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North Adams Police Investigating Theft of Veteran's ATV
On: 02:39PM / Friday May 29, 2015
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are searching for an all-terrain vehicle stolen from a local World War II veteran.

The theft was reported by the 99-year-old veteran on Friday morning.

The 1987 Suzuki 4-Wheeler, orange in color and with a plow attached, was taken from a residence on lower Furnace Street. The theft occurred sometime in the past two weeks.

Police declined to expand on the theft, saying the incident is under investigation.

However, the department's posting on Facebook seeking information on the incident stated the 4-wheeler was very important to the victim. Though it hadn't been used in a while, "itt was an symbol of independence to him as the victim no longer is able to drive a vehicle," the post read.

North Adams Police are asking anyone with any information regarding the matter contact the station at 413-664-4944, Ext. 4209.



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Superior Court Briefs: May 22
Staff Reports On: 02:39PM / Friday May 22, 2015
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Cases heard before Judge Jeffrey Kinder on Monday, May 4.
 
Kyle Bailey, 22, of Glendale had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol and operating negligently, operating under the influence of alcohol and operating negligently causing serious bodily injury, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, speeding, and failure to stay within marked lanes.
 
He was released on $4,000 bail. Bailey is accused of being the operator of a motor vehicle which struck a utility pole on East Street in Great Barrington on April 4, 2015. Garrett Norton, 21, of Housatonic died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. A 20-year-old man was also injured in the accident.
 
Kamil Kujawa, 24, of North Adams pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute in connection with a motor vehicle stop in Cheshire on February 1, 2014. He also pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and possession of cocaine in connection with a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on February 26, 2014.
 
He was ordered to serve two to three years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws. He was given concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the possession of cocaine charge.
 
Peter Lee-Kramer, 21, of Somerville had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on 10 counts of malicious destruction of personal property over $250, and single counts of breaking and entering in the daytime, and attempt to arson a dwelling house.
 
He was released on $1,500 bail. Lee-Kramer is accused of breaking into a home in Williamstown and trying to set it on fire on January 10, 2015. He is also accused of damaging items in the home at that time.
 
Luis Torres, 28, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty on May 13 to single counts of distribution of Percocet, and possession of Percocet with intent to distribute. On Friday, he was sentenced to serve concurrent two and a half to five years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. 
 
Torres sold Percocet and was in possession of the drug with intent to sell when he was arrested in Pittsfield on January 25, 2014.


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North Adams Fire Starts in Basement, Ends on Roof
By Tammy Daniels On: 03:30AM / Friday May 22, 2015
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A stubborn wall fire made its way up the side of a Windom Terrace home on Thursday night.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A basement fire at a Windom Terrace home on Thursday burned up through the siding and into the roof before firefighters could finally douse the smoky blaze.

The fire was first reported as smoke coming from the basement shortly before 11:30 p.m. but a police officer who swung by immediately reported it as a structure fire.

The wraparound porch on the single-family home at 25 Windom was in flames and smoke was pouring from the basement. The owner, Joanne Derose, was able to exit the building; three cats were also taken safely from the structure.

"She heard the smoke detector going off in the basement, opened the door all the smoke and fire came up," said Fire Director Stephen Meranti. "Before we got here that porch was fully involved. you could see how it spread way over here.

"It got from the porch ceiling into the walls right up through outside wall and into the eaves ... there's really not that much fire."

More than a dozen firefighters attacked the blaze at several points on the exterior — pulling down the porch ceiling, yanking off the vinly siding and exterior sheathing, cutting a hole in the roof — as the intensity of the smoke moved up the west side of the building. The flames popped through roof at its peak.

"There's no structural damage, it's all exterior," Meranti said. "The worst part is water damage.

"We put down salvage covers over the furniture to try to protect them from damage, but unfortunately, you've got to open the walls to get to the fire."

Much of the fire damage is in the basement, which had "all kinds of combustible material."

The house cannot be occupied at the moment and Derose was going to spend the night with family.

North Adams Ambulance Service was at the scene and the Clarksburg responded with an air truck. A fire watch was set for the night.

Church Street was closed between Washington Avenue and Elmwood to allow hoses to be run up from Church Street.

The fire was contained by1:30. The cause is still under investigation.

 

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Police Seeking Information on Missing Pittsfield Girl
On: 02:33PM / Tuesday May 19, 2015
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Hayleigh Jacobs was last seen on Saturday at the Berkshire Mall.

***CANCEL: Cancel the Missing Person Report. Hayleigh has been located and is safe and sound. Thank you for your assistance and shares. CANCEL***

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking help in the search for a missing 16-year-old Pittsfield girl.

Hayleigh Jacobs was last seen on Saturday, May 16, at the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough at about 9:45 a.m. with two men or boys, both of slim build and with short hair, and a woman or girl who stands about 5-foot-2 with long brown hair.

Jacobs is described as white, approximately 5-foot-5 tall and weighing 114 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes and was last seen wearing multicolored leggings and a grey sweat shirt. She had attended Drury High School.

Anyone with information regarding Hayleigh Jacobs or her whereabouts is asked to contact Pittsfield Police at 413-448-9700.



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Superior Court Briefs: May 4 - May 15
Staff Reports On: 04:10PM / Friday May 15, 2015
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Cases heard before Judge Jeffrey Kinder on Monday, May 4.
 
Kelly Dedrick, 27, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin - her second offense.
 
She was ordered to serve six months at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at her home on April 29, 2014.
 
Cases heard before Judge Jeffrey Kinder on Tuesday, May 5.
 
Justin James, 41, of Boston pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent 18-month sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on January 21, 2014.
 
Cases heard before Judge Jeffrey Kinder on Thursday, May 7.
 
Angel Lamboy, 37, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent four to five years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. Lamboy had heroin with intent to distribute in Pittsfield on July 22, 2014.
 
Cases heard before Judge Jeffrey Kinder on Tuesday, May 12.
 
Brenda Blasi, 46, of North Adams pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
 
She was ordered to serve 187 days of a two-year sentence on the possession of cocaine charge and given two-years probation on the conspiracy charge. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant on Liberty Street on March 17, 2014.
 
A single count of trafficking in cocaine was dismissed by the state.
 
Nakiba Browne, 31, of Boston was found not guilty of single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense - and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
 
The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on January 21, 2014.
 
Jose Rivera, 31, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to violate drug laws, to wit: possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
 
He was ordered to sever six months of a two-year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction and two-years probation.
 
Rivera conspired with others to sell heroin in Pittsfield on July 22, 2014. A single count of trafficking in heroin was dismissed by the state.
 
Cases heard before Judge Jeffrey Kinder on Wednesday, May 13.
 
Luis Torres, 28, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of distribution of Percocet, and possession of Percocet with intent to distribute.
 
He was released on personal recognizance until sentencing. Torres sold Percocet and was in possession of the drug with intent to distribute on January 25, 2014.
 
Cases heard before Judge Jeffrey Kinder on Friday, May 15.
 
Greg Alexander, 43, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of Suboxone with intent to distribute.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $15,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant on Gallup Street in North Adams on March 10, 2015.
 
Kevin David, 40, of North Adams pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin.
 
He was ordered to serve nine months at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charge stems from the execution of a search warrant on Gallup Street in North Adams on March 10, 2015.
 
Joseph Pini, 38, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of Suboxone.
 
He was released on personal recognizance because he is currently serving time at the Berkshire County House of Correction.
 
The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop and execution of a search warrant on his home in North Adams on March 10, 2015.
 
Mark Ring, 53, of North Adams had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute - his second offense.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $15,000 cash or $150,000 surety bail. Ring allegedly was in possession of the drug when he was arrested in North Adams on April 7, 2015.
 
Glendaliz Rios, 32, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws,inducting or abetting a minor to distribute a controlled substance, and being present where heroin is kept.
 
She was ordered to be held at The Hampden County House of Correction on $10,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at her home on April 13, 2015.


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