Amherst man accused of string of break-ins, thefts

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Staff Writer
Saturday, September 07, 2019

NORTHAMPTON — An Amherst man was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Hampshire Superior Court on charges that included stealing multiple electronic items and pieces of jewelry.

Connor Scott Thornton, 23, pleaded not guilty to charges that included five counts of larceny under $1,200, three counts of breaking and entering into a building in the daytime to commit a felony, four counts of larceny from a building, and one count of receiving less than $1,200 of stolen property.

All of the alleged thefts and break-ins took place in the first half of March in Amherst, according to court documents, with multiple people named as victims.

Some of the items he is alleged to have stolen, according to court documents are an Apple Watch, a Sony Playstation 4, Alex and Ani brand bracelets, white Beats headphones and a Kay Jewelers ring.

Lawyer Colin Keefe was appointed to represent Thornton.

Thornton’s bail was set in Hampshire Superior Court at $1,000 cash or $10,000 surety. His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 5. Keefe also said that they may be returning to revisit bail.

Bera Dunau may be reached at bdunau@gazettenet.com.