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Ayer Man Arrested for Breaking into an Orient St. Home Today

For Immediate Release: 8/15/2017 3:57 pm

Worcester, MA (August 15, 2017) – On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at approximately 12:19 PM, Worcester Police responded to an Orient Street address for a report of a break in progress. Upon the officers arrival they observed three people standing out on a deck. Two of the three people were the residents of the home while the third person, later identified as Patrick Carroll, 34-years-old of 1005 Washington Street, Ayer, MA, was identified as an intruder to the home.

Officers were told that the residents heard some noise coming from the side door. Before the resident could investigate further Mr. Carroll was seen inside the home entering one of the bedrooms. The residents ran out of the home and called police. The residents remained outside on the deck, waiting for police, when Mr. Carroll, unaware that people were home, exited from the basement bulkhead door. It was at this time police arrived at the scene.

After speaking with everyone the officers noticed that a pickup truck was parked near the property. The vehicle belonged to Mr. Carroll. A check on the registration came back cancelled. The plate attached to the truck belonged to a trailer.

Mr. Carroll was placed under arrest and charged with Breaking and Entering in the Daytime with the Intent to Commit a Felony, Possession of Burglarious Tool (screwdriver found near him), and Illegally Attaching Registration Plates.

Mr. Carroll was transported to police headquarters for booking procedures. A thorough search of Mr. Carroll produced a small plastic baggie that contained cocaine. Mr. Carroll was additionally charged with Possession of Class B Substance.

Mr. Carroll will be arraigned tomorrow, 08/16/2017, at the Worcester County District Courthouse.

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