A Winthrop man has been charged with burglary in connection with a spree of stolen gasoline and lawn care equipment throughout town in recent days.

David Lord, 19, was arrested Saturday at his Hillside Avenue home and charged with burglary and theft, said Winthrop Police Capt. Ryan Frost.

“More charges are expected,” he said.

Police believe Lord is responsible for nine burglaries since May 31 during which various items, including a number of gasoline cans, were taken from properties and locked buildings. Two of the thefts were on Hillside Avenue. The other seven were on Winthrop Center Road, Frost said.

He said police have recovered about $3,750 worth of property thus far.

Items stolen during the spree, other than more than a dozen gasoline cans, included a weed trimmer, other lawn care equipment and fishing poles. Winthrop Police Detective Peter Struck said last week that the burglar also had taken knives, including one worth more than $3,000.

Frost said investigators believe Lord used the gasoline in his personal vehicle.

Frost said they arrested Lord after one of the victims found a gasoline can near his home. Officer Timothy Falvey, who responded to the report, searched the area and uncovered several more empty cans, Frost said. Falvey was able to connect the cans to Lord’s place of employment, Frost said.

Lord, who police say acknowledged committing the thefts, correctly led police to the victims’ homes, Frost said.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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Twitter: @CraigCrosby4


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