Pieri pleads guilty to a series of housebreaks
A Becket man pleaded guilty this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court to several charges. 26 year old MICHAEL D. PIERI appeared before Judge Daniel Ford.
PIERI pleaded guilty to fifteen (15) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE NIGHTTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, six (6) counts of LARCENY OVER $250, fifteen (15) counts of MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OVER $250, eight (8) counts of LARCENY IN A BUILDING, one (1) count of ILLEGAL OWNERSHIP OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITHOUT A FIREARM IDENTIFICATION CARD, one (1) count of IMPROPER STORAGE OF A FIREARM, four (4) counts of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250 and one (1) count of COMMON AND NOTORIOUS THIEF. Judge Ford ordered that he serve concurrent 2 to 3 year state prison sentences at the Massachusetts Correction Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE NIGHTTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, LARCENY OVER $250, MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OVER $250, LARCENY IN A BUILDING and RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250. PIERI was given concurrent house of correction time on the firearm charges, placed on 2 years probation on the charge of COMMON AND NOTORIOUS THIEF and ordered to pay restitution of $13, 247.
The charges stem from a series of housebreaks in Becket between November 23, 2010 and July 11, 2011.
The investigation was conducted by members of the Becket Police Department.