Home About Archives RSS Feed

Superior Court Briefs: March 18 - March 21

Staff Reports

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, March 18.

Gina Arnold, 32, of Lee had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on five counts of receiving stolen property over $250, two counts of wanton destruction of property and single counts of larceny over $250, trespassing and being present where heoin is kept.

She was released on personal recognizance. Arnold allegedly sold copper that belonged to Iberdrola Renewables between October 22, 2013 and November 12, 2013.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, March 19.

Eli Waters, 33, of Lee had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on 12 counts of receiving stolen property over $250, two counts of wanton destruction of property, and single counts of larceny over $250, trespassing and being present where heroin is kept.

He was released on personal recognizance. Waters allegedly sold copper that belonged to Iberdrola Renewables between October 19, 2013 and November 12, 2013.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, March 21.

Leonard Ellis, 43, of Troy, N.Y. pleaded guilty to single counts of larceny from a person, assault by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.

Ellis was ordered to serve concurrent two year sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges were in connection to an incident involving a 29-year-old man in North Adams on January 4, 2013.

Write a comment - 0 Comments            

Stamford Crash Cuts Power

Staff Reports

STAMFORD, Vt. — A single-vehicle crash on Main Road on Thursday morning sent a local woman to the hospital and cut power to a section of town for more than two hours.

State police said Maria Theresa Denault, 20, of Stamford was northbound on Route 100 when she lost control of her 2005 Dodge Durango just before 9 a.m. and collided with a utility pole at 4651 Main Road.

Deneault was going about 45 mph when the sport utility vehicle lost traction in the slush and ice and slid across the road, and broke the pole at the base, according to the report by State Trooper Paul F. Sokolowski Jr. of the Shaftsbury barracks.

A messy mix of snow, sleet and rain had fallen over the region since late Wednesday evening.

Denault, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to North Adams (Mass.) Regional Hospital with minor injuries; the vehicle sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene.

Green Mountain Power reported about 560 customers without power in Stamford and Readsboro. The utility replaced the pole; Fair Point Communications also responded.

The Stamford Fire Department responded to the scene and assisted with traffic control.

Write a comment - 0 Comments            

Three Arrested in North Adams Drug Raid

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Two city residents and a New York man were arrested on drug charges Monday night after a raid that garnered some 100 baggies full of cocaine.

Brenda Blasi, 46, and Thomas Massey Jr., 43, both of North Adams, and Tareem Jackson, 26, of East Sunnyside Street in Troy, N.Y., are being charged with trafficking in crack cocaine (more than 36 grams); possession of a Class B substance (crack cocaine) with the intent to distribute (third offense for Blasi and second offense for Jackson), and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Massey was also arrested on three arrest warrants for failing to appear at Northern Berkshire District Court for narcotics offenses.

North Adams Police and members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Berkshire County Special Response Team, executed a search warrant at Blasi's home at 74 Liberty St. at about 9 p.m. on Monday.

Police said a man in the front yard of the home when officers arrived ran into the house and attempted to flush baggies down the toilet. Officers searched the house and, with the assistance of Department of Public Works personnel and the plumbing inspector, recovered more than 100 baggies of crack cocaine that were lodged in the house's drain.

The street value of the crack cocaine was estimated at more than $5,000.

All three were held on cash bail and arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court on Tuesday morning.

Blasi had been previously indicted for drug trafficking in the breakup of a drug ring at Wheel Estates Mobile Home Park in 2008, uncovered after the slaying of Daniel J. Walters.

Write a comment - 0 Comments            

Superior Court Briefs: March 10 - March 13

Staff Reports

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, March 10.

Eric Cohen, 55, of New Marlborough had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on four counts of rape of a child with force and a single count of assault with intent to rape.

He was ordered to be held on $25,000 cash bail. Cohen is accused of assaulting a woman who is now 33-years old. The incidents allegedly occurred in North Adams between January 1, 1992 and May 20, 1994.

Ariel Camacho, 27, of Manhattan, N.Y. had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws and single counts of trafficking in oxycodone, distribution of cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug laws, being present where heoin is kept, possession of heroin, resisting arrest, failure to stop for a police officer, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and furnishing a false name to a police officer.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $50,000 cash or $500,000 surety bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on February 21, 2014.

Ansel Sparrow, 24, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and single counts of armed assault with intent to rob and conspiracy to commit armed robbery while masked.

He was ordered to serve eight to 11 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the armed assault with intent to rob charge. He was given concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Corre3ction on the others.

Sparrow assaulted and attempted to rob a 16-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman in Pittsfield on October 2, 2012. A single count of armed home invasion was dismissed by the state.

Grace Mary Stanley, 25, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws and single counts ot trafficking in oxycodone, distribution of cocaine, being present where heroin is kept and possession of heroin.

She was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $7,500 cash or $75,000 surety bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on February 21, 2014.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, March 11.

Nakiba Browne, 29, of Boston had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

He was released on $15,000 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on January 21, 2014.

Eric Alfonso, 30, of Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of receiving stolen property over $250.

He was released on personal recognizance. Alfonso is accused of selling copper that belonged to Iberdrola Renewables between November 4, 2013 and November 8, 2013.

Brian Mcadoo, 35, of Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three counts of receiving stolen property over $250 and a single count of wanton destruction of property.

He was released on personal recognizance. Mcadoo is accused of selling copper that belonged to Iberdrola Renewables between September 28, 2013 and October 7, 2013.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, March 12.

Luis Torres, 27, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of distribution of Percocet and possession of Percocet with intent to distribute.

He was released on personal recognizance. Torres allegedly sold Percocet and was in possession of the drug with intent to sell when he was arrested in Pittsfield on January 25, 2014.

Shelley Meehan, 41, of Adams had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on a single count of receiving stolen property over $250.

She was released on personal recognizance. Meehan allegedly sold copper that belonged to Iberdrola Renewables on November 8, 2013.
 
Tiffany Bednarz, 25, of Adams had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on a single count of receiving stolen property over $250.

She was released on personal recognizance. Bednarz allegedly sold copper that belonged to Iberdrola Renewables on November 8, 2013.

Mark Bednarz, 47, of Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on four counts of receiving stolen property over $250 and a single count of wanton destruction of property.

He was released on personal recognizance. Bednarz allegedly sold copper that belonged to Iberdrola Renewables between October 12, 2013 and November 8, 2013.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, March 13.

Shaun Kelly, 39, of Hinsdale had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on eight counts of illegal possession of a large capacity feeding device and single counts of fraudulent use of a medical marijuana registration card, cultivation of marijuana, distribution of marijuana and possession of heroin.

He was released on personal recognizance. The incidents allegedly occurred in Hinsdale between January 25, 2013 and June 21, 2013.

Jamene Hinckley-Morrison, 32, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on three counts of receiving stolen property over $250, two counts of wanton destruction of property and single counts of larceny over $250, trespassing and being present where heroin is kept.

She was released on personal recognizance. She allegedly sold copper that belonged to Iberdrola Renewables between October 26, 2013 and November 12, 2013.

Write a comment - 0 Comments            

North Adams Rollover Sends Driver to Hospital

Staff Reports

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A sport-utility vehicle rolled over at the bottom of Massachusetts Avenue on Tuesday morning, sending the driver to North Adams Regional Hospital.

The black Chevy Tracker ZR-2 apparently veered out of the lane, hitting the banking on the westbound lane and rolling over. It came to rest rightside up across the eastbound lane.

The only occupant was the woman driving the vehicle. The road was briefly closed to remove the vehicle.

No other information is immediately available.

Write a comment - 0 Comments            
Page 87 of 207... 82  83  84  85  86  87  88  89  90  91  92 ... 207  
News Headlines
Pittsfield Health Officials Wait for Council Comments on Needle Exchange
Solid Waste District May Have Program Director Applicant
North Adams Council to Vote Tax Classification on Tuesday
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Dec. 9-15
Time for a Year-end Investment Review
Williamstown Elementary School Committee Chairman Steps Down
Plunkett School Roof Project to Begin in Spring
Three Resign From Pittsfield's Board of Health
Pittsfield Brightens Up Sick Toddler's Day With Christmas Display
Cheshire Still Unclear On Select Board Increase Process

Police Logs

Pittsfield Police

North Adams

Crimewatch Links

North Adams CrimeWatch

Stamford/Clarksburg CrimeWatch

Pittsfield CrimeWatch

Emergency: 911
Adams 413-743-1212
Clarksburg 413-663-7795
Cheshire 413-743-1501
Dalton 413-684-0300
Great Barrington 413-528-0306
Lanesborough 413-443-4107
Lee 413-243-2100
Lenox 413-637-2346
North Adams 413-664-4944
Pittsfield 413-448-9700
Richmond 413-698-3315
Stockbridge 413-298-4179
Williamstown 413-458-5733
West Stockbridge 413-232-7938
State Police  
Cheshire Barracks
413-743-
4700
Lee Barracks 413-243-0600
Shaftsbury, Vt., Barracks 802-442-3263

 



Categories:
Adams (53)
Alford (0)
Becket (6)
Cheshire (14)
Clarksburg (31)
Dalton (5)
Egremont (0)
Florida (5)
Great Barrington (17)
Hancock (5)
Hinsdale (3)
Lanesborough (22)
Lee (12)
Lenox (11)
Monterey (0)
Mount Washington (0)
New Ashford (5)
New Marlborough (1)
North Adams (181)
Otis (2)
Peru (2)
Pittsfield (200)
Pownal (12)
Readsboro (13)
Richmond (8)
Sandisfield (2)
Savoy (5)
Sheffield (2)
Stamford (29)
State (1)
Stockbridge (5)
Tyringham (1)
Washington (1)
West Stockbridge (1)
Williamstown (65)
Windsor (3)
Archives:
December 2016 (4)
November 2016 (6)
October 2016 (13)
September 2016 (15)
August 2016 (20)
July 2016 (13)
June 2016 (12)
May 2016 (14)
April 2016 (3)
Tags:
Break-ins Missing Persons Fatal Shooting Police Investigation Armed Robbery Veremko Vehicle Police Rape Mvi Homicide Crime Watch Murder Assaults Stabbing Arrest Larceny Assault Fire Motor Vehicle Accident Search Accident Fraud Heroin Structure Fire Cocaine Crash Motor Vehicle Injuries Robbery Pedestrians Buglaries Drug Charges Drugs
Popular Entries:
Great Barrington Crashes Leave Two Dead
North Adams Woman Killed in Route 2 Crash
North Adams Man Crashes SUV Into Home
Man Killed by Bull in Clarksburg
North Adams Man Arraigned on Child Porn Charges
Kincaid Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Rape
Cariddi Auto Sales Burns
Fatal Accident Closes Route 8 in Adams
Donations Reach State Road Fire Victims
New Ashford Crash Turns Fatal for Williamstown Man
Recent Entries:
Pittsfield Police Investigating Wednesday Night Shooting
Pedestrian Struck on Pittsfield's West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield Firefighters Pull Man From Burning Building
Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 15 - Dec. 1
Pittsfield Teen Accosted On Elm Street
Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to MassHealth Fraud
Teen in Critical Condition Following Pittsfield Shooting
North Adams Apartment Fire Forces Out Five Families
Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 7 - Nov. 9
Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 3