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Police Arrest Man For Pittsfield Wellington Ave. Murder
By Andy McKeever On: 10:17AM / Wednesday December 07, 2011
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 PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Police have arrested and charged a city man for the murder of Nikolas Carnute, who was gunned down on Wellington Avenue on Sunday night.
 
According to spokesman for District Attorney David Capeless, Kurt Hudson, 25, was arrested in Columbia, S.C. Tuesday night for the murder. Hudson is being held in South Carolina as a fugitive of justice and is being charged with one count of murder. Hudson's last known address was on West Union Street.
 
The 23-year-old Carnute died in the street from a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at Berkshire Medical Center.
 
Police were seeking information about a white sedan with a rear spoiler but it is unclear if any tips led to the arrest.


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Pittsfield Police Investigating Apparent Homicide
Staff Reports On: 10:44AM / Monday December 05, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield police are investigating an apparent homicide that took place late Sunday evening on Wellington Avenue.  

Police received several 911 calls shortly after 11:30 p.m. reporting gun shots and a man down in the middle of Wellington Avenue. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and found 23-year-old Nikolas S. Carnute of Pittsfield lying in the street. 

Carnute was rushed to Berkshire Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

An autopsy, to determine the cause of death, will be conducted at the office of the chief medical examiner in Boston on Tuesday.  

Investigators are seeking a white sedan, possibly a Pontiac, with a rear spoiler seen fleeing from the scene, and are asking anyone who may have witnessed this attack or who might have information about the vehicle to contact the Pittsfield Police Department at 413-448-9700.  

Carnute was charged in a stabbing incident on Burbank Street five years ago.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.  



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North Adams Blaze Blamed on Oil Burner
By Robert Mangiamele On: 11:50PM / Friday December 02, 2011
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Firefighters quickly doused a small oil burner fire on South Street on Friday night.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Smoke alarms did their job on Friday and protected the house at 33 South St. from burning down.

The first 911 call occurred around 9 p.m. after the homeowners were alerted when their smoke alarms went off. A second call, a few minutes later reporting the same fire, confirmed it.

The home owners met Police Officer Mike Goodson in their front yard, then took him around back and down the basement stairs where the fire was. Two fire trucks responded to the scene and quickly contained a small blaze in the basement.     

"It was a small basement fire that the oil burner caused," said Fire Director Stephen Meranti at the scene.

The fire trucks blocked up both ends of the street, which connects Spring Street and Washington Avenue, and police detoured traffic.

"The smoke alarms did their job to — keep a small fire, small that is," said Meranti. "Keeping a small fire small is a goal firemen and police officers hope to quickly establish in these situations."

There were no injuries but large fans were brought in to take ventilate the house and eject the smoke (and its strong smell) left behind.

Meranti said it was not clear why the fire started at the oil burner but he recommended residents get winter heating appliances anually checked, "whether it be gas, electric or oil," to prevent accidents.

The road was reopened before 10 p.m.


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Superior Court Briefs: November 28 - December 1
Staff Reports On: 04:40PM / Thursday December 01, 2011
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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, November 28

Michelle Lynn Rose, 43, of Pittsfield was sentenced to concurrent two year sentences in the Berkshire County House of Correction after pleading guilty on Nov. 22 to single counts of larceny over $250 and making false entries into corporation records.

Rose took approximately $70,000 from Shedd Plumbing and Heating between December 14, 2006 and July 2, 2009.

Ryan Yon, 23, of Pittsfield has not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of armed robbery while masked and possession of heroin.

Yon was ordered to be held on $10,000 cash or $100,000 surety bail. He allegedly robbed Angelina's Submarine Shop on Wahconah Street on Nov. 1.

Martin Parks, 21, of Dalton had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, causing serious bodily injury.

Parks will be held on $100,000 bail. Parks allegedly stabbed 45-year-old Kevin Potter outside of WOJO's Bar in Adams on Oct. 15.

J.T. Holley, 23, of Pittsfield 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, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition without a identification card and possession of a firearm with a prior conviction for a violent crime or serious drug offense.

Holley was ordered to be held on $10,000 cash or $100,000 surety bail. The charges stem from a disturbance and subsequent motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on Oct. 15.


Richard Sifton, 29, of Florida pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Sifton was sentenced to 18 months of a two and a half year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction and placed on two years probation. The incident occurred in the county between November 1, 2010 and November 25, 2010.



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North Adams Police: Christmas Ornaments Being Stolen
Staff Reports On: 03:29PM / Monday November 28, 2011
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Better watch out or you'll be pouting.

Christmas ornaments across the city were stolen in the wee hours of Monday morning. Police say three homes on East Main Street, between Gallup Street and Union Street, had decorations stolen off their lawn and two iBerkshires employees, one who lives on Curran Highway in Adams and another who lives on Porter Street, are reporting the same.

Residents who reported the crime told police that there were between six to eight people leaving the area and that an SUV, possibly silver, was also involved. The first report came in just after midnight, police said.  

Adams Police have not received any reports of missing decorations.

Any information regarding the stolen items should be reported to the North Adams Police Department at napdtips@northadams-ma.gov.

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