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Conn. Woman Charged With Striking Pedestrians in Great Barrington

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Police have charged an elderly woman for crashing her vehicle into two women and two children while they were crossing the roadway on Friday morning, according to Chief William Walsh.

At about 10:49 a.m., two women, along with an 11-month-old baby girl who was in a stroller and a 3-year-old girl, were crossing in a crosswalk on Main Street at Railroad Street. At the same time, an 87-year-old woman from Canaan, Conn., who was southbound on Main Street, failed to yield and struck all four, said police.

All four were injured and transported by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield with non-life-threatening injuries.

The operator, who was the sole occupant of the car, was not injured. She was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. She will be summonsed to court at a later date.

Great Barrington Police were assisted by the Fire Department, the Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad, North Canaan (Conn.) Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Sheffield Police Department and the Monterey Police Department.

The incident remains under investigation by the Great Barrington Police Department.

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Superior Court Briefs: May 23 - May 25

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, May 23.
 
Timothy Lewis, 39, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, drug violation in a school zone, breaking and entering in the daytime, intimidation of a witness, assault and battery on a pregnant woman, and resisting arrest.
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent two to three years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the possession of cocaine, breaking and entering, intimidation of a witness, and assault and battery charges. He was given two and a half to three years on the school zone charge. He was given concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the resisting arrest charge. In total he'll serve four and a half to six years. 
 
The charges stem from a domestic dispute in Pittsfield on May 4, 2015. A single count of trafficking in cocaine was dismissed by the state.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, May 25.
 
Michael Martin, 34, of West Hartford, Conn. had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense - trafficking in cocaine, and drug violation in a school zone.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $15,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at Lincoln Street in Pittsfield on March 25, 2016.
 
Albert Kolodziej, 21, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of rape, two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, two counts of strangulation, and single counts of attempt to commit murder, intimidation of a witness, assault and battery, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, reckless endangerment of a motor vehicle, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $25,000 bail. Kolodiej is accused of assaulting a 25-year-old woman in Pittsfield on April 3, 2016 and was involved in a motor vehicle crash the same day.
 
Lance Joppich, 44, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of rape, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person who has attained age 14, and assault with intent to commit rape.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $5,000 bail. Joppich is accused of assaulting an 18-year-old girl in North Adams between March 1, 2016 and April 19, 2016.
 
Matthew King, 34, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin.
 
He was ordered to pay a $250 fine. The charge stems from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on October 9, 2015.
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Pittsfield Pair Charged With Drug, Gun Crimes On Circular Avenue

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested a juvenile and a 24-year-old man during the investigation of shots being fired in a home on Circular Avenue.
 
Police say Jerrel Hall and the juvenile were arrested on outstanding warrants Monday at about 11 a.m. at a home on Circular Avenue. Police were on scene continuing an investigation of Sunday's shooting and Det. Kim Bertelli-Hund observed several men in the area believed to have active arrest warrants. Two men then fled into a home. 
 
Consent was given to search the home where both were found and arrested on those outstanding warrants. 
 
Additionally, the pair are being charged with possession of a Class A substance - heroin - with intent to distribute, improper storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a license, and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number during the commission of a felony. Hall is also being charged with possession of a firearm with a prior violent or drug offense
 
Hall will be arraigned on Tuesday morning in Central Berkshire District Court and the juvenile will be arraigned on Wednesday in Central Berkshire Juvenile Court.
 
The shooting incident on Circular Avenue remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the detective bureau at 448-9705.
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Superior Court Briefs: May 16 - May 17

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, May 16.
 
Sharareh Cordero, 26, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of phencyclidine, and reckless endangerment of a child.
 
She was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at her home on March 22, 2016.
 
Rashard Garnett, 27, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and drug violation in a park zone.
 
He was released on $5,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on March 22, 2016.
 
Kelly O'Laughlin, 37, of Cheshire pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving stolen property over $250, and a single county of breaking and entering in the daytime.
 
She was ordered to serve one years of a two and a half year-sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction and was placed on two-years probation. She will begin serving the sentence on June 7.
 
O'Laughin took approximately $80,000 from a home in Dalton on September 4, 2013. A single count of larceny in a building was dismissed by the state.
 
Gina Russo, 22, of Adams pleaded guilty to four counts of distribution of heroin, four counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: distribution of cocaine, three counts of distribution of cocaine, and three counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: distribution of heroin. 
 
She was placed on three-years probation. The incidents occurred in Pittsfield between May 7, 2015 and May 21, 2015.
 
Heather Shurtleff, 39, of Adams was sentenced to two and a half years at the Berkshire County House of Correction on a single count of reckless endangerment of a child.
 
Shurtleff was found guilty of the crime by a jury on May 11. The charges stemmed from an incident in Adams involving a girl who is now 18 years old between February 6, 2011 and November 16, 2013.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, May 17.
 
Timothy Herring, 34, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense - and possession of cocaine.
 
He was released on $5,000 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Lanesborough on March 19, 2016.
 
Davon Fitts, 34, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense - possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense - and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.
 
He was released on $10,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on March 17, 2016.
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Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice After Fire

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 Sign on the door tells patrons that the restaurant is closed.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a fire Friday morning.
 
Deputy Fire Chief Steven Peaslee reported that at about 7:13 a.m. Friday morning grease underneath a griddle had caught fire.
 
Three engines, a ladder truck, and a command vehicle responded to the blaze.
 
The damage is "estimated at $40,000" and the restaurant is expected to "return to full operations," Peaslee wrote in a report. No injuries were reported.
 
At noon on Friday, the doors were propped open and workers were on site. But, a sign hung on every door that read "closed until further notice." 
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