January 11 2016

Two Arrested After Allegedly Breaking into a Burlington Home During the Daytime

By: Rich Hosford

Two men are in custody after allegedly breaking into a Burlington home and possibly committed similar crimes in the area. 


Chief Michael Kent said that the Burlington Police Department arrested two men late last week for allegedly breaking and entering into a home on Town Line Road.


According to police, on Friday, January 8, at noontime, police responded to a residence after a woman called saying that she returned home and encountered a man inside the house. The suspect got into a vehicle that was occupied by another male and fled the scene.


Within an hour, Chelmsford Police spotted the vehicle in Chelmsford and subsequently stopped and detained the two suspects until Burlington Police arrived.


Police arrested Philip Carter, 33, and Peter Carter, 31, both of Chelmsford, on charges of Breaking and Entering During the Daytime (Placing a Person in Fear). 


“I am once again proud of the swift work by police in this case,” Chief Kent said. “Thanks to the hard work of Burlington Police and for assistance from Chelmsford Police, we were able to arrest these suspects without incident.”


Kent said he would also like to recognize the work of Westford Police Detectives, who dedicated multiple personnel and many hours to the case. They were instrumental in resolving the case successfully. 

The suspects are now under investigation for several housebreaks in Burlington and in other communities, including Westford.


The two were held at the Burlington Police Department pending arraignment in Woburn District Court.


From left, Philip and Peter Carter (Courtesy photo)



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