South Hadley man arrested for string of vehicle break-ins

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SOUTH HADLEY — A 38-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning after police were called to a vehicle break-in on Chestnut Hill Road.

According to the South Hadley Police Department, officers responded at 5:31 a.m. to the scene where the suspect was apprehended and charged with two counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle daytime for felony, two counts of attempt to commit a crime (B&E to a MV daytime), possession of burglarious instruments/tools, and receiving a stolen credit card.

Further investigation connected the same individual to additional motor vehicle break-ins that took place on May 28 on N. Main St and Maple Street.

For these incidents, he faces charges including two counts of B&E vehicle/boat nighttime for felony, attempt to commit a crime, identity fraud, larceny of a credit card, improper use of a credit card under $1,200, credit card fraud under $1,200, and larcary under $250 from a person over 60 or disabled.

The arrest was made possible thanks to a vigilant citizen who reported the suspicious activity.

The South Hadley Police Department expressed gratitude for the community’s assistance in apprehending the suspect and potentially preventing further crimes.

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