TEWKSBURY – Chief Ryan Columbus reports that the Tewksbury Police Department, with the assistance of multiple public safety partners, arrested and charged a Fairhaven man with breaking and entering and several other charges.
JOHN MUELLER, AGE 36, OF FAIRHAVEN, was arrested and charged with:
- Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime for Felony (two counts)
- Larceny from a Building (two counts)
- Larceny of a Motor Vehicle
- Vandalize Property (four counts)
- Breaking and Entering into a Boat/Vehicle for Misdemeanor
- Attempt to Burn Building
On Monday, Aug. 8, at about 2:45 p.m., Tewksbury Police responded to a report of a break-in at a business on Lorum Street. Upon initial investigation, Tewksbury Police learned that multiple tools and business items had stolen the previous evening. Officers also learned that the Tewksbury Fire Department had responded to a box alarm at the business at about 3:35 a.m. on Tuesday, and extinguished multiple small fires.
Further investigation revealed that other businesses in the area had been burglarized, and that a truck had been stolen. Based on evidence obtained during the investigation, Tewksbury Police identified MUELLER as the suspect.
Tewksbury Police later recovered the vehicle in Salem, N.H., with the help of Salem Police.
On Thursday morning, Tewksbury Police learned that MUELLER had been in contact with law-enforcement agencies in Plymouth County on an unrelated matter. MUELLER was placed into custody by the Plymouth Police Department, and returned to Tewksbury for booking by Tewksbury officers.
MUELLER is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Lowell District Court.
“I want to commend our officers for their professionalism in this case,” Chief Columbus said. “This arrest is a direct result of their thorough hard work.”
Chief Columbus and the Tewksbury Police Department wish to thank the Plymouth Police Department, Salem (N.H) Police Department, Westford Police Department, Tewksbury Fire Department and State Fire Marshal’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.