Auburn Police responded to a resident report that his vehicle’s dome light was on at about 2am this morning. Officers responded to the area and conducted surveillance for a short time before locating a male in the woods in the vicinity of the original call.

After a short foot chase, APD officers arrested Justin Generelli, 29, of Millbury. When arrested, Generelli was in posession of a backpack that contained items believed to have been previously stolen in other motor vehicle break-ins.  A quantity of prescription drugs was also located on Mr. Generelli after arrest.

Breaking and entering suspect, John Generelli. Photo courtesy Auburn Police FB page.

Breaking and entering suspect, John Generelli. Photo courtesy Auburn Police FB page.

Generelli is very well known to Central Massachusetts law enforcement and was just recently released from jail. Generelli will be arraigned in Worcester District Court later this morning.
A locked door prevents the majority of these types of crimes.

A message from APD: “Make yourself a hard target….. lock your doors..even when you are home.”