Eight-Year-Old ATM Theft Case Ends With Guilty Plea
A Bulgarian man pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston this week in connection with a string of thefts from Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank ATMs that occurred eight years ago. Sentencing is set for May 26 for Georgi Kanev, 33.
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Chilmark Police Charge Fall River Man With Theft of Robotic Lawn Mower
Will Sennott
Chilmark police quickly solved the case of a stolen robotic lawn mower with the assistance of its owner on Monday, tracking down a Fall River man who worked on the Island and charging him with the theft.
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Police Investigate Break-In at Alley's
Sydney Bender

West Tisbury police are investigating a break-in and theft that took place at Alley’s General Store sometime Monday evening or Tuesday morning. Police chief Dan Rossi said a little more than $800 in cash was stolen.

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Police Investigate Thefts at Up-Island Businesses
Sara Brown

Police are investigating a series of thefts Wednesday at up-Island businesses, including several farm stands. Police said money and cash registers were taken from Little Leona’s Pets and Supplies and Fiddlehead Farm. Money was also taken from honor-system farm stands in Chilmark.

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Thrift Shop Find Turns Out to Be Stolen Painting
Remy Tumin
Max Moran is still looking for his East Chop Light. John Alley in his top hat and tails, too. But Kelli, a nude painted on Lucy Vincent Beach, turned up at the Edgartown Second Hand Store. The plein air artist had other artwork stolen from his New York studio and is on a search and recovery mission.
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Edgartown Man Pleads Guilty to Large Theft
Patrick A. Joyce, 27, was placed on long-term probation and assigned a long-term plan to repay more than $35,000 to the Jerry Bennett swing band that employed him. The case dates to last year and was disposed of in district court last week.
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Police Detective Work Leads to Arrest in Copper Theft
Sara Brown
An Oak Bluffs man has been charged with stealing more than $5,000 worth of copper wiring from an Island electric company. Edgartown Det. Michael Snowden led the investigation.
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Chilmark Man May Plead Guilty in Rare Map Theft
James Kinsella

Chilmark Man May Plead Guilty in Rare Map Theft

By JAMES KINSELLA

A Chilmark man is expected to plead guilty next Thursday to one or more thefts of rare maps worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to published reports in Connecticut newspapers.

Both the New Haven Register and the Hartford Courant have reported that E. Forbes Smiley 3rd, a dealer in rare maps who lives on North Road, may make pleas in back-to-back appearances in U.S. District Court and state superior court in New Haven.

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Chilmark Resident Admits Map Theft
James Kinsella

Chilmark Resident Admits Map Theft

Mr. Smiley Pleads Guilty in Connecticut to Stealing and Selling Rare Maps; Sentencing Is Set for September

By JAMES KINSELLA

NEW HAVEN - Edward Forbes Smiley 3rd of Chilmark yesterday pleaded guilty in federal and state courts in New Haven, Conn., to the theft of rare maps from a Yale University Library - part of a string of 97 maps that he stole between 1998 and 2005.

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Sentencing Is Near in Map Theft Case
James Kinsella

Sentencing Is Near in Map Theft Case

By JAMES KINSELLA

Federal authorities have asked that E. Forbes Smiley 3rd of Chilmark serve more than four years in prison and be fined at least $10,000 for stealing a rare 1578 map.

U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor said that although the court should take Mr. Smiley's cooperation into account when sentencing the felon next Wednesday, the court should not depart from standard sentencing guidelines.

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