January 13 2016

Man Wanted on Charges in Burlington Arrested in Concord

By: Rich Hosford

The Concord Police Department arrested a man this week that was wanted for crimes in numerous communities, including Burlington. 


Concord Police Chief Joseph O'Connor said his department arrested Steven Stanley, 44, of Weymouth, with Larceny from a Building and Larceny Over $250. 


According to police, on Thursday, Jan. 8, an associate from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, 330 Baker Ave. in Concord, notified the police department that several pairs of high-end eyeglass frames were stolen from the business. The reporting party provided detectives with a detailed description of the suspect and surveillance video from the business. 


The surveillance footage was analyzed to identify a suspect on Friday, Jan. 9. Police were later able to determine the man in the video to be Stanley. 


At the same time, the Acton Police Department broadcasted a radio message to area police departments informing them that two suspects entered an optometry practice in town and began acting suspiciously, leading employees to believe they were attempting to steal eyeglass frames. The suspects then left the area and were last seen driving toward Concord.


As officers responded to the optometry practice, the Concord Police Department received a second report that two individuals, matching the description from those in the Acton broadcast, had entered another optometry practice and were acting suspiciously before they were confronted by employees and left the business. 


Two Concord Detectives then located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle. Inside were the two individuals fitting the description of the suspects outlined in the radio broadcast. 


Police determined that one of the suspects, Stanley, was the man involved in the eyeglass frame larceny from Concord on Jan. 8. He was arrested and transported to the Concord police station.


Stanley was also found to have nine open warrants for his arrest on similar charges. He was also listed on the Boston Police Department’s most wanted list.


From the Burlington Police Department he faces charges of Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery, Larceny over $250 and Organized Retail Theft


Here are warrants from other departments:


- Boston Police Department: two warrants for Larceny Over $250


-Braintree Police Department: two warrants for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Larceny Over $250


-Randolph Police Department: one warrant for Larceny Over $250


- Wrentham Police Department: one warrant for Larceny Over $250


- Natick Police Department: two warrants for three counts of Larceny Over $250 and Assault and Battery (two counts).

STANLEY was held at the Middlesex Sheriff's Department pending his arraignment at Concord District Court Monday.

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