A Bulgarian man pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston this week in connection with a string of thefts from Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank ATMs that occurred eight years ago. Sentencing is set for May 26 for Georgi Kanev, 33.


Chilmark police quickly solved the case of a stolen robotic lawn mower with the assistance of its owner on Monday, tracking down a Fall River man who worked on the Island and charging him with the theft.


West Tisbury police are investigating a break-in and theft that took place at Alley’s General Store sometime Monday evening or Tuesday morning. Police chief Dan Rossi said a little more than $800 in cash was stolen.

Police are investigating a series of thefts Wednesday at up-Island businesses, including several farm stands. Police said money and cash registers were taken from Little Leona’s Pets and Supplies and Fiddlehead Farm. Money was also taken from honor-system farm stands in Chilmark.

Max Moran is still looking for his East Chop Light. John Alley in his top hat and tails, too. But Kelli, a nude painted on Lucy Vincent Beach, turned up at the Edgartown Second Hand Store. The plein air artist had other artwork stolen from his New York studio and is on a search and recovery mission.
Patrick A. Joyce, 27, was placed on long-term probation and assigned a long-term plan to repay more than $35,000 to the Jerry Bennett swing band that employed him. The case dates to last year and was disposed of in district court last week.