4 Mass. Residents Charged With Stealing Packages

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A Somerville couple charged with swiping as many as 100 parcels from the front porches and doorways of area homes has pleaded not guilty to larceny and receiving stolen property charges.

Manuel Sheehan was held on $5,000 bail while his alleged accomplice, Kristen Casey, was released on personal recognizance on Wednesday. Police say Sheehan has a long arrest record while Casey has no criminal record.

Authorities say the pair was arrested Tuesday with packages bearing numerous different addresses in their car. More packages, many apparently containing Christmas gifts, were found in their apartment.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated case, a father and daughter from Quincy pleaded not guilty to stealing a package from a home in that city. Michael Ritchie and 19-year-old Jennifer Ritchie were released on bail warnings.

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