Suspect arrested following armed home invasion in Ware

WARE, Mass. (WWLP) – A man with a knife allegedly terrorized a 78-year-old woman during a home invasion in the town of Ware late Wednesday morning. Ware Police Chief Kenneth Kovitch told 22News that a man wearing a mask forced his way into a home on Malboeuf Road.

The suspect stole jewelry and cash while holding the elderly woman at knife point on the floor. But within the hour, Chief Kovitch said, they arrested the suspect walking on West Warren Road in Ware and recovered everything that was stolen.

“I’m proud of all the agencies,” Kovitch said. “The Palmer Police Department was there, State Police, Warren Police. When they heard the call go out every one of them responded to the scene, including the State Police K-9 and our K-9 unit.”

When the suspect is eventually brought to Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown to be arraigned, he’ll face numerous charges including threat to commit the crime of murder and assault with a dangerous weapon. The elderly woman he allegedly threatened wasn’t injured.