Man arrested for breaking and entering after vengeful incident with raw chicken

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ADAMS — A man was arrested late Saturday night after an alleged breaking and entering case that included the sabotaging of a pickup truck with raw chicken.

Jacob Levesque, 32, was arraigned Monday on five charges, including nighttime breaking and entering to commit a felony, larceny under $250, illegal possession of a stun gun, nighttime breaking and entering a vehicle to commit a felony, and malicious destruction of property less than $1,200, according to court records.

The police report alleges that Levesque climbed up a ladder to look through the window at a woman's home late Saturday night. The victim told police that when Levesque didn't like what he saw inside, he broke the window. She also reported that he stole the license plates off her friend's pickup, stole a wallet and cannabis, and poured raw chicken juice all over the front seat of the friend's pickup truck and dumped raw chicken behind the seat.

Levesque then allegedly fled the scene. Adams Police, working with Massachusetts State Police, found Levesque's car parked in the American Legion lot on Forest Park Avenue. They thought he might be barricaded inside the building, but after a search, they kept looking in the surrounding area.

The victim's friend showed up and said Levesque had returned some of the stolen items and was in the area. He was found emerging from the woods and was arrested without incident on nearby Fisk Road. Police found an unlicensed stun gun in his car.

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"Jacob Levesque is known to members of the Adams Police Department as he is active with the town's Parks and Recreation Committee, he coaches local youth sports, and he was a member of the Adams Alert Hose Company," says Adams Police Officer Dakota Baker in his arrest report.

The report also states that Levesque's hostility toward the victim has escalated since late July.

The Berkshire Eagle does not identify victims of alleged domestic violence. Records show that Levesque had restraining orders filed against him in 2007, 2017 and earlier this year. At the time of the most recent incident, police reported that the victim declined advice to file a restraining order.

At Monday's arraignment, the case was continued until Oct. 2. Levesque was released on personal recognizance under the condition he not contact and stay away from the victim and her friend.

Scott Stafford can be reached at or 413-629-4517.


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