For Immediate Release - February 27, 2014

Maschino pleads guilty, sent to jail

A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty this morning in Berkshire Superior Court to numerous charges.  22 year old CHRISTOPHER J. MASCHINO appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

MASCHINO pleaded guilty to eight (8) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE DAYTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, six (6) counts of LARCENY IN A BUILDING, one (1) count of LARCENY OVER $250, one (1) count of LARCENY UNDER $250, five (5) counts of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250, one (1) count of FRAUDULENT USE OF A CREDIT CARD OVER $250 and one (1) count of LARCENY, ONGOING AND CONTINUING OFFENSE.  Judge Agostini ordered that he serve concurrent 2 year sentences to the Berkshire County House of Correction on four (4) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE DAYTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, three (3) counts of LARCENY IN A BUILDING, one (1) count of LARCENY, ONGOING AND CONTINUING OFFENSE and one (1) count of LARCENY OVER $250.  MASCHINO was given a concurrent 1 year house of correction sentence on the charge of the charge of LARCENY UNDER $250.   On the other charges, he was given concurrent 2 year suspended house of correction sentences and placed on 2 years probation.  During the probationary period MASCHINO is to remain drug free and undergo drug testing.             

The charges stem from a series of house breaks in Pittsfield, Lanesborough, Cheshire and Richmond between September 6, 2012 and March 22, 2013. 

The investigations were conducted by members of the Pittsfield and Lanesborough Police Departments and state troopers assigned to the Lee and Cheshire barracks.