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Husband & Wife Arrested for Allegedly Breaking into Children’s Museum


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Holyoke Police have arrested a husband and wife after they allegedly broke into a local children’s museum over the weekend.

Around 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Holyoke Police Lt. Matthew Moriarty says an employee of the Holyoke Children’s Museum on Dwight Street responded to the facility after an alarm was activated.

When she arrived, Moriarty says that the employee encountered two people in the museum. The employee proceeded to lock herself into an office and called 911.

Officers responded, and proceeded to search and secure the building, but they were not able to find the two suspects.

Moriarty says investigators were able to later identify the two as 35-year-old Thomas Dougherty and his wife, 32-year-old Kimberly Dougherty, both of Holyoke, and the pair were arrested without incident.

The Doughertys have been charged with one count each of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony and larceny over $250.

(Thomas Dougherty)

(Thomas Dougherty)

(Kimberly Dougherty)

(Kimberly Dougherty)

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