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Police Seek Public's Help to Solve Pittsfield July 4 Shootings
Staff Reports,
02:05PM / Wednesday, July 22, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Authorities are having trouble getting to the bottom of the July 4 shooting that left one dead and four injured and are seeking information from the public.   "Despite the extensive efforts of the many investigators from various agencies working together, we are still stymied by a lack of cooperation from people whom we believe have information vital to determining who was involved and what their motives were," reads a statement from District Attorney David Capeless released on Wednesday.   "Multiple shooters were involved and five people were wounded, one fatally. Gunplay and street

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Death At McKay Street Garage
Staff Reports,
12:43PM / Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating a death at the McKay Street parking garage but little information has been released.

iBerkshires.com has confirmed with police that there is a "death investigation" at the garage.   A spokesman from the district attorney's office said police are still in the initial phases of investigation and no information is being released at this moment.    This is the second fatal incident to be investigated at the garage in the last year.   In September, an elderly man from Lee was found injured at the bottom of a staircase at the garage and later died.

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Three Charged in Pittsfield Drug Raid
Staff Reports,
05:37PM / Friday, July 17, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two men will be arraigned Monday in Central Berkshire District Court following an early morning raid on Friday.

Eric Moore, 29, of 237 Dewey Ave. and Deng J. Vilayvanh, 25, of Suffield Street in Worcester are facing drug and firearms charges.

A third man, Darian N. Chambers, 21, also of 237 Dewey, was arrested and charged with possession of a stun gun. He was released on personal recognizance.

Police executed a search warrant at 237 Dewey at about 7 a.m. on Friday morning. Police say they found cocaine, heroin and firearms.

Moore is being charged with single counts of trafficking in cocaine, possession of heroin with intent to distribute (2nd

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Pittsfield Firefighters Busy With Third Fire in 24 Hours
By Andy McKeever,
09:57AM / Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City firefighters are being kept on their toes this week. The department's dealt with three structures fires in 24 hours.

"We certainly have days we have structure fires, but to get three in a 24-hour period is kind of unusual for us," Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said right after his crews snuffed out an apartment fire on Tuesday morning. "The guys held up very well, they're not ready to call it quits yet."

The chief did not think there was a pattern to the fires.

"It all seems to be accidental," he said, with "nothing

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Police Seeking Information on Missing Pittsfield Girl
02:33PM / Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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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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