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Negotiators Talk Man Out Of Harming Self In Pittsfield Hotel Room
By Andy McKeever,
01:57PM / Sunday, January 14, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police negotiators were able to talk a man out of harming himself inside a local hotel room.

  The Berkshire County Special Response Team successfully convinced the unnamed individual who had reportedly threatened to harm himself after three hours at the Econo Lodge on Cheshire Road.
  "Shortly after 9 o'clock this morning we received information through the crisis team that one of their clients had contacted clinician, despondent, possible intoxicated, and made the threats to do harm to himself. He indicated that he may have had access to a weapon," Police Chief Michael Wynn

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Pittsfield Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrants, Firearms Charges
12:13PM / Monday, December 18, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State policed arrested a man on Tyler Street in Pittsfield on Sunday evening after it was determined that he had outstanding warrants and was unlawfully in possession of a firearm.   Michael McCoy, 31, of Pittsfield, was placed under arrest on three outstanding arrest warrants, which were for failure to appear in Central Berkshire District Court and original charges involving motor vehicle offenses.   Trooper Robert Berrena of the Troop B Community Action Team was on patrol on Tyler Street at about 7:45 p.m. when he observed a vehicle that he believed was being operated by a man whom he knew to have outstanding

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Driver Smashes Through PetCo Store in Pittsfield
By Andy McKeever,
12:21PM / Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The vehicle came to a halt about 100 feet into the store.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An elderly driver smashed through the glass-front windows at Pet Co. and traveled at least 100 feet into the building on Tuesday morning. 

Officials said Alice Canning, 83, of Lenox was taken to Berkshire Medical Center for minor injuries after her car accelerated through the parking lot, and into the store.   Public safety officials said no customers, employees, or animals were hurt.   "It appears there's no or minor injuries at this time, just the driver herself is being treated by medical staff," said Fire Chief Robert

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Pittsfield Arraigns Second Suspect in Jones Shooting Death
Staff Reports,
05:04PM / Tuesday, October 17, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One of the men suspected in the shootout that killed Asiyanna Jones was arraigned Monday on assault and firearms charges.    Josaiah T. Bynum, 19, had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf for single counts of armed assault with intent to murder, illegal possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun, and of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.   Bynum is one of three men being investigated for a shootout on Dewey Street on Oct. 2 that led to the death of Jones, 22. Jones was reportedly in a vehicle with another woman when shots rang out near Dewey and Linden streets around 11 p.m.    Jones was struck

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Pittsfield Man Arrested For 2016 Murder
Staff Reports,
01:07PM / Tuesday, October 17, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was arrested Monday night for the alleged murder of James Dominguez III last January.   The District Attorney's office said James Cromartie, 31, of Pittsfield was arrested on a murder warrant Monday night. On Tuesday, Cromartie had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of murder in Berkshire Superior Court.   Judge Paul Vrabel ordered that Cromartie is held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. He will return to court on Nov. 15.   Cromartie is accused of shooting Dominguez in the city-owned parking lot on Fenn Street on January 23, 2016. Police responded to 129 Fenn

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