SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police arrested a Springfield man this week for breaking into parking meters in the city’s downtown area.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News 31-year-old Robert Kuhn was behind 19 Pearl Street breaking into five stolen meters around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. He said the dispatch received a 911 call reporting “loud banging” coming from that area that sounded like a “sledge hammer.”
When officers arrived, Sgt. Delaney said they allegedly found Kuhn with a crowbar, a large amount of coins, gloves and a screwdriver in his pockets. The officers then found five parking meters damaged and a large pipe cutter, after searching the area.
Kuhn was charged with the following:
- Break Into a Depository (5 Counts)
- Possession of Burglarious Instruments
Delaney said Kuhn has a long history of breaking and entering, and larcenies with the Springfield Police Department; “He caused several thousand dollars in damage to the Parking Authority property.”