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AREA POLICE NEWS

Teens charged with high school break-in

Detective David Foster said police responded at 8:18 p.m. to the 21 Mattoon St. building after a burglar alarm was set off and observed that forced entry had been made through a door.

Victor Keith, 19, of 760 Riverglade Drive, unit B, and a 14-year-old Amherst boy were both arrested a short time later on charges of breaking and entering during the nighttime to commit a felony and larceny over $250, Foster said.

University of Massachusetts police assisted Amherst police in securing the perimeter at the school and locating the suspects, Foster said.

In their possession were bicycles taken from inside the school, as well as clothing, Xbox systems and controllers and iPods, Foster said.

Police are still trying to determine what was stolen from the school, how much damage there was to the building and whether additional charges will be brought against Keith and the 14-year-old boy.

Amherst

∎ Elijah Andre Harrington-Abend, 20, of 727 Main St, unit 3, was arrested Monday at 12:33 a.m. on Belchertown Road on a charge of disorderly conduct after refusing to cooperate with police officers searching his vehicle for marijuana, police said.

∎ Louis J. Rouleau, 53, of 33 Hadley St., South Hadley, was arrested Friday at 11:29 p.m. on East Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with a malfunctioning brake light, police said.

Belchertown

∎ Corey Kennedy, 27, of 159 School St., Granby, was arrested Thursday at 4:35 p.m. at the Eastern Hampshire District Courthouse on a warrant, police said.

∎ Thomas Overbaugh, 21, of Boston, was arrested Dec. 18 at 11:45 a.m. on State Street on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, police said.

∎ Ronald A. Phillips, 21, of 41 Ward Ave. unit B, Easthampton, was arrested Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at a Belchertown home on a charge of assault and battery, police said.

Hadley

∎ Two vehicle break-ins in the parking lot at Mountain Farms Mall were reported to police. The first came Saturday at 2:23 p.m., when a GPS navigational unit was reported stolen from a vehicle parked outside Michael’s. Police said the passenger front window was smashed to gain entry. The second came Sunday at 4 p.m. near Whole Foods Market, where a driver’s-side window was broken out and a case containing 20 compact discs and the owner’s manual were taken.

Northampton

∎ Emma U. Lao, 24, of King Street, was arrested Monday at 2:18 a.m. on charges of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Police said Lao was driving on Strong Aveue when her car collided with a taxicab and she failed field sobriety tests at the scene. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident.

∎ Ezell Felder, 64, of Main Street, Leeds, was arrested Sunday at 4:33 p.m. on an outstanding warrant out of Springfield District Court on a charge of shoplifting. Police picked up Felder at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Elm Street.

∎ Viktoriya Romanchenko, 25, of Chicopee, was arrested about 4:19 p.m. Monday on Maple Street on charges of using a motor vehicle without authority, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, and refusing to identify herself. According to police, Romanchenko was stopped after officers received a report that the car she was driving was taken without permission of the owner.

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