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Haverhill

October 25, 2012

Teen jailed on $10K bail after more theft charges

Police: Buckley smashed toys, set car seat on fire

HAVERHILL — When 19-year-old Aaron Buckley was charged last week with stealing items from more than a dozen cars in Bradford, a judge released him on $500 bail.

But now Buckley is being held on $10,000 cash bail, after police arrested him Tuesday on a warrant for other thefts and setting fire to a jeep, according to documents in Haverhill District Court.

Those documents also show Buckley’s girlfriend told police she was concerned about his “increase in violent behavior.” Police reports show Buckley destroyed children’s toys in vehicles he entered and also set a child’s car seat on fire.

Buckley of 15 Shawmut Ave. was originally charged with stealing items including an iPod Touch, a wedding ring, GPS devices and a collection of silver coins in a series of breaks that happened in the Bradford area over the last few months.

Police said the new charges against him stem from an investigation into thefts from vehicles he admitted to when he was arrested last week.

Buckley was sent back to jail Tuesday after police charged him with the additional breaks, including one in which they said he took a GPS out of a Jeep along with some spare change and a portable DVD player, and then set the Jeep on fire.

Police arrested Buckley on a warrant charging him with one count of burning a vehicle, three counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles, two counts of larceny over $250, one count of larceny under $250, one count of receiving stolen property and one count of malicious destruction of property.

At his arraignment Tuesday on the new charges, Judge Patricia Dowling ordered him held on $10,000 cash bail.

Police said that after they arrested Buckley Oct. 17, he told them about the additional breaks and that he gave his girlfriend a GPS he took from a vehicle parked on Germain Avenue last month.

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