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Superior Court Briefs: May 22
Staff Reports,
02:39PM / Friday, May 22, 2015
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  , 22, of Glendale had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol and operating negligently, operating under the influence of alcohol and operating negligently causing serious bodily injury, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, speeding, and failure to stay within marked lanes.   He was released on $4,000 bail. Bailey is accused of being the operator of a motor vehicle which struck a utility pole on East Street in Great Barrington on April 4, 2015. Garrett Norton, 21, of Housatonic died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. A 20-year-old man was

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North Adams Fire Starts in Basement, Ends on Roof
By Tammy Daniels,
03:30AM / Friday, May 22, 2015
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A basement fire at a Windom Terrace home on Thursday burned up through the siding and into the roof before firefighters could finally douse the smoky blaze.

The fire was first reported as smoke coming from the basement shortly before 11:30 p.m. but a police officer who swung by immediately reported it as a structure fire.

The wraparound porch on the single-family home at 25 Windom was in flames and smoke was pouring from the basement. The owner, Joanne Derose, was able to exit the building; three cats were also taken safely from the structure.

"She heard the smoke detector going off in the basement, opened the

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Police Seeking Information on Missing Pittsfield Girl
02:33PM / Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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***CANCEL: Cancel the Missing Person Report. Hayleigh has been located and is safe and sound. Thank you for your assistance and shares. CANCEL***

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking help in the search for a missing 16-year-old Pittsfield girl.

Hayleigh Jacobs was last seen on Saturday, May 16, at the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough at about 9:45 a.m. with two men or boys, both of slim build and with short hair, and a woman or girl who stands about 5-foot-2 with long brown hair.

Jacobs is described as white, approximately 5-foot-5 tall and weighing 114 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes and was last seen wearing multicolored

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Superior Court Briefs: May 4 - May 15
Staff Reports,
04:10PM / Friday, May 15, 2015
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  , 27, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin - her second offense.   She was ordered to serve six months at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at her home on April 29, 2014.     , 41, of Boston pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.   He was ordered to serve concurrent 18-month sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on January

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Former Pittsfield Councilor Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges
Staff Reports,
04:18PM / Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A former city councilor and local businessman, Paul J. Capitanio, was given two years' probation after pleading guilty to drug possession and tipping off his oxycodone supplier to police raids.

The 58-year-old Capitanio appeared before Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder in Berkshire Superior Court on Wednesday.

He pleaded guilty to single counts of accessory after the fact of distribution of oxycodone and conspiracy to violate drug laws (possession of oxycodone).

Capitanio warned his oxycodone supplier about drug task force raids being planned in spring 2013 during the investigation of the . He was charged in August of that year and, at the time,

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