Hyannis man sentenced in connection with rash of home break-ins

Eric P. Gustafson to serve up to 6 years for burglaries in 2012 and 2013

A Hyannis man will be spending the next several years in state prison in connection with burglaries dating back to 2012. According to a Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office release, 42-year-old Eric P. Gustafson of 132 South Street was found guilty by a Barnstable County Superior Court jury on the charge of larceny from a building and sentenced to 4 1/2 to 5 years by Judge Gary A. Nickerson on Thursday. 

The following day, Gustafson pleaded guilty to breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building and four counts of receiving stolen property over $250. On those charges, Judge Nickerson sentenced Gustafson to a concurrent state prison sentence of 5 to 6 years, the release said.

According to the DA's office, Gustafson broke into a Barnstable home on July 7, 2012 stealing jewelry and other personal items. On December 17, 2013, he broke into another Barnstable home stealing similar items. He was also found to be in possession of jewerly and other articles stolen from homes in Barnstable and Yarmouth on June 13, 2012, June 14, 2012, December 11, 2013 and December 16, 2013, the release said.

The prosecutor was Assistant District Attorney Michael Donovan. 


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