Home About Archives RSS Feed

Collision Involving B Bus Closes Route 8 in Cheshire

Staff Reports

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Route 8 was closed to traffic in Cheshire early Thursday afternoon because of a major accident involving a bus and Ford Taurus. State police were reporting "multiple injuries, some serious."

According to scanner reports, three people were considered "critical" and four as minor injuries. The accident occurred just after noontime near the crosswalk just north of Lanesborough Road.

The southbound Berkshire Regional Transit Authority bus veered off the road and into the front yard of a white house on the east side. Both vehicles sustained major front-end damage.

Cheshire Fire Assistant Chief Michael Biagini confirmed seven people total from both the Taurus and the bus were taken to the hospital. He did not know how many people were on the bus at the time and did not know if those in the car were wearing seat belts.

Berkshire Gas was contacted because the bus came to rest next to the gas meter on the house.

"The homeowner was home at the time in the house but was uninjured," Biagini said "They're building a temporary wall inside the house before we can remove the bus."

He referred further questions to the district attorney's office.

A motorist several cars behind the bus said he had come through the light at West Mountain Road and was at about Cheshire Liquor Center when the crash occurred.

"As we got by the driveway, there was a big poof of smoke ... The cars in front pulled over, I pulled over, and they got out and ran up," he said.

The driver said he did not see the accident occur because the bus had just pulled around the slight bend in the road toward the lake and the view was blocked.

Four or five ambulances responded to the scene, he said.

Traffic was beginning to move at about 1:23 p.m.

Village Truck Sales towing was on the scene, but the house had to be secured before the bus can be removed.

We have contacted BRTA for a statement on the incident.

 

Write a comment - 0 Comments            

Pittsfield Police Make Arrest In Zuke's Robbery

By Andy McKeever
iBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested a 30-year-old woman for the robbery of Zuke's Soups and Variety.
 
Ivy Rogers of Pittsfield is being charged with larceny from a person in connection to a robbery of the West Street store on Dec. 10.
 
According to police, at approximately 5 p.m. a white, heavy set, woman standing about 5'8'' and wearing dark a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, gloves, and a scarf over her mouth took an undisclosed amount of cash from the store. The store clerk was not hurt and the suspect fled down West Street.
 
Rogers was arrested Wednesday and appeared in district court.
 
The Zuke's robbery was one of three incidents in December. Police issued an advisory last week asking for information on the robberies. 
 
The first one occurred on Friday, Dec. 4 shortly before 8 p.m. Police say a delivery driver for Empire Pizza was robbed at gunpoint on Parker Street.' The suspect is described as a black male, approximately six-feet tall, medium build, in his early 20s and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. An undisclosed amount of cash and credit card receipts were take and the driver was not hurt. The suspect then fled down Parker Street toward Springside Avenue and toward Plunkett Street. 
 
On Tuesday, Dec. 8, shortly before midnight the Gulf Station on Wahconah Street was robbed at gunpoint. In this robbery there were two suspects both described as young males of an unknown race. One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark colored handkerchief, jeans, black shoes, and red or pink colored gloves. The other was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with red or pink sweatpants and similarly colored gloves. The suspects took tobacco products and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects then took off through the Pittsfield Cemetery.
Write a comment - 0 Comments            

Pittsfield Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

Staff Reports

UPDATED: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at 11:39 a.m.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Timothy Gill pleaded not guilty to a single count of murder in Berkshire Superior Court Tuesday.
 
Gill is being charged with murdering his wife Halena Irene Gill. Her body was found inside of her Madison Avenue apartment last week and an autopsy determined she died of strangulation.
 
Timothy Gill was arrested on Monday. On Tuesday Judge William Rota ordered him to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. Timothy Gill will appear in court next on January 14, 2016 for a probable cause hearing.

UPDATED: Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 at 4:35 p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police have arrested 38-year-old Timothy Gill for allegedly murdering his wife last week.
 
Halena Irene Gill was found dead in her Madison Avenue apartment shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday. An autopsy performed over the weekend by Dr. Andrew Sexton, an associate medical examiner for the state, ruled the death homicide by strangulation.
 
On Monday, Police arrested Timothy Gill and charged him with a single count of murder. He is being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without the right to bail. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Central Berkshire District Court. 
 
According to her Facebook profile, Halena Irene Gill  studied criminal justice at Westfield State College and she once worked as a leadership coordinator at the United Way. She had just celebrated her 37th birthday on Nov. 17.
Her photos indicate she and Gill were married last year.
 


A picture of Halena Gill taken from her Facebook page. Police are asking anyone who had seen Gill in the last few days to contact them.

Original Post: Thursday December 10, 2015 at 5:19 p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating the death of a Pittsfield Avenue woman.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday Police found the body of Halena Irene Gill, 37, inside an apartment at 144 Madison Avenue. Police are now asking for information from anyone who may have seen Gill over the past several days.
 
An autopsy is expected to be conducted sometime Friday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Holyoke to determine the cause of death.
 
According to her Facebook profile, she studied criminal justice at Westfield State College and she once worked as a leadership coordinator at the United Way.
 
She had just celebrated her 37th birthday on November 17. 
Write a comment - 0 Comments            

North Adams Home Damaged in Early Morning Fire

By Tammy Daniels
iBerkshires Staff

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An early morning fire severely damaged the side of a multifamily home on East Quincy Street.

The blaze was called in shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday morning by neighbors who reported smoke and flames; the north side of the building was described as glowing.

Fire Director Stephen Meranti said the fire burned up through the basement stairs along the exterior wall, undermining the stair landings and forcing firefighters to attack the blaze from the outside.

"We had to make entrance through the basement, knock down the basement, put out the fire on the first floor then work our way up," he said.

The 1880 building has two units, up and down, and is currently unoccupied. Owner George Ames Jr., who was at the scene, confirmed it was vacant.

The fire is believed to have started in the basement but the cause was unclear early this morning.

Its path could be clearly seen from the damaged exterior. The heat melted off the vinyl  siding and burned through the wall and up to the roof line. Firefighters used an exterior staircase to access the burning wall.

Most of the fire damage appeared to be contained to the rear north corner of the building, including the upstairs apartment.

The steep, narrow street was crowded with emergency vehicles. North Adams responded with three trucks, including the ladder truck. Clarksburg Fire covered the station and sent  its air truck scene. North Adams Ambulance Service set up its rehab trailer.

Berkshire Gas and National Grid were expected to arrive to disconnect the structure.

Meranti said a fire watch would be set for the rest of the night.
 

Write a comment - 0 Comments            

Chimney Fire Causes $25K Worth Of Damage To Lanesborough Home

Staff Reports
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A chimney fire caused some $25,000 worth of damage to a Nobodys Road home Saturday.
 
Firefighters responded to the fire at 75 Nobodys Road at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday night and found heavy smoke coming from the cellar, according to Fire Chief Charles Durfee. The heavy smoke led to a second alarm, with Cheshire responding to the scene and New Ashford covering the station.
 
Durfee said 25 firefighters were on scene and nobody was hurt combating the blaze. Durfee estimates $25,000 worth of damage to the home. The owner was not home at the time and the smoke detector did work, Durfee said.
 
According to land records, the home is owned by Mory and Laurie Brenner. 
Write a comment - 0 Comments            
Page 62 of 234... 57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66  67 ... 234  
News Headlines
Lenox Apple Squeeze Runs Draw Dozens
Adams Library Has Staffing Concerns
Recovery Event Calls for 'Audacious Hope' to Prevent Drug Abuse
Wahconah Grad Dougherty Scores for Westfield Women in Win Over MCLA
Williams' Football Team Opens 2-0
Mount Greylock School Committee Weighs Field Improvements, Parking Lot
Annual Vigil, Walk Making Substance Abuse Recovery Visible
Registered Nurses Notify BMC of One-Day Strike
Pine Cobble School Announces Assistant Head of School
Pittsfield Realtor Named 2017 Massachusetts Realtor of the Year

Police Logs

Pittsfield Police

North Adams

Crimewatch Links

North Adams CrimeWatch

Stamford/Clarksburg CrimeWatch

Pittsfield CrimeWatch

Emergency: 911
Adams 413-743-1212
Clarksburg 413-663-7795
Cheshire 413-743-1501
Dalton 413-684-0300
Great Barrington 413-528-0306
Lanesborough 413-443-4107
Lee 413-243-2100
Lenox 413-637-2346
North Adams 413-664-4944
Pittsfield 413-448-9700
Richmond 413-698-3315
Stockbridge 413-298-4179
Williamstown 413-458-5733
West Stockbridge 413-232-7938
State Police  
Cheshire Barracks
413-743-
4700
Lee Barracks 413-243-0600
Shaftsbury, Vt., Barracks 802-442-3263

 



Categories:
Adams (60)
Alford (0)
Becket (6)
Cheshire (17)
Clarksburg (36)
Dalton (5)
Egremont (2)
Florida (6)
Great Barrington (22)
Hancock (5)
Hinsdale (3)
Lanesborough (24)
Lee (13)
Lenox (11)
Monterey (0)
Mount Washington (0)
New Ashford (5)
New Marlborough (1)
North Adams (193)
Otis (2)
Peru (2)
Pittsfield (228)
Pownal (13)
Readsboro (14)
Richmond (7)
Sandisfield (3)
Savoy (5)
Sheffield (2)
Stamford (30)
State (1)
Stockbridge (5)
Tyringham (1)
Washington (1)
West Stockbridge (1)
Williamstown (70)
Windsor (3)
Archives:
September 2017 (13)
August 2017 (13)
July 2017 (19)
June 2017 (10)
May 2017 (13)
April 2017 (19)
March 2017 (13)
Tags:
Cocaine Mvi Missing Persons Firearms Search Veremko Buglaries Break-ins Pedestrians Search & Rescue Accident Murder Shooting Drugs Heroin Motor Vehicle Drug Charges Injuries Fraud Armed Robbery Rape Stabbing Fatal Assaults Crime Watch Motor Vehicle Accident Homicide Vehicle Police Fire Robbery Structure Fire Police Investigation Larceny Assault
Popular Entries:
Great Barrington Crashes Leave Two Dead
North Adams Woman Killed in Route 2 Crash
North Adams Man Crashes SUV Into Home
Man Killed by Bull in Clarksburg
North Adams Man Arraigned on Child Porn Charges
Fatal Accident Closes Route 8 in Adams
Kincaid Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Rape
New Ashford Crash Turns Fatal for Williamstown Man
Cariddi Auto Sales Burns
Drug Ring King Sentenced to Cedar Junction
Recent Entries:
Missing Williamstown Woman Located
Pittsfield Man Shot On Linden Street
Superior Court Briefs: Sept. 11 - Sept. 14
Pittsfield Police Investigate Reports of Man Trying to Grab Women Off Street
Pittsfield Fire Snuffs Out Blaze On Lakeway Drive
Dog Takes Bite Out of Lanesborough Thief's Pants
White Terrace Apartment Fire Ruled Accidental
Vermont Man Wanted for Attempted Murder
Pittsfield Resident Suffers Multiple Gunshot Wounds
Superior Court Briefs: Sept. 5 - Sept. 7