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Pittsfield Woman Crashes Into Pittsfield Co-op Drive-Thru
Staff Reports,
01:07PM / Tuesday, October 13, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - A city woman crashed her vehicle into the drive thru of the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank on Dalton Avenue Monday after suffering from a medical condition.   Police say Helen Gagnon, 57, of Pittsfield was traveling westbound Monday afternoon when "she suffered from an apparent medical condition." Her 2011 Chevrolet sedan veered off the road, through landscaping, and collided with the drive thru.   Gagnon was transported to Berkshire Medical Center by County Ambulance. The crash is still under investigation and anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer James McIntyre at 413-448-9700. 


Cheshire Police Seeking Iinformation on Playground Vandalism
By Jack Guerino,
11:36PM / Monday, October 12, 2015

CHESHIRE, Mass. — The Cheshire Police Department is asking for residents with any information to contact the station about vandalism at the school playground.

According to a post Monday afternoon on the department's Facebook page the new playground equipment at Cheshire Elementary school has been vandalized.

The post read:

"Someone has vandalized the new playground equipment that numerous volunteers spent countless hours erecting. Now those same volunteers are spending their Columbus Day scrubbing and cleaning the equipment."

The police are investigating and urge residents with any information call the cruiser cell phone at 413-446-3920 or the station


Superior Court Briefs: Oct. 6 - Oct. 8
Staff Reports,
02:32PM / Friday, October 09, 2015
  22, of Dalton had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of unarmed robbery, stealing by confining, and larceny from a building.   He was released on $1,000 cash or $10,000 surety bail. The charges stem from the robbery of the Shell gas station in Dalton on July 19, 2015.   , 55, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of child pornography.    He was released on $500 bail. Petryk is accused of being in possession of child pornography on January 6, 2015.   , 31, of Dalton had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of unarmed robbery,


Superior Court Briefs: Sept. 28 - Oct. 1
Staff Reports,
02:25PM / Friday, October 02, 2015
  40, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin.   She was given a one-year suspended sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction and placed on one-year probation. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant on Cherry Street on March 20, 2014.    Single counts of drug violation in a school zone and conspiracy to violate drug laws were dismissed by the state.   28, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin.    He was ordered to serve 18 months at the Berkshire County House of


North Adams Police Nab Suspected Heroin Dealers
Staff Reports,
08:23PM / Thursday, October 01, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams Police have arrested two people after a motor vehicle stop early Thursday morning uncovered nearly 1,000 bags of heroin.

Officers and detectives executed a motor vehicle stop on Blackinton Street at approximately 12:55 a.m. on a red Chrysler sedan bearing Massachusetts registration 648EL9.

The operator of the motor vehicle was identified as Courtney Schnopps, 21, of Protection Avenue, who was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The passenger of the vehicle was identified as 22-year-old Matthew Capek of Blackinton Street.

Officers on scene had prior information from confidential informants that Schnopps and Capek were

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