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Charges Pending in Pittsfield Hit and Run
By Andy McKeever,
02:50PM / Thursday, April 11, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Charges are pending against a city woman who allegedly ran over a pedestrian and then drove away.   Police say on Monday at about 3:07 p.m. officers responded to the intersection of West Union Street and Pacific Street for a reported hit and run. Jeanine Pettijohn, 45, was found injured. She was transported to Berkshire Medical Center and admitted.   Police later found the vehicle on Union Street and identified Debra Johnson, 51, as the operator. Charges are pending against Johnson.    The crash remains under investigation by the Pittsfield Police Traffic Bureau. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to

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Seven Arrested In Multiple Drug Raids
Staff Reports,
03:10PM / Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Seven people were arrested during a series of drug raids on Friday.   The Berkshire County District Attorney's office said some 4,440 bags of heroin, 82 grams of cocaine, weapons, ammunition, and about $40,000 in cash were seized on Friday during the operations.   The office is charging Shameen Howard, 27, and Aquireya Howe, 22, both of Springfield, Dylan Ducharme, 23, Ryan Henault, 21, Paul Lewis, 23, Zackary Kirkland, 20, and James Daley, 26, all of Pittsfield with trafficking in heroin and conspiracy to violate drug laws.   Lewis, Kirkland, and Daley were also charged with trafficking in cocaine, while Henault also

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Pownal Man Arrested in Wastewater Facility Altercation
Staff Reports,
02:24PM / Monday, April 08, 2019
POWNAL, Vt. — A local man was arrested Monday morning after an altercation at the wastewater treatment plant on Dean Road.    Eric Harris, 34, of Pownal is charged with simple assault, aggravated disorderly conduct and unlawful mischief.     According to a release by State Trooper Shawn Sommers, troopers from the Shaftsbury barracks responded to the plant at about 9:58 a.m. on Monday for a report of an "out of control" man. Harris is alleged to have struck an employee of the treatment facility causing pain. Further investigation, according to the report, revealed that Harris had allegedly caused damage to a fence at the main

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Two Men Charged In Murder On Edward Avenue In Pittsfield
Staff Reports,
06:38PM / Friday, April 05, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two men are facing murder charges in the death of 18-year-old Jaden Salois of Dalton.   Carlos Pascual-Polanco, 18, and Chiry Omar Pascual-Polanco, 22, both of Pittsfield were arraigned on murder charges on Friday related the shooting on Edward Avenue shooting of Salois.   Police discovered Salois outside a home on Edward, near the Elm Street intersection, in the early hours of Jan. 20. He was pronounced dead on the scene.   The alleged killers are being held without bail. First Assistant District Attorney Karen Bell is prosecuting the case.   "The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office was able to

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Pittsfield Man Charged in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
10:20AM / Wednesday, April 03, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man is facing charges related to a fatal pedestrian accident on Dalton Avenue on March 31.

Robert Johnson, 51, has been charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury/death accident, Pittsfield Police said in a release on Wednesday. Police said Johnson has been fully cooperative with the ongoing investigation.

Christopher Reynolds, 32, of Pittsfield was killed in the accident. Witnesses told police that a vehicle traveling eastbound struck Reynolds around 1:30 a.m., who was sitting down in the eastbound travel lane of Dalton Avenue, just east of Plastics Avenue, and continued traveling eastbound after impact.

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