Felony charges for Pittsfield man accused of Colonial Theatre break-in


PITTSFIELD >> A city man who was acquitted in a series of Lenox break-ins in 2013 is facing charges for allegedly breaking into the Colonial Theatre last May.

Timothy W. Welch, 47, is accused of breaking into the theater on South Street on May 12, according to a release by the Berkshire District Attorney's Office. It was not clear what, if anything, was stolen.

He was arrested May 18 following an investigation by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.

Welch was acquitted by a jury of six in 2014 on nine charges in connection with a series of break-ins into a number of downtown Lenox businesses. In most cases, small amounts of cash were taken.

He pleaded not guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Wednesday to breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony; possession of burglarious tools; larceny from a building and being a common and notorious thief.

Judge John Agostini ordered Welch held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $10,000 bail.

Contact Derek Gentile at 413-496-6251.


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