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Pittsfield Scuffle Ends Up on North Street

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A fight near A-Mart spilled over into the street in front of the WordXWord crowd at Mission Bar and Tapas at 438 North St. Pittsfield,  late Tuesday night. One couple involved attempted to flee police and was surrounded by cruisers on the median strip.

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Pittsfield Police Investigating ATM Thefts

Andy McKeever

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating a series of ATM thefts.

Three businesses have had their ATM stolen in the last two months. The first occurred in June when two men broke into Porter's Variety Store on Pecks Road and carried the cash machine out of the store.

The second incident occurred last Wednesday when a man used a hand truck to carry an ATM out Casey's Billiards on Dalton Avenue, loaded it into an open car trunk and drove off at about 6:30 a.m. The surveillance video from that robbery is available below.

Bill's Top of the Hill Citgo on West Housatonic Street was broken into in the early hours of Monday. Surveillance showed two men loading the ATM into a pickup truck.

Also on Saturday morning, Teo's restaurant on East Street was broken into and surveillance video shows a single person attempting to steal the ATM with a hand truck. The suspect escaped without the machine.

 

     

Jury Finds Vincent Guilty Of Murder

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A jury found a Pittsfield man guilty Tuesday of murdering his 27-year-old girlfriend in 2009.

David Vincent III, 43, was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to a life sentence at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction without parole in connection to the June, 2009 murder of Rebecca Moulton.

Moulton was beaten in a Fourth Street apartment that she shared with Vincent on June 3, 2009 and died the following day relating to the injuries. Vincent was charged with the crime and after a six-day trial, the jury deliberated for four hours over a two-day period before returning the guilty verdict on Tuesday.

     

Superior Court Briefs: July 20

Andy McKeever

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, July 20.

Andrew Latini, 23, of Pittsfield was sentenced Wednesday to four years in the Berkshire County House of Corrections after pleading guilty to an array of charges.

Latini pleaded guilty to single counts of burning a dwelling house, burning a motor vehicle, unarmed burglary, attempt to commit a crime, to wit: burning a motor vehicle, malicious destruction of personal property and defacement of real or personal property. He also pleaded guilty to nine counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the nighttime, four counts of larceny under $250 and four counts of attempt to commit a crime, to wit: larceny under $250.

He was ordered to serve a two-year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the burning a dwelling house charge. He was given concurrent two-year sentences on the unarmed burglary, eight counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, attempt to commit a crime, malicious destruction of personal property and defacement of real or personal property charges. He was given concurrent one-year house of correction sentences on four counts of larceny and four counts of attempt to commit a crime, to wit: larceny.

Latini was placed on one-year probation with a $1,500 restitution on one count of burning a motor vehicle and one count of breaking an entering a motor vehicle charges.

The incidents occurred in Pittsfield on August 31, 2009.

     

Decade-Old Lee Rape Case Comes To End

Andy McKeever

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It may have been quite the debacle and took more than a decade but the prosecutions of three men accused of raping a women in Lee in 1998 have come to an end.

William Jansen, 35, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court to one count of concealing or compounding a felony Wednesday and placed on two-years probation. Jansen was accused of videotaping Aaron Kincaid and Richard Lampron rape a woman in their Lee apartment in 1998.

Jansen pleaded guilty to misleading investigators about his own and the other two men's actions.

Last fall, Kincaid pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated rape on the then 27-year-old woman after multiple trials. Lampron was sentenced to seven to 10 years in 2005, which he is serving concurrently with a similar sentence for his conviction on another rape in 1999.

The case had taken a lot of twists and turns, with mistrials and Lampron fleeing the state prior to the first trial.

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