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Text Scam Asks for Credit Union Account
By: Pittsfield Police On: 11:08AM / Thursday August 18, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Police Department is reporting a new scam circulating by text message:

PPD has received several phone calls from citizens concerned about a text message that they had received. The text message is from the Credit Union Center and it is an alert that their credit card was going to be deactivated. It asks that they call 413-347-3925 and enter their 16-digit credit card number. Once the number is entered they'll speak to someone who asks for their pin to verify the account. This is a scam.

If you have suffered a financial loss because of this scam please file an online report or contact the Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.



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Williamstown Accident Sends Three to Hospital
By: Williamstown Police Department On: 03:57PM / Wednesday August 17, 2011
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The three-car accident in front of the Spruces on Tuesday afternoon sent the three people involved to the hospital.

According to police, Elin Ozdemir, 79, of Emerald Lane, the Spruces, was stopped in the eastbound lane of Main Street waiting to turn left into the mobile home park at about 3:20 p.m. when she was struck from behind by a 2002 Honda Odyssey operated by Nicole Deblois, 38, of Dalton.

The collision pushed Ozdemir's 1992 Plymouth Acclaim into the westbound lane of Main Street, where she was then struck by a westbound 2010 Ford Escape, operated by Lenore Freeman, 61, of Williamstown.

Ozdemir's Plymouth ended up perpendicular to Main Street in the middle of the roadway. Deblois' Honda ended up on the eastbound sidewalk at the intersection with Hamel Avenue. Freeman's Ford veered right, jumped the curb, and traveled across the Spruces lawn, coming to rest near the fence of the Spruce's pool.

Williamstown Police and Fire, along with Village and North Adams Ambulance services responded to the scene. The Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to assist in extracting Ozdemir from her Plymouth.

All three operators were the sole occupants of their vehicles and all three were transported to North Adams Regional Hospital. None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.

All three vehicles were towed from the scene, each with extensive damage. Deblois was cited for following too closely.



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Pittsfield Scuffle Ends Up on North Street
By: Staff Reports On: 11:23PM / Tuesday August 16, 2011
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A fight near A-Mart spilled over into the street in front of the WordXWord crowd at Mission Bar and Tapas at 438 North St. Pittsfield,  late Tuesday night. One couple involved attempted to flee police and was surrounded by cruisers on the median strip.



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Superior Court Briefs: August 9
By: Andy McKeever On: 03:54PM / Monday August 15, 2011
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Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Tuesday, August 9.

Sean Begley, 32, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of improper of storage of a firearm, three counts of illegal ownership of a firearm, six counts of possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card and single counts of possession of cocaine - his second offense- and possession of anabolic steroids.

Begley was released on $5,000 cash or $50,000 surety bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on July 1.
 



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Pittsfield Police Investigating ATM Thefts
By: Andy McKeever On: 03:09PM / Wednesday August 10, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating a series of ATM thefts.

Three businesses have had their ATM stolen in the last two months. The first occurred in June when two men broke into Porter's Variety Store on Pecks Road and carried the cash machine out of the store.

The second incident occurred last Wednesday when a man used a hand truck to carry an ATM out Casey's Billiards on Dalton Avenue, loaded it into an open car trunk and drove off at about 6:30 a.m. The surveillance video from that robbery is available below.

Bill's Top of the Hill Citgo on West Housatonic Street was broken into in the early hours of Monday. Surveillance showed two men loading the ATM into a pickup truck.

Also on Saturday morning, Teo's restaurant on East Street was broken into and surveillance video shows a single person attempting to steal the ATM with a hand truck. The suspect escaped without the machine.

 



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