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Superior Court Briefs: March 5 - March 9
Staff Reports On: 03:26PM / Friday March 09, 2012
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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, March 5.

Michael Warren
, 24, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and drug violation in a school zone.

Warren was released on $1,000 bail. He allegedly sold cocaine in Pittsfield on June 23, 2010 and was in possession of cocaine with the intent to sell in North Adams on August 2, 2011.

Jamel Nicholson, 23, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on a single count of distribution of cocaine.

Nicholson was released on personal recognizance. He allegedly sold cocaine in Pittsfield on November 30, 2011.

Mark Hunter, 51, of Springfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense - possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license - his second offense - and number plate violation.

He was released on $2,500 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Lee on Jan. 27.

Jie Whiteside, 42, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Whiteside was sentenced to 30 days of a one year sentence to the Berkshire County House of Correction and placed on one year probation. The charge was in connection to the execution of a search warrant at 816 North Street in Pittsfield on January 31, 2011.

Jody Perkins, 42, of Pittsfield had a single count of conspiracy to violate drug laws continued without a finding for 90 days.

Perkins allegedly conspired with others to sell drugs between October 14, 2010 and October 21, 2010.

Richard Carnevale Sr., 53, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of oxycontin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

He was sentenced to serve one year of a two year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction. He was also placed on one year probation.

Carnevale possessed oxycontin with intent to sell on March 3, 2010 and conspired with others to sell oxycontin between December 23, 2009 and March 5, 2010.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, March 6.

Clifton Stovall, 30, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

He was ordered to serve one year of a two and a half year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction and was placed on two year probation.

The charge stemmed from the execution of a search warrant at his home on January 31, 2011.

David Laplante, 33, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and ownership, possession or transfer of a firearm without a firearm identification card.

He was given a two year suspended sentence at the Berkshire County House of correction and placed on one year probation. Laplante was in possession of cocaine with intent to sell and in possession of an unregistered handgun when he was arrested on March 3, 2010. He also conspired with others to traffick in cocaine between December 22, 2009 and April 15, 2010.

Two counts of distribution of cocaine, two counts of drug violation in a school zone and single counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony were dismissed by the state.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, March 7.


Kevin White, 44, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of breaking and entering in the daytime and larceny over $250.

He was released on personal recognizance. White allegedly broke into a home in Hancock on September 7, 2011.

Christopher White
, 23, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on six counts of breaking and entering in the daytime, six counts of larceny from a building, two counts of malicious destruction of personal property, two counts of vandalize property and single counts of breaking and entering in the daytime placing a person in fear, illegal possession of a firearm, larceny of a firearm, larceny over $250 and common and notorious thief.

He was released on personal recognizance. He allegedly broke into houses in Hancock, Hinsdale, Richmond, Dalton and Washington between September 7, 2011 and Jan. 30.

Jeanette Brown
, 35, of Ballston Spa, N.Y. pleaded guilty to a single counts of mayhem.

Brown was sentenced to five to seven years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. She stabbed a 22-year-old woman in Pittsfield on June 7, 2011. Single counts of assault with intent to kill and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon were dismissed by the state.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, March 8.

George Wetherell, 26, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to three counts of dissemination of visual material of child in a state of nudity or sexual conduct and four counts to knowingly possessing visual material of a child depicted in sexual conduct.

He was placed on two years probation. He possessed child pornography in Pittsfield on November 18, 2009.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, March 9.

Michael Lopez, 26, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to singe counts of armed assault with intent to rob, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest.

Lopez was sentenced to four to six years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the armed assault and assault by means of a dangerous weapon charges. He was given concurrent two and a half to three year state prison sentences on the carrying a dangerous weapon charge and concurrent two year sentenced to the Berkshire County House of Correction on the resisting arrest charge.

The charges were in connection with an attempted robbery of Convenience Plus on Linden Street on November 5, 2010.

Franklin Lamountain Jr., 33, of Pittsfield had a single count of conspiracy to violate drug laws continued for three months.

Lamountain allegedly conspired with others to distribute oxycontin between December 22, 2009 and April 15, 2010.

Allen Cooper, 35, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws and single counts of distribution of cocaine and distribution of heroin.

He was released on personal recognizance. Cooper allegedly sold heroin on July 13, 2011 and cocaine on August 3, 2011 and conspired with others to sell the drugs on the same date.


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Slocum Found Guilty of Murder and Arson
Staff Reports On: 03:58PM / Thursday March 08, 2012
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A New York man that led police on a multi-state man hunt that came through the county was found guilty of murder and arson on Thursday in Washington County Court in Fort Edward, N.Y..

According to reports from New York new organizations, Matthew Slocum, 24, was found guilty on three counts of second-degree murder, one count of third-degree arson and three other felonies.

Slocum shot and killed his mother, her husband and her husband's son before setting the Eagle Bridge home on fire on July 13, 2011. He then fled the scene, taking his girlfriend and their 4-month-old hostage.

Slocum's defense accused his girlfriend Loretta Colegrove of committing the crime. Colegrove has family living in North Adams and Adams and after the crime police swarmed Berkshire County looking for the 2003 black Ford Mustang he was driving. It was spotted that morning in Adams and police say they made a brief stop in the county to ask an acquaintance for money.

The three were later found in New Hampshire.

Slocum is expected to be sentenced on March 30.


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Former Drury High Student Admits to Facebook Threats
Staff Reports On: 12:08PM / Wednesday March 07, 2012
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A former Drury High School student admitted on Wednesday to making Facebook threats against his alma mater last November.

Zachary T. Barbeau, 19, of Commercial Street, Adams, pleaded guilty on Wednesday morning in Berkshire Superior Court to single counts of threatening the use of a deadly weapon and causing serious public alarm, threat to commit a crime (to wit: assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon) and disruption of a public assembly.

He was first arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court before his case was transferred to Superior Court.

Barbeau created a Facebook profile with a false identity and posted threats against the North Adams school and its students on Nov. 10, 2011. Police tracked the account to his address and he was arrested later that day.

School officials decided to hold classes, although existing rules on access and student behavior were strictly enforced.

Barbeau was released on personal recognizance by Judge John Agostini, pending sentencing on April 27 at 9 a.m.  

The investigation was conducted by state police detectives assigned to the district attorney's office, state troopers assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and members of the North Adams and Adams police departments.

Updated at 1:47 p.m. because graduation & date not confirmed.



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Teen Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Lee Accident
Staff Reports On: 03:38PM / Tuesday March 06, 2012
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Updated: March 6, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - A teen driver had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf Tuesday on single counts of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence and speeding in a December 2011 accident that killed a 17-year-old passenger.

Philip K Baruch Jr., of Lenox, was allegedly the operator of a vehicle that struck a tree on Greylock Street in Lee and killed 17-year-old Remy Kirshner.

He was released by Judge John Agostini on personal recognizance.




Orignal post on  Thursday, January 5, 2012

Teen Charged In Fatal Lee Accident

Philip Baruch Jr.
, 18, of Lenox was charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and operating to endanger and causing the death of another and one count of speeding.

Baruch was the driver of a vehicle that struck a tree on Greylock Street in Lee on Dec. 30, 2011 and 17-year-old Remy Kirshner died as a result of the crash.

Baruch will be arraigned on in Southern Berkshire District Court on Feb. 2.


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Greylock Federal Teller Facing Embezzlement Charges
Staff Reports On: 04:50PM / Monday March 05, 2012
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has released a statement related to the arraignment of one of its head tellers in Central Berkshire District Court on Monday morning.

Felisa Kazimierczak, 43, of Adams was charged with embezzlement for allegedly stealing $58,000 from Greylock. According to the Berkshire Eagle, she also faces charges for allegedly lying to police about a threatening note targeting her teenage daughter.

Officials at Greylock declined to speak on the issue. Greylock's statement reads:

"Greylock Federal Credit Union is among a number of local businesses that have been victimized by the recent criminal activity in Pittsfield.

We are assisting state and local law enforcement officials in their investigations.

Fortunately, Greylock is protected and fully insured so that the criminal activity did not impact Greylock’s financial strength and stability.

At the request of law enforcement we are providing no additional details at this time so that they can properly complete their investigation.

We remain fully committed to meeting the financial needs of our more than 70,000 Member/Owners and to supporting law enforcement officials in their efforts to make our community safer."


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