Suspect arraigned under false name

Alberto Ramirez
Alberto Ramirez (Photo credit: The Westfield News)

WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) – One of three men arrested after a Montgomery Road burglary got through the police and court procedures claiming to be his brother but, when he got to jail, officials there recognized him and advised the court who he really was.

Alberto Ramirez, 29, apparently also of 126 Union St., was arrested – and subsequently arraigned – on charges of breaking and entering a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and larceny from a building under the name of his brother, Anthony, 32.

He and two co-defendants had been found in the area of J.J.’s Variety store on Montgomery Road minutes after the store was burgled and the ensuing investigation revealed that a large number of cigarettes and cigars stolen from the store were in the trunk of the vehicle.

When he was arraigned, Judge Philip A. Contant set bail for Ramirez at $500.

When he did not post bail, he was sent to the Ludlow jail where officials recognized him to be Alberto Ramirez and advised the court that the defendant “apparently gave incorrect identification information to WPD.” He was held without right to bail.

Ramirez was returned to court on Wednesday and acknowledged his real name.

His former bail was revoked and he was held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $50,000 surety.

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Media Credit: The Westfield News

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