WNYT Channel 13 is reporting that a Pittsfield man connected to dozen break-ins around the county, Southern Vermont and eastern New York over the past six months was arrested in Lenox because of "a very observant witness."
Lenox Police Chief Stephen O'Brien told the station on Sunday that Stefan Veremko, 28, was charged with a daytime break in, receiving stolen property and possession of ammunition without a permit for an incident last Wednesday
Veremko broke into a building on East Street in Lenox last Wednesday afternoon, according to police, and was spotted
jumping into a gray Hyundai Elantra and fleeing the scene. The witness jotted down the license plate, followed the car until it turned down a dead-end street, then noted the license plate was switched when it re-emerged.
The car was seized Friday and police found evidence of recent burglaries in his home.
Veremko was to be arraigned in Southern Berkshire District Court on Monday. The Lenox Police Department will display evidence seized a later date. Anyone who's been victim of a breaking and entering into their home and suspect that Lenox may have some property should contact their local police department.
According to his MySpace page, Veremko is a student at BCC (where he made honors) and an assistant supervisor at Hillcrest Educational Centers.
Thanks to the Stamford Vermont Crime Watch for bringing this to our attention.
Update 11/16: We may have more news soon on Veremko's alleged connections to break-ins in Clarksburg.
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I am not so sure this guy is the one that broke houses in Stamford and Clarksburg??
Therefore, we need to remain on the LOOKOUT here in town. If you see someone acting suspicious or matching the description of cutting through property or woods...please still call 911 immediately.
If you have any tips or leads for the Clarkbsurg Police please call the non-emergency number 663-7795- ASAP and leave a message for Officer Williams. YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYmous!
Let's get this guy off the streets and out of our town for the holidays!
Nice job on acting quickly to help the community Tammy.
My suggestion to the crime watch group:
There are many people who walk, run, and bike in the towns. Maybe a schedule could be worked out where those who are interested in helping could do their exercise in a certain location and scheduled time. With enough people getting involved there could be an efficient and effective surveillance web created. Each person could carry a camera or pencil and paper and record any suspicious activity.
I think that is a good idea. Clarksburg needs help patroling Middle Road with all the suspicious activity taking place between Pine Dr. (near the NA line) and Horrigan Rd. Anyone like to help out? You have the right to drive up and down and if you see someone walking that matches the description you can note, time, day, direction etc. You can take photos and you can give them to the police. Let's look-out for each other.
The police are still doing their investigation and are trying to link this guy to our area. So far only a couple match. Please be on the look-out for the guy on foot. Perhaps he is guy #2!??
Dont let your gaurd down and keep taking those pictures of suspicious activity. Call the non-emergency number with tips or leads that the police can follow 663-7795. You CAN remain anonymous!
Great meeting Town of Clarksburg! Stay on it!
You are all on board with the seriousness of the Breakins/Burglaries. We all know who to look out for and WE WILL. Clarksburg Community Watch program is in full effect. We will get our guy! Stay alert. Take pictures. Call in your tips, leads and suspicious behavior to the POLICE.