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Man Remains In Critical Condition Following Pittsfield Shooting; Police To Boost Patrols
Staff Reports,
05:20PM / Monday, July 06, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police say there will be increased patrols in the westside neighborhood where a 25-year-old man was killed and four others injured.   The shooting on the Fourth of July killed Ronald Pinel. District Attorney David Capeless' office said on Monday that Massachusetts Associate Chief Medical Examiner Andrew Sexton determined that Pinel died because of a gunshot wound to the chest. The autopsy was performed Saturday night.    A 20-year-old man was transported to Baystate Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition, and a 25-year-old man was hospitalized but then released from Berkshire Medical Center. A 20-year-old woman

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Superior Court Briefs: June 24
Staff Reports,
08:03PM / Thursday, June 25, 2015
  38, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card, and armed career felon.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $5,000 cash or $50,000 surety bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on May 8, 2015.   , 31, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of breaking and entering in the daytime, two counts of larceny over $250, and single counts of larceny of a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm, and illegal

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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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Two Pittsfield Men Face Drug, Gun Charges Following Raid
Staff Reports,
11:40AM / Friday, June 19, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested two Pittsfield men Thursday morning after raiding their homes.

Reymon Delacruz-Batista, of Dalton Avenue, and Jose Liriano-Vasquez, of Harvard Street, are both facing drug charges following the execution of search warrants.

Delacruz-Batista is facing single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, trafficking in cocaine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.

Liriano-Vasquez is being charged with single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute,

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Superior Court Briefs: June 9 - June 18
Staff Reports,
11:32AM / Friday, June 19, 2015



39, of Windsor had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on 25 counts of larceny over $250, 14 counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the nighttime, nine counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, seven counts of unarmed burglary, three counts of larceny of a firearm, and single counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and larceny under $250.

Bail was set at $500 cash or $2,500 surety. Tarjick is currently serving time of other charges.

The charges stem from a series of housebreaks in Berkshire County between October 22, 2010 and November 13, 2012.



, 51, of Hinsdale had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three counts of larceny of a

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