Lenox woman gets jail for stealing 'spree'


PITTSFIELD -- A Lenox woman was sentenced to six months in jail on Tuesday in connection with a series of break-ins in her hometown -- mainly involving the tenants of properties owned by her father.

Sabrina Salvatore, 29, committed a series of break-ins of residences in Lenox, stealing jewelry and used credit cards from the homes from August 2012 through July 2013, according to police and prosecutors.

In three of the four break-ins, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, the victims were her father's tenants. Substance abuse issues fueled Salvatore's crimes, according to the DA's Office.

Salvatore was charged by the Lenox Police with a total of 10 crimes, including multiple counts of breaking and entering and larceny.

On Tuesday in a Jury of Six session of Central Berkshire District Court, her attorney, Andrea C. Harrington, told the court her client had no previous record before her "spree." The lawyer said Salvatore was committed to her recovery and had pushed to go to the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center in Springfield, known as "Howard Street," while she is incarcerated.

The DA's Office was seeking a year of probation to follow the jail time.

Judge Paul M. Vrabel sentenced Salvatore to six months in jail on a single count of larceny under $250 and dismissed the rest of the charges. He also ordered her to pay $490 in restitution to the victims.

Salvatore suffered a brain injury several years ago and is under the care of her parents, according to her attorney.

Salvatore's father, Anthony Salvatore Jr., is a retired Lenox police officer.

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