Great Barrington Police Arrest Man Hiding Under A Shed

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Police arrested a Sheffield man with an active warrant after fleeing arrest. 
 
Monday morning Great Barrington Police Officers responded to a fight in progress at the Cumberland Farms on Main St. 
 
While investigating the fight, a man identified as a potential witness was determined to have an active warrant out of the State of Connecticut for a probation violation. 
 
While being placed into custody, Mitchell Tyler, 35, of Sheffield, fled from police into the woods behind Cumberland Farms.
 
Great Barrington Police was assisted by Officers from Sheffield, Egremont, New Marlborough, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, as well as the Massachusetts State Police in establishing a perimeter around the
Christian Hill Road/Lake Mansfield Road area. 
 
The Sheffield Police K9 unit was deployed and  tracked Tyler to a residence on Knob Hill Road where he was found hiding under a shed. Tyler was taken into custody without incident. 
 
Tyler will be held without the right to bail overnight at the Great Barrington Police Department and will be arraigned as a fugitive from justice at Southern Berkshire District Court on Tuesday.

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Great Barrington Police To Hold Open House

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Great Barrington Police Department will hold two open houses in May.
 
The first open house will be scheduled for Sunday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A second one will be scheduled for Sunday, May 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 
According to a press release, the open houses will allow residents to meet police officers, tour the police cruisers, see the inside of the police department, and meet the department's comfort dog Beko.
 
Ice cream will also be available from SoCo Creamery.
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