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Pittsfield Police Locate Missing Man
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01:56PM / Monday, April 06, 2015
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Police say they've located Fields in Springfield.   PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are searching for 62-year-old man, who was last seen in the middle of March.   Mark Fields of West Housatonic Street was reported missing on March 31, according to police. Fields does not drive and walks with a limp. He stands 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and gray hair.   Fields is known to visit area churches and food pantries. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 413-448-9700.

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Man Cited For Running Red Light In Crash Into Pittsfield Storefront
By Andy McKeever,
10:44AM / Friday, March 27, 2015
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police have cited the driver of the van than ran into a second street building for running a red light.   A Ford van driven by John Eckert crashed into J.M.S. Industrial Supply Wednesday morning after narrowly missing a collision with a Berkshire Regional Transit Authority bus.    "After viewing the video tapes on the BRTA bus, he was found at fault for a red light violation," said Officer Michael Silver.   The officer said the BRTA van was heading east at the intersection when Eckert ran the red light as he was heading northbound. The two never collided but Eckert's effort to avoid that led to the

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Pittsfield Police: Gun Found Near Reid Middle School
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03:52PM / Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police say guns and drugs were found laying on the ground behind Reid Middle School on Monday.   According to police, a resident was walking in Springside Park behind the school when he found what he thought was a bag of trash. However, once he looked inside he found a .22 caliber pistol, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.   "Based on the actions of the reporting party, once the bag was discovered it was never out of his control or accessible to any other party," said Police Chief Michael Wynn in a statement released on Wednesday.   "Given this fact and the initial assessment by the responding officer, it was

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Four Injured, Pets Lost in Pittsfield Duplex Fire
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05:09PM / Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An early morning fire on Lincoln Street heavily damaged a duplex and injured four, including three firefighters.

One occupant of the home was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment of burns and smoke-related injuries. Two pets are also missing and another, a cat, died in the blaze.

Two firefighters suffered minor lacerations and another smoke inhalation; all three were treated at the scene.

The cause is under investigation by the Fire Investigation Unit, state fire marshal's office and the Police Detective Bureay.

City firefighters responded to the 2-alarm blaze

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Pittsfield Domestic Disturbance Prompts Special Response Team
By Andy McKeever,
12:08PM / Saturday, December 13, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was taken into custody Saturday morning after the Berkshire County Special Response Team had to be called out.

Police received two calls shortly before 10 a.m., one from a postal carrier who heard noises and screaming from a home at the corner of Myrtle Street and Stoddard Avenue and another from a family member.

"We're still trying to sort out what exactly occurred inside, but essentially an emotionally disturbed person, a mental health patient, with some medical history who was having a bad way and managed to get his hands on a black powder rifle," Police Chief Michael

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