Methuen police arrest two youths for attempted vehicle theft

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METHUEN — The Methuen Police Department arrested two youths, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old from Lawrence, on March 2 after receiving a report of two masked individuals attempting to steal a motor vehicle on Lowell Street.

The incident was of particular interest to the department, as three masked youths had successfully stolen a vehicle in the same area the previous Sunday, February 25.

Due to the quick response of the officers, both youths were arrested at the scene and transported to the Methuen Police Station, where their parents were contacted. They were questioned about their involvement in the prior week’s car theft, but details are being withheld as the investigation is ongoing.

The youths have been charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering to commit a misdemeanor, and trespassing.

The Methuen Police Department expressed gratitude to the caller who reported the suspicious activity, emphasizing the importance of community involvement in preventing crime.

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