iBerkshires Blotter http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter? iBerkshires Blotter Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:32:35 EDT en-us Propane Tank Explosion in Cheshire Destroys Property http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3962 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3962 Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:44:00 EDT CHESHIRE, Mass. — A propane tank explosion rocked Lake Shore Drive on Friday night at about 8. Miraculously, there were no injuries but the recreational vehicle and adjacent structure are a total loss.    Occupant David Willett said he was fortunate to get out... The Independent Investor: Brokerage Business Not What It Used to Be http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3960 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3960 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:15:00 EDT Last week, Charles Schwab, the mega-discount broker, disrupted the brokerage industry yet again by dropping its per-trade commission rates for U.S. and Canadian stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and options for both mobile and internet trades. It was inevitable and simply recognizes what the... Pittsfield Man Struck, Killed by Tractor-Trailer http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3959 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3959 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:20:00 EDT PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A local man was killed Monday evening after being struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 8.   Ernest Millette, 73, of Pittsfield was pronounced dead on the scene in the area of 550 Cheshire Road.   At about 7:12 p.m., a 2019 semi-truck operated... Adams Police Arrest Suspect in Val's, Racing Mart Break-ins http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3958 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3958 Sun, 06 Oct 2019 21:17:00 EDT ADAMS, Mass. — Police say they have arrested a suspect in the burglaries committed at Val's Package Store and Racing Mart Gas Station early Sunday morning.    According to a statement from the Adams Police Department, officers responded to both Columbia Street... Adams Man Charged With Murder In Columbus Avenue Shooting http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3955 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3955 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:50:00 EDT PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An Adams man has been charged in the murder of 32-year-old Stephanie Olivieri of Yonkers, N.Y.   Tyler Sumner, 25, was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on a single count of murder on Monday.   He is being held at the Berkshire... Police Investigating Assault at Simon's Rock; College Cancels Classes http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3954 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3954 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:06:00 EDT GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Bard College at Simon’s Rock has canceled classes for the week as it deals with an assault on a student and the appearance of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti.   Police are investigating an assault that occurred on Friday at 2 p.m. on a wooded... Williamstown Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Vermont http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3951 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3951 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:38:00 EDT READSBORO, Vt. — A Williamstown, Mass., man was seriously injured early Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was driving struck a guard rail on Route 100.    According to state police, Fran A. Rosasco, 74, was taken by medical helicopter to Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center... Firefighters Knock Down Fire at Lanesborough Truck Repair Shop http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3947 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3947 Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:25:00 EDT LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A swift response knocked down a small fire in a garage bay at Village Truck Sales on Thursday evening.    A motorist notified police that he believed there was a fire at the Route 8 business and Fire Chief Charlie Durfee said the call of a structure... Former Williams Student Convicted of Rape http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3946 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3946 Fri, 06 Sep 2019 18:01:00 EDT PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Former Williams College student Yoonsang Bae has been found guilty of raping a classmate five years ago.   He was convicted on Friday in Berkshire Superior Court by Judge Michael Callan of a single count of rape relating to an on-campus incident in... Pittsfield Police Arrest Man on DUI, Firearms Charges http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3943 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/blotter?bid=3943 Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:06:00 EDT PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man allegedly under the influence took officers on a high-speed chase after a Shot Spotter notification early Tuesday morning until crashing through the fence at St. Joseph's Church and hitting a tree.     Domingo Sobers, 28, is being...