NORTH ADAMS -- A Williamstown man out on bail was arrested Thursday following a series of home break-ins Wednesday night.
Bruce Trudeau, 36, of Smith Avenue in Williamstown, was arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court Friday on two counts of breaking and entering a building in the nighttime for a felony, malicious destruction of of property over $250, and larceny under $250.
North Adams Police Sgt. James Burdick said the department is looking at connecting Trudeau to other break-ins in the area.
Trudeau is being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction.
Police were notified Wednesday night of a possible break-in on Jackson Avenue in North Adams, according to the police report filed by North Adams Police Officer Brad Vivori.
John Seven, who had called the police, told Vivori at the scene that he had woken up to noises in his basement and believed someone had broken in. Officer Vivori wrote that he spotted Trudeau near a house on Prospect Street while speaking with Seven outside his home.
Trudeau told Vivori he was visiting his girlfriend, according to the police report.
When frisked, officers found a change purse on Trudeau, Vivori wrote.
The home on Prospect Street, a duplex, also showed signs of a break-in, according to the report.
An air conditioning unit was left hanging from an open window, and screens on other windows were cut, Vivori stated.
Trudeau was released on bail in June on charges of breaking and entering a building in the daytime for a felony and larceny under $250.
Trudeau's bail has been revoked for the June charges.
Bail was set at $10,000 cash and $100,000 surety bond on Thurday's charges.
In a separate case that remains open, Trudeau is facing charges brought in July of breaking and entering a vehicle in the daytime for a felony.
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