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North Adams Police Officer Crashes Cruiser
Staff Reports,
03:44PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A city police officer sustained minor injuries after his cruiser hit a utility pole on Ashland Street.

Sgt. James Burdick said Officer Joshua Tracy was heading south on Ashland Street on Monday around 11:50 a.m. when he hit a utility pole near where the road intersects with Church Street.

"He was southbound on Ashland Street and heading towards the intersection on Church Street," Burdick said. "He ended up off the road where, he impacted with a phone pole. Cause and reason and all that are still under investigation."

He said, Tracy was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening or severe injuries. He was sworn in as a

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Sprinkler System Saves Louison House
By Jack Guerino,
02:25PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

ADAMS, Mass — Twelve Louison House residents were displaced after a small attic fire that was largely extinguished by the house’s sprinkler system.

Assistant Fire Chief John Pansecchi said the electrical fire broke out in the attic around 11:45 Sunday morning but was quickly snuffed out by the family support center’s sprinkler system.

“There were no injuries and minimal fire damage, and I can’t stress enough how much the sprinkler system probably saved that building,” Pansecchi said. "The sprinklers put the fire out in the area so basically we just investigated and tried to determine the cause.”

He said the water damage was

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Superior Court Briefs: June 20 - June 23
Staff Reports,
12:35PM / Friday, June 24, 2016
  34, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of armed career felon, illegal possession of a firearm - his second offense - possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. Coyne was arrested by Pittsfield Police after receiving multiple reports of shots fired in the Wahconah Street and Pecks Road areas on May 19, 2016.   , 24, of Albany, N.Y. had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three counts of assault and battery on a disabled person, and three

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Car Wash Mechanism Falls on Car, Briefly Trapping Driver
Staff Reports,
04:40PM / Monday, June 20, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An elderly Vermont man had to be helped from his car after it got stuck in the automatic car-wash bay at V's Car Wash on State Road on Monday afternoon.

Police, fire and EMS were called to the car wash, located behind the Monro Muffler Brake & Service, around 3:30 p.m. after a report that a piece of the car wash had collapsed on a car and trapped the driver inside.

Police said the driver, whose name was not released, had driven into the bay a little crooked. When he tried to correct, the front tire of the car went over the rails, sending the car into the cleaning mechanism. That machinery then fell onto the front right side of the car,

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North Adams Police Seek Information on Armed Robbery Suspect
04:23PM / Monday, June 20, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are seeking information on a man who brandished a handgun during an attempted armed robbery on Monday morning.

The incident occurred at about 9:21 a.m. at Quadlands Flowers & Gifts on Holden Street.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white man, standing about 5-foot-6, weighing 130 to 140 pounds and with light hair in a buzzcut.

According to police, the man entered the store and brandished a handgun that had been tucked in his waistband. He did not get any money and no one was injured.

The suspect was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt, gym shorts, and had a black backpack. He was running east by Little's Pharmacy on

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