Beverly Police Arrest “Smash and Grab” Burglary Suspect Linked To Several New England Communities.
In the early morning hours of Saturday June 8, 2013, the Beverly Police Department led by Detective Darlene Prinz along with detectives from Danvers Police Department and Peabody Police Department executed an arrest warrant at the Knights Inn on Route 1 in Danvers. Detectives arrested James Ray Radler on a temporary warrant for two counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and, destruction of property over $250.00. The arrest came following an investigation into two burglaries that took place at Desjardins Jewelers. The burglaries occurred on December 23, 2012 and January 1, 2013. In both burglaries, a barbell was used to smash the front window and gain entry. With assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab, DNA evidence collected at the scene of the burglaries was used in the issuance of an arrest warrant.