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Police Identify Housatonic Drowning Victim
Staff Reports On: 01:41PM / Friday July 05, 2013
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The District Attorney's officer identified Christian Giovanni Marquez as the man who drowned in the Housatonic River on June 15.
 
The 18-year-old is from Los Angeles and was traveling across the country. Marquez was swimming near the Mill Street dam when he was sucked into a spill way and trapped against a grate at the bottom of the river. 
 
Firefighters spent more than 24 hours trying to recover the body. The body was then transferred to the office of the chief medical examiner.


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American Flags Stolen in Stamford
Staff Reports On: 10:02AM / Friday July 05, 2013
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STAMFORD, Mass. — An unpatriotic thief made off with nearly a dozen of the town's flags on the Fourth of July.

A resident untwisting some of the flags posted on utility poles along Main Road to make the display look better for the holiday found a number of them missing.

According to a report by state Trooper Lauren Ronan, it appeared that one or more persons had pulled down on the flags, causing them to break away from their metal brackets.

A total of nine American flags were stolen; one was recovered on the ground next to the roadway.

It is believed the flags were taken early in the morning on July 4. The state police are continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Shaftsbury barracks at 802-442-5421. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.



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Overland Bikers Injured in Arkansas Crash
Staff Reports On: 03:15PM / Wednesday July 03, 2013
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A group of bicyclists participating in an Overland cross-country trip were struck by a car in Arkansas on Tuesday afternoon.

Arkansas State Police say seven people were injured on State Highway 17, two miles north of McCroy, when a northbound car struck the cyclists in the back of a group of 13 at about 4:35 p.m.

Overland's founders Tom and Liz Costley of Williamstown are in Arkansas with the families, according to updates on the Overland website. Two staff members are also there.

Three people were airlifted from the highway to hospitals in Memphis, Tenn., and Little Rock. Four others were taken to local hospitals by ambulance, according to state police. The driver of the car was not injured.

Overland, which offers a range of summer camps and outdoor adventures for teens and youngsters, is headquartered on Spring Street. The cyclists were participating in a cross-county trip, the 3,000-mile American Challenge, that began two weeks ago in South Carolina and was set to finish at the Santa Monica Pier in California at the beginning of August.

In a statement from Overland posted late Wednesday morning, five of those injured were still in the hospital, one in critical condition. Two others were released. Overland's clientele comes from around the country; it was not clear if any of those injured were local residents.

Overland said it would continue to update its site as more information became available:

"We continue to express our deepest concern for those injured and for their families, and reiterate our gratitude to responding emergency personnel, including responding law enforcement personnel. We appreciate the support we have received from professionals, families and friends in the area, as well as the support from the community of Overland families and leaders."



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Vermont Police Investigating Part Stolen From Classic Car
Staff Reports On: 02:03PM / Tuesday July 02, 2013
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POWNAL, Vt. — Police are looking for the radiator stolen from a classic car that was being stored at Jelly's Auto Sales.

According to State Police, sometime in the last few weeks someone had taken the radiator, which is values at approximately $1,000.

The police were informed of the theft Tuesday afternoon and say it could have happened anytime since June 21 from a classic vehicle being stored on the Route 7 lot.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Stange of the Vermont State Police at 802-442-5421.



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Superior Court Briefs: June 25 - June 26
Staff Reports On: 01:14PM / Monday July 01, 2013
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Cases heard before Judge Mary Lou Rup on Tuesday, June 25.

Mark Winters, 48, of Williamstown had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a person who has attained age 14 and two counts of rape.

He was released on personal recognizance. The incidents allegedly occurred in Williamstown on May 7, 2012 and May 8, 2012 and involved a 21-year-old woman.

Cases heard before Judge Mary Lou Rup on Wednesday, June 26.

Lance Roberts, 25, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of breaking and entering a building in the daytime and larceny from a building in connection to an incident in Pittsfield on July 20, 2012. He also pleaded guilty to three counts of illegal ownership of a firearm, two counts of receiving stolen property over $250, two counts of receiving stolen property under $250 and a single count of possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card on July 22, 2012.

He was ordered to serve concurrent two year sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the receiving stolen property charge. He was given concurrent 18 month sentences on the firearm charges and placed on five years probation on the other charges. In total, Roberts will serve three and a half years at the Berkshire County House of Correction.



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