Northampton man charged with breaking into Urban Outfitters

Northampton man charged with breaking into Urban Outfitters

Published: 7/24/2020 8:40:35 PM

NORTHAMPTON — A 39-year-old city man was arrested on charges of breaking and entering after he allegedly forcibly entered Urban Outfitters on Wednesday night.

Police responded to Urban Outfitters at 109 Main St. at 7:24 p.m. for an alarm and a report that the front door to the business was open and merchandise was strewn along the sidewalk, according to Northampton Detective Lt. Craig Kirouac.

Officers who arrived at the store found clothing outside and the front door forced open, Kirouac said.

Meanwhile, another officer was on Main Street collecting stolen clothing items and looking for witnesses when a person approached the officer and told them they knew who was responsible for the break-in, Kirouac said.

As police and the witness were speaking, the person eventually arrested for the breaking and entering, Michael Twitchell, of the streets of Northampton, reportedly began yelling at the witness for speaking to the police, Kirouac said.

Twitchell allegedly ended up lunging at the witness, at which point the officer arrested Twitchell, who resisted, police said.

Twitchell was charged with breaking and entering during the daytime for a felony, larceny from a building, malicious destruction of property over $1,200, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer.

Michael Connors can be reached at [email protected].

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