On January 3, 2015 at approximately 8:25PM, several officers responded to the area of Lincoln Avenue for the report of a suspicious male walking through back yards in that neighborhood. Responding officers began an area search, and eventually located a home on Lincoln Avenue that they believe had been entered through a basement bulkhead.
With the assistance of a K9 from Hadley Police Department, officers searched the interior of the home and located a suspect hiding in the attic. He was identified as Thomas P. Bridges and he was promptly placed under arrest. The ensuing investigation revealed that he had forced his entry in to the home and was in the process of stealing clothing when interrupted by responding officers.
There were additional incidents of breaking and entering in to homes in that area, and the investigation is ongoing to determine Bridges’ connection to those crimes.
Thomas P. Bridges, Age 25
Lieutenant Ronald A. Young