BENNINGTON — A gentleman from North Adams, Mass., pleaded guilty Friday to stealing narcotics from elementary colleges in the region.
Kevin Tynan, 40, admitted to breaking into Pownal Elementary School and Molly Stark Elementary College, the place he rummaged by means of the nurse’s workplaces and stole students’ treatment, according to court documents.
On Nov. 4, 2018, officers responded to Pownal Elementary after an staff observed indicators of forced entry. The faculty nurse discovered that her office had been disturbed and narcotics were being missing, in addition to her $150 Keurig coffee maker.
Two weeks later, officers responded to Pownal Elementary for a different split-in that targeted the nurse’s office environment.
On Dec. 2, 2018, officers responded to Molly Stark Elementary Faculty for a very similar rationale. The nurses’ business office was unlocked, the safe and sound was opened and vacant, and medicines ended up stolen.
There had been 13 different drugs stolen from the Molly Stark nurse’s business office, like syringes. Some noteworthy medicines include methylphenidate, Adderall and Ritalin.
All three incidents were linked by the vehicle viewed at the colleges — a car or truck that was connected to Tynan.
Tynan plead guilty to the theft at Pownal Elementary and Molly Stark educational facilities. He was also charged with theft at Stamford Elementary Faculty, but that charge will be dismissed.
Courtroom documents also point out that Tynan was allegedly concerned in burglaries at Clarksburg Elementary University in Massachusetts, New Lebanon Elementary Faculty in New York and Cambridge Central University in New York.
Tynan appeared just about Friday at his improve of plea listening to at Bennington Superior Court. He acquired a one particular- to a few-year suspended sentence with two a long time probation. He will report to a reparative board. Incarceration was discussed, but rejected.
Tynan’s attorney, Daniel McManus, talked about Tynan did a “significant” total of time incarcerated in New York and Massachusetts for comparable crimes. Tynan explained he spent two many years and a few months incarcerated.
Robert F. Plunkett, who represented the state in this circumstance, claimed he considered the time Tynan did in other states had a “deep impact” on him.
Tynan has been out of prison for a person yr and 4 months, and stated he has been sober for that time. He said he understands that he afflicted small children, their families and the colleges.
“I acquire comprehensive duty for what I did,” he said. “I think matters are likely to be great from in this article on out.”
Judge Cortland Corsones oversaw the hearing and said, “Any objective that jail has, has already been served.”