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Police Nab Suspect in Multiple Robberies
Pittsfield Police Department On: 01:15PM / Wednesday November 23, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police have charged a city man in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday night at a local Domino's Pizza and are investigating his connection to four other incidents.

Raheem Garett, 26, is charged with armed robbery (a firearm) and being masked during the robbery. His alleged accomplice, Laura Methe, 21, of Washington, the driver of the sport utility vehicle in which policy say he fled, is facing the same charges, in addition to motor vehicle charges including failure to stop for a police officer.

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, at approximately 10:50 p.m., the Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Domino's Pizza 321 1/2 Elm St.

Witnesses described the robber as a black man with a black hooded sweat shirt, wearing a mask and brandishing a gun. The suspect left in a white SUV. Officers responding to the area located the vehicle traveling on Dorchester Avenue. The operator refused to stop when signaled, and continued at a high rate of speed through the neighborhood streets, finally stopping when blocked in on Parkside Avenue.

During the chase, the passenger was observed throwing a gun out of the window. A BB gun and a mask were recovered along the route the vehicle traveled.

During the investigation, evidence linked the two individuals to the robberies at Domino's on Sept. 1 and Convenience Plus on Oct. 3, as well as attempted robberies at Dunkin' Donuts on Nov. 1 and Lipton Mart on Nov. 21.

Anyone who was in the Elm Street area between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on Tuesday night and may have observations relevant to the investigation is urged to call the Pittsfield Police Department at 413-448-9700. 


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Pittsfield Woman Pleads Guilty Of Stealing $70K From Job
Staff Reports On: 05:09PM / Tuesday November 22, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city woman pleaded guilty to stealing about $70,000 by making false entries into Shedd Plumbing and Heating while employed there.

Michelle Lynn Rose, 43, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of larceny over $250, an ongoing and continuing offense, and making false entries into corporation records.

Rose was released on personal recognizance pending sentencing on Monday Nov. 28. Rose took about $70,000 between December 14, 2006 and July 2, 2009 while employed by the Pittsfield-based company. The investigation was completed by the Police Department.


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Pittsfield Police Seeking Info On Attempted Armed Robbery
Staff Reports On: 03:35PM / Monday November 21, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information about yet another attempted armed robbery of a convenience store.

Police say a masked person attempted to enter the Lipton Mart Mobil Station on Elm Street at about 5 a.m. Monday morning. Video surveillance shows a person approach the store from the area of Yarmosky Pediatric Dentistry and attempt to pull open the doors of the business. The suspect was wearing a gray ski mask, a gray pullover shirt and dark pants. The video shows the suspect holding a bag and brandishing some type of weapon.

The attempt was just after a store clerk arrived to open the store and had locked the front doors. Officers tracked the suspect to the Holmes road area with a K9 unit but was unable to locate the suspect.

Police are asking anyone who was in the Elm Street area between 4:45 and 5:15 and may have made an observation that could be relevant to contact the Detective Bureau at 413-448-9700.


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Four-Car Crash Sends Two To North Adams Hospital
By Andy McKeever On: 03:58PM / Friday November 18, 2011
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A four-car crash on Curran Highway Friday afternoon sent two women to the hospital.

According to police, Claire Staples, 84, of Dalton and Josephine Bianchi, 87, of Adams were transported to North Adams Regional Hospital after the accident. Their condition is still unknown.

Bianchi was the passenger of the 2000 Hyundai Staples was driving when it went through a red light at the intersection of Hodges Cross Road and Curran Highway. The Hyundai collided with a 2003 GMC pickup - driven by Harry Mountz, 46, of Pittsfield - that was crossing the highway onto Hodges Cross Road.

Mountz's vehicle spun off and collided with a tractor-trailer - driven by Thomas Bernier, 66, of Pownal, Vt. - and Staples' car veer off into a service van owned by O'Connell's Oil and driven by Robert Green, 58, of North Adams. Both the van and the tractor-trailer were stopped at the intersection and neither driver suffered injuries.

Traffic was rerouted around the scene for about 30 minutes. Citations are pending while the case is being investigated.


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Superior Court Briefs: November 14 - November 18
Staff Reports On: 03:09PM / Friday November 18, 2011
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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, November 14


David Jones Jr., 28, of Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on 19 counts of breaking and entering in the daytime, 15 counts of larceny from a building, nine counts of malicious destruction of personal property, two counts of receiving stolen property over $250 and a single count of attempt to commit breaking and entering in the daytime.

Jones was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $50,000 bail. The charges stem from a series of house break-ins in Adams, Cheshire, Florida, North Adams, Savoy and Williamstown between April 1 and Sept. 1.

Taequan Carter, 19, of Pittsfield was sentenced to two and a half years at the Berkshire County House of Correction after being found guilty on Thursday on one count of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

The jury found Carter guilty of stabbing a 39-year-old man on July 29, 2010.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, November 15

Wendy Whitney, 40, of North Adams pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to violate drug laws.

She was placed on one-year probation. The incidents occurred between October 2, 2007 and January 23, 2008. Two counts of drug violation within a school zone were dismissed by the state.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, November 16

Tara Malloy, 27, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to 15 counts of receiving stolen property, 13 counts of breaking and entering in the daytime, 12 counts of larceny from a building, nine counts of malicious destruction of property, and single counts of failure to appear in court and common and notorious thief.

Malloy was sentenced to serve concurrent two-year sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the breaking and entering, larceny, malicious destruction and receiving stolen property charges. She was given an additional three month sentence for the failure to appear charge and placed on three years probation on the common and notorious thief charge.

The charges stem from a series of house break-ins throughout the county between June 1, 2009 and November 19, 2009. The failure to appear charge stemmed from her failure to appear in court on April 12.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, November 17

Gerard Jones, 24, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of distribution of cocaine - his second offense - and two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Jones was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $50,000 bail. Jones allegedly sold cocaine and conspired with others to sell cocaine in Pittsfield between October 1, 2010 and October 6, 2010.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, November 18


Adam Smith, 32, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, drug violation in a school zone and possession of a dangerous weapon in connection with a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on March 28, 2009. Additionally, Smith pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and drug violation in a school zone in connection to the execution of a search warrant in Pittsfield on December 31, 2010.

Smith was ordered to serve concurrent one-day sentenced to the Berkshire County House of Correction on the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and the possession of a dangerous weapon charges. He was given concurrent three to three and a half year sentences at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the school zone violations.


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