'Unknown Female' Leaves Bedroom, Steals Man's Car

Police used LoJack to track the woman, who allegedly stole the car with the victim's nephew.

A woman allegedly snuck out of a Waterville Street resident's bedroom early Wednesday morning and, with the help of the man's nephew, stole his car.

Police arrested Mary Pare, 41, of 96 Church St., Northbridge, and Joshua C. Ewald, 27, of 8 Forest Ln., Grafton, Wednesday after tracking them from Grafton to Worcester, and pulling over the 2007 Chevy Impala they are accused of stealing.

According to a police report filed in Westborough District Court, Grafton officers were dispatched at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday to Waterville Street for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The caller said he had an unknown female guest at his residence. "When asked her name," police wrote, "he was unable to provide any information other than she was about 40 and had blonde hair. He further stated that he and the unknown female were in his bedroom for approximately 20 minutes when the female told him she had to get her inhaler outside. Approximately 10 minutes went by and he realized she was gone from the property."

The man told police that upon further inspection, he noticed his car keys were missing and his vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, was gone from his driveway.

The man had lojack in the vehicle; Shrewsbury police helped Grafton track it through the area. The vehicle was ultimately pulled over on Worcester Street and Airport Road.

Police said Pare was driving and Ewald was a passenger. While attempting to handcuff Pare, police asked if she had heroin or dugs on her, as she was "known to be a user of illegal narcotics." When handcuffed and placed in the cruiser, she allegedly became belligerent and tried to kick out a window in the police car. 

A search of the vehicle revealed several hypodermic syringes and a small clear baggie that appeared to contain heroin, police said. 

Police and Ewald were taken to the and read their rights. Ewald said he did not have permission to take the vehicle (his uncle's) and that he and Pare concocted a plan to take the vehicle without his knowledge.

Pare was charged with operating with a suspended license, being present where heroin is kept, vandalizing property and motor vehicle larceny. She was released on $500 cash bail.

Ewald was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and drug possession (Class A). 

Judge Robert Calagione scheduled a pre-trial hearing for Sept. 26.


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