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Vermont Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

State police are seeking the whereabouts of Alfred Craven.

 
READSBORO, Vt. — A Readsboro man who allegedly assaulted someone with a 2x4 is wanted on charges of first-degree attempted murder and aggravated assault. 
 
Law enforcement authorities have been unable to locate Craven since the incident was reported last Monday.
 
State police say Alfred Craven, 48, beat a 53-year-old Searsburg man so badly he suffered a skull and multiple facial fractures and a broken jaw. 
 
According to Detective Sgt. James Wright, the victim walked into the Emergency Department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 4. 
 
The victim, whose name is being witheld because of the "nature of the investigation," told state police that the incident had occured in Searsburg and that Craven had fled the scene. A warrant for Craven's arrest was issued.
 
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Craven should contact state police at 802-442-5421 or local police department immediately. 
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Pittsfield Resident Suffers Multiple Gunshot Wounds

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police say a 32-year-old resident was shot multiple times early Sunday morning. 
 
According to a statement released Sunday morning, a Shotspotter activation sent police to 101 Fenn St. Officers confirmed a shooting had taken place near the Fenn and First Street parking lot. 
 
The victim, a Pittsfield resident, had been taken to Berkshire Medical Center prior to the officers' arrival.
 
The Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau and Crime Scene Services responded and recovered numerous shell casings and other evidence. The incident remains under investigation.
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Superior Court Briefs: Sept. 5 - Sept. 7

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, September 5.
 
Juan Garcia-Rijos, 24, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. The charge stems from an incident in Pittsfield on July 2, 2017.
 
Dashine Moore, 38, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. The charge stems from an incident in Pittsfield on July 2, 2017.
 
Jose Torres, 26, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of attempted assault and battery by discharging a firearm, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and illegal possession of a firearm.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. The charge stems from an incident in Pittsfield on July 2, 2017.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, September 8.
 
Yoonsang Bae, 25, of Williamstown had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of rape. 
 
He was released on personal recognizance. The charge is in connection with an alleged incident in Williamstown on July 26, 2014. The alleged victim is a 22-year-old woman.
 
William Brown, 28, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault and battery by means of a firearm, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, illegal possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and resisting arrest.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. The charges stem from an incident in Pittsfield on June 2, 2017 and allegedly involved a 23-year-old man.
 
Dustin Clark, 33, of New Ashford was found not guilty by a jury on two counts of rape and a single count of indecent assault and battery.
 
Clark was accused of sexually assaulting a woman who is now 28 years old on November 25, 2009.
 
Joseph Pini, 40, of North Adams had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $25,000 bail. The charge is in connection with the execution of a search warrant on his home on August 9, 2017.
 
John Pierce, 41, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of kidnapping, and single counts of intimidation of a witness, and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. The charges stem from an alleged incident in Pittsfield on July 20, 2017 and involved a 40-year-old woman and a 6-year-old girl.
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Phone Scammers Target Pittsfield Residents

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Scammers are allegedly making phone calls that appear to come from the city to con residents.
 
The Police Department issued a release on Thursday saying that someone claiming to represent the "Vietnam Veterans Association of Massachusetts" has been calling people asking for money to donate for hurricane Harvey relief packages.
 
The alleged scammer is "masking" the phone number so that it appears to be coming from the city's Office of Veterans Affairs.
 
The department is telling people that those calls are not legitimate and "if a caller asks you to tape money to your door or leave it in your mailbox, you should be skeptical."
 
"If you want to provide support and relief to people impacted b natural disasters, please utilize legitimate and recognized national organizations or those specific entities that are identified b y the impacted municipalities. Please be smart with your support and donations," reads the statement from the Pittsfield Police Department.
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Superior Court Briefs: Aug. 29 - Sept. 1

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, August 29.
 
Luis Carmona, 38, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
 
He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant on his home on June 29, 2017.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, August 30.
 
William Ellsworth, 39, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense - and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense.
 
He was released on $500 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on July 10, 2017.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, August 31.
 
Brian Jones, 21, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on a single count of permitting bodily injury to a child in connection with an incident in North Adams on October 14, 2016.
 
He was released on personal recognizance. The alleged victim is a two-year-old boy.
 
Isabella Leger, 21, of North Adams had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on a single count of permitting bodily injury to a child in connection with an incident in North Adams on October 14, 2016.
 
She was released on personal recognizance. The alleged victim is a two-year-old boy.
 
Na'quan Miller, 37, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
 
He was released on $2,500 bail. The charge stems from the execution of a search warrant at his home on July 15, 2016.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, September 1.
 
Keri McIntosh, 23, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of intimidation of a witness and larceny from a person.
 
She was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from an incident involving a 23-year-old woman in Pittsfield on March 4, 2017.
 
Vivian Guillotte, 41, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and possession of tramadol.
 
She was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant on her home on June 29, 2017.
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