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Suspect Linked to Dozen Break-ins

Tammy Daniels
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Firefighters prepare to enter the smoky Sullivan School.
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The cafetorium where the largest fire was set. Seen in February, the room was being used for storage.
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A firefighter breaks a window to release smoke.
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Note the four fire extinguishers. It's not known where they came from.
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Smoke spreads through the parking lot.
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Firefighters worked in teams inside the building to track down and douse multiple fires.
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Burnt materials pulled out of the cafetorium.

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.

 

Tags: break-ins, arrest, Berkshire County, Veremko      
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