Lynn Rivera arrest Springfield 011019

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- One suspect is under arrest after allegedly trying to break into a car overnight.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that officers were in the area of Overlook Drive around 3:30 a.m. Thursday following recent car break-ins when a suspect was seen breaking into a car.

Police arrested 44-year-old Lynn Rivera of Springfield on charges of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony and possession of burglarious tools.

Investigators reportedly found Rivera in possession of pliers and a knife, and that there were five active warrants out of Springfield and Palmer District Courts on charges of:

  • Breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony (five counts)
  • Larceny under $1,200 (five counts)
  • Possession of a Class B substance
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of a Class A drug

Walsh noted that residents are urged to make sure car doors are locked because a majority of break-ins occur because suspects are able to open an unlocked door.

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