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Two North Adams Men Arrested in Stabbing
On: 08:07PM / Friday April 24, 2015
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Keith S. Larrabee and Richard K. Perkins III were arrested on assault charges related to the stabbing of a local man on Friday.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police arrested two men Friday afternoon in relation to a stabbing at the corner of Walnut and State streets.

According to police, an emergency call at about 2:42 p.m. reported a man had been stabbed in altercation.

Officers and detectives responded to the scene and located a victim suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen. Two suspects — identified as Keith S. Larrabee and Richard K. Perkins III — had fled the scene.

The victim was transported by North Adams Ambulance Service to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

North Adams police with assistance from state police, were able to locate both Larrabee and Perkins at separate locations within the city. Larrabee and Perkins were both taken into custody without incident.

The knife used in the assault was discarded after the suspects fled from the crime scene. The North Adams Police Department requested a K-9 from the state police to conduct an article search in the area where the knife was suspected to have been thrown. The K-9 was able to locate the knife, which was seized and tagged as evidence.

Larrabee and Perkins have both been charged with single counts assault and battery by means of dangerous weapon, assault and battery and assault to murder.

Larrabee is being held without bail at the Berkshire County House of Correction; Perkins is being held there on $20,040 cash bail. Both will be arraigned in the Northern Berkshire District Court on Monday, April 27.

Police stressed that all of the involved suspects have been apprehended and there is no danger to the public. North Adams police wished to thank all the involved agencies that assisted during the course of this investigation, noting that the suspects had been identified, located and taken into custody in less than two hours.



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Superior Court Briefs: April 17 - April 23
Staff Reports On: 11:13AM / Friday April 24, 2015
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Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Friday, April 17.
 
Sasha Santiago, 25, of Springfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws, and single counts of trafficking in heroin and trafficking in cocaine.
 
She was released on $15,000 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on March 2, 2015.
 
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Tuesday, April 21.
 
James Colbert, 53, of Williamstown had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault and battery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. 
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $50,000 cash or $500,000 surety bail. The incidents allegedly occurred in Williamstown on March 20, 2015. The alleged victim is 31 years old.
 
Scott Kennedy, 30, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault and battery on a pregnant person, assault and battery on a family or household member, and assault and battery.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. The incident allegedly occurred in North Adams between April 25, 2014 and March 22, 2015. The alleged victim is 37 years old. 
 
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Thursday, April 23.
 
Nathan Milette, 41, of Brooklyn, N.Y. pleaded guilty to seven counts of rape of a child with force, four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child, and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person who has attained age 14.
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent three to four years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. Milette sexually assaulted a man, who is now 23, in Pittsfield between June 2, 1995 and August 31, 2007.


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Police: Street Racing Caused Curran Highway Accident
By Jack Guerino On: 09:38AM / Friday April 17, 2015
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A car and pickup involved in the accident sustained severe damage.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police say drag racers on Curran highway caused a three-car accident Thursday night; four people were taken to the hospital.

Sgt. James Burdick said at 10:57 p.m. a North Adams ambulance on its way back from Pittsfield reported two vehicles moving at a high rate of speed northbound on Curran Highway from Adams. He said a minute later, the ambulance called in a three-car accident near Ocean State Job Lot.

Alleged drag racer Hassen Delia, age 26, was driving his girlfriend's 2007 Infinity at a high rate of speed from the Adams line through an intersection on Curran Highway with another unidentified car, said police. 

"They went through an obvious intersection at Walmart at a very high rate of speed and one of the drag racers left [the scene]," Burdick said.

Burdick said three "innocents" were involved in the accident and taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield along with Delia.

Nathan Pitoniak, age 22, from Adams and an unidentified passenger were transferred along with Gabriella Schafer, age 18, to Pittsfield.

Burdick said the accident is still under investigation and police have information on the driver who fled the scene. He said Jaws of Life were needed to get all of the occupants out of the vehicles.

"We have some information that we are following up on, and the investigation is still ongoing," Burdick said. "Charges will be brought forward, no question about it."

Burdick did not have any information on any of the injuries, but said there had been no reports of fatalities at this time. He said the roadway was closed for more than seven hours, from 11 Thursday night to 6:30 Friday morning. The North Adams Police Department and North Adams Fire Department both called in a second shift to aid.

North Adams received mutual aid from Adams and Williamstown, he said. Adams Police Department and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts provided officers for traffic detail. The Williamstown Police Department provided the North Adams Police Department with back up while they tended to the accident. The Williamstown Fire Department supplied the North Adams Fire Department with another Jaws of Life for back up.  

Burdick said Village Ambulance of Williamstown provided back up for North Adams Ambulance. He said Adams Ambulance also helped.

The state police supplied crime scene services and provided photography and accident reconstruction services, he said.

"You pick the place, we all come together and help each other out," he said. "We always like to give kudos to the other towns."



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Williamstown Fire Destroys Garage
Staff Reports On: 11:00PM / Thursday April 16, 2015
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Firefighters contain a structure fire on Hancock Road on Thursday afternoon.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A fire destroyed a large garage at 1352 Hancock Road on Thursday afternoon.

Numerous firefighters from several fire departments aided Williamstown fire crews in preventing the blaze from spreading.

The fire began sometime after noon. Hancock also responded to the scene as did Pownal and Pownal Valley fire departments from Vermont; Clarksburg Fire Department covered the station. Lanesborough firefighters were also at the scene.

No one was injured but equipment inside the metal garage was destroyed. According to documents in the Registry of Deeds, the property is owned by Michael Patten. The cause was under investigation.



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North Adams Woman, Son Arrested on Drug Charges
Staff Reports On: 02:47PM / Wednesday April 15, 2015
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Glendalis Rios

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A local woman and her teenage son were arrested on numerous drug and firearms charges on Monday, according to police.

City and state police and members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a Porter Street address at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, seizing more than 650 bags of heroin and $16,406 in cash. Also found were two handguns, a .38 and a .22 caliber revolver.

Glendalis Rios, 32, and her 16-year-old son were arraigned Tuesday in Northern Berkshire District Court.

Rios was charged with conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act, inducing minor to distribute a drug, and knowingly being present where heroin is kept.

Her son, who attends Drury High, was charged with possession to distribute a Class A drug (heroin), two counts of possessing a firearm without a firearms identification card (one count for each gun), two counts of improperly storing a handgun near a minor, possession of ammunition without an FID card and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.



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