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    Car break-ins on rise in Topsfield

    Topsfield has experienced an increase in the number of car break-ins in recent weeks, especially in the neighborhoods of Perkins Row, Ipswich Road, Windsor Lane, Morningside Drive, and High Ridge Road. In each case, the victim’s vehicle was unlocked and valuables were taken. The Topsfield Police Department is warning residents to secure their vehicles at all times and to remove any valuables. Residents are also encouraged to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity immediately to the police. Anyone with information about the recent car breaks is asked to call Detective Sergeant Gary Hayward at 978-887-6533 or via e-mail at


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