MONSON -- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Connecticut man accused in a rash of vehicle break-ins and stolen cars that occurred earlier this month.
In total 21 vehicles were broken into and three were stolen between the night of March 1 and early morning of March 2. Most of the crimes were reported to police on March 2, police said.
The crimes occurred in the neighborhoods around Margaret Street, Pease Avenue and Country Club Heights, police said.
Following a lengthy investigation, police identified Lamar Kennedy, 20, of Hartford, as a suspect and received an arrest warrant for him on Thursday. He faces charges of three counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, 21 counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, six counts of larceny under $1,200, larceny of credit cards and larceny over $1,200, police said.
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The three men are charged with possession of counterfeit notes and possession of counterfeiting tools and other offenses.
Police said they have not located Kennedy yet and do not have him in custody.
“Although there were additional suspects working with Kennedy, he is presently the only individual who has been identified and charged in this case,” police said in a Facebook post.
Anyone with any information about the crimes or has video from a private camera of the area taken around the time of the break-ins is asked to contact Det. Adam Symanski at 413-893-9500 ext. 116.