Pittsfield man pleads guilty to 10 charges stemming from 3 break-ins


PITTSFIELD — A city man has been sentenced to up to six years in prison in a series of break-ins, including one in which he assaulted a 29-year-old woman.

Bruce Lee Trudeau, 41, admitted to a total of 10 counts in three incidents — two in Pittsfield and one in Hancock — from June 2016 to October 2017. Six of the charges were connected to the Hancock break-in May 9, 2017.

The assault came during the Pittsfield break-in June 26, 2016; the other Pittsfield incident was Oct. 16, 2017.

Trudeau pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on March 1 to three counts of daytime felony breaking and entering; two counts of larceny; and one count each of assault and battery, conspiracy, misleading a police officer, wanton destruction of property and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Judge John Agostini sentenced Trudeau to four to six years in prison. He will serve his sentence at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Jeffrey Clarke. Trudeau was represented by attorney Colin Keefe.

The investigations were conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department and state troopers assigned to the Cheshire barracks.

Bob Dunn can be reached at bdunn@berkshireeagle.com, at @BobDunn413 on Twitter and 413-496-6249.


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