NORTH ADAMS -- Two city teens are facing charges after allegedly breaking into and stealing items from cars.
Brandon L. Smith, 17, of Hall Street, was arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court on Friday on two charges of receiving stolen property, and single charges of breaking and entering a vehicle at night for a felony and larceny over $250. A 15 year old will be summoned into court and charged on a later date.
Police arrested both teens Wednesday night, after a Wells Avenue resident reported a GPS unit being missing after she witnessed a stranger exit her car. The resident told police she then saw two youths on bikes and a possible third on foot leaving the scene.
The police report completed by Officer Greg Onorato states that authorities questioned both teens, who were found in the area, and discovered both had been drinking.
"Smith was deemed to be incapacitated and a danger to himself and others and was placed in protective custody," the report states.
When police searched Smith's backpack, they discovered a number of items including two GPS units, an iPod Touch, a phone charger, two pairs of sunglasses, and two pairs of headphones.
"Smith could not explain why he had two GPS units in his bag, nor did he state if they were his or where he got them when asked," the report states.
Police confirmed GPS units contained addresses of residents on Wells and Harrison Avenues who had reported cars being broken into the night before.
Smith was ordered to be held at Berkshire County House of Corrections at $500 bail and will return to court for a pretrial hearing on Aug. 21.