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Rash of Break-ins Strikes Lanesborough
06:49PM / Thursday, July 14, 2011
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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Police are advising residents to lock their car doors after about 10 vehicles were broken into in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

According to Police, the vehicles were mostly unlocked and electronics were stolen sometime after midnight Thursday morning. Police have called residents informing them of the rash that spans across town from Sunrise Street to Ore Bed Road.

Police do not have any suspects and the case is still under investigation. The items stolen ranged from stereo receivers to binoculars to a cell phone.

Residents are encouraged to take "preventative maintenance" by locking

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Stolen Property Being Returned to Owners
Staff Reports,
09:23AM / Thursday, January 27, 2011
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LENOX, Mass. — The items held as evidence in the case against burglary kingpin Stefan Veremko are being released to their owners.

The Lenox Police Department has been holding hundreds of items seized in November 2009 from Veremko's home, vehicle and areas where he had discarded the property. Veremko's monthslong spree across three states ended when an off-duty officer spotted him fleeing a building - with a pillowcase. 

Multiple police agencies were investigating the break-ins, which stretched from Southern Vermont to South County. As a result, Veremko and accomplice Tara Malloy were arrested. The recent conclusion of the case convicting Veremko and giving him five- to

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Brackett Sentenced in Bunny Killings
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05:21PM / Friday, September 10, 2010
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Bunny killer Wayne P. Brackett was sentenced to four years in jail Friday morning after pleading guilty to numerous charges in Northern Berkshire District Court.
 
The 23-year-old North Adams man was caught on video June 9 committing mayhem on pet rabbits housed at Berkshire County Construction on Ashland Street after failing to gain entrance into several vehicles on the property. He admitted to killing five rabbits and breaking and entering.

He pleaded guilty to five counts each of animal cruelty and killing an animal, and single counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and wanton destruction of property

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North Adams Man Arraigned On Charges Of Animal Cruelty; Pleads Not Guilty
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04:15PM / Monday, June 14, 2010
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Brackett was arraigned this morning in Northern Berkshire District Court on charges of five counts of animal cruelty and breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

WTEN reports that Brackett  was ordered held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $25,000 bail. His family was in court with him. His mother  told Channel 10 News that the family would stand beside him but "there is no excuse, there is justification, there is no anything, but he needs help." She said the family would stand beside him.

Brackett apparently told police he had been drinking and smoking pot and that he doesn't remember

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Breaking & Entering Reported in Williamstown
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12:13PM / Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Williamstown Police are urging residents to remain vigilant after another breaking and entering was reported over the weekend.

Police responded to a residence at Stetson Court on Saturday evening, Feb. 13, at about 6:27 after the caretaker called to report somone inside the building. The individual fled the scene without confronting the caretaker, said police, and a search was conducted with the help of the K-9 unit's Blue and Officer Michael Ziemba.

The suspect was not found but police were contacted again at about 10:32 about a past burglary on Chapin Court.

Both incidents were forced entries and are under investigation. Police encourage residents to report any

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