|Pittsfield: Property Crimes High; Violent Crime Down|
04:19PM / Monday, July 21, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Typically in May, the city's police force sees an average of 15 aggravated assault cases. This year, it saw none.
That statistic highlights a shrinking level of violent crime in Pittsfield. However, property crime is still pacing at an above-average rate.
According to the city's May CityStat report, property crime was 28 percent higher than the average for that month over the last five years. Property crimes this year are on pace to be 17 percent more than in 2013.
The silver lining is that while the city is pacing ahead of previous years, the pace has slowed since April.
"Compared to last
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|Superior Court Briefs: July 14 - July 15|
01:34PM / Friday, July 18, 2014
32, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on four counts of rape of a child with force and single counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and intimidation of a witness.
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $25,000 bail. The incident allegedly occurred in Pittsfield between December 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012 and involved an 11-year-old girl.
, 39, of Springfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute - his second offense - and failure to wear a seatbelt in
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|Pittsfield Police Log: July 15 - July 18|
10:57AM / Friday, July 18, 2014
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Here are copies of the police log from July 15 until July 18.
Pittsfield Police Log 7-15-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 7-16-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 7-17-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 7-18-2014
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|Superior Court Briefs: June 30 - July 10|
10:11AM / Monday, July 14, 2014
40, of Pittsfield had a single count of burning a dwelling house continued without a find for one year.
Zerbato is accused of burning down his West Housatonic Street apartment on October 9, 2009. During the one-year continuance period he is ordered to taken medications and remain in an in-treatment facility.
, 32, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of distribution of cocaine - his second offense..
Galloway was released on $400 bail. The charge stems from a transaction allegedly occurring in Pittsfield on May 20, 2014.
, 51, of Pittsfield had not a guilty
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