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Pittsfield Teen Rescued From Old Water Tank at Springside
By Andy McKeever,
08:26PM / Monday, July 29, 2019

The Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team consists of members from various departments throughout the region performing the rescues all over. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A teenager fell into an old water tank at Springside Park and had to be extricated by first responders.   Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Noyes said the teenager was with some friends in the area when he fell into a previously collapsed section of the tank. He plummeted some 25 feet and could not get out. After about an hour, he was extricated and transported to Berkshire Medical Center. Noyes said the boy's injuries are unknown right now but they appeared to be

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Pittsfield Man in Critical Condition Following Roll Over Crash
Staff Reports,
04:24PM / Saturday, July 27, 2019

Firefighters free the occupants from the vehicle. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man is in critical condition following a rollover accident on Columbus Avenue Saturday.   According to police, Chester Soutier was transported to Berkshire Medical Center following the crash and is in "critical but stable" condition.   Soutier was driving a 2009 Lincoln MKZ eastbound on Columbus Avenue and collided at the intersection of Center Street with a 2012 Hyundai Elantra being driven by Jaime Adorno, 35, also of Pittsfield.   Soutier's Lincoln then spun and rolled when it hit the curb. Lincoln and one other passenger were

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Woman Injured In Crash at Problematic Pittsfield Intersection
Staff Reports,
03:23PM / Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A solar-powered warning sign was installed within the last two years to reduce the number of drivers missing the stop sign. The tree on the right was the target of previous inquiries about it obscuring the sign at the intersection. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 71-year-old woman was taken to Berkshire Medical Center for minor injuries Wednesday after a collision on East Housatonic Street.   According to Officer David Hallas, the woman was westbound on East Housatonic Street in an Oldsmobile Bravada when a Subaru Legacy, driven by a 35-year-old Great Barrington man ran the stop sign at Pomeroy Avenue and collided with the Oldsmobile.   "The

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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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Authorities Still Searching For Escaped Inmate
By Andy McKeever,
04:49PM / Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Sheriff Thomas Bowler says he believes Chandler is still in the area. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sheriff Thomas Bowler is asking 33-year-old Harry Chandler to turn himself in peacefully.    The sheriff said a number of law enforcement agencies are still searching for Chandler more than 24 hours after he escaped custody while being treated at Berkshire Medical Center.   Chandler was arrested on July 3 on a number of warrants and was being treated at the hospital for infections in his hands when he assaulted the corrections officer and escaped.   "At this time we would encourage Mr. Chandler to turn himself in peacefully. We

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