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Amherst man arrested after allegedly breaking into car, sleeping in it — and other area police news


∎ A 23-year-old Amherst man will be summoned to court on a charge of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle to commit a misdemeanor after police determined he was responsible for entering at least one vehicle parked at Ren’s Mobil, 161 North Pleasant St., and sleeping inside it, police said. Management at Ren’s reported the break-in to police at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday.


∎ Jenison L. Retzlaff, 39, whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton, was arrested at 12:59 a.m. Wednesday at the Quality Inn on Conz Street on four warrants.

According to police, the first two were issued by Greenfield District Court and related to a marked lanes violation and charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and violating a restraining order. The other two warrants were issued by Eastern Hampshire District Court and related to charges of operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended for operating under the influence, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

∎ Police are investigating an apparent break-in at the Hampshire Educational Collaborative Academy on Pleasant Street. Police responded to a burglar alarm at 11:32 p.m. Tuesday and found a back window of the building opened, tracks in the snow leading up to the window and signs that objects had been disturbed inside the building. Nothing was stolen, police said.

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