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Dalton Woman Injured After Being Trapped in Burning House
Staff Reports,
09:15PM / Sunday, April 12, 2015

DALTON, Mass. — A local woman was injured after being trapped on the second floor of a burning home early Sunday evening.

Firefighters were able to extricate her and she was taken to Berkshire Medical Center. Fire Chief Gerald J. Cahalan Jr. said she was transferred to another facility from there but did not know where.

Her condition was unknown, other than she was alive; her name has not been released.

Cahalan said he was first on the scene at 62 Jennings Ave. and attempted to enter the front door but was forced back by heavy flames in the stairwell.

"I was notified by a neighbor that there maybe somebody possibly trapped in

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DA: Dalton Women's Death 'Not Suspicious'
Staff Reports,
04:43PM / Monday, November 11, 2013

DALTON, Mass. — The District Attorney's office has confirmed that the body found behind the American Legion was Theresa Burke, who had gone missing since early Sunday morning, and that there is nothing suspicious with the death.

"The investigation has revealed there is nothing suspicious with the death," Spokesman Fred Lantz said on Tuesday.

 

DALTON, Mass. — A body found near the American Legion on Monday morning is believed to be that of Theresa Burke, missing since early Sunday morning.

The young Dalton woman was last seen about 3 a.m. Sunday. The body was found in a wooded area near 258 North

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Simultaneous Fires Investigated in Dalton
By Andy McKeever,
03:47PM / Sunday, August 26, 2012

DALTON, Mass. — Firefighters and police are investigating two simultaneous house fires near South Street, possibly as cases of arson.

According to Fire Chief Gerald Cahalan, the department responded to a structure fire at 73 Greenridge Drive at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. In transit, firefighters spotted another blaze at 36 Evelyn St. The homes are less than a block away from each other.

He had expected to have a clearer idea of which way the investigation would go later in the day.

Departments from Hinsdale, Pittsfield, Lanesborough and Windsor were called in. The fire on

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No Charges For Officer Who Shot Dalton Man
Andy McKeever,
11:53AM / Tuesday, July 12, 2011

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The police officer that shot a Dalton man in November will not face criminal charges.

Pittsfield Police Officer Christopher Colello shot 36-year-old Michael Barry three times in the woods behind his Washington Mountain Road home in Dalton on Nov. 3.

District Attorney David F.Capeless announced Tuesday that an investigation was completed and that none of the officers involved will face criminal charges.

The investigation was conducted by Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant Brian Foley, a member of the investigative unit assigned to the district attorney’s office and the commanding officer on the Berkshire County Drug Task Force.

Barry is still facing

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Dalton Man Shot by Officer
Staff Reports,
01:06PM / Wednesday, November 03, 2010

DALTON, Mass. — A Washington Mountain Road man has been hospitalized after being shot by a police officer early Wednesday morning. 

According to the district attorney's office, Michael Barry, 46, who threated to kill himself and others, was shot by Pittsfield Police Officer Christopher Colello at about 1 a.m. Wednesday after he fled into the woods and seemed to draw a weapon. He is currently listed in critical condition at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

A press release from the district attorney's office states the incident occurred after Dalton Police responded to Barry's home shortly after midnight after receiving a call that a drunken man was pouring gasoline

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