Berry pleads guilty to many day and night breaks
A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty this morning in Berkshire Superior Court to numerous charges. 22 year old JOSEPH R. BERRY appeared before Judge John Agostini.
BERRY pleaded guilty to twenty three (23) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE NIGHTTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, twenty (20) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE DAYTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, nineteen (19) counts of VANDALIZE PROPERTY, three (3) counts of LARCENY FROM A BUILDING, two (2) counts of BREAKING INTO A DEPOSITORY, three (3) counts of LARCENY OVER $250, seven (7) counts of ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF BURGLARIOUS TOOLS and one (1) count of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250. Judge Agostini ordered that he serve concurrent 18 month sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction.
Twenty (20) counts of MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY UNDER $250, seven (7) counts of CARRYING A DANGEROUS WEAPON, one (1) count of RECEIVING OR POSSESSING A STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE and one (1) count of COMMON AND NOTORIOUS THIEF were dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.
The charges stem from a series of breaks in Pittsfield between June 1, 2011 and September 13, 2011 and a series of breaks at a storage facility in Hinsdale between August 14, 2011 and August 15, 2011.
The investigations were conducted by members of the Pittsfield and Hinsdale Police Departments.