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Man arrested in three home burglary cases

With the help of a confidential informant, Weare police arrested a suspect on Sunday, charging him with multiple burglaries in Bennington.

Police arrested Adam Belleville, 26, of Weare at 1:50 a.m. Sunday on a warrant issued by Bennington police, Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said in an interview Monday. Information about Belleville’s whereabouts was provided to Weare police by a confidential informant, Campbell said.

Belleville faces three felony charges from Bennington police, two for burglary and one for attempted burglary, Campbell said. All three incidents happened in November 2013. On one occasion, Belleville allegedly broke a window of a home, but was scared off when homeowners arrived during his attempt, Campbell said. The other two burglaries involved home break-ins where jewelry was reported stolen.

Following his arrest, Weare police transported Belleville to the 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough, for arraignment, where bail was set at $60,000 cash only, $20,000 per charge, Campbell said. Belleville was unable to make bail, so police transported him to the Hillsborough County House of Correction and, by press time on Wednesday, Belleville had not made bail. A probable cause hearing will be held on Feb. 18 at the 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough, Campbell said.

Belleville previously confessed to multiple burglaries in Bennington, when Campbell spoke with him on Nov. 14, Campbell said. The conversation followed a report made by a Route 202 resident that day, who informed police of a suspicious person at his neighbor’s front door. Campbell said he spoke with Belleville at the house in question and brought him back to the police department for questioning. At the department, Belleville made a confession. At that time, Campbell released Belleville.

By the end of November, Campbell had found some of the stolen jewelry from the reported burglaries that had been sold to a pawn shop in Manchester. Campbell could not give an estimate of the worth of the stolen property, since some are priceless heirlooms.

Lindsey Arceci can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 232, or larceci@ledgertranscript.com.

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