Agawam resident arrested for Springfield break-ins

Ryan Sullivan, 30, of Agawam was arrested on April 8 for car break-ins in the East Forest Park neighborhood of Springfield. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A car break-in suspect was arrested Tuesday night, after Springfield police found him trying to get a ride home from his mother.

Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that Ryan P. Sullivan, 30, of Agawam is being charged with break-ins in both Springfield and Brookline.

According to Delaney, Sullivan was caught around 9:00 after a resident called police about a man breaking into cars near Sumner Avenue and Chalmers Street in East Forest Park. The caller followed the suspect, reported his description to police, and said that he was in the area of Sumner Avenue and Garland Street.

When police got there, Delaney says they found an elderly woman driving a black Subaru, circling the area. The officers questioned the woman, who said that she was looking for her son, who had called her at home so that he could be picked up. They let the woman go, but kept an eye on her car.

A short time later, Delaney says they saw Sullivan (who matched the description of the suspect given by the caller) come out of a yard on Powell Street and head to the woman’s car. Sullivan, who Delaney says was identified by two witnesses as the car breaker, was put under arrest.

According to Delaney, Sullivan was carrying several stolen credit cards, as well as loose change that was taken from cars.

He is being charged with breaking and entering, larceny under $250, trespassing, and possession of burglarious instruments. Sullivan also had default warrants out of Brookline for breaking into cars, Delaney said.

Sullivan will be arraigned Wednesday in Springfield District Court.

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