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Pittsfield Pair Charged With Drug, Gun Crimes On Circular Avenue
Staff Reports,
10:16PM / Monday, May 23, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested a juvenile and a 24-year-old man during the investigation of shots being fired in a home on Circular Avenue.   Police say Jerrel Hall and the juvenile were arrested on outstanding warrants Monday at about 11 a.m. at a home on Circular Avenue. Police were on scene continuing an investigation of Sunday's shooting and Det. Kim Bertelli-Hund observed several men in the area believed to have active arrest warrants. Two men then fled into a home.    Consent was given to search the home where both were found and arrested on those outstanding warrants.    Additionally, the pair are being charged with


Superior Court Briefs: May 16 - May 17
Staff Reports,
12:59PM / Friday, May 20, 2016
  26, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of phencyclidine, and reckless endangerment of a child.   She was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at her home on March 22, 2016.   , 27, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and drug violation in a park zone.   He was released on $5,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution


Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice After Fire
Staff Reports,
12:13PM / Friday, May 20, 2016

 Sign on the door tells patrons that the restaurant is closed. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a fire Friday morning.   Deputy Fire Chief Steven Peaslee reported that at about 7:13 a.m. Friday morning grease underneath a griddle had caught fire.   Three engines, a ladder truck, and a command vehicle responded to the blaze.   The damage is "estimated at $40,000" and the restaurant is expected to "return to full operations," Peaslee wrote in a report. No injuries were reported.   At noon on Friday, the doors were propped open and

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Series Of Shootings
By Andy McKeever,
04:52PM / Thursday, May 19, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sections of Wahconah Street and Peck's Road were shut down for more than an hour Thursday afternoon in response to reports of gunfire.   Police arrested 34-year-old Patrick Coyne "after a brief pursuit" and charged him with carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and being armed career criminal. He is being held at the Pittsfield Police Department pending arraignment on Friday in Central Berkshire District Court. Police say additional charges may be forthcoming.    There were no injuries in Thursday's incident.   "Evidence of the


Pittsfield Police Respond to 3 Rollovers in Less Than 24 Hours
Staff Reports,
01:49PM / Wednesday, May 18, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There have been three rollovers in the city in less than 24 hours.   Police say the first rollover accident in the vicinity of 77 Second St. "appears to involve two vehicles, one parked and one being operated by a 29-year-old male from Pittsfield."   That was reported just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday night. Police said there does not appear to have been any serious injuries, that the accident is still under investigation, and "information is limited at this point."   An hour later, a second rollover occurred in the area of West Street and Eleanor Road.    "The operator of this

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