Three arrested in Mobil break-in
by Town Reminder
SOUTH HADLEY – Three young men were arrested this week in connection to an overnight break-in at the O’Connell’s Convenience Plus Mobil station on Granby Road.
Police received notice from the business’ alarm at 2:17 a.m. Monday morning. Upon police arrival, it was established the Mobil had been broken into by someone smashing a window, said South Hadley Police Lt. Steven Parentela.
Approximately $500 worth of cigarette cartons were missing.
At that time, South Hadley Police Officer Christopher Roberts observed two male individuals running away from the 483 Granby Road location toward Hadley Village.
Officers set up a perimeter and contacted Chicopee Police Officer Joe Brunelle and his K-9 unit Pako for assistance.
Brunelle and Pako conducted a sweep, said Parentela, and within a short time one suspect was located and “immediately gave up.” Parentela said the suspect indicated he did not want to “get bit” by the K-9.
Matthew Doolittle, 19, of 472 Amherst Rd., South Hadley, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering into the nighttime for a felony, destruction of property over $250 and larceny over $250.
As Doolittle was placed under arrest, said Parentela, police learned the identities of two other suspects.
The second suspect, David Slater, 19, of 2 Hunter Terrace, South Hadley, was then located and arrested. Slater was charged with breaking and entering into the nighttime for a felony, destruction of property over $250 and larceny over $250.
The third suspect turned himself in at the South Hadley Police Station Tuesday at 4 p.m. Sean P. Bouthiller, 21, of 91 Heritage Dr., Ludlow, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering into the nighttime for a felony, destruction of property over $250 and larceny over $250.
Parentela estimates $3,000 worth of damage was done to the Mobil building.
South Hadley Police Chief David LaBrie said the involved officers did a “good job.”
“They were really on top of it,” he said.