Pittsfield woman, accused in Richmond break-in, pleads not guilty


PITTSFIELD -- A 21-year-old city woman remains free on $2,500 bail after pleading not guilty to four charges in relation to a house break-in in Richmond, but police say more charges are on the way.

Ann M. Haughey, of Kearney Avenue, is one of two defendants charged in the March 13 break-in of a Richmond residence.

In Berkshire Superior Court, she pleaded not guilty to breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony, larceny over $250 and misuse and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Her codefendant, 21-year-old Christopher Maschino Jr., of Lakeview Street, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to four breaking and entering and larceny charges in Berkshire Superior Court in May and remains in custody at the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction on $50,000 bail.

First Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Paul J. Caccaviello told the court during Haughey's arraignment on Monday that the investigation is ongoing. The Pittsfield Police Department and state troopers assigned to the Lee barracks are working on the case.

Pittsfield Police said there will be more charges filed against the pair in relation to other house-breaks.

On Monday, Judge Mary Lou Rup released Haughey, who is represented by attorney Raymond J. Jacoub, on $2,500 bail.

A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for December.

On Saturday, an open house for burglary victims was held at the Pittsfield Police station in an attempt to identify what jewelry was taken from which break-ins. Police said the merchandise was tied to the investigations related to Haughey and Maschino and had been connected to break-ins in Pittsfield, Lanesborough, Richmond and Cheshire.

More than 60 burglary victims showed up at the event, said police.

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