Amherst car break-in suspect arrested

Timothy Lakota of Belchertown also accused of stealing deliveries

Timothy Lakota, 26, of Belchertown, is accused of breaking into cars near Newell Court in Amherst. Image Courtesy: Amherst Police Department

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – A man accused of breaking into cars and stealing packages from doorsteps was arrested by Amherst police Friday morning. According to Police Lt. Ronald Young, Timothy Lakota, 26, of Belchertown, was caught after police received a complaint about a suspicious person.

Young says that officers were called to Newell Court at around 6:20 A.M. on reports that the suspicious man may have been breaking into cars. He says that police investigated the matter, and discovered that Lakota had burglarized at least three cars, and stole deliveries left outside homes. Inside Lakota’s car, police allegedly found the stolen items, which Young says will be returned to their owners.

Lakota is charged with three counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, two counts of larceny over $250, one count of larceny over $250, and possession of burglarious tools. He was set to be arraigned Friday at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown.

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