NORTH ADAMS -- The following cases were heard in Northern Berkshire District Court on Tuesday:
* Ashley M. Peterson, 21, of Brown Street in North Adams, was arraigned on a charge of use of a motor vehicle without authority. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for May 29.
A warrant was issued for the following person:
* Patrick J. Baumert, 33, of Hoosac Street in Adams, on a charge of animal cruelty.
-- Phil Demers