Chicopee man charged in Somers home burglary

SOMERS — State police on Wednesday charged a Massachusetts man with a housebreaking during which greater than $1,700 value of clothes and jewellery was stolen from a neighborhood residence final August.

Wayne Mecteau, 40, of Chicopee was charged with third-degree housebreaking, third-degree prison mischief, and fourth-degree larceny within the break-in, which occurred Aug. 14 on Kibbe Drive.

Police say Mecteau stole about $1,765 value of clothes and jewellery from the house.

In the course of the investigation, Simsbury police knowledgeable state police that they have been investigating an identical housebreaking involving a silver 2018 Nissan Sentra with New York plates and a person with an outline matching Mecteau’s. The automobile had been rented in Mecteau’s identify.

Police in Agawam, Massachusetts, reported that the identical automobile was utilized in a housebreaking of their city.

State police found that a number of items of jewellery stolen from the Somers residence have been offered at a pawn store in Springfield by a lady who had dated Mecteau on and off since round 2000.

Police interviewed the lady, who instructed them she was with Mecteau in Somers. She mentioned he instructed her the aim of the journey was to “hand out enterprise playing cards.”

She mentioned she didn’t witness any burglaries however did pawn a bag of jewellery Mecteau gave her. She mentioned she obtained about $200 for the jewellery and break up it with Mecteau.

Mecteau was incarcerated on the Hampden County Home of Correction in Ludlow, Massachusetts, when state police obtained the warrant for his arrest.

He’s being held on the Hartford Correctional Middle on $25,000 bond within the Somers case and is subsequent scheduled to look in Vernon Superior Court docket on July 19.

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