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Superior Court Briefs: April 25 - April 28
Staff Reports,
11:44AM / Friday, April 29, 2016
  Roscoe Adams, 36, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault and battery on a disabled person, caretaker abuse on a disabled person, and misleading a police officer or other person.   He was released on personal recognizance. Adams is accused of assaulting a student and then giving false statements to court officials while employed by Eagleton School. The assault allegedly occurred on June 10, 2013.    , 41, of Great Barrington had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on a single count of intimidation of a witness.   She was released on personal recognizance. Davis is accused of


Mount Washington Man Dies After Vehicle Collided With Train
Staff Reports,
05:38PM / Thursday, April 28, 2016
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. - A Mount Washington man died Thursday after his vehicle was struck by a train.   According to the district attorney's office, Gary Cane died in the collision. His vehicle was struck by a Housatonic Rail Road train at the crossing on Route 23, near the intersection of West Street.   Police Chief William Walsh said the crash happened at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Upon arrival police and fire officials determined "a late model Jeep Liberty had been traveling westbound on Rt.23 and approached a grade-level railroad crossing, which had its lights and arms activated indicating an approaching train."    "The

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Pittsfield Police Make Arrest In Stabbing Investigation
Staff Reports,
05:33PM / Thursday, April 28, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested a 22-year-old man Wednesday for a stabbing on Linden Street earlier in the week.   Selvin Orlando Gonzalez-Castillo is being charged with a single count of armed assault with intent to murder in relation to the incident. Police say on Gonzalez-Castillo stabbed a 29-year-old man on April 23.   Police responded to 108 Linden Street at about 7:24 p.m. Sunday night and found the Hispanic man "seriously injured during an altercation." Responders performed CPR on the stabbing victim, who was then transported to Berkshire Medical Center. There he received emergency surgery and is expected to


Fire Damages Pittsfield Apartment Kitchen
Staff Reports,
10:19AM / Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The fire was confined to the kitchen area. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A fire caused by cooking caused damage to a Columbus Avenue kitchen.   Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Garner reported that at 8 p.m. firefighters were called to 324 Columbus Avenue for report of a structure fire and that the blaze was brought "under control quickly."   The occupants were not displaced.   "Upon arrival Car-2 founds the fire showing on an interior door. An occupant was attempting to extinguish the fire," Garner wrote in a report.    Three engines, a ladder truck, and a square care responded to the scene. One occupant

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North Adams Man Injured in Hunting Incident
Staff Reports,
03:46PM / Monday, April 25, 2016

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A North Adams man was reportedly shot on Monday morning while hunting off Hopper Road.

Michael Pontier, 50, was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield by paramedics with Village Ambulance, according to Sgt. Scott E. McGowan. He reported that Williamstown Police responded to Hopper Road at about 7:25 a.m.

Pontier was later transferred to Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center with serious injuries.

Although police did not say what was being hunted, turkey season opened on Monday.

Police said the individual responsible remained at the scene and is cooperating with law enforcement. No name was provided for the individual. The investigation is

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