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Southborough Police catch alleged copper thief

Southborough – The Southborough Police Department has released this press release about an incident that has occurred in the early morning hours of Sept. 3:

On September 3, 2012, at approximately 0312 hrs, officers from the Southborough Police Department responded to Nstar on Cordaville Road, for a possible Copper theft in progress. Upon the officer’s arrival, they observed a male party dressed in black (with a mask covering his head and face), carrying a large coil of copper wire. The suspect was taken into custody at gunpoint, and a second suspect fled the area on foot. Hopkinton Police, Ashland Police, Westborough Police, and State Police K9 assisted Southborough in attempting to locate the second suspect; but he was able to elude the officers. ARRESTED: Nicholas A. Mercaldi of Chestnut Street, Lynn, MA. Mr. Mercaldi was charged with B&E in the Nighttime w/ Intent to Commit a Felony; Attempt to Commit a Crime; Defacement of Personal Property; and two counts of Trespassing. There is an on-going investigation to establish the identity of the second suspect. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Sean McCarthy at (508) 485-2121.

The Southborough Police have an update: ***UPDATE**** The second suspect has been identified, and we are now in the process of applying for an arrest warrant. We will refrain from publishing the suspect’s name at this time, due to the sensitivity of the investigation. The SPD would like to congratulate our brave officers, and to thank you for all your support!

SECOND UPDATE: The second suspect in the attempted Copper theft from Nstar property on September 3rd, 2012, has been identified as 29-year-old Scott MacDonald of Revere, Massachusetts. MacDonald is described as being a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is approximately 5’11”-6’0” tall, and between 180-210 lbs. The Southborough Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for his immediate arrest. If you have any information regarding Mr. MacDonald’s whereabouts, please contact the Southborough Police Department at (508) 485-2121. Thank you.

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1 Comment for “Southborough Police catch alleged copper thief”

  1. The Southboro Police Department has resorted to issuing press releases? Photos of the Chief conducting business etc. etc. Too much time devoted to public relations and not enough doing what they should. Do you think that department has an image problem?

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