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Vermont State Police Investigating Dog Abuse
On: 09:09PM / Monday April 28, 2014
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Update at 10:54 p.m., April 29: The Vermont State Police were able to identify the owner of the deceased dog located in Alta Gardens MHP in the Town of Pownal. After an extensive investigation police found the circumstances of the case not criminal. 

No charges will be filed.

POWNAL, Vt. — Vermont State Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty after finding the body of an emaciated dog.

Troopers were at Alta Gardens Mobile Home Park at about 3 p.m. on Monday for an unrelated incident when a park resident approached them about finding the dog.

The resident told the troopers that a dog's body had been dumped behind one of the trailers. It had been placed in a trash bag and appeared to be hidden in a culvert.

Upon further investigation, the dog was found to be extremely emaciated and showed significant signs of neglect. The dog was a 3- to 5-year-old male pitbull, cream in color. He was found wearing a distinguishable collar and missing his right eye.  

State police are pursuing leads and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Shaftsbury Barracks at 802-442-5421. Information can also be submitted anonymously at www.vtips.info or by texting "CRIMES" (274637) to keyword "VTIPS."



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Pittsfield Man Hospitalized After Collision with Cruiser
Staff Reports On: 04:22PM / Monday April 28, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was sent to the hospital last Wednesday night after being hit by a police cruiser.

George Johnston, 58, was transported to Berkshire Medical Center after being hit at the intersection of First and Orchard streets on April 24.

Police said Johnston was on foot and crossing First Street at approximately 9:58 p.m. when Lt. Mike Winston collided with him in a fully marked cruiser. Winston was southbound on First Street; there is one crosswalk on the south side if the intersection. The report did not state if Johnston was in the crosswalk when the accident occurred.

Johnston was reportedly treated for non-life threatening injuries; Winston was unhurt.

The Police Department's accident reconstruction team is currently investigating the accident and anyone with information is asked to call the traffic bureau at 413-448-9700, Ext. 338.



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Superior Court Briefs: April 23
Staff Reports On: 02:10PM / Friday April 25, 2014
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Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Wednesday, April 23.

Thomas Massey Jr., 43, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $10,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at 74 Liberty Street on March 17, 2014.

Tareem Jackson, 26 of Troy, N.Y. had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single count of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $80,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at 74 Liberty Street on March 17, 2014.

Brenda Blasi, 45, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

She was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $25,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at 74 Liberty Street on March 17, 2014.



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Man Shot in Bennington Police Department Lobby
Staff Reports On: 02:51PM / Wednesday April 23, 2014
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Bennington, Vt. — Police shot a knife-wielding man in their lobby Tuesday night.

State Police say Gregory Filo, 42, of Bennington was shot in the Police Station lobby after threatening a police officer with a knife. Filo is in stable condition at Albany, N.Y. Medical Center following the incident.

According to State Police, Filo entered the Bennington Police Department lobby at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night with a friend. Filo made stabbing motions with a knife at the friend and dispatchers thought he was telling them his friend was stabbed.

When officers entered the lobby, Filo allegedly then began threatening police. Bennington officers told Filo to drop the knife but instead, he "advanced on the police officers," according to State Police.

One officer shot Filo and then police called for rescue. Bennington officers say Filo's friend had not been injured in any way.

Filo was taken to Albany Medical Center and state Police were called in for the investigation. State Police are working with the Bennington County State's Attorney's Office and charges against Filo may be pending.

The officer who shot Filo is on paid leave but his name was not released. State Police say the investigation is ongoing and more information will be available at a later time.



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Superior Court Briefs: April 14 - April 16
Staff Reports On: 10:59AM / Friday April 18, 2014
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Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Monday, April 14.

Jordan Moon, 26, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of cocaine.

He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on February 26, 2014.

Kristina St. Jean, 35, of Becket had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on five counts of reckless endangerment of a child.

She was released on personal recognizance. The incidents allegedly occurred in Pittsfield between March 1, 2012 and July 16, 2013. The alleged victims are girls ages 4,5,8,13 and 15.

David Marshall, 48, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of distribution of Lorazepam, drug violation in a school zone, conspiracy to violate drug laws, possession of oxycodone and being present where heroin is kept.

He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at 35 Appleton Avenue in Pittsfield on February 27, 2014.

Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Wednesday, April 16.

Raymond Yetz, 60, of Pittsfied had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of failing to register as a sex offender - his second offense.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $5,000 bail. Yetz is accused of failing to register in Pittsfield between October 18, 2013 and December 24, 2013.



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