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Weather’s nice — lock up

GREENFIELD — Pleasant weather had an unfortunate side effect for local vehicle owners this weekend.

The Greenfield Police Department logged at least five reports of vehicle breaking-and-enterings Saturday and Sunday.

“Always happens at this time of year, when the weather gets nice,” said Greenfield Sgt. Kelson Ting.

The calls primarily involved unlocked vehicles, Ting said, crimes of opportunity in which the thieves take anything of value.

Eight callers reported incidents of breaking and entering, four logged as vehicle break-ins, one listing two vehicles at the same address. Two reports specified that GPS units were stolen. Three of the remaining four calls were logged without specifying what was broken into, and one of those was listed as attempted rather than successful.

The final caller, a Fairview Street resident, reported that he was pulling into his driveway at 2:59 p.m. Saturday and saw a person dressed all in black and wearing a black bandanna over his face attempting to pry open his front door, who fled on foot.

Ting said an area search was negative and the Erving K-9 called in could not find a track.

You can reach Chris Curtis at:
ccurtis@recorder.com
or 413-772-0261, ext. 257

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