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housebreaking

Criminal law the act of entering a building as a trespasser for an unlawful purpose. Assimilated with burglary, 1968
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In one reported house break, a West Boylston resident came home to find three people in her home, forcing her to flee on foot with a suspect right behind her.
Tavano said there was another house break on North Main Street earlier in the day.
According to Chamberland, similar house breaks throughout the region triggered a joint investigation by Szymkiewicz, Tavano, Detective David Johnson of Sterling, Detective Edward Brescia of Clinton and Officer Rick Thebeau of Princeton.
Rouleau was charged with a house break that occurred in Sterling on Albright Road on Tuesday, Aug.
13 house break on Woodland Street during which the homeowner returned home.
WEST BOYLSTON - The quick hocking of stolen goods worked out favorably for West Boylston police last week, who arrested a house break suspect after finding items in a Worcester pawn shop the day after they were reported stolen from a Maplewood Avenue home.