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Burglary investigation yields arrest

Jeffrey Beaulieu, 26, of Salem N.H., was arrested Thursday, July 1, on a warrant and charged with receiving stolen property and breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony. The arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation into a string of burglaries in Harvard over the last several weeks.

Items stolen included valuable jewelry and a flat-screen TV. In one instance, a resident surprised the burglars before they took anything. While taking a shower upstairs, the homeowner heard voices downstairs. He found two men standing in the mudroom. After exchanging a glance, the two left. They were gone when the man called the police.

Detectives Jack Izzo and Gregory Newman are continuing to investigate the crimes.

Breaking and entering

On Wednesday, June 30, police investigated a break-in at the Depot Road soccer field. The snack shack was broken into and money was stolen. The case is under investigation.

Motor-vehicle accidents

On Tuesday, June 29, police investigated a motor vehicle accident on Poor Farm Road, where a trash truck had accidentally backed into a small car with an elderly couple inside. The ambulance was summoned, but there were no apparent injuries and they declined treatment or transport to the hospital. The operator of the truck was issued a warning citation. The couple’s vehicle was towed.

Traffic stops

On Saturday, July 3, at 5:22 p.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on Still River Road and cited the driver for operating with a revoked driver’s license. The vehicle was towed.

On Sunday, July 4, a motor vehicle was stopped on Route 2E and the driver was cited for operating with a suspended license. The vehicle was towed.

Smoke in area

A report of smoke in the Stow Road area on Monday, July 5, turned out to be from a smoldering outdoor cooking fire across the border in Bolton.

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