|Pittsfield Man Charged With Firearms Violations|
|04:08PM / Friday, May 26, 2017|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city teen was arrested early Friday on firearms charges after dispatchers received multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Francis and Danforth avenues.
Pittsfield Police patrol officers, detectives, and anti-crime units responded to the area and encountered two individuals, one of whom was found to be in possession of a handgun.
Jason Sefton, 18, was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card. He was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court early Friday afternoon.
No injuries were reported, and there is no known threat to the safety of the
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|Superior Court Briefs: May 22 - May 25|
, 30, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute -his second offense - and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
He was ordered to serve concurrent three and a half to four years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction.
The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on June 27, 2016.
37, of Pittsfield was found guilty on three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, and two counts of rape of a child with force.
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of
11:53AM / Friday, May 26, 2017
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|Pittsfield Police Asking For Info About Car Crash On Friday Night|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are asking for any information regarding a crash on Friday which left one man with life-threatening injuries.
Police say at just before midnight Friday night Matthew King, 35 of Wilson Street, was traveling in a Hyundai south on Wahconah Street when he veered into the northbound lane and collided with Ford van operated by Mitchell Messana, 25, of Richmond.
Both parties were taken to Berkshire Medical Center, with King being treated for life-threatening injuries and Messana for minor injuries.
Police are investigating the circumstances around the crash and are asking anyone who may have witnessed it or
04:25PM / Thursday, May 25, 2017
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|Searchers Recover Body of Missing Pittsfield Man in State Forest|
LENOX, Mass. — Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of a missing Pittsfield man whose body was discovered Wednesday afternoon in October Mountain State Forest.
The body of 33-year-old Matthew J. Gottung was found about 3 p.m. Wednesday approximately 50 yards off Switchback Trail. The location of the body was not far from where Gottung's vehicle was discovered Monday.
Those involved in the search included members of the Lee and Lenox Police and Fire departments, Berkshire Mountain Search & Rescue, state environmental police, Berkshire County sheriff's office, state police from the Lee barracks and assigned to the
|01:41PM / Thursday, May 18, 2017|
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|Home Damaged, Pets Lost in North Adams Fire|
|By Tammy Daniels,|
03:03AM / Sunday, May 14, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An early morning fire severely damaged a Greylock Avenue home on Sunday. No one was injured but two pets were lost.
Fire Director Stephen Meranti said the fire began on small exterior porch on the south side of the single-family home.
"It extended up the outside and it entered a window on the second floor and it entered the attic, so the attic was a little difficult," he said. "The fire gets between the slate and board."
The fire was called in shortly after midnight by a neighbor, who also alerted the homeowners. The house's fire alarms went off as well, said
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