Chicopee man arrested after car break-in outside doctor’s office

Man released on personal recognizance

Photo courtesy Chicopee Police Department

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee police arrested a man Monday afternoon after he allegedly broke into a car outside a doctor’s office on Front Street.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News that 27-year-old Thomas O’Brien has been charged with breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and larceny over $250, both felony charges.

A witness told police she saw a man enter a car in the parking lot, go through it, and walk away toward a nearby bus stop. Wilk said officers found O’Brien at the bus stop along with a backpack of items that belonged to the vehicle’s owner, including a prescription bottle with the victim’s name on it.

O’Brien was arrested and taken to Chicopee Police headquarters, where he was processed and released on personal recognizance, plus a $40 fee. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court Tuesday morning.

Wilk said the incident is a reminder that if you see something, say something.

“Citizens speaking up, and notifying us when they see something, benefits everyone in the community, and assists us in keeping order and arresting the people that prey on others,” Wilk said.