Defendant Dante Diodati and his attorney Kevin Chapman listen in Lynn District Court Thursday. (Thor Jourgensen)
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Repentant Grinch charged with Swampscott break-ins

LYNN -- A Gloucester man who police said went on a Christmas morning break-in and theft spree in Swampscott was ordered held on $10,000 bail Thursday.

Dante W. Diodati, 27, admitted to police, according to a report filed in court, that he broke into at least "'seven or eight'" vehicles on Mostyn Street, Bellevue Road, Clark Road and Beach Bluff Avenue and stole a television and Xbox from a garage. 

A police report filed in District Court quoted Diodati as saying he uses the addiction treatment drug Suboxone and stated that Diodati, following an interview with Swampscott police, wrote a statement 'apologizing f…

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