Chief Michael P. Murphy
150 Park St.
North Reading, MA 01864
For Immediate Release
Monday, June 11, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
North Reading Police Arrest Burglary Suspect
NORTH READING – Chief Michael P. Murphy reports that North Reading Police Department arrested a man for burglary over the weekend.
JOHN D. BRAGA, AGE 23, OF NORTH READING, is charged with Aggravated Burglary.
On Sunday, June 10, at approximately 4:46 a.m., North Reading Police received a 911 call from a resident reporting a breaking and entering in progress at a home on Freedom Drive.
North Reading Police responded to the scene along with Reading Police, Wilmington Police and Massachusetts State Police. After setting up a perimeter, police learned that the suspect had already fled.
Based on an initial investigation, police were able to identify BRAGA as a suspect and located him at an apartment complex in Lawrence where he was eventually placed under arrest by North Reading Police detectives.
BRAGA was booked at the North Reading Police station and released on $500 cash bail yesterday afternoon. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Woburn District Court this morning.
Police do not believe this incident was a random act.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.