Pittsfield man charged with theft of SUV in North Adams


NORTH ADAMS -- For the seventh time in 26 years, Kevin Marshall stands accused of motor vehicle theft, according to police.

Marshall, 43, of Lincoln Street, Pittsfield, allegedly got into an unlocked, parked Mazda SUV at the Ashland Street Cumberland Farms on Saturday afternoon and drove away, according to police. He was located in Williamstown about an hour after the owner of the vehicle, inside the store at the time, reported the vehicle stolen.

Marshall pleaded not guilty in Northern Berkshire District Court on Monday on charges of motor vehicle larceny, subsequent offense and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense, filed by the North Adams Police Department. Williamstown Police filed separate charges of receiving a stolen vehicle, subsequent offense, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Marshall was held on $5,000 cash bail for each set of charges.

Surveillance video at the Cumberland Farms showed Marshall loitering outside the store, checking the doors of multiple vehicles, according to a criminal complaint filed by North Adams Police Officer Nicholas Richards.

Williamstown Sgt. David Lemieux spotted Marshall driving down Main Street after North Adams Police put out an alert for the Mazda SUV, he stated. Marshall was found to have three open bottles of beer in the vehicle, according to Lemieux’s report.


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