Framingham homeowner interrupts burglary suspect September 12, 2012
Norman Miller 508-626-3823 Metrowest Daily News
FRAMINGHAM -- A homeless man told police he needed money for drugs when he broke into a Warren Road home on Monday.

Abner Lopez, 26, did not steal anything because the homeowner interrupted him, police spokesman Lt. Ron Brandolini said.

Police went to 102 Warren Road at 12:56 p.m.after the homeowner arrived home and discovered someone inside.

"(The homeowner) was at the bottom of the stairs and Lopez came running down the stairs and said, 'I'm not going to hurt you, I'm a drug addict,' and he ran out of the front door," Brandolini said.

It appears Lopez broke in through a screen window. In the upstairs bedroom, police found that Lopez had been filling one of the homeowner's duffel bags with goods he intended to steal, the lieutenant said.

Police later found Lopez walking on Lincoln Street, and the homeowner identified him as the man who broke into his home. Lopez told police he was an addict and needed money.

Police are investigating if Lopez is connected to any other area burglaries, Brandolini said. According to police logs, there was another break-in on Warren Road in August, as well as a second on nearby Forest Avenue.

Lopez was charged with breaking and entering during the day. He pleaded not guilty at his Framingham District Court arraignment on Tuesday. Lopez was ordered held on $5,000 bail. He is due back in court on Oct. 3 for a pretrial conference.

102 Warren Road is the home of Gerard E. Desilets, SMOC's long range planner and attorney. Abner Lopez is a drug addict that was being treated by SMOC.

Gotta love the irony. There is some justice in the world.

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