Superior Court Briefs: Sept. 8 - Sept. 11
Cases heard before judge John Agostini on Monday, September 8.
Brian Foley, 33, of Williamstown had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of operating under the influence of alcohol - his fourth offense - negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender.
He was ordered to to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle accident in North Adams on August 1, 2014.
Cases heard before judge John Agostini on Tuesday, September 9.
Erick Ruiz-Trujillo, 32, of Pittsfield was found guilty on a single count of rape of a child with force.
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail pending sentencing. He was found guilty of sexually assaulting a girl, who is now age 8, in Pittsfield between November 3, 2012 and November 4, 2012.
Cases heard before judge John Agostini on Wednesday, September 10.
James Bannister, 42, of Becket pleaded guilty to five counts of dissemination of visual material of a child in a state of nudity, and 19 counts of knowingly possessing visual material of a child depicted in sexual conduct.
He was ordered to serve one year of a two year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the knowingly possession visual material charges. He was placed on three-years probation n the dissemination of visual material of a child charges.
Bannister possessed and disseminated child pornography between December 23, 2010 and March 23, 2011.
Foley was sentenced to two and a half to three years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the operating under the influence of alcohol charge. He was given concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the others.
Ruiz-Trujullo was sentenced to serve eight to 12 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on a single count of rape of a child.
Dennis Richards, 54, pleaded guilty to three counts of knowingly possessing visual material of a child depicted in sexual conduct.
He was placed on three years probation. Richards possessed child pornography on April 10, 2013.
Cases heard before judge John Agostini on Thursday, September 11.
Lemarr Talley, 31, of Springfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of trafficking in cocaine and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
He was released on $12,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant in Pittsfield on July 29, 2014.
Pittsfield Police Log: Sept. 9 - Sept. 15
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Here are copies of the police log from Sept. 9 until Sept. 15.
Pittsfield Police Log 9-09-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 9-10-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 9-11-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 9-12-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 9-13-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 9-14-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 9-15-2014
Two-Car Accident Detours Traffic in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A two-car accident on West Main Street backed up traffic around West Main, Brown and River streets on Thursday afternoon.
According to police a late model black Ford Focus was headed west on West Main when it stopped for a bus in front of it. A white Honda Accord with New York plates apparently did not notice the Ford stopping and plowed into the back of it.
No one was hurt in the accident and the airbags in the Honda went off.
The accident occurred around 3 p.m. just east of Grimes Street. The roadway was limited to one lane and westbound traffic was allowed through and eastbound detoured over Brown Street. The cars were towed from the scene around 3:30 and the road reopened shortly after.
North Adams Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect
The suspect in an armed robbery at Cumberland Farms was caught on video.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A man armed with a black and silver handgun robbed the Cumberland Farms on Union Street (Route 2) on Wednesday night.
Police say the suspect walked through the front door of convenience store at about 11:33 p.m. and told the clerk to give him all the money. The clerk put the till on the desk and the suspect grabbed the cash and fled.
The suspect is being described as possibly a white or Hispanic male. He was wearing a black and white skull mask, black basketball shorts with a lighter stripe down the side, a black hooded sweat shirt that was inside out and dark colored basketball sneakers.
He may be associated with a small silver sedan.
The city and state police are investigating the armed robbery and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the North Adams Detective Bureau at 413-662-3105.
Pittsfield Police Log: Sept. 6 - Sept. 8
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Here are copies of the police log from Sept. 6 until Sept. 8.
Pittsfield Police Log 9-06-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 9-07-2014
Pittsfield Police Log 9-08-2014
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