For Immediate Release - February 20, 2014

Rodriguez pleads guilty, sent to state prison

A North Adams man pleaded guilty this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court to larceny and other charges. 19 year old MATTHEW R. RODRIGUEZ appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

RODRIGUEZ pleaded guilty to six (6) counts of LARCENY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, three (3) counts of WANTON DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, three (3) counts of LARCENY UNDER $250, two (2) counts of LARCENY OF A CREDIT CARD, one (1) count of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250, two (2) counts of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER $250 and two (2) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING A MOTOR VEHICLE IN THE NIGHTTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY.  Judge Agostini ordered that he serve concurrent 2 to 4 year state prison sentences at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of LARCENY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250 and BREAKING AND ENTERING A MOTOR VEHICLE IN THE NIGHTTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY.  RODRIGUEZ was given concurrent house of correction sentences on the other charges.   

One (1) count of BREAKING AND ENTERING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, one (1) count of LARCENY OVER $250 and one (1) count of COMMON AND NOTORIOUS THIEF were dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth. 

The charges stem from a series of incidents in North Adams, Adams, Cheshire and Florida between April 5, 2013 and April 15, 2013. 

The investigations were conducted by members of the North Adams, Adams and Cheshire Police Departments, state troopers from the Cheshire barracks and state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office.