AYER -- Two residents of 14 Williams St. face charges of receiving stolen property. Ayer Police Lt. Brian Gill said Ayer Police Officer Richard Krasinskas developed information that led to the Aug. 30 arrest of Elizabeth Chase and Travis Perkins, both 33 years old, for receiving stolen property.
A tipster advised police that a "large amount of scrap metal" stored at 14 Williams St. "appeared to be fresh off a construction site," said Gill. Information printed on some of the items led to the identification of the victim, who "positively identified the items from a job site in Fitchburg."
Krasinskas obtained a warrant for the arrest of Chase and Perkins for receiving stolen property. The Williams Street tenement house, owned by Hugh Enrisse, has been targeted by the Ayer Board of Selectmen as being a so-called "nuisance" property following petition by neighbors appealing for relief from the condition of the yard.
Perkins was arraigned on Aug. 31; Chase was arraigned Sept. 4. Both return for pretrial conferences on Sept. 20.
-- MARY E. ARATA