SALEM, Mass. — A Haverhill man facing 25 counts of breaking and entering to commit a felony, burglary and larceny of property valued over $1,200 was ordered held without bail after his arraignment in Salem Superior Court on Tuesday. 

Nathan Whittier, 27, of 23 Warren St., is accused of breaking into cars and stealing cash, personal documents, a checkbook, firearm and ammunition and even a birthday card during a two-day stretch in March.

The Essex County grand jury indicted him recently on more than two dozen charges, triggering his superior court arraignment. The charges Whittier now faces if he's convicted will be more severe.  

Held in the prisoner's dock, Whittier pleaded not guilty after the lengthy list of charges was read aloud in court by a clerk. 

A prosecutor asked for Whittier to be held without bail pending a dangerous hearing. Judge Thomas Dreschler scheduled the hearing for July 12. 

His court-appointed defense attorney, Timothy Connors, did not object. 

Whittier was previously deemed a danger by a Haverhill District Court judge and ordered held without bail at Middleton Jail, according to court records.

The indictments indicate the crimes occurred between March 22 and 23.

He also was indicted on a single felony count of unarmed burglary and assault, stemming from a Feb. 3 incident at a Haverhill home, according to court records.

Whittier was arrested by Haverhill police at 10:51 a.m., March 27 and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and an outstanding warrant.

The arrest was made at 40 Central St., according to the Haverhill police log from that day.

Whittier is facing nine larceny charges for stealing cash, a ring, checkbooks, a firearm with ammunition, a gift card and birthday card and photocopies of personal documents from multiple victims, according to the indictments.

Also, Whittier is charged with 15 counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle during the night time, a felony charge, according to the indictments.

Follow staff reporter Jill Harmacinski on Twitter @EagleTribJill.

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