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Pittsfield Police Officer Cleared in Shooting
02:58PM / Thursday, February 16, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield Police officer who discharged his weapon in the course of his duties, injuring the suspect in a motor vehicle pursuit, has been cleared of any charges.

An investigation led by state police Sgt. Edward Culver, a member of the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire district attorney's office, concluded that no criminal charges are warranted against Officer Martin Streit.

Streit fired three shots from his service weapon after Mark A. Marauszwski, 55, drove his vehicle at the officer, according to police.

A release from Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless' office state that on the morning of Jan. 25,


Superior Court Briefs: Jan. 31 - Feb. 2
Staff Reports,
02:26PM / Friday, February 03, 2017
  Eric Moore, 31, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of trafficking in cocaine, possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense - and conspiracy to violate drug laws.   He was ordered to serve concurrent five to eight years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his Dewey Avenue home on July 17, 2015.   Single counts of armed career felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and improper storage of a firearm were dismissed by the state.   22, of Stephentown, N.Y. pleaded guilty to single counts of


Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Appleton Ave Shooting
06:55PM / Monday, January 30, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating another shooting incident in the city that injured a teenager.

According to a press release by Lt. Gary Traversa, police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Appelton Avenue and East Street shortly after midnight on Sunday morning.

Patrol units canvassed the area for witnesses, victims or suspects. About 55 minutes later, police were notified that a 17-year-old boy was being treated at Berkshire Medical Center's Emergency Department for gunshot wounds to his leg. The victim was treated and released.  

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective


UPDATED: Pittsfield Pursuit Ends With Officer Firing on Vehicle
By Andy McKeever,
11:00AM / Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The district attorney's office says 55-year-old Mark Marauszwski, of Pittsfield, is in stable condition after being shot by a Pittsfield Police officer Wednesday morning at Rotary Park.    Marauszwski allegedly led police on a chase throughout the city's center Wednesday morning, ending at Rotary Park on Springside Avenue. There he was shot by Officer Martin Streit, according to the district attorney's office.   Marauszwski was transferred to Berkshire Medical Center and is now in stable condition.   Authorities said Office David Hallas had pulled over the sports utility vehicle Marauszwski was driving


Four Arrested After Pittsfield Shooting
Staff Reports,
01:33PM / Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Four individuals were detained at gunpoint by police on Monday after reports of shots fired. Above is one of two weapons found inside their vehicle. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Four individuals were arrested Monday night after a shooting in the Lincoln Street area.   Police say Devin Newman, 27, of Pittsfield, Derrick Saunders, 21, of Pittsfield, Terry Martizna, 26, of Lanesborough, and Justin Luis Lopez, 22, of Bronx, N.Y., were arrested on gun-related charges.   Police Sgt. Nicholas DeSantis heard numerous gun shots at about 9:45 p.m. from where his cruiser was parked near Silver Lake Boulevard. He then alerted other officers who quickly went

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