Cohasset Police arrested Anthony P. Binsfield, 31-years of age, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, on a single charge of trespassing on school grounds late this afternoon.
In a complaint filed with Quincy District Court, Cohasset Police School Resource Officer, Sergeant Michael Lopes, alleges that Binsfield entered the Deer Hill School under false pretenses and walked through several empty classrooms during the school day. After Binsfield left the school, a teacher discovered cash missing from her purse that was stored in a vacant classroom.
Binsfield is a former employee of the Huntington Control HVAC Company, of Westwood, MA. Huntington Control services the HVAC systems in the Cohasset School District. Binsfield, who was wearing his former employer’s uniform, was able to get past front office personnel using a ruse, saying he was onsite to check a problem with the heating system in the school.
When the cash was discovered missing, an audit of all visitors to the school was completed, and it was discovered that Binsfield lied about his employment status with Huntington. Cohasset Police immediately applied for an arrest warrant for Binsfield, and he was taken into custody.
This case remains under investigation, and detectives are working to link Binsfield to several other larcenies that have occurred in the school district over the past few weeks. Binsfield will be arraigned in Quincy District Court on the charge of trespassing on school property on Friday, October 30, 2015.