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Morningside Watch Meeting

Tammy Daniels
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Morningside Initiative's Crime Prevention and Public Safety subcommittee will offer Neighborhood Watch updates and presentations from the Pittsfield Police Department on identifying drug and gang activity.

The meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Morningside Community School cafeteria at 100 Burbank St., Pittsfield.

This meeting is for people who live, work or own property in the Morningside Initiative area and who want to participate in neighborhood watches and learn more about making our neighborhoods safer. Presentations will focus on identifying drug and gang activities. All area residents and business members are encouraged to attend.

The Morningside Initiative area includes East street from Park Square, up North Street to Springside ave, to Benedict Road, to Tyler Street Extension, to Woodlawn Avenue, Kellogg Street to Fourth Street around Silver Lake Boulevard, back to East Street and returning to Park Square.

For more information, call 413-329-4194.

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Jake the Dog Not Found

Tammy Daniels
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We received this e-mail today from Donna Brown, who's helped the Jernstrom family search for their black cocker spaniel, Jake, for months:

Dear All,

It is with a sad heart that I tell you that Jake still has not been found. The last sighting was on 11/9/09 in Springside Park (Pittsfield) at the pond on the southern end of the park. Without any sightings, it is difficult to continue to coordinate a search effort. Please say a prayer for Jake that he has found peace wherever he may be.
 
Thank you for all your efforts. Of course, if you do see Jake, please notify us at once. Everyone on this mailing list and the citizens of Pittsfield have been exceptionally supportive of our search effort. Thank you all so much.

Gail, Priscilla and Donna on behalf of Julie and Erik Jernstrom

If you do see Jake, contact Julie at 413-537-5616.

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Pittsfield Man Guilty of Assault

Tammy Daniels
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man was found guilty Thursday afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on several charges. The jury deliberated for about 15 hours over a three-day period before returning its verdict against 24-year-old Johnny B. Jones of Francis Avenue.
 
Jones, also known as John B. Jones, was found guilty on two counts of armed assault with intent to rob, two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapons, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

Judge John Agostini ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail pending sentencing on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 9 a.m.  
 
The incident occurred in the Pittsfield State Forest on May 18, 2007. The victims are two men who are now 22 and 23 years of age.
 
Jones was found not guilty on two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and one  count of assault with intent to murder.

The investigation was conducted by state police detectives assigned to the district attorney's office, which provided this information.

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Still Looking for Jake

Tammy Daniels
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He's been lost in Pittsfield for weeks but frequently sited. He was last seen heading toward the fire station on Peck's Road nearly two weeks ago. We haven't received anymore information on him.

He's tired, dirty and needs seizure medication. He's chipped. If you see him, call Julie at 413-537-5616, the veterinarian 24/7 at 413-499-2820 or animal control at 413-448-9700.

 

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