STONEHAM (CBS) – Police have arrested a man suspected of stealing donations from a Stoneham church.

John Andrew McHale of Cambridge was arrested on Wednesday and charged with breaking into a depository, malicious damage of property, larceny and possession of burglary tools.

Stoneham Police say that on February 20 McHale used a large screwdriver to pry open a locked money box and steal the contents from a prayer stand at the St. Patrick Parish.

toneham2 Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Stealing Donations From Stoneham Church

Man accused of stealing from church donation box (WBZ-TV)

The janitor followed McHale and took pictures of him.

McHale is also suspected in a Cambridge break-in.

Police thanked the public for coming forward with tips that led the McHale’s arrest.

A judge ordered McHale held on $100,000 cash bail leading up to his arraignment Thursday in Woburn District Court.


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