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North Adams Police Caution About Realistic-Looking Pellet Guns
On: 11:54PM / Thursday December 04, 2014
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Pittsfield Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Man
Staff Reports On: 04:53PM / Thursday December 04, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Police are requesting aid in finding a missing local man, James R. Purcell.

The 30-year-old Purcell was last seen on or about Nov. 14.

He is described as a black male, with brown eyes, standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 165 pounds.

He may be operating his gray 2008 Toyota Rav 4 with Massachusetts registration 828-EN8.

Purcell attended Taconic High School and Berkshire Community College; his Facebook page lists his place of employment as Best Buy.

Anyone with information as to Purcell's whereabouts is asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Department's Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.
 



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Pittsfield's Overnight Parking Ban Now In Effect
Staff Reports On: 02:44PM / Monday December 01, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The overnight parking ban is now in effect.
 
Residents and visitors are prohibited from parking on any city street, sidewalk or tree line between the hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
 
The fine is $25 and vehicles may be towed at the owner's expense if it obstructs public safety. 
 
If a snow emergency is declared, like last week's storm, any vehicle will be towed if they obstruct snow plowing. During a snow emergency, the city opens the three-hour parking areas at the Summer Street and McKay Street parking garages.


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Pittsfield Crash Backs Up Traffic On South Street
Staff Reports On: 02:24PM / Monday December 01, 2014
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A utility pole fell on a minivan Monday morning.

Updated from original story at 11:49 a.m.; complete rewrite throughout; update to relate the minivan was was the second vehicle.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The driver of a vehicle that caused a three-car pileup and sheared off a utility pole on South Street on Monday morning was allegedly high on heroin.

According to a Fire Department report, the driver told police, "he was under the influence of heroin, having 'shot up' while driving."

Police arrested the driver and took him away in handcuffs after the northbound vehicle apparently veered into the pole, which then fell on a minivan immediately behind it. A third car following was also involved.

Crofut Street to Gamell Street was closed while the pole was being replaced. Traffic was rerouted to Holmes Road for much of the morning.

According to a Fire Department report, two engines and a ladder truck were dispatched to 460 South St., near the Lipton Mart, at 8:55 a.m.

The driver of the second vehicle was removed by firefighters and taken to Berkshire Medical Center with minor injuries. The vehicle sustained significant damage. The report by Deputy Chief Steven Peaslee stated that a Western Massachusetts Electric Co. representative informed him that "a matter of inches kept the driver from being electrocuted." The main power lines carry 13,000 volts.

The third driver remained in that vehicle until rescued by firefighters.

 



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Pittsfield Police Seize 63 lbs. of Marijuana, Cash, Stolen Gun
Staff Reports On: 02:06PM / Wednesday November 26, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police patrolmen seized 63 lbs. of marijuana Tuesday.
 
The officers were following up on an investigation when they discovered the drugs, cash and a stolen gun. With assistance from the Detective and Narcotics Bureau, Police seized 63 lbs. of marijuana, a stolen handgun and about $40,000 in cash.
 
Police estimate the marijuana was worth $150,000.
 


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