Police arrest city man in July beer, pizza heist


PITTSFIELD -- A Pitts field man is facing felony charges for allegedly breaking into a city cafe last month and helping himself to beer, pizza -- and cash.

Daulton Young, 21, of Cheshire Road, apparently also made two phone calls to his girlfriend from the East Side Cafe that implicated him in the incident, according to Pittsfield Police Detective Capt. Patrick F. Barry.

Young was arrested on Friday afternoon and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and larceny from a building.

During the break-in at the cafe sometime after closing on July 18, the suspect reheated and ate a pizza, drank beer and then made off with an undetermined amount of cash. The next morning, cafe staff discovered that someone had entered the establishment by breaking through a window in the front door.

Young also is charged in connection with an attempted break-in of his girlfriend's Sibley Street residence in Pittsfield on Thursday.

Police said his girlfriend's mother called police after she heard someone trying to break-in to the home through a window at about 3:50 a.m.

Barry said Young left his bike behind at the scene and when he came to the police station on Friday to retrieve it he was charged in both cases.

An assistant clerk magistrate hadn't arrived to set bail on the charges as of Friday afternoon. Young will be ar raigned in Central Berkshire District Court on Monday morning.

Police said Young is also considered a suspect in the theft of a red 1982 Chevy El Camino from the lot of H & S Auto Parts at 1260 East St., just around the corner from the East Side Cafe. That break-in happened on the same night as the cafe break.

Police said the burned-out vehicle was later found on Potter Mountain Road in Lanesborough.

No charges have been filed in connection with those crimes.

Pittsfield Police Detective Kim Bertelli is the lead investigator in the H & S break-in and car theft.

Anyone with information is asked to call the PPD at ( 413) 448-9700.


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