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Pittsfield Police Calm Despondent Individual On Copley Terrace
Staff Reports,
02:28PM / Tuesday, December 18, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police were able to secure a scene in which an individual made threats to harm themselves.   Authorities say at 12:45 p.m. the department received a call about the individual and that the subject had access to a firearm. There was at least one other person inside the home with the subject.   Officers established a command post and staging area, bringing in additional resources. Police were able to speak with both the despondent subject and the other occupant. By 1:34 p.m., the scene was declared secured.   There were no injuries, arrests or charges. Police said several firearms were removed for safekeeping. 

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Sunday Evening Shooting
Staff Reports,
05:31PM / Monday, December 17, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 19-year-old man to the hospital.   Police say Sunday night at 7:12 ShotSpotter activated for gunfire in the area of Francis Avenue and Union Street. Responding officers found the man with a gunshot wound to the leg.   The victim was transported to Berkshire Medical Center and was uncooperative with officers attempting to interview him, according to police. The injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.    Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Detective Unit as 413-448- 9705. 

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North Adams Sees Two-Car Collision, Pedestrian Accident
Staff Reports,
05:20PM / Monday, December 17, 2018

While officers were at the River Street accident a call came in for the pedestrian accident at Holden Street.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Two accidents that caused injuries occurred within about an hour of each other late Monday afternoon.    Shortly after 4 p.m., a driver heading west on River Street in a gray Hyundai sedan collided near the carwash with an eastbound Toyota sport-utility vehicle out of New York. According to preliminary reports, the Hyundai's driver was trying to turn off the car's hazard lights and took her eyes off the road and collided with SUV.   One person was being taken by Northern Berkshire EMS to the

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Motorists Accidentally Drives Over Main Street Median
Staff Reports,
02:11PM / Monday, December 17, 2018

The roof of the car is scratched up.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An elderly Vermont woman missed the turn coming out of TD Bank on Main Street and ended up on the wrong side of the road Monday afternoon.    Traffic was diverted around the scene across from the Mohawk Theater for a half-hour or so until the car was taken away. No one was injured but the driver appeared a little shaken.    The woman apparently drove her late model Hyundai Elantra sedan across the eastbound lanes of Main Street and over the median and headed the wrong way in the southernmost lane at about 1:30 p.m.    The small car went under one

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Single Car Accident Causes Road Closure in Williamstown
Staff Reports,
10:06PM / Wednesday, December 12, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Traffic was snarled for about a half-hour Wednesday afternoon by a one-car accident on Simonds Road that saw one person taken away by ambulance.   A little after noon, a car southbound on U.S. Route 7 lost control, striking and severing a utility pole on the west side of the road, according to Williamstown Police.   The car, which sustained severe front-end damage, ended up across the road and perpendicular to the flow of traffic.   Police confirmed that there were two occupants of the vehicle, including the driver. One occupant, whose name was not available, was transported from the scene by Northern Berkshire

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