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Amherst arrest links three men to Northampton break-in

Three men in a vehicle stopped on North Pleasant Street early on the morning of Jan. 5 were arrested on charges related to a break-in that occurred earlier in the evening in Northampton.

Amherst Police Detective David Foster said the vehicle stop was made around 3:15 a.m., with officers observing suspicious behavior by the occupants and items that appeared to be out of place, including a large-screen television set.

One of the passengers, identified as Maurice L. Edwards Jr., 21, of The Brook, got upset and yelled at officers and repeatedly reached down to the floor, Foster said. He was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct, Foster said.

Determining that items in the vehicle may have been related to the Northampton break-in, Northampton police were contacted and responded to the scene, Foster said.

The driver of the vehicle, Satchel B. Ramos, 21, of New Haven, Conn., was arrested on charges of larceny from a building, receiving stolen property over $250, receiving stolen property under $250, unarmed robbery, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a class B drug, according to Northampton police.

Ramos will also be summoned to court on Amherst police charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to yield at an intersection and failure to use care in starting, Foster said.

Ferrigno was also arrested by Northampton police on charges of larceny from a building, receiving stolen property over $250 and two counts of receiving stolen property under $250.

Ferrigno is also facing two Amherst police counts of possession of a class E substance, prescription drugs, Foster said.

The fourth occupant of the vehicle, Alphonse M. Lauro III, 20, of East Haven, Conn., was arrested on a charge of larceny from a building.

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