PITTSFIELD -- A city woman who allegedly broke into her ex-boyfriend's home remains free after denying a felony charge.

Ashlie Lee Haskell, 29, broke into the Scammel Avenue residence just after 1 a.m. Sunday by pushing an air conditioner into the house and crawling through the window while her ex hid inside a closet to avoid a confrontation with her, according to Pittsfield Police.

The 33-year-old man told police he had been ignoring Haskell's phone calls all day when he heard a car pull into the driveway early Monday. He saw Haskell get out of the vehicle and try the doors and windows before she broke in to the home, police said.

The man said Haskell turned on all the lights in the house and wandered from room to room while he remained in the closet. He did not believe she took anything.

Haskell used to live in the home, police said.

According to court records, Haskell was arrested in June on a domestic assault and battery charge involving the same man. The charge was later dismissed.

Haskell pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court on Monday to a single count of felony breaking and entering. She was released by Judge Charles W. Groce III on personal recognizance. She is due back in court on Aug. 25.

The man received a restraining order against Haskell.

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