Concord police arrest man on prowling charges; look for suspect in break-in
The Concord police arrested a man who they said was poking around homes yesterday, and they are still looking for a man who they said broke into a house off Kensington Road on Friday.
The police arrested Alexander Papastefanou, 30, yesterday and charged him with prowling. He was allegedly peering in home windows on Russell Street, off Airport Road, about 9:30 a.m., Lt. Timothy O’Malley said. Papastefanou, of Concord, had a Derry police warrant out for his arrest on burglary and theft charges.
On Friday morning, a Concord woman came home and found a burglar in her house off Kensington Road, O’Malley said. The man – described as in his late 20’s, tall and skinny with dirty blonde hair and tattoos up both arms – fled the scene on foot. The homeowner was uninjured. The police did not apprehend him, and O’Malley couldn’t comment on what was allegedly taken or how the man entered the home.
“We’re very concerned about it and . . . are actively investigating,” O’Malley said. He couldn’t comment on whether the two incidents were related but said the police are looking into it.
Daytime break-ins are becoming more common because people are at work, O’Malley said. He urged residents to secure their homes, take precautions when they are away on vacation and report any suspicious people.