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Vermont Man Dies In New Ashford Crash
Staff Reports On: 02:55PM / Thursday October 13, 2011
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NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — A 73-year-old Vermont man was killed in a head-on collision on Route 7 Thursday morning.

According to state police, John Killeen of East Wallingford, Vt., was traveling south in a 1992 Chrysler Lebaron at about 6 a.m. when he crossed the yellow line and collided with a 2006 Ford Explorer driven by Joseph Roulier, 57, of Pittsfield.

Killeen was pronounced dead on the scene. Police withheld his identity for several hours until family is notified.

Roulier was transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield with minor injuries. Both vehicles were totaled.

The crash is still under investigation by state police with assistance from the state police collision analysis and reconstruction and crime scene services. Troopers were assisted on the scene by emergency responders from Williamstown and the state Department of Transportation.


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North Adams Man Arrested After West Main Crash
On: 11:00PM / Tuesday October 11, 2011
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Stephen J. Senay, 21, of Notch Road was charged with drunken driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle after hitting a utility pole and another vehicle early Sunday morning.

The accident was reported at 1:50 a.m. Senay's blue 2005 Chevrolet Colorado caught on fire after colliding with a parked 1997 Mercury Mountaineer near the West End Market.

North Adams police, fire and ambulance responded to the scene; Williamstown Police aided by diverting eastbound traffic from State Road over Roberts Drive. A National Grid crew was also dispatched.

Senay was taken by ambulance to North Adams Regional Hospital for evaluation.

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Police Warn Phone Scam Targeting Elderly
Williamstown Police Department On: 02:44PM / Tuesday October 11, 2011
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Police Department is warning residents of a phone scam.

A fictitious organization representing itself as the "National Medical Office" is attempting to fraudulently obtain bank information from senior citizens.

The caller tells the senior the office will provide a supplemental card that, among other things, can be used to assist in lowering the cost of prescription medication. The card is being advertised over the phone as free of charge; however, the recipient is asked to provide bank account information to verify his or her identity before receiving the card.

The scam has been widely reported throughout the United States. Additionally, the Police Department is reminding residents to be vigilant when receiving unknown solicitations over the phone, the Internet or by mail. Police strongly recommend that no personal information be provided to anyone with whom you are not familiar.

If you or a family members believes you have been the victim of this scam, or have any additional questions, contact Williamstown Police at 413-458-5733 or your local police department.



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Murder Suspects Arraigned In Superior Court
Staff Reports On: 12:50PM / Tuesday October 11, 2011
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Update, Oct. 13 at 12:38 p.m.: David Casey, 62, of Canaan, N.Y. had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three counts of accessory after the fact, murder; three counts of accessory after the fact, kidnapping; and three counts of accessory after the face, intimidation of a witness.

Judge John Agostini ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $1 million bail.

Update, Oct. 12 at 12:28 p.m.:
David Chalue, 44, of North Adams entered not guilty pleas on three counts of murder, three counts of kidnapping and three counts of intimidation of a witness Wednesday morning.

Chalue was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail.

PITTSFIELD, Mass — Two of the three men accused of committing the county's most notorious triple murder in recent history pleaded not guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday.

Adam Lee Hall, 34, of Peru had not guilty pleas entered on their behalf on three counts of murder, three counts of kidnapping and four counts of intimidation of a witness. Caius Veiovis, 31, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three counts of murder, three counts of kidnapping and four counts of intimidation of a witness.

The two are accused of kidnapping and killing David Glasser, 44, Edward Frampton. 58, and Robert Chadwell, 47, after the three went missing from a Linden Street apartment on Aug. 28.

Judge John Agostini ordered that the two be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail.

After a grand jury indicted four men last week and the case will now be heard in Berkshire Superior Court instead of Central Berkshire District Court.

Another man, David Chalue,44, of Springfield faces the same charges but did not appear in court on Tuesday and David Casey, 62, of Canaan, N.Y., faces accessory after the fact charges for allegedly supplying the excavation equipment used to bury the bodies of the three men in Becket.

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Superior Court Briefs: October 4
Staff Reports On: 11:47AM / Monday October 10, 2011
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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, October 4

Jon Gilmore, 21, of Pittsfield was sentenced to two and a half years at the Berkshire County House of Correction on one count assault by means of a dangerous weapon, six months at the House of Correction after that on another assault by beans of a dangerous weapon and given concurrent sentenced on single counts of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and illegal possession of a firearm.

Gilmore was found guilty on the charges by a jury on Sept. 29. He assaulted a 22-year-old man in Pittsfield on August 16, 2009.

Gilmore was sentenced to a total of three years.



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