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Andrew Przybyla turns himself into police in connection with Granby break-ins, thefts

Andrew Przbyla pleaded not guilty Friday in Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown to five counts of receiving stolen property. He turned himself in to West Springfield police earlier in the day. He was released after his arraignment and his case was continued to Nov. 30.

Granby Police issued an arrest warrant for Przbyla last week after he emerged as a suspect in the theft of a three-wheeled all-terrain vehicle that was allegedly used in break-ins of vehicles and a barn. Granby Police connected the ATV to the crimes from tire tracks and witness statements. Police learned that the ATV was being used at a residence near the break-ins.

Police said Przbyla was living temporarily at 332 Batchelor St. ,and after investigating a home in the area, they recovered several items reported stolen by Granby residents, including the ATV, a 36-inch chain saw, GPS units, a cellphone charger and keys to a vehicle. Police also recovered a new laptop computer that had been reported stolen from Putnam High School in Springfield.

Granby police say Przbyla may be linked to other break-ins in which stolen property has not been recovered.

Dan Crowley can be reached at dcrowley@gazettenet.com.

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