Pittsfield police probe break-ins into cars, garage


PITTSFIELD -- Police are investigating multiple reported burglaries from cars on three city streets -- and a garage -- on Monday.

Pittsfield police received four calls from people on Monday who reported the break-ins, which are in close proximity to each other, Capt. John Mullin said.

The first call came in at 8:06 a.m. on Backman Avenue, where a break-in of two vehicles occurred in an unlocked garage. Somebody smashed the window of a Pontiac parked inside but took nothing, Mullin said. The owner reported that $4 was taken from an unlocked Mazda in the same garage, Mullin said.

An hour later, police received a report of an unlocked Chevrolet Blazer found broken into on Merriam Street. A pair of sunglasses and a flashlight was stolen from the car, Mullin said.

At 11:17 a.m., police received a call from another resident of Backman Avenue, who said that somebody broke two windows of their garage to get inside. They went into a vehicle and took change, Mullin said.

Later in the day, police responded to Euclid Avenue, where a Jeep Wrangler was reported as being burglarized. Nothing was reported missing, Mullin said.

The incidents are all under investigation. Anybody with information regarding the break-ins or who may have seen anything in the area that was suspicious, are asked to contact Officer Kipp Steinman at (413) 448-9700, ext. 410.

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