Granby Police Department
Lt. Al Wishart
On May 8, 2009 at approximately 11:00 AM a Truby Street resident called the Granby Police Department to report that a strange male was banging on her windows and doors and trying to get into her house. The caller stayed on the line with police while officers were in route to the residence. The caller described the male, who was later identified as 33 year Robert Vitalli from Connecticut, as having a mustache, wearing glasses, a blue jacket and carrying a backpack. The caller also stated that she believed the male had ridden up to the house on a bicycle. At one point during the call the caller stated that she believed the male had gained entry into the house. It was about the same time that a family member of the caller pulled into the driveway and observed the male in the house. The male exited the house and began to bang on the windows of the family member’s car. Detective Barbara Fenn and Patrolman Thomas Yvon arrived and stopped Vitalli as he attempted to leave on his bicycle. After speaking with the witnesses, Vitalli was arrested and brought to the station for booking. Police found gloves, a hat, a knife and screwdrivers in Vitalli’s possession. Vitalli was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony and placing an occupant in fear, carrying a dangerous weapon and possession of burglarious tools. Vitalli was processed and transported to the Hampshire District Court in Belchertown for arraignment.
Last changed: May 08 2009 at 3:58 PM