Northampton police investigate seven break-ins to homes and vehicles

Last modified: Friday, August 15, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Seven break-ins to homes and vehicles were reported to Northampton Police between 9 a.m. Wednesday and 1:40 a.m. Thursday.

Northampton Police Capt. Jody Kasper said Thursday that it’s not clear if those breaks are connected or related to other recent break-ins and robberies in the city.

Four unlocked vehicles were broken into and three homes were entered through windows, according to police.

The homes that were broken into are on South Street, Jackson Street and Fort Hill Terrace. A laptop computer and purse were among the items reported stolen, according to police.

Single vehicles were broken into on Kary Street and Murphy Terrace. Two vehicles were broken into on Ridgewood Terrace at the intersection with Blackberry Lane. Nothing was taken from three of the vehicles and a bag and some fabric was taken from the fourth, police said.

There have been several other recent break-ins at businesses and homes in the city.

On Aug. 3, there was a forced entry to Duffy’s Tire on Bridge Street and police said nothing was reported stolen.

Sometime during the night of July 29 or early morning of July 30, there was a break through a window at Nuttelman’s Florists, 135 Woodlawn Ave. Cash was stolen from the store’s safe that was intended to pay for the wedding of the daughter of owners Walter and Mary Nuttelman.

The next day, police received a report of a break-in through a screen window at a home on nearby Franklin Street in which a computer was stolen. Police said that incident may be related to the robbery at Nuttelman’s.

All of the incidents remain under investigation.

Bob Dunn can be reached at bdunn@gazettenet.com.