AYER — Acting on a tip, the Ayer Police collared a previously-convicted sex offender wanted in connection with breaking and entering, larceny and failure to register as a sex offender charges stemming out of Sudbury.
Officers converged on the Ayer Motor Inn on Fitchburg Road (Route 2A) on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
“We received an anonymous tip,” said Ayer Police Lt. Brian Gill. Gill said 27-year old Ryan Saegesser of Northborough was spotted in the lobby of the motel. “We had no idea that he was here in Ayer.”
The Ayer Police made the arrest and the Sudbury Police came out to take Saegesser into custody.
The following day, the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office issued a press release confirming Saegesser was arraigned that morning after being at large for more than a month following his grand jury indictment on charges that he broke into a Sudbury residence last spring and stole numerous personal items.
At Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Saegesser was arraigned on charges of breaking and entering during the daytime for a felony, larceny over $250 (2 counts), larceny from a building (2 counts), and failure to register as a sex offender. Middlesex Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Michael Sullivan ordered Saegesser held on $15,000 cash bail.
Saegesser returns to court on February 16 for a pretrial conference.
“This defendant is alleged to have planned and calculated this [Sudbury] theft, ensuring the dwelling was unoccupied in order to steal numerous personal items which were worth a significant amount of money,” Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard Leone said on Jan. 19. “Upon his indictment and arraignment on his arrest warrant, the defendant defaulted and attempted to elude prosecution. I commend the work of the Sudbury Police Department whose efforts resulted in identifying the defendant as the alleged perpetrator, a convicted sex offender, and for his apprehension last night.”
On April 25, 2011 shortly after 3 p.m., Sudbury police responded to a report of a house break. Upon arrival, a caregiver employed by the homeowners said she’d left the home for several hours but returned to find three laptop computers missing. When the homeowners returned home, more items were discovered to be missing, including sunglasses (valued at $450), U.S. currency, and several pieces of jewelry, including a diamond ring valued at over $40,000.
The caregiver informed the police that she’d received two hang-up calls on the day of the theft. She indicated that she didn’t recognize the caller’s phone number.
But the caregiver said she’d just learned that her neighbor’s son, Saegesser, had recently been released from jail. It turned out that the number matched Saegesser’s cell phone number and that Saegesser had been hired in 2009 to complete projects in the homeowners’ residence.
Saegesser’s mother told police that her son wasn’t home and that she wasn’t sure when he’d return. Police allege Saegesser broke into the homeowners’ residence, stole the items, then pawned the diamond ring to purchase a new car for his mother.
It was further alleged that Saegesser, a convicted Level 2 sex offender, was not living at his mother’s home that he had registered as his address, but was instead living in Worcester.
Saegesser was indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury on December 1, 2011 and was arrested on a warrant in Worcester on December 3, 2011. He was brought before Worcester District Court on the warrant where Judge Paul McGill released the defendant on personal recognizance with a promise to appear in Middlesex Superior Court the next day.
Saegesser defaulted and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Ayer Police received the tip and made the arrest. Saegesser was then turned over to Sudbury police.