Pittsfield man accused in NY thefts is charged anew


PITTSFIELD -- A Pittsfield man who was arrested in October on burglary charges in Rensselaer County is facing new charges for an alleged burglary last year in New Lebanon.

Joseph Guile, 24, allegedly broke into a New Lebanon business in June after it closed and took a safe, merchandise and an undisclosed amount of cash, according to New York State Police.

State police located the safe based on information they received on where Guile left it, as part of a lengthy investigation, state Trooper Melissa McMorris said

He was arraigned in town of Greenport Court this week and charged with third-degree burglary, a felony. He was remanded back to Rensselaer County Correctional Facility where he has been held since October on $5,000 bail on burglary, grand larceny and petit larceny charges for incidents throughout the county, said acting Rensselaer County District Attorney Arthur Glass.

He is due back in town of Greenport Court on May 19.

Guile was arrested in Williamstown in October, following a high speed chase with New York and Massachusetts state police. Guile had been wanted in New York in connection with multiple burglaries.

Following his arrest in October, Guile was charged by Massachusetts State Police with possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card for having empty shotgun shells on his dashboard.

He was also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock based on a previous driving while intoxicated conviction in New York.

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