North Adams break-in suspect has bail revoked in assault case


NORTH ADAMS -- A 21-year-old man had his bail revoked on open charges Monday after allegedly stealing two flat-screen televisions from a Crossey Place home on Monday.

Travis Perras, of West Main Street, was found and arrested in the kitchen of a Greylock Avenue home by police after a lengthy search through the West End. He was arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court on Tuesday on charges of breaking and entering a building in the daytime for a felony, larceny over $250, receiving stolen property over $250 and attempting to evade a taxi fare.

Perras agreed to have his bail revoked on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, intimidating a witness, and attempting to commit a crime. Those charged stem from a March incident in which he allegedly assaulted an acquaintance in search of marijuana. The man told police that Perras jumped him, held a knife to his throat, and left puncture wounds on his neck.

Police responded to Crossey Place on Monday afternoon after a woman, who claimed to have known Perras for many years, said he broke into her home and stole her two LCD TVs while she was at work, according to a criminal complaint filed by North Adams Police. Neighbors told police Perras fled in a cab.

Officers tracked down the cab driver, who told them Perras had explained he was carrying the TVs because he had recently broken up with his girlfriend. When the ride ended, Perras allegedly failed to pay the cab fare, the driver told police.

Police tracked Perras to a Greylock Avenue apartment, where he had hidden under a kitchen table.

Perras allegedly stated that he had traded four bags of heroin for the TVs with the woman who had reported them stolen.


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