Williamstown Police Looking into Weekend Break-Ins

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Police are looking into a spate of crimes that were reported last weekend.
On Sunday, May 21, at about 10 a.m., police received a report of a break-in at Crisp Catering at 96 Water St., police files show.
The caller reported that two males and one female broke into the business and stole "cases of alcohol," according to the police call log.
The log indicates that there was video footage of the break-in.
Video of what appeared to be surveillance footage was posted in a local Facebook group over the weekend with a request for help in identifying the people seen entering a local business and stealing a large quantity of wine. That post and footage subsequently was taken down by the poster.
Police Chief Michael Ziemba on Thursday indicated the Water Street break-in is an open investigation.
One day earlier, police received three different calls from people reporting break-ins on Hoxsey Street.
The logs show calls at 9:30 a.m., 11:25 a.m. and 3:18 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.
The first reported that their vehicle door was unlocked and a shed door opened with nothing reported missing, the log reads.
The second, at 11:25 a.m., reported "vehicles being gone through." One of the vehicles had a laptop computer that was removed from the vehicle and placed on the roof, according to the log. The same caller reported a pickup truck was found with its tailgate down but all contents remaining.
At 3:18 Saturday afternoon, a third caller told police that their, "unlocked vehicle was broken into last night and was gone through, the doors left open," according to the call log.

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Clark Opening Lecture for 'Trembling Earth' Exhibit

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.— On Saturday, June 10, in conjunction with the opening of its newest exhibition, "Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth," the Clark Art Institute hosts a lecture by Jay A. Clarke, the exhibition curator and Rothman Family Curator, Art Institute of Chicago, in its auditorium at 11 am.
Free; no registration is required. 
According to a press release:
"Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth" is the first exhibition in the United States to consider how the noted Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) employed nature to convey meaning in his art. Munch is regarded primarily as a figure painter, and his most celebrated images (including his iconic The Scream) are connected to themes of love, anxiety, longing, and death. Yet, landscape plays an essential role in a large portion of Munch's work. Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth considers this important, but less explored aspect of the artist's career.
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