A self-proclaimed  “master art thief” who served a ten-year prison term for stealing paintings from the Mead Museum in 1975 was arrested in August and charged with stealing hay from a farm in Mendon. Myles J. Connor, author of “The Art of the Heist: Confessions of a Master Art Thief, Rock-and-Roller, and Prodigal Son," was ordered to pay $300 in fines and serve one year probation. In August, police caught Connor stealing bales of hay from Twin Elm Farm.