Cheshire Police Seeking Suspect in Car Break-ins

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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The Selectmen heard an update on a series of car break-ins and the opened bids for equipment and road work.

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Police continue to investigate a series of car break-ins on Furnace Hill and Cheshire Hill.

Police Chief Timothy Garner told the selectmen during Tuesday night’s meeting that they may have a suspect.

"We are actively investigating it. …We put a picture on Facebook today of the person using an ATM at the bank." Garner said. "Unfortunately, he had his face covered, but he did have some clothing that may be identifiable."

The information posted on the Cheshire Police Facebook page said the man was in a black VP Racing Fuels sweater and had green pants on.

Garner said the break-ins happened early last Thursday. There was one break in on Furnace Hill and two on Cheshire Hill.

“We are working with a couple other police departments who have encountered the same person that we think it is, but we are working on it,” he said.

On the night of the breaks, Garner said residents in the area saw a 6-foot tall white male in his mid-20s with a dark knit cap and green pants with a red key chain.

The police urge residents to lock their cars and report if they see anyone matching the description.

The selectmen also opened bids for a new dump truck with a plow and sander for the town.

Patriot Freightliner Western Star offered a vehicle for $175,882; Delurey Sales and Service offered an International truck for $163,735, and Ballard Mack sales offered a Mack truck for $174,444.

The selectmen tabled their decision for their next meeting.

The selectmen also opened bids for the resurfacing of 4,000 feet on Wells Road and 3,900 feet on Windsor Road. These roads were damaged during a storm early this summer.

Lane Construction bid $217,920, LB Cooperation bid $179,280, and DelSignore Companies bid $173,400. DelSignore Companies added that more could be added to the price if there are any unforeseen circumstances during the project.

The board decided to make a choice at the next meeting.

In addition to opening bids, the selectmen approved the purchase of a new Pierce Fire Engine for $450,000.

Town Administrator Mark Webber said the engine should be delivered in about 8 1/2 months.

"Two representatives from the fire department will be flown to Florida to do a final inspection at 100 percent completion before it is shipped," he said. "That is a good thing because you don’t want the thing to show up here and have problems with it."



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