From a Press Release from the Adams Police Dept.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 midnight shift officers, day shift officers, and the detective investigated a breaking and entering that occurred at two separate Columbia Street businesses and made an arrest of a suspect within hours.

Patrolmen responded to both Val’s Package Store, and Racing Mart Gas Station for what employees of the businesses reported as a breaking and entering that had occurred during the nighttime where the property was destroyed and money was stolen.

Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Unit was called to the scene to assist in processing the scene, and officers also obtained video surveillance footage. This footage showed a male party who was known to the investigating officers conduct the breaking and entering, and larceny within the business.

Officers quickly started searching for the party and had located the male party on Columbia Street walking down the street carrying a television set that was stolen from a residence moments prior. From related to the break-ins and the active warrants already out for his arrest.

The defendant will be transported to Northern Berkshire District Court in the morning for arraignment.

- Adams Police Department