Saturday August 4, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- A 23-year-old Pittsfield man will spend the next two months in jail after he was charged with assaulting both his mother and a police officer, and ramming his car into a garage door early Friday morning, police said.

Brian P. Wilkinson, of Partridge Road, pleaded not guilty to single counts of assault and battery, malicious destruction of property over $250, and assault and battery on a police officer when he was arraigned Friday in Central Berkshire District Court.

District Court Judge Paul M. Vrabel revoked Wilkinson’s right to bail on an open case involving assault charges against the defendant that occurred last December. The court’s action means that Wilkinson can be held for up to 60 days without the right to bail.

Bail for Wilkinson was set at $500 cash, $5,000 surety bond on the new charges.

According to police, Wilkinson’s mother said her son had been harassing her for money all day Thursday and that he kept leaving the house and coming back. The last time he returned, around midnight, Wilkinson physically grabbed his mother out of a chair and attempted to go through her pockets looking for money, according to police.

When he found no money in his mother’s pockets, Wilkinson went into the garage and ran his car into the garage door three times, police said.

Officers arrested Wilkinson without incident behind his mother’s house, but he kicked Police Officer Karen Kalinowsky on the left leg while being booked at the police station.


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A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Aug. 16.