SHREWSBURY, Mass. — A Shrewsbury man was sentenced Thursday to probation in Westborough District Court after being caught in a home break-in.
Matt Russell, 23, 70 Spring St. was charged with malicious destruction of property, attempt to commit a crime, and possession of a burglarious instrument.
According to court records, Shrewsbury Police Officer Mark Dubois was dispatched to 10 Hawthorn Road Sept. 26 for a report of a breaking and entering in progress. The home owner informed police a man matching Russell's description was walking around her house.
Upon arrival, Dubois reported he saw Russell on the lawn and arrested him. Further investigation revealed two screens on rear windows had been cut, and fingerprints matching Russell's were found on the windows, police said.
Russell was sentenced to one year of probation and 50 hours of community service. He was ordered to stay away from the victim.