Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Monday, Jan. 11, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Police Arrest Two for Breaking and Entering
BURLINGTON – Chief Michael Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department arrested two men late last week for allegedly breaking and entering into a home on Town Line Road.
On Friday, Jan. 8, at noontime, Burlington Police responded to a residence after a woman called saying that she returned home and encountered a man inside the house. The suspect got into a vehicle that was occupied by another male and fled the scene.
Within an hour, Chelmsford Police spotted the vehicle in Chelmsford and subsequently stopped and detained the two suspects until Burlington Police arrived.
PETER CARTER, AGE 31, and PHILIP CARTER, AGE 33, BOTH OF CHELMSFORD, were arrested and charged with:
- Breaking and Entering During the Daytime (Placing a Person in Fear)
“I am once again proud of the swift work by police in this case,” Chief Kent said. “Thanks to the hard work of Burlington Police and for assistance from Chelmsford Police, we were able to arrest these suspects without incident.”
The two were held at the Burlington Police Department pending arraignment in Woburn District Court.
Chief Kent would also like to recognize the work of Westford Police Detectives, who dedicated multiple personnel and many hours to the case. They were instrumental in resolving the case successfully.
The suspects are now under investigation for several housebreaks in Burlington and in other communities, including Westford.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.