Home About Archives RSS Feed

Alleged Thieves Plead Not-guilty in Court

Andy McKeever

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man accused of armed robbery of La Fogata Restaurant and a Becket man accused of a series of break-ins both entered not guilty pleas in Berkshire Superior Court on Friday.

Michael Swenson III, 19, of Tyler street had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one count of armed robbery while masked and two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon. He ordered to be help on $50,000 bail.

Swenson allegedly covered his face with a bandana and robbed the restaurant shortly after it closed last weekend with what was described as a black handgun. However, other reports stated that the gun that was used was a pellet gun. 

Michael Pieri, 25, of Becket entered not guilty pleas in Berkshire Superior Court on an array of charges.

Pieri is charged with 15 counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, six counts of larceny over $250, 15 counts of malicious destruction of personal property over $250, eight counts of larceny in a building,  four counts of receiving stolen property over $250, and single counts of illegal ownership of a firearm, possession of ammunition with a firearm identification card, improper storage of a firearm and common and notorious thief.


Judge Daniel Ford released Pieri on personal recognizance.

The charges stem from a spree of house break-ins in Becket between November 23, 2010 and July 11, 2011.

0 Comments
     
News Headlines
Williamstown Ambulance Service in Dire Straits, Seeks Town Funding
Williamstown Zoning Board OKs Main Street Hotel Permits
MountainOne Unifies Branding of Divisions
United Way, Habitat For Humanity Launch Free Tax Prep Program
Adams Selectmen Vote to Euthanize Dangerous Dog
Lanesborough Ambulance Presents Options For Stability
North Adams BMC Adds Cardiac Rehabilitation to Medical Services
Pittsfield's Ladder Truck Has Returned To Service
Mount Greylock Building Committee Applauds Staff's Efforts
Southwestern Vermont Health Care Offers Qi Gong for Cancer Survivors

Police Logs

Pittsfield Police

North Adams

Crimewatch Links

North Adams CrimeWatch

Stamford/Clarksburg CrimeWatch

Pittsfield CrimeWatch

Emergency: 911
Adams 413-743-1212
Clarksburg 413-663-7795
Cheshire 413-743-1501
Dalton 413-684-0300
Great Barrington 413-528-0306
Lanesborough 413-443-4107
Lee 413-243-2100
Lenox 413-637-2346
North Adams 413-664-4944
Pittsfield 413-448-9700
Richmond 413-698-3315
Stockbridge 413-298-4179
Williamstown 413-458-5733
West Stockbridge 413-232-7938
State Police  
Cheshire Barracks
413-743-
4700
Lee Barracks 413-243-0600
Shaftsbury, Vt., Barracks 802-442-3263

 



Categories:
Adams (55)
Alford (0)
Becket (6)
Cheshire (14)
Clarksburg (31)
Dalton (5)
Egremont (0)
Florida (5)
Great Barrington (18)
Hancock (5)
Hinsdale (3)
Lanesborough (22)
Lee (12)
Lenox (11)
Monterey (0)
Mount Washington (0)
New Ashford (5)
New Marlborough (1)
North Adams (183)
Otis (2)
Peru (2)
Pittsfield (201)
Pownal (12)
Readsboro (13)
Richmond (8)
Sandisfield (2)
Savoy (5)
Sheffield (2)
Stamford (29)
State (1)
Stockbridge (5)
Tyringham (1)
Washington (1)
West Stockbridge (1)
Williamstown (65)
Windsor (3)
Archives:
January 2017 (3)
December 2016 (17)
November 2016 (6)
October 2016 (13)
September 2016 (15)
August 2016 (20)
July 2016 (13)
June 2016 (12)
May 2016 (1)
Tags:
Veremko Arrest Murder Cocaine Motor Vehicle Accident Armed Robbery Drug Charges Break-ins Crime Watch Assault Search Robbery Fatal Pedestrians Motor Vehicle Vehicle Heroin Fraud Buglaries Missing Persons Assaults Stabbing Structure Fire Drugs Accident Crash Fire Larceny Shooting Rape Police Investigation Police Homicide Mvi Injuries
Popular Entries:
Great Barrington Crashes Leave Two Dead
North Adams Woman Killed in Route 2 Crash
North Adams Man Crashes SUV Into Home
Man Killed by Bull in Clarksburg
North Adams Man Arraigned on Child Porn Charges
Kincaid Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Rape
Cariddi Auto Sales Burns
Fatal Accident Closes Route 8 in Adams
Donations Reach State Road Fire Victims
New Ashford Crash Turns Fatal for Williamstown Man
Recent Entries:
No Serious Injuries in Hoosac Valley Bus, Tractor-Trailer Accident
Multiple Towns Battle Blaze in Pittsfield Apartment Building
Superior Court Briefs: Jan. 9 - Jan. 12
Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 28
Former Pittsfield Officer Coco Now Facing Larceny, Identity Theft Charges
Pittsfield Fire Knocks Down Blaze On East Street
Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 19 - Dec. 23
Sprinkler System Break Briefly Closes North Adams' Tractor Supply
Electrical Fire at North Adams Stop & Shop Forces Evacuation
Adams McDonald's Closed Tuesday Night by Roof Fire