Pittsfield Police Arrest Man In Possession of Gun and Drugs

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested 27-year-old Myles Handy near the Big Y Monday after they reportedly found a loaded, unlicensed gun on him. 
 
On Monday, May 23 at approximately 3:30 PM, Officer Ansy Jumeau was patrolling the parking lot of the Big Y Supermarket located at 200 West St. There, he observed a man, later identified as 27-year-old Myles Handy, attempting to conceal an object in the front of his pants. 
 
As he passed the officer, the officer observed the outline of a firearm handle from inside Handy's t-shirt.
 
Officer Jumeau attempted to catch up to Handy, who had started walking faster away from him and refused to stop, according to police. Police reported that Officer Jumeau saw Handy lift his shirt revealing a non-holstered gun.
 
Officer Jumeau was eventually able to stop and demand to see Handy's firearm License to Carry (LTC), to which he refused and continued walking away.
 
Officer Jumeau was able to detain Handy and found a loaded 9mm firearm in his front waistband. 
 
It was confirmed that Handy does not possess a valid LTC/FID. He was subsequently placed under arrest.
 
Police reported that upon arrival at the station, several baggies containing substances consistent with the appearance of crack cocaine were located in the cruiser where Handy had been seated. 
 
Subsequently, during the booking procedure, Handy was found to be in possession of more plastic bags containing substances consistent with the appearance of crack cocaine.
 
Mr. Handy was charged with the following offenses:
  • Carrying a firearm without a License to Carry (LTC)
  • Possession of a large capacity firearm
  • Possession of a large capacity feeding device
  • Possession of a high capacity magazine
  • Possession of ammunition without an FID card
  • Possession of a defaced firearm serial number
  • Possession of a firearm while under commission of a felony
  • Possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, to wit: crack cocaine
He was arraigned on the above-listed charges today at Central Berkshire District Court.
 
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Goodwill Makes Promotions

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont announced the promotions of Karen Harrington to director of retail operations, northern territory, and Mary Killeen to the position of director of finance.
 
Harrington is the manager of Goodwill's retail store in Bennington, Vermont, a position she has held since 2015. She oversees operations at Goodwill's store in North Adams and Rutland and is a member of the team working on the July reopening of Goodwill's flagship store in Pittsfield. Prior to joining Goodwill, she was employed at the Bennington Museum for 22 years, including 16 years as administrative assistant to the executive director, followed by six years as manager of the museum's gift shop.
 
Harrington attended Southern Vermont College and is a Bennington native. She resides there with her husband Tim, 13 chickens, two ducks and a Labrador retriever. She has two grown children, three grown stepchildren, and ten grandchildren.
 
Killeen, a Pittsfield native and resident, joined Goodwill in 2020 as its senior accountant. With a B.S. in business administration from Stonehill College and many years of accounting experience, she brings expertise in accounting principles and best practices to Goodwill's administrative team. In her new role as director of finance, Killeen will oversee all the day-to-day financial aspects of Goodwill's operations, as well as short- and long-term planning for the nonprofit organization.
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