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Falling Tree Injures Lanesborough Motorists
Staff Reports On: 06:22PM / Tuesday October 30, 2012
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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A tree that fell on a pickup truck during Hurricane Sandy sent a local couple to the hospital.

Police said a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was westbound on Brodie Mountain Road at about 6:46 p.m. when the tree crashed down across the road, crushing the truck's cab.

Lanesborough Police and Fire responded to the scene. The driver sustained serious injuries, primarily to his arm, and the passenger, a woman, suffered cuts from the broken windshield. Both were taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield by ambulance and the truck was towed from the scene.

The names of the truck's occupants were not available but they were identified as Lanesborough residents.

The area was buffeted by high winds from Monday into Tuesday from the affects of Sandy as she made landfill in New Jersey. There were numerous reports around the county of trees and power lines down. Lanesborough Police reported that they were busy Monday night responding such incidents.


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Superior Court Briefs: October 24 - October 25
Staff Reports On: 05:30PM / Friday October 26, 2012
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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, October 24.

Jamie Spagnuolo, 33, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of operating under the influence of drugs, operating under the influence of alcohol, operating to endanger, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stop for a police officer, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, attaching plates to a motor vehicle, speeding, operating a motor vehicle without headlights and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Those charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on July 23.

He also had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of escape and breaking and entering and two counts of larceny under $250 with an alleged escape from Berkshire Medical Center and break into a home in Pittsfield on July 25, 2012.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $17,000 cash or $170,000 surety bail.

Lance Roberts, 24, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three counts of receiving stolen property, three counts of illegal ownership of a firearm, rifle or shotgun and a single count of possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $5,000 cash or surety bail. Roberts was allegedly in possession of stolen property in Pittsfield on July 22.
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Steven Lesley, 18, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of armed home invasion, armed assault with intent to rob and conspiracy to commit armed robbery while masked and two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $200,000 cash or surety bail. Lesley is accused of assaulting and attempting to rob a 25-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman in Pittsfield on Sept. 10.

Sadowell Hudson
, 45, of Pittsfield had not a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $5,000 cash or $50,000 surety bail. The charge stems from the execution of a search warrant at his home on Sept. 19.

Michael Dion, 28, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of armed robbery.

Dion was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $15,000 cash or $150,000 surety bail. Dion allegedly was involved in the armed robbery of a 23-year-old man in Pittsfield on Sept. 10.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, October 25.

Yarmi Lamart Cofield Sr, 38, of Springfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense - possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, illegal ownership of a firearm, rifle or shotgun, improper storage of a firearm and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $20,000 cash or $200,000 surety bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at 76 Linden Street in Pittsfield on Sept. 19.

Jerrod Kendig, 32, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of armed robbery, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $20,000 cash or $200,000 surety bail.

Kendig was allegedly involved in the armed robbery of a 23-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman in Pittsfield on Sept. 10.


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Two Horses Killed in Williamstown Accident
Staff Reports On: 10:04PM / Thursday October 25, 2012
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Police confirmed late Thursday that two horses were killed on Wednesday night when they were struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 7 not far from the New Ashford town line.

Jeana Brouder of Lanesborough and a juvenile passenger were riding in a a 2011 Ford F150 when their truck hit the animals, Police Officer Shuan N. William said on Thursday.

Both riders were transported by Village Ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where they were treated for minor injuries and released. The horses — a full-grown adult and 5-year-old miniature horse — were dead when police arrived at the scene, William said.

No citation was issued to Brouder in the accident, which was reported to Williamstown Police just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

William said police have identified the owner of the horses but declined to provide the name because the accident is still under investigation. Police have not determined how the horses got loose and wandered onto the highway in the 700 block of the New Ashford Road section.

Route 7 was shut down for 1 hour, 45 minutes. Responding agencies included state police, Lanesborough Police, Williamstown Fire Department, and the state Highway Department, which assisted in removal of the animals.
— Stephen Dravis


Williamstown Accident Under Investigation

Posted at 1:04 p.m., Oct. 25, 2012
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Berkshire Eagle is reporting that two horses were struck and killed by a pickup truck late Wednesday night on Route 7.

Several readers contacted iBerkshires saying they had heard a moose had been struck, and later that it was one or more horses.

Williamstown Police said a report would be ready later Thursday and declined to give more information.

The Eagle stated that two occupants in the pickup were taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

Two people were transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield after the pickup truck they were in struck two horses on Route 7 in Williamstown on Wednesday night, The Eagle has learned. The horses died.


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Four Pittsfield Teens Charged With Raping UMass Student
Staff Reports On: 01:57PM / Monday October 22, 2012
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Four city teens are being accused of raping an 18-year-old University of Massachusetts Amherst student.

Emmanuel Bile,18, Justin King, 18, Adam Licciardi, 18, and Caleb Womack, 17, are accused of raping the woman in her residence hall in the early hours of Oct. 13. The four knew the victim but did not attend the school.

The teens were arrested by a team consisting of UMass Amherst Police, Pittsfield Police and state police assigned to the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office, according to a statement released by the school on Monday.

UMass Amherst Police Chief John Horvath said the department determined that the general campus was not in danger but will increase awareness of safety procedures and review the security of the residence halls.

"The safety of our students is paramount. Following the incident, we communicated with security personnel and residence hall staff to reiterate current security procedures. In addition, while campus security measures have generally proved effective in the past, the university will conduct a comprehensive review of security in our residence halls. The campus is providing support to the victim and her family through our well-established resources on campus. In addition, we will redouble our efforts to educate all members of our community about protecting their safety," Horvath said in the statement.

School Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy condemned the alleged attack.

"Maintaining a safe learning and living community is of the upmost importance to our campus. We will not tolerate this violent behavior. The victim and her family are receiving support from our campus resources. I know that I speak on behalf of our university community when I say that they are all in our thoughts during this difficult time," he said.


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Superior Court Briefs: October 17
Staff Reports On: 01:43PM / Friday October 19, 2012
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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, October 17.

Orlando Roberts, 31, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of lysergic acid diethlamide.

He was sentenced to 190 days at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant in Pittsfield on February 4, 2010. An additional count of drug violation in a school zone was dismissed by the state.


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