PITTSFIELD -- Two men were charged with multiple felonies after allegedly breaking into the Berkshire County Softball Complex in Pittsfield on Friday afternoon.

Joseph Errichetto, 26, of Lee, and Cody Martin, 25, of Great Barrington, allegedly stole boxes of softballs from the building after breaking in a door into the complex known as The Softball Center on East Street.

The two told police they were "bored" and decided to go to the complex where they once played, Pittsfield Sgt. James Roccabruna said. They became "spooked" by passersby who saw them loading boxes of softballs into their vehicle, he said.

The men took off in a 2013 Mazda and crashed into the main gate of the complex. They continued driving and were spotted by police in Becket on Youkom Pond Road. The vehicle had smashed windows and front end damage, Roccabruna said. Becket police transported the men back to Pittsfield where they were charged by Pittsfield police.

Errichetto and Martin were each charged with vandalism for damage to the building's door and gate, breaking and entering into a building in the daytime and larceny.

They were held on $1,000 bail pending a court appearance.

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