Franklin County teenager charged with breaking and entering

Teenager found with stolen property in the back of his pick up truck

Greenfield Police booking photo of Benjamin Stennes, 19, of Bernardston. Image courtesy: Greenfield Police Department

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A teenager from Franklin County is facing several charges after allegedly breaking into a Greenfield home.

Greenfield Police say Benjamin Stennes, 19, of Bernardston was arrested early Friday morning. According to police, officers were called to a Wells Street home for a report of a noise in the basement. When they arrived the basement bulkhead was open, but no suspects were found.

While police were investigating the incident, two other officers were called to a nearby residence for a report of someone with a green pick up truck, which was parked in the driveway, attempting to get into the basement through the bulkhead.

Officers found the green pick up truck in the area, discovered stolen property in the back and arrested Stennes.

Stennes is charged with malicious destruction of property, larceny of property under $250 and Breaking and Entering into a building at night with felonious intent.

Greenfield Police have also received several other reports of homes that may have been broken in to. It is unknown at this time if the cases are related. If you believe your home was entered, or your property was damaged, you are asked contact the Greenfield Police Department at 413-773-5411.

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