Man Charged With Stealing Swimming Pool For Scrap Metal
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — When a Greenfield family reported that their 24-foot diameter, above ground swimming pool had been stolen, police knew exactly where to look for it.
The Recorder reports that officers went to a scrap metal company where workers said some men had come in to sell a metal frame pool that matched the description of the one reported stolen.
Police arrested 49-year-old Henry Stefanowich of Chicopee and charged him with larceny and trespassing.
He pleaded not guilty Tuesday and was released on $500 bail.
The 52-inch deep pool, with only a few inches of water in it, was stolen Monday in a 3 1/2 -hour window when everyone in the family was at work.
Stefanowich told police he had permission to take the pool, but the family denies that.
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