For Immediate Release - October 24, 2013

Pini pleads guilty to multiple counts, given suspended sentence and probation

A North Adams man pleaded guilty this morning in Berkshire Superior Court to numerous charges.  36 year old JOSEPH PINI a/k/a JOSEPH G. PINI and JOSEPH G. CAMPBELL appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

PINI pleaded guilty to one (1) count of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE DAYTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, twelve (12) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE NIGHTTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, ten (10) counts of LARCENY OVER $250, two (2) counts of LARCENY FROM A BUILDING, two (2) counts of MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OVER $250, two (2) counts of TRESPASSING, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF BURGLARIOUS TOOLS, one (1) count of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250 and one (1) count of COMMON AND NOTORIOUS THIEF.  Judge Agostini gave him concurrent 2 and a half year suspended sentences to the Berkshire County House of Correction on all charges except for the two (2) counts of TRESPASSING.  On those charges PINI was given concurrent 30 day suspended jail sentences.  He was also placed on 3 years probation and ordered to stay away from Williams College during the probationary period.    

The charges stem from a series of breaks in Williamstown and North Adams between February 24, 2012 and March 9, 2012. 

The investigation was conducted by members of the Williamstown and North Adams Police Departments.