Pittsfield Police log for March 19


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Suspicious Person

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Incident Report for Case #2014-327370

Incident Type

Suspicious Person

Incident Date

10/03/2014 – 5:00 PM


East Campus Mall


Benjamin J. H. Brossard, age 28, Madison
Mr. Brossard was arrested for Representations Depicting Nudity


Female, age 24, Madison


The MPD arrested a 28-year-old Madison man yesterday following an investigation into an incident that took place at an East Campus Mall suntan business on October 3rd. A 24-year-old customer told police that a person in a neighboring booth had slipped a phone into the area where she was tanning. She believed the other customer had used the phone’s camera to take pictures of her while she was undressed. The MPD was able to identify a suspect and he was taken into custody on the tentative charge listed above. The business is being very cooperative with the ongoing investigation.

Released 10/24/2014 at 12:01 PM by PIO Joel Despain

Police use pepper spray at Newark High fight

Police use pepper spray at Newark High fight
The News Journal
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