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Motor Vehicle Crash, Shooting Leads to Arrest in Pittsfield
02:27PM / Friday, May 08, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A motor vehicle accident that lead to a shooting resulted in the arrest of a Springfield man on Thursday night.    Police say the incident occurred at about 10:05 p.m. when multiple units responded to the report of shots fired in the area of Palmer's Variety, located at 221 Elm St. There was some type of altercation that included two vehicles, one of which crashed. According to independent eyewitnesses, a passenger in one of the vehicles then fired multiple rounds at the other vehicle.    Damage consistent with gunfire was observed on the victim's vehicle. A handgun and ammunition were later discovered a short distance

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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Big Y Express Robbery
11:14PM / Sunday, April 19, 2020

Police are asking anyone who recognizes this person to call 413-448-9706.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information on a robbery Sunday evening at the Big Y Express gas station and convenience store on West Street. 

  The robbery was reported at about 4:55 p.m. Responding officers learned that a man had entered the conenience store, made a threat to an employee and demanded money. No weapon was displayed.    The man was given an amount of cash and he left the area, most likely on foot. No one was injured during the incident.   The suspect is described as being white or Hispanic man in his 30s

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Pittsfield Fire Department Contains Weekend Blazes
02:40AM / Monday, March 30, 2020

Pittsfield firefighters douse a blaze on Plunkett Street on Sunday. PITTISFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters were able to save two structures from significant damage over the weekend.   The first occurred on Saturday morning in a two-unit apartment building at 126 Union St. that the Fire Department said was caused by "careless disposal of smoking materials."   Three engines and the ladder truck responded at 9:17 a.m. to reports of smoke detectors going off in one of the apartments in the two-story, wood-frame building.   "Upon arrival we found smoke showing from a first-floor window," Deputy Chief Daniel Garner

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Shooting That Injured Man
09:48PM / Saturday, March 28, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information about a shooting on Friday night that injured a city man.    Police were alerted by ShotSpotter that "numerous rounds" were being fired in the 300 Block on Fenn Street at about 10:40 p.m. The alert was followed by multiple 911 calls from citizens.   Officers responded to the area and discovered numerous shell casings. In addition to the shell casings, officers discovered that a parked vehicle and a nearby residence were struck by bullets.   As officers continued their on-scene investigation, Berkshire Medical Center notified dispatch that a gunshot victim was in the

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Pittsfield Firefighters Save Dog That Fell Through Ice
03:21PM / Wednesday, March 04, 2020

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two Pittsfield firefighters on Wednesday rescued a dog that fell through the ice on a pond off Gale Avenue.   Craig Eggleston and Jeremy Ostrander donned ice water rescue suits to successfully retrieve the dog. A video posted by Police Officer Darren Derby show them crawling out onto the small pond that had large patches of water.   The small dog's head was above the water and his front paws on the ice, trying to climb up. One of the firefighters was able to pick up the dog, bring it to shore and hand the pup off to his owners.    The call came in about 8:15 a.m. to the Police Department of a dog stuck in the

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