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Police Investigating Attempted Abduction From Berkshire Mall
Staff Reports,
12:06PM / Thursday, February 02, 2017
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Police are looking for assistance in identifying a man accused of attempting to abduct a 9-year-old girl at the Berkshire Mall on Sunday night.   Police released a composite sketch of the man they are looking to question regarding the incident. Police Chief Tim Sorrell said the 9-year-old girl was in the hallway near the bathrooms around 5 p.m. when the man allegedly grabbed her by the hair and shoulder and pulled her toward the back of the hallway.    But he stopped when another adult came out of the men's room. The girl ran back to the food court, where her grandmother was waiting for her.    There were no

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Lanesborough Police Arrest Vermont Man For String of Car Breaks
By Andy McKeever,
06:31PM / Tuesday, April 05, 2016
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Police arrested a Bennington, Vt., man whom they believe is responsible for a number of recent car breaks.   On Tuesday, police arrested 29-year-old Nicholas Leonard at the Weathervane Motel on a number of charges related to the string of car break-ins. Leonard is being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $5,500 bail and will be arraigned on Wednesday.    "A concerned citizen knew we were looking for him and said they saw him at the Weathervane," said Chief Timothy Sorrell.   Leonard is being charged by Lanesborough Police on four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts

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North Adams Woman Injured in Collision With Box Truck
By Andy McKeever,
03:10PM / Tuesday, February 16, 2016

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A 19-year-old North Adams woman is expected to be taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after her vehicle collided with a box truck Tuesday morning.   Police say Samantha Scutt, 19, of North Adams was southbound on Route 8 when she veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a 2010 Chevrolet box truck driven by Carl Gasco, 50, of Millbury. The crash occurred at about 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Route 8 and Old State Road. The box truck, owned by Linders Inc. of Worcester, also hit a utility pole and electrical wires were hanging "dangerously close" to the scene.   Scutt was trapped inside

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Lanesborough Man Facing Charges After Crashing Car
Staff Reports,
03:44PM / Sunday, February 14, 2016

NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — A Lanesborough man is facing charges for operating under the influence after his car crashed into a utility pole early Saturday morning.

Daniel Scorpa, 23, lost control of his 2015 Volkswagen Jetta on Route 7 at Ingraham Road at about 2:35 a.m., according to preliminary investigation by Trooper Christopher LaPointe.

Scorpa struck the utility pole, shearing the pole at the bottom.

He was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to stay within marked lanes. He was booked at the state police barracks in Cheshire, where he was held pending bail and his arraignment in Northern

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State Fire Marshal Seeking Info On Lanesborough Garage Fire
Staff Reports,
01:38PM / Thursday, February 04, 2016
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The state fire marshal is looking for the public's help in determining how a garage fire was started on North Main Street just after midnight Thursday.

Lanesborough Fire Chief Charles Durfee said firefighters responded at 12:16 a.m. to the structure fire at 558 North Main St. The fire was fully involved when they arrived and the chief called for tankers from Hancock, Cheshire and New Ashford fire departments.

It took nearly four hours to extinguish the blaze in the secluded area.

The fire marshal's office, under State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, is investigating the cause of the blaze and is asking for anyone who heard or saw people

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