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Adams, State Police Investigating Death During Dog Attack
Staff Reports,
08:52PM / Wednesday, February 05, 2020
  ADAMS, Mass. — An Adams man is dead after a bizarre incident in which he was mortally wounded when a good Samaritan tried to save him from a dog attack.   The name of the victim is being witheld pending identification by the Chief Medical Examiner's Office and notification to the next of kin.   According to a statement from the Berkshire district attorney's office, the responding police shot two aggressive dogs outside an apartment on Bellevue Avenue and found a man with a fatal crossbow injury inside the apartment and an unharmed child in a nearby room.   Investigators currently believe a neighbor

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Arrest Made in Adams Gas Station Armed Robbery
07:40PM / Monday, January 20, 2020
ADAMS, Mass. — A North Adams man was arrested over the weekend for the armed robbery of the Mobil Gas Station on Dec. 26, 2019.   Detective Michael Wandrei worked alongside members of the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force, and patrol officers of the Adams Police Department to secure an arrest warrant for the man on the charge of armed robbery.   He was arrested by members of the State Police in Springfield and will be held pending arraignment in Northern Berkshire District Court.   The Howland Avenue convenience store was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes by an individual who entered at 12:15 a.m. and threatened

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Adams Police Take Man into Custody in Reported Hostage Situation
By Jeff Snoonian,
07:28PM / Tuesday, December 31, 2019

ADAMS, Mass. —  A possible hostage situation that lasted more than three hours ended around 7 p.m. on Tuesday with one person in custody.   According to a statement by the Adams Police Department, the report of a possible domestic violence/hostage situation on Notch Road was called in about 3:30 p.m.    The Adams Police Department activated the Berkshire County Special Response Team, and called for additional assistance from the state police and the North Adams Police Department.   Police say they had started receiving Facebook messages from a man stating that there was a threat of a firearm in the home and that he was unable to

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Adams Police Make Arrests in Traffic Violations, Crash
07:22PM / Monday, December 30, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. —  Adams Police had a busy few days that included pursuing a man who ran from a traffic stop and arresting a teenager who drove a truck into a house.   The first arrest was made Friday morning just before 1 when an officer attempted to stop a silver Mercedes on Columbia Street after running its Connecticut plates.    The plates came back as suspended/revoked, according a press release from the Police Department, and the registered owner of the motor vehicle had had the right to operate suspended.   The Mercedes did not stop and took off quickly down Burt Street and through the intersection at Friend Street, where the

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Adams Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Gas Station
07:01PM / Thursday, December 26, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — Police are hoping the public can help identify the "grinch" who robbed a Howland Avenue gas station at knifepoint early Thursday morning.    Patrol officers assigned to the midnight shift responded to the Mobil Gas Station at approximately 12:15 a.m. Thursday for what was reported as a masked individual who had brandished a large knife and demanded cash and cigarettes from the store clerk.   The person fled on foot prior to police arrival with an undisclosed small amount of U.S. currency and a pack of cigarettes.   Surveillance photos provided by the convenience store show a person in jeans, sneakers and an

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