Three Danvers teenagers are facing numerous charges for a spree of car break-ins in Middleton earlier this week and a there's a warrant out for a fourth Danvers male.
Danvers police are also investigating whether the teens may be responsible for recent numerous break-ins to vehicles in Danvers.
Sgt. Robert Bettencourt said Danvers officers assisted Middleton police, state police and a K-9 unit early Monday morning in a manhunt for the teens in Middleton near the town line.
Blair Stoney, 18, of 24 Patricia Rd., Matthew Campbell, 18, of 9 Ardmore Dr., and Kyle Maffeo, 17, of 23 Prince St. #8, are charged with 11 counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit a felony, two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250, receiving stolen property, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.
Maffeo and Campbell are additionally charged with assault and battery on a police officer. The trio was arraigned in Salem District Court and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Bettencourt said an off-duty Middleton officer came across the teens and another officer was allegedly attacked while trying to apprehend them. He said police are still searching for the fourth male.
According to police, Middleton residents in the area of Maple Street (near the town line with Danvers) reported several cars were broken into that morning.
There have been approximately 30 reported car break-ins or thefts from vehicles between July 1 and when the teens were arrested on Monday, according to a tally from Danvers police log entries. Bettencourt said vehicles were left unlocked in most cases.