Pittsfield Man Charged After Entering Woman’s Apartment
A Pittsfield man allegedly broke into a North Adams woman's apartment and began cleaning it Thursday while in a confused state.
The Berkshire Eagle reports acting on reports that the man had a knife, North Adams Police arrested 33-year-old Mitchell Sayers at gunpoint after he allegedly entered a Mohawk Forest Boulevard home, took off his shoes and emptied a cat's litter box.
Sayers came out of the kitchen with his hands in the air and was ordered to the ground, and placed in handcuffs by officers.
The victim told police her apartment doors were unlocked when Sayers entered. She said Sayers was not welcome in her apartment and accused him of making sexually suggestive comments to her, which prompted her to alert neighbors.
The victim later clarified that the allegation that Sayers had a knife was made incorrectly because of an "error in communication" among neighbors.
The report does not make clear whether the victim and Sayers knew each other.
Sayers was arraigned Monday on single counts of breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and disturbing the peace.
He was released on personal recognizance. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 21.
As a condition of his release, Sayers must stay away from the Mohawk Forest Boulevard apartment.