Plymouth State University Police Office Betsy Scrafford arrested Boyd Duane Macdonald, Jr., 43, of Pittsfield, last night for burglary after she found him in the PSU Purchasing Office during a routine internal building check. He is being arraigned today in Plymouth District Court and being held on $50,000 cash bail.
According to University Police Lt. Aaron Comeau, Macdonald is not a PSU student and is currently on parole from the New Hampshire State Prison, and is out on bail from Auburn District Court relative to a drug charge. “This was an extremely dangerous situation involving a career criminal with a record dating back to 1980,” says Comeau.
Officer Scrafford was making her rounds on campus at 3 a.m. when she came upon Macdonald in the Purchasing Office. When confronted, Macdonald ran in the direction of the woods near PSU Student Apartments. It was there he was apprehended by Scrafford, with assistance from Plymouth Police Officer Alexander Hutchins.
It is believed Macdonald broke into the Purchasing Office through a window. His vehicle was located a short distance from the building in a University parking lot.