TYNGSBORO -- Police recovered a stolen vehicle from Billerica this week and arrested the man they say is responsible for the theft, along with other items he allegedly stole from the vehicle's owner.
Richard McCullen, 30, of Billerica, was arrested on Sherburne Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. Police received a call at 2 p.m. from a resident who said a man was acting suspiciously outside the house of a neighbor who was not home.
McCullen was in the driveway of the Sherburne Avenue home when police arrived. He said he was attending to car trouble with the engine inside the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and had the vehicle's hood open.
Police Chief Richard Howe said McCullen initially gave officers a false name and birth date. Then, when police asked more about the Silverado, McCullen allegedly told officers it belonged to his uncle. Officials said they towed the vehicle and determined it was missing from a home in Billerica which had been burglarized.
McCullen was arrested and charged on two previous warrants for charges of possession of stolen property. He was also charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
Howe said Billerica police continue to investigate McCullen and other charges may be forthcoming.
Officials allege McCullen stole the vehicle out of a barn at a Billerica home while the owners were on vacation recently. Tyngsboro police found McCullen at the time of his arrest with several items reportedly stolen from that Billerica home including tools, paperwork, computers discs, gloves, hats, prescription pills and eyeglasses.
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