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April 12, 2012

Two indicted for roles in two-town burglary spree

By Doug Ireland
direland@eagletribune.com

BRENTWOOD — Two men have been indicted in a burglary spree that began in Salem and ended with their arrests in Massachusetts.

Joshua Muszynski, 25, of Manchester and William Boucher, 26, of Londonderry were recently indicted by a Rockingham Superior Court grand jury.

The two men and two others were accused of burglarizing a Salem construction company and an Atkinson gas station and convenience store.

Their Nissan Pathfinder, driven by Muszynski, was later stopped in Lawrence after a police pursuit that included six departments.

The other two suspects — Banshon Brown, 38, of Belmont, and Mark Lavigne, 28, of Salem — have yet to be indicted.

The men stole seven laptop computers from Middlesex Corp. on Northwestern Drive in Salem, police said.

They also tried to break into neighboring businesses before burglarizing a Sunoco gas station and convenience store in Atkinson, police said.

More than $4,000 worth of cigarettes and cigars and an undetermined amount of cash were taken from the store.

A Salem police officer responding to the Atkinson burglary passed the suspects' vehicle and pursued the Pathfinder into Lawrence, where they abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

Muszynski was captured immediately, while Brown and Boucher were apprehended in North Andover. Lavigne escaped and was not captured until March.

Muszynski was indicted on two felony accomplice to burglary charges in addition to a disobeying an officer charge, a misdemeanor, and reckless driving, a violation.

The felonies are each punishable by three and half to seven years in state prison.

The misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in the county jail.

Boucher was charged with burglary, a felony punishable by three and half to seven years in prison.

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