Auburn man sentenced to state prison for string of burglaries

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WORCESTER — A Dudley man was sentenced on Thursday to 7-10 years in state prison for his role in a series of breaking and entering incidents that rattled Auburn and surrounding communities last fall.

David King, 48, faced justice at Worcester Superior Court, receiving his sentence to be served at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum-security facility.

King’s criminal activities came to an end when security footage from two separate jurisdictions captured him in the act of committing the crimes.

Detective Sgt. Lamoreaux of the Auburn Police Department identified King by a distinctive tattoo on his lower leg visible in the security videos.

In a coordinated effort, Princeton Police Detective Holly Doyle obtained a search warrant for King’s residence.

The search led to the discovery of stolen property from homes in Auburn, Princeton, and Holden.

Following his arrest, King pleaded guilty to three counts of Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime, two counts of Receiving Stolen Property Valued Over $1,200, and two counts of Receiving Stolen Property Valued Under $1,200.

During King’s sentencing, a victim from one of the Auburn incidents was present in the courtroom.

Auburn Police plan to return the recovered stolen items to the rightful owners soon.

The successful prosecution of the case was attributed to the leadership and dedication of Assistant District Attorney Edward Karcasinas.

The Auburn Police Department also extended gratitude to the detectives from multiple agencies whose dedication and tireless work helped bring charges against King, emphasizing the collaborative nature of this regional investigation.

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