Springfield police arrested a man in connection with nine car break-ins.
According to Springfield police, before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, two officers responded to a call stating that a male was witnessed breaking into a minivan near 200 Locust Street.
Officers located the suspect described by the caller walking near Main Street. The responding officers searched the suspect and found numerous car radios among other stolen items inside of his backpack.
Upon investigation, officers discovered that eight other cars were broken into on Locust Street.
“The very good citizen that called into 911 stayed on the line and stated that they would make themselves available for a positive ID,” Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney said. “After the ID was made, the suspect was placed under arrest.”
Arrested was 40-year-old Carlo Romero of Springfield. Police charged the man with nine counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, possession of heroin and trespassing.
Romero was arraigned on Wednesday in Springfield District Court.