Sept. 17, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241
WORCESTER — A 55-year-old Worcester man was sentenced to 10-12 years in state prison today after being found guilty in May of charges related to a series of 2015 break-ins in area communities, according to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.
Pedro D. Gomez was found guilty of two counts of unarmed burglary, six counts of attempted unarmed burglary and one count of larceny from a building. Superior Court Judge David Ricciardone imposed the prison sentence to be followed by three years of probation. He will be monitored with a GPS device during his first year of probation.
Following a series of housebreaks, a number of local police departments worked cooperatively to conduct covert surveillance that led to the apprehension of Mr. Gomez.
Mr. Gomez was arrested on Nov. 5, 2015 in Shrewsbury following an investigation by police in Millbury, Shrewsbury, Sutton, Auburn and Worcester and the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office.
He became a person of interest to police after an alert homeowner in Millbury had noticed a car parked at the end of her driveway and reported it to authorities. The registration matched Mr. Gomez’s vehicle.
A search warrant authorized police to attach a GPS unit to his vehicle and track its movements in real time. Police also used an Auburn Police K-9 unit to track Mr. Gomez as he moved on foot.
The multi-agency investigation included Millbury Sgt. Kimberly Cadrin, Sutton Lt. David Perry, Sutton Det. Matthew Bohanan, Shrewsbury Det. Paul Brown, Shrewsbury Sgt. Michael Cappucci, Auburn K9 Officer James Ljunggren, Auburn Det. Sgt. Scott Mills, Auburn Detectives Eric Dyson and James Lyman, Worcester Detectives Michael Tarckini and Jay Magarian, and the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the District Attorney’s Office.
Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Hodgens prosecuted the case.