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Pittsfield Police Respond to Shooting, Robbery, Arson
Staff Reports,
02:59PM / Monday, July 22, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police were busy in the wee hours of Sunday morning as officers responded to an armed robbery, an arson incident, and a shooting within a span of two hours.   Police say it began at about 12:30 a.m. when a black man, described as being 5-feet-10-inches tall robbed Alltown at gunpoint. The man escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone with information regarding that incident is asked to contact Detective Glenn Civello at 413-448-9700, Ext. 538.   Less than a half-hour later, police and firefighters responded to 82 Wendell Ave. for a report of a structure fire. There was a small fire on the porch that appeared to have been

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North Adams Police Investigating Report of Firearms Discharged
Staff Reports,
10:00PM / Saturday, July 20, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are investigating shots that were fired in the Greylock Valley Apartments neighborhood on Thursday night.   "Officers did respond to the area of Angelli Street and Grant Street for report of several shots fired," wrote Police Chief Jason Wood in an email. "There is evidence leading us to believe a firearm was discharged."   The report of shots being fired was called into the police at 9:27 p.m. but no one who could implicated in the shooting was at the scene when police arrived. Wood did not say what evidence was found.     "Fortunately, at this time, there does not appear to be

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Body Found In Peru Confirmed To Be Missing Hinsdale Woman
Staff Reports,
05:44PM / Wednesday, July 17, 2019
PERU, Mass. — A 53-year old woman who went missing from Hinsdale was found dead in a wooded area in Peru.   Jacqueline Coutinho went missing in May and a K9 search, foot patrols and a helicopter were unable to locate her. Authorities searched for weeks to no avail.   On Tuesday, loggers found a body in the woods about one mile off of Curtin Road.    A cause of death has not been revealed but there were no signs of foul play, according to authorities.    "Investigators have not uncovered any indications of foul play in Ms. Coutinho's disappearance or death, nor do we believe that there is any threat to public

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Woman Charged With Misleading Officers In Jones Murder Case
Staff Reports,
05:20PM / Wednesday, July 17, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A woman accused of lying to police during the investigation into the death of Asiyanna Jones was arraigned on Wednesday.   Dayanlee Bracero-Quirndo, 23, is being charged in Berkshire County Superior Court with two counts of misleading a police officer. She had previously been indicted in the case but failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Bracero-Quirndo turned herself in to authorities.   She is the fourth person to face charges in relation to the 2017 shooting of the 22-year-old Jones on Dewey Avenue. A grand jury also indicted Carey Pilot, 46, Gary Linen, 39, and Elizabeth Perez, 27, on a charge of

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Loggers Find Woman's Remains In Peru
Staff Reports,
04:18PM / Tuesday, July 16, 2019
PERU, Mass. — The remains of an unidentified woman were found in a wooded area about one mile off Curtin Road on Tuesday morning.   The woman has yet to be identified by authorities and Hinsdale and Peru Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding her death. The body is being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston for an autopsy.   The District Attorney's Office said loggers found the remains.   While not identified by authorities, the location is not that far from where Jacqueline Coutinho was last seen. Coutinho went missing from Smith Road in Hinsdale in May. She was visiting her

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