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North Adams Police Charge Three With Drug Trafficking
On: 08:41PM / Wednesday March 11, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police on Tuesday arrested three local men in connection with drug trafficking and recovered 640 bags of heroin.

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at approximately 3:20 p.m., members of the Police Department, with the assistance of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force and the Berkshire County Special Response Team, simultaneously executed two search warrants simultaneously at residences on Liberty Street and Gallup Street.

As a result of the search warrants, Joseph M. Pini, Greg M. Alexander and Kevin David were placed under arrest. Detectives and officers located the bagged heroin and thousands of dollars in cash between the two locations, and methadone and Suboxone.

All three were charged in Northern Berkshire District Court on Wednesday with possession to distribute a Class A drug (heroin) and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

In addition, Pini was charged with possession of a Class B drug (Suboxone); Alexander with same charge as a subsequent offense as well as possession of a Class B drug (methadone).

All three men are being held at the Berkshire County House of Corrections in lieu of $100,000 for Pini and $25,000 bail for the other two.



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Superior Court Briefs: March 2 - March 5
Staff Reports On: 05:31PM / Friday March 06, 2015
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, March 2.
 
Shane Hamilton, 25, of Dalton pleaded guilty to single counts of armed robbery, armed assault with intent to rob a victim over the age of 60 and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
 
He was ordered to serve three to five years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. Hamilton robbed an elderly couple in the Price Chopper parking lot on March 12, 2014 in Pittsfield.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, March 4.
 
William Kearin Jr., 29, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin and possession of a stun gun. 
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent one-year sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his Hungerford Street home on April 29, 2014. A single count of conspiracy to violate drug laws was dismissed by the state.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, March 5.
 
Damarcus Swazy, 19, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of armed robbery and assault by means of a dangerous weapon. 
 
He was ordered to serve three and a half to five years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction and pay restitution of $180. Swazy held up a cab driver in Pittsfield on February 16, 2014.


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North Berkshire Man Arrested in Killing of Former County Resident
Staff Reports On: 03:21PM / Friday March 06, 2015

WILIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A North Adams man was arrested Thursday night in relation to the homicide of a former Berkshire County resident in Tennessee.

Anthony Hardaway, 34, who also goes by "Toney" or "Tone," is wanted in connection to the shooting of Perry Folk of Johnson City, Tenn.

According to media reports, Folk and Hardaway were believed to know each other. Folk, 38, was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Roadrunner Market convenience store in Johnson City on the night of Feb. 18. He had no identification on him at the time but was identified through fingerprints.

Police were searching for someone in a dark-colored vehicle who could be seen on video surveillance leaving the scene. According to the Johnson City Press, police said there were "numerous witnesses" at the store but no one saw what immediately led to the shooting.

Hardaway was taken into custody without incident by the Berkshire County Special Response Team and state police at a residence in Williamstown. He was tracked by a multi-agency investigation involving the Massachusetts State Police, FBI, police from Williamstown, Pittsfield and the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force, and police in Johnson City.

The investigation that led to his arrest was additionally assisted by intelligence gathered by the Troop B Community Action Team for Berkshire County, a uniformed patrol unit.

Hardaway's arraignment as a fugitive from justice and his eventual rendition to Tennessee is being handled by the Berkshire County district attorney's office.



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Adams Firefighters Rescue Man From Apartment Blaze
By Tammy Daniels On: 12:45AM / Friday March 06, 2015
Firefighters contained a blaze at 31 Commercial St. and rescued a man trapped on the second floor.

ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters saved a man from the second story of a burning apartment building Thursday night.

The four-unit building at 31 Commercial St. had heavy smoke and flame showing in the back when firefighters arrived, said Fire Chief Paul J. Goyette.

"I got to commend my guys and ladies for the job they did," he said. "The man was basically trapped on the second floor. We put a ladder up and got him out of there.

"It started to get pretty smokey."

All other tenants were evacuated from the building; Goyette did not know how many residents were in the building but said there seemed to be quite a few.

No one was being allowed back in the building that night.  

The cause of the fire was under investigation by Adams Police and the state fire marshal's office.

It apparently began outside on the first level in the back of the building, he said. "We had a pretty heavy fire on arrival but we were able to knock it down pretty quickly."

The department was dispatched at about 9:10 p.m. Officers and firefighters were still at scene at shortly before midnight.

"The operation went very well we had a good turnout," Goyette said. "We had a little trouble with the extension but we were able to knock it down.

"We're trying to get heat and electricity back to the place so it doesn't freeze up."

North Adams Fire Department was called to cover the station and a Cheshire engine company was requested to help spell firefighters working in the frigid cold.

North Adams Ambulance Service responded with the rehab trailer and Adams Ambulance was on scene as well.

The Department of Public Works was also on scene late sanding the icy street.

According to documents on file at the Registry of Deeds, 31 Commercial is owned by Guy Cariddi.

Commercial Street was closed for nearly three hours from the Center Street intersection.



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Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 23 - Feb. 26
Staff Reports On: 02:04PM / Friday February 27, 2015
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, February 23.
 
Tyree McKinnon, 35, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense - conspiracy to violate drug laws and using a motor vehicle without authority.
 
He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on November 13, 2014.
 
Anthony Shepard, 25, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of illegal ownership of a firearm, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent two-year sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the firearm charges. He was placed on two-years probation on the drug charge.
 
The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant in Pittsfield on April 3, 2014. A single count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony was dismissed by the state.
 
Harry Young, 43, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to two counts of improper storage of a firearm, two counts of possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense.
 
He was ordered to serve four to six years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the drug charge. He was given concurrent two-year sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the illegal ownership of a firearm and possession of ammunition charges. He was placed on two-years probation on the possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony charge.
 
The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on June 20, 2013.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, February 25.
 
Marquis Williamson, 27, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin. 
 
He was released on $1,000 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Clarksburg on July 22, 2014. 
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, February 26.
 
Darius Walters, 22, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
 
He was ordered to serve two days at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the possession of cocaine charge. The other charge was placed on file. 
 
The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on October 7, 2013. A single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense - was dismissed by the court.


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