NORTH ADAMS -- Two city men are each being held on $35,000 bail for allegedly breaking and entering into a home on Windom Terrace and threatening the homeowner's life early Tuesday morning.
Thomas M. Carbonaro, 19, of Adams Street, and Ryain A. Gregory, 19, of Holbrook Street, were arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court on Tuesday on charges of breaking and entering a building for felony; threat to commit a crime and assault and battery on a person older than 60.
According to a report by North Adams Police Officer Ben Austin, officers responded to the reported breaking and entering at approximately 12:50 a.m.
The homeowner described hearing a noise at night, leaving her bedroom to investigate and finding two men standing at the base of her stairs. One of the men reportedly grabbed the homeowner from behind and made threats against her life. When the woman didn't stop screaming, the men left the house and fled down Church Street.
Austin writes that while driving in the area roughly two minutes after being dispatched, he observed two men wearing dark clothing heading north on Perry Street and crossing onto Washington Avenue. When Austin turned his cruiser around, the two men immediately ran towards a home on Washington Avenue and ran up the stairs to an apartment. The building was 200 yards away from the victim's home, the report states.
Police say they identified the two men as Carbonaro and Gregory after a piece of torn shirt sleeve found in the victim's house was found to match Carbonaro's shirt.
In addition, a canine unit tracked a path from the home on Windom Terrace to the home on Washington Avenue where both men were found.
Though both denied consuming alcohol, police say a breath test showed Carbonaro had a blood alcohol content of .110 percent, and Gregory .027 percent.
The State Police Crime Scene unit also assisted with processing the scene. Carbonaro and Gregory are being held at the Berkshire House of Corrections.
A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 21.
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