Mark Murray, City Marshal
4 Green St.
Newburyport, MA 01950
For Immediate Release
Monday, May 1, 2017
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Newburyport Police Arrest Suspect in Tannery Burglary
NEWBURYPORT — City Marshal Mark Murray reports that Newburyport Police detectives, working with the Salisbury Police Department, have identified and arrested suspect in the recently break-in at a juice bar at the Tannery Marketplace.
JASON BALSER, AGE 29, OF SALISBURY was arrested Monday evening by Salisbury Police. He was charged with:
- Breaking and Entering into a Building in the Nighttime to Commit a Felony (Felony)
- Larceny over $250 (Felony)
- Malicious Destruction of Property over $250 (Felony)
Early on the morning of April 26, Newburyport Police were dispatched to Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar at the Tannery, 50 Water St., on a report of a past burglary. A window panel in the entrance door was broken and the door was found ajar. Inside the store, police located a register, which appeared to have been broken open. A quantity of cash was also missing.
Surveillance footage showed the break-in occurred around 12:30 a.m. Police also obtained surveillance footage of the suspect, which was instrumental in identifying him.
“I would like to acknowledge the effort of our officers and detectives, including Inspector Michael Sugrue, for bring a speedy resolution to this case,” Marshal Murray said. “This is a fine example of aggressive and diligent policing, working in close partnership with our neighbors in Salisbury.”
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.