For Immediate Release - March 06, 2014

Mullen pleads guilty, sent to jail

A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court to breaking and entering and other charges.  23 year old JAMES M. MULLEN appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

MULLEN pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING A BUILDING IN THE DAYTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, five (5) counts of LARCENY OVER $250 FROM A PERSON 60 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, one (1) count of LARCENY FROM A PERSON OVER 65 YEARS OF AGE, one (1) count of ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A CRIME, TO WIT: LARCENY OVER $250 FROM A PERSON 60 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, five (5) counts of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250, three (3) counts of FORGERY, three (3) counts of UTTERING, one (1) count of MISLEADING A POLICE OFFICER OR OTHER PERSON and one (1) count of FURNISHING A FALSE NAME TO A POLICE OFFICER.   Judge Agostini ordered that he serve a 2 year sentence to the Berkshire County House of Correction on one (1) count of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250.  MULLEN was placed on 4 years probation on the other charges on the condition he attend a substance abuse counseling program to address his heroin addiction and undergo treatment as required by the Probation Department.    

The incidents occurred in Pittsfield and North Adams between August 3, 2012 and April 4, 2013. 

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

The investigations were conducted by members of the Pittsfield and North Adams Police Departments.