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Pittsfield Police Seek Information On Domino's Pizza Robbery

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information on a robbery of Domino's Pizza on Elm Street. 
 
Authorities say at about 11 p.m. on Thursday a black man in his late teens or early twenties, standing about six-foot-three-inches tall and weighing 180 to 190 lbs. with a slim build and deep voice robbed the store at gunpoint. 
 
The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black head covering, black gloves, black pants, and a mask. The suspect then ran south toward Hazelwood Terrace. 
 
Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or has information about it to contact the detective bureau at 413-448-9705.
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Superior Court Briefs: Sept. 6 - Sept. 7

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, September 6.
 
Dylan Litchfield, 24, of Peru was found not guilty by a jury on single counts of mayhem, armed assault with intent to murder, and aggravated assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
 
The charges were related to an incident in Windsor on June 13, 2016 involving a 29-year-old man. 
 
Austin Litchfield, 20, of Peru was also found not guilty - through a direct motion approved by Agostini and not by a jury -on a single count of attempt to commit murder in connection with the same incident.
 
Brandon Griffin, 22, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, illegal possession of a firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling relating to an incident in Pittsfield on July 5, 2018.
 
He also had not guilty pleas entered on two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, and single counts of illegal possession of a firearm, and resisting arrest relating to an incident in Pittsfield on July 11, 2018 when officers attempted to arrest him.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail.
 
Shelly Nichlen, 38, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and a single count of home invasion.
 
She was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from an incident in North Adams on September 19, 2019 where a 39-year-old man was assaulted.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, September 7.
 
Louis Hoffman, 28, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to an incident on Appleton Avenue in Pittsfield on January 20, 2017. He pleaded guilty to single counts of armed assault with intent to rob and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon in connection with a robbery of the Gulf Station on Wahconah Street in Pittsfield on February 8, 2017. 
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent four to six years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of armed assault with intent to rob and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. On the assault with a dangerous weapon charge, he was given concurrent four to five years in state prison. The charges of illegal possession of a firearm, armed robbery while masked, and home invasion were dismissed by the state.

 

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Pittsfield Man Charged In Tuesday Morning Hit and Run

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man is being accused of hitting a woman with his car and driving away.
 
Police say at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to the area of Pecks Road, near Valentine, to an accident. There they found a 20-year-old woman lying in the roadway. She was taken to Berkshire Medical Center where she was admitted with serious internal injuries.
 
Police later arrested Alfredo Maya Osorio, 25, on charges of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a motor vehicle_, and leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury.
 
The case remains under investigation and police are asking anyone with information to contact Lt. Michael Maddalena at 413-448-9705.
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Third Pittsfield Man Facing Charges Related To October Mountain Shooting

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A third man is being charged in the October Mountain shooting.
 
Daquan Douglas, 24, from Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of armed assault with intent to murder, kidnapping, and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
 
He is the third individual to face charges in the early morning shooting near the Ashley Reservoir that left a 19-year-old Cheshire man in critical condition.
 
Judge Jacklyn Connly ordered Douglas to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail until Sept. 10 when there will be a dangerousness hearing in Westfield District Court. 
 
Police arrested Douglas on Tuesday at Dower Square. Previously Kevin Nieves, 19 from Pittsfield, and Luis Delvalle-Rodriguez, 23, from Pittsfield were arrested and are facing the similar charges related to the case. Both entered not guilty pleas and are being held without bail. 
 
Nieves is facing single counts of armed assault with intent to murder; illegal possession of a firearm; kidnapping; and assault and battery. Delvalle-Rodriguez is facing single counts of armed assault with intent to murder; kidnapping; and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
 
The 19-year-old victim from Cheshire was critically injured and has been hospitalized since the shooting at about 1 a.m. in the early hours of last Tuesday. 
 
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North Adams Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run Accident

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 32-year-old North Adams man was arraigned Friday on charges related to the fatal accident last week that killed Alan Keefe of Pittsfield.
 
Brian Dillard is accused of crashing a stolen pickup truck he was driving into the 49-year-old Keefe, who was operating a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, on Linden Street and then fleeing the scene. The accident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.
 
He was arrested by North Adams Police on Thursday evening on an outstanding warrant and transferred to Central Berkshire District Court on Friday afternoon to answer to the motor vehicle homicide charges.
 
Dillard was ordered to be held without bail at the Berkshire County House of Correction on two counts of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and single counts of leaving the scene of property damage, leaving the scene of personal injury and death, and motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation.
 
According to the probable cause report filed by Pittsfield Police in District Court, Dillard was an employee of Cariddi Auto Sales and allegedly took one of the shop's trucks to purchase heroin in Pittsfield. Police say Dillard had picked up his paycheck in North Adams but nobody say how he left the property.
 
Dillard allegedly hit Keefe's motorcycle while driving a shop-owned truck and then left it on South John Street and fled on foot. 
 
When contacted by police that his vehicle had been found connected to the crash, Cariddi Auto Sales owner Guy Cariddi said he was unaware the vehicle was missing that Friday. The truck was apparently at the business at 5 p.m. when he had left for the day, unsecured with the keys in it. He later confirmed it was missing and reported it stolen to the North Adams Police Department.
 
Police received a number of statements from witnesses at the scene and then posted a photo of the truck on Facebook asking for any information about the driver.
 
Two witnesses provided statements with descriptions that matched Dillard, according to the police report. One witness said he had seen the vehicle in the neighborhood multiple times. Another woman provided a statement that she had been asked, and provided, Dilliard a ride back to North Adams. A co-worker of Dillard reported the two had gone separate ways that evening to purchase heroin and reconvened in North Adams later. Another witness identified Dillard from a series of mugshots provided by the North Adams Police. 
 
On Tuesday, North Adams Police made an arrest in a breaking and entering case, also involving Cariddi's Auto Sales, and the man arrested provided a statement that he was friends with Dillard and was told about the situation. 
 
Dillard had previously had his licenses revoked for an operating under the influence of drugs charge in 2016. In 2015, he also had two guilty findings of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
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