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Two Pittsfield Men Face Drug, Gun Charges Following Raid

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested two Pittsfield men Thursday morning after raiding their homes.

Reymon Delacruz-Batista, of Dalton Avenue, and Jose Liriano-Vasquez, of Harvard Street, are both facing drug charges following the execution of search warrants.

Delacruz-Batista is facing single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, trafficking in cocaine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.

Liriano-Vasquez is being charged with single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.

Both men are being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $50,000 bail.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield, Dalton, Lanesborough, Adams, North Adams, and Great Barrington Police Departments as well as the Berkshire County Sheriff's Department, the state police, the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force and members of the state police's STOP team.

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Superior Court Briefs: June 9 - June 18

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Cases heard before Judge MaryLou Rup on Tuesday, June 9.

Aaron Tarjick, 39, of Windsor had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on 25 counts of larceny over $250, 14 counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the nighttime, nine counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, seven counts of unarmed burglary, three counts of larceny of a firearm, and single counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and larceny under $250.

Bail was set at $500 cash or $2,500 surety. Tarjick is currently serving time of other charges.

The charges stem from a series of housebreaks in Berkshire County between October 22, 2010 and November 13, 2012.

Cases heard before Judge MaryLou Rup on Wednesday, June 10.

John Smith, 51, of Hinsdale had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three counts of larceny of a firearm, and single counts of unarmed burglary, breaking and entering in the nighttime, conspiracy to commit a crime, and larceny of a motor vehicle.

He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from a housebreak that allegedly occurred in Pittsfield on May 28, 2012.

Cases heard before Judge MaryLou Rup on Thursday, June 18.

James Tarjick Jr., 43, of Becket had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on 10 counts of larceny over $250, five counts of unarmed burglary, four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the nighttime, three counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, three counts of larceny of a firearm, and a single count of receiving stolen property over $250.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $50,000 bail. The charges stem from a series of housebreaks in Pittsfield between July 29, 2011 and January 14, 2015.

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Motor Vehicle Catches Fire After Williamstown Crash

By Stephen Dravis
iBerkshires Staff
A motor vehicle that slammed into utility pole on Syndicate Road ignited but the occupant were not seriously injured.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Syndicate Road was closed briefly on Thursday evening after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole near the intersection with North Street (Route 7).

Thomas B. Bourn of Henderson Road was cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation and speeding after hitting the pole while attempting to make a turn onto Syndicate Road from the southbound lane of North Street, Williamstown Police Officer Michael Ziemba said on Friday.

Bourn and his one passenger were evaluated by personnel from Village Ambulance, treated for minor injuries and released at the scene, Ziemba said.

The accident occurred at 5:42 p.m. Thursday.

Bourn's vehicle ignited and burned after impact with the utility pole, which was bent at its base. Char marks were visible about two-thirds of the way up the pole.

Williamstown Fire Department personnel responded to the scene.

Utility crews were on the scene until 3:30 a.m. Friday replacing the pole.

Syndicate Road was reopened but was closed again on Friday morning for an unrelated issue connected to a water main, Ziemba said.

Ziemba said he did not believe any residents lost electricity service as a result of the accident. A small portion of nearby Williams College was affected, he said. National Grid personnel were able to quickly restore service.

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Adams Boy Struck, Killed Crossing East Road

Traffic was being turned back at Lime Street on Tuesday because of a fatal pedestrian accident involving a child on East Road.

Update July 8: The driver of the motor vehicle that struck Noah Brown will not be charged, according to Police Chief Richard Tarsa. The investigation concluded that the driver, whose name has not been released, was operating the vehicle properly and that speed was not a factor.

ADAMS, Mass. — An Adams boy has died after being struck by a motor vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

According to the district attorney's office, 8-year-old Noah Brown of 174 East Road and another youth were attempting to cross East Road to go to Brown's home when he was struck by a motor vehicle.  

The other boy was not injured in the accident, which was called in to police about 3 p.m.  

Noah was a third-grader at C.T. Plunkett School.

Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Kristen Gordon described him as "just a fun, little energetic, sweet, kind, little baseball player, the light of his mom's life."

Brown was transported to the Northern Berkshire Campus of Berkshire Medical Center in North Adams by members of the Adams Ambulance Service. He was pronounced dead a short time later.  

Gordon said she and Principal Michelle Colvin and staff members were currently meeting to plan how the school would address the loss on Wednesday.

Third-grade parents were being called to inform of the tragedy so their children wouldn't have to find out at school. Extra adjustment counselors will be on hand and other schools were offering support staff as needed.

"We're really encouraging parents to all send their children back [to school Wednesday] because we're going to have extra support here and we want the kids to all go through this together," Gordon said, adding that research has shown children do best in these circumstances when they can get back to their routine.

Colvin will have a letter for all the children to take home to parents on Wednesday.

"Obviously this is just devastating, and heartbreaking," Gordon said. "He was a wonderful little boy."

She said Adams Police have been very good in keeping school officials informed and that Chief Richard Tarsa had been with Noah's family and with his best friend, who had not yet been informed of Noah's passing.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call the Adams Police Department at 413-743-1212.   

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Adams Police Department, state police assigned to the accident reconstruction unit and state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office.

The section of road where the accident occurred was closed off for several hours for investigators with the accident reconstruction scene.

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Superior Court Briefs: May 28 - June 3

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Cases heard before Judge Jeffrey Kinder on Thursday, May 28.
 
Gabriel Cordero, 34, of Holyoke had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense - and motor vehicle light violation.
 
He was released on $15,000 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Lenox on February 19, 2015.
 
Joshua Feliciano, 23, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
 
He was ordered to serve one year at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charge stemmed from the execution of a search warrant on June 3, 2014.
 
Jennifer Reinholt, 41, of Lenox pleaded guilty to three counts of larceny under $250, and single counts of larceny over $250 - an ongoing and continuing offense - and larceny over $250.
 
As treasurer of the Morris Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, Reinholt took approximately $17,000 between December 1, 2009 and September 30, 2014. 
 
She was given suspended one-year sentences on the three counts of larceny under $250. She was placed on two-years probation, ordered to repay $16,676.26, and perform 50 hours of community service work. The other charges were continued without a finding.
 
Cases heard before Judge Jeffrey Kinder on Friday, May 29.
 
Patrick Gigliotti, 20, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.
 
He was ordered to serve 90 days of a one-year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the drug charge. He was placed on probation for one year. He was given a concurrent sentence on the weapons charge. 
 
The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop and execution of a search warrant on June 3, 2014. A single count of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license was dismissed by the state.
 
John Sacco, 47, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of dissemination of visual material of a child in the state of nudity, and knowingly possessing visual material of a child depicted in sexual conduct.
 
He was sentenced to two years probation. The incidents occurred in Pittsfield between January 1, 2014 and January 15, 2014. 
 
Cases heard before Judge MaryLou Rup on Wednesday, June 3.
 
Carlton Harley Jr., 43, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense - possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a family member, and illegal possession of a firearm.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. The charges stem from an incident in Pittsfield on April 25, 2015.
 
Timothy Lewis, 38, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense - drug violation in a school zone, breaking and entering in the daytime, intimidation of a witness, assault and battery on a pregnant person, and resisting arrest.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $25,000 bail. The charges stem from a domestic dispute in Pittsfield on May 4, 2015.
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