For Immediate Release - November 05, 2013

Jones admits involvement in numerous breaks

A North Adams man pleaded guilty this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court to numerous charges.  29 year old RICHARD C. JONES III appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

JONES pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE DAYTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, fifteen (15) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE NIGHTTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, twelve (12) counts of LARCENY OVER $250, two (2) counts of LARCENY FROM A BUILDING, one (1) count of MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OVER $250, two (2) counts of TRESPASSING, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF BURGLARIOUS TOOLS and one (1) count of MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY UNDER $250.  Judge Agostini ordered that he serve concurrent 9 month sentences to the Berkshire County House of Correction on all charges except for the TRESPASSING and MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY UNDER $250 charges.  JONES was given concurrent 30 day sentences on those charges.    

The charges stem from a series of breaks in Williamstown and North Adams between February 12, 2012 and March 19, 2012. 

One (1) count of COMMON AND NOTORIOUS THIEF was dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth. 

The investigation was conducted by members of the Williamstown and North Adams Police Departments.