Concord Police Chief Joseph F. O’Connor announced today that a Leominster man has been charged in connection with a recent series of overnight motor vehicle break-in’s in Concord.
John Hallahan, age 24, from Leominster, MA, was arraigned this afternoon in Concord District Court on 25 separate counts of Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle in the Nighttime With The Intent to Commit a Felony in connection with 14 incidents that allegedly occurred on July 29, 2020; four incidents that occurred on August 12, 2020; and seven incidents that occurred on August 20, 2020.
The preliminary investigation into the overnight vehicle break-ins began in July when the Concord Police received numerous reports from residents of their vehicles being entered during overnight hours. Concord Police Detectives responded to the scene and conducted forensic examinations of the vehicles involved and began an extensive investigation. Several other reports of vehicles entered overnight continued into August as the investigation continued.
Subsequent investigation by the Concord Police Department, in partnership with the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section in Maynard, led to the identification of Hallahan as a suspect.
Warrants for Hallahan’s arrest were issued by the Concord District Court on September 12, 2020, and he was subsequently arrested on September 14, 2020, by the Massachusetts State Police in Leominster after a motor vehicle stop.
Hallahan was arraigned in Concord District Court on September 15, 2020. Judge Lynn C. Brendemuehl set bail at $1,000 and ordered the defendant to stay away from the locations where the crimes occurred. The next date in this case is November 16, 2020.