by Ken Davidson
Lowell Police are reporting that they will charge Phillip Miley, age 31, with six counts of burglary after a resident reported suspicious activity. In a release, the Lowell Police Department stated that a citizen saw a suspicious male with a backpack in the early morning hours of December 9. The responding officer tracked footprints in the snow back to Miley’s residence. A search warrant was obtained for Miley’s current and former residences. Police discovered property from several previous burglaries in those searches. The Lowell Police Department credited citizen awareness in the apprehension of the suspect:
This case is an example of an alert citizen and good police work leading to the apprehension of a menace to the town. Without the public’s support, these types of property crimes are very difficult to solve.
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