MAYNARD — Chief Mark W. Dubois is pleased to report that, after a thorough investigation, the Maynard Police Department has arrested a suspect in last week’s spree of vandalism that left five Main Street businesses damaged.
JEREMY BEARSE, AGE 27, OF ACTON was arrested on Friday after police served a warrant at his home. He has been charged with:
- Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime (Two Counts)
- Malicious Destruction of Property (Five Counts)
- Larceny from a Building
- Breaking and Entering into a Depository
- Attempt to Break into a Depository
Maynard Police detectives initiated an investigation on Monday, Aug. 26 after five Main Street businesses were vandalized or broken into overnight Sunday into Monday. Several businesses had windows damaged by shots from a BB or pellet gun. At least one business had been entered, with various items thrown around and damaged. One business had several items reported missing as well.
Investigators obtained helpful surveillance footage from a McDonald’s restaurant that was vandalized.
The investigation lead police to BEARSE and police applied for and received a search warrant for his residence and vehicle.
BEARSE is known to police and is currently on probation for armed robbery. A probation violation warrant is being sought.
BEARSE has been held since Friday at the Middlesex House of Correction and Jail in Billerica pending arraignment Tuesday morning.
The Acton Police Department assisted Maynard Police in apprehending BEARSE.
Maynard Police Detective Trista Manchuso was the lead investigator.
Chief Dubois praised the work of detectives in bringing a resolution to this disturbing case.
“I am pleased with the hard work and dedication of our investigators who have worked to identify and arrest a suspect in this brazen crime spree that damaged several businesses in Maynard’s downtown,” Chief Dubois said. “The Maynard Police Department exists to ensure the safety, security and well-being of our citizens, visitors and businesses, and I want to reassure our business community that this case is an example of our commitment to that duty.”
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.