Stolen ATV leads Granby police to vehicle break-in suspect Andrew Przybyla, who remains at large
GRANBY — A stolen all-terrain vehicle allegedly used in a series of vehicle break-ins has led police to a suspect in those crimes.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Andrew Przybyla, 25, whose last known address is 332 Batchelor St., Granby, on five counts of receiving stolen property, according to the Police Department.
Przybyla had not been arrested by Monday afternoon, police said, and his whereabouts are unknown.
Police said they began investigating reports of break-ins to vehicles and a local barn about the same time that a three-wheeled ATV was reported stolen.
Tire tracks from the scenes of the vehicle break-ins and witness statements led police to believe that the stolen ATV was used during those crimes, police said.
During their interviews, police learned that an ATV matching the description of the one that had been reported stolen was being used at a residence in the area of the break-ins.
Police investigated and recovered items reported stolen by Granby residents, including the ATV, a 36-inch chain saw, GPS units, car keys and a cellphone charger.
Police said their investigation also links Przybyla to other area break-ins and larcenies, including the theft of a new laptop computer reported stolen from Putnam High School in Springfield.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Granby Police Department at 467-2222.