A North Adams man police believe is linked to school burglaries in Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts was arrested by members of the Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department on Saturday.

The Berkshire Eagle reports Vermont State Police are considering Kevin Tynan, 37, as the suspect in the burglaries of Pownal Elementary School, Molly Stark Elementary School, and Stamford Elementary School in Vermont, said VSP Public Information Officer Adam Silverman.

The investigation is ongoing and VSP has not yet charged Tynan, Silverman said, but investigators are "moving forward with him as a suspect" and are preparing a case against him.

Tynan was arrested in the early morning hours Saturday as police say they caught him trying to break into a concession stand at the Cambridge Central School campus.

He faces charges related to possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief, possession of stolen property, and burglary.

Police recovered stolen property from Stamford Elementary in Tynan's car, said Sgt. Robert Danko of the Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department.

Danko says Tynan told police he would go into the schools and steal prescriptions from the nurse's office, "particularly Adderall," some of which he possessed when arrested.

Vermont State Police investigated four forced-entry burglaries into Bennington County elementary schools between Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. Pownal Elementary School was burglarized in the early morning hours of Nov. 4 and Nov. 18. Police said the suspect took prescription medications and a Keurig coffee maker during this incident.


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