent reported in a press release. 


Ronal Lamar Harvey, 23, of Holbrook, is charged with Breaking and Entering and Destruction of Property.


A 16-year old juvenile male, of Braintree, is charged with Breaking and Entering at Night Placing Person in Fear and Destruction of Property.


According to police, at approximately 12:50 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, Burlington Police were dispatched to a residence on Westwood Street for a report of a breaking and entering in progress.


The homeowners woke up to loud banging noises coming from the front door, the release states. One of the residents got up to investigate and saw that the locked front door had been kicked in and two males were running from the home.


Moments later, dispatch notified police that a Burlington resident reported they had just been attacked on Westwood Street and the suspects were currently operating a white Jeep Cherokee close by on Michael Drive. Officers arrived at the scene and apprehended Harvey and the 16-year old juvenile, as well as a female party who was driving the Jeep.


The female party was in the area to meet the Burlington resident, who she met online. The two allegedly had an altercation and the Burlington resident called police, while the female party called Harvey and the 16-year old juvenile who were traveling with her.


After an initial investigation, which included interviews with the homeowners on Westwood Street, police determined that Harvey and the 16-year old juvenile had allegedly mistakenly broke into the residence on Westwood Street while looking for the female party who they thought was inside the house. The two were taken into custody without incident.


Harvey is being held on $2,540 bail at the Burlington Police station pending his arraignment at Woburn District Court. 16-year old juvenile was released to the custody of his sister.


These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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