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Arrest Warrant Issued For Fatal Tyler Street Shooting
By Andy McKeever,
03:15PM / Saturday, August 01, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The District Attorney's Office has issued an arrest warrant for Thomas Lee Newman for the murder of Keenan S. Pellot Jr.

The 18-year-old Pellot and an unnamed 17-year-old man were shot outside of Chewy's Barber Shop on Friday afternoon. Pellot died at Berkshire Medical Center shortly after.

The second victim, a 17-year-old Pittsfield man, is undergoing surgery for multiple gunshots wounds, according to a statement from the district attorney's office. He is in "guarded condition" and expected to survive.

The first responders found the two men with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds when the

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Police Seek Public's Help to Solve Pittsfield July 4 Shootings
Staff Reports,
02:05PM / Wednesday, July 22, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Authorities are having trouble getting to the bottom of the July 4 shooting that left one dead and four injured and are seeking information from the public.   "Despite the extensive efforts of the many investigators from various agencies working together, we are still stymied by a lack of cooperation from people whom we believe have information vital to determining who was involved and what their motives were," reads a statement from District Attorney David Capeless released on Wednesday.   "Multiple shooters were involved and five people were wounded, one fatally. Gunplay and street

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Death At McKay Street Garage
Staff Reports,
12:43PM / Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating a death at the McKay Street parking garage but little information has been released.

iBerkshires.com has confirmed with police that there is a "death investigation" at the garage.   A spokesman from the district attorney's office said police are still in the initial phases of investigation and no information is being released at this moment.    This is the second fatal incident to be investigated at the garage in the last year.   In September, an elderly man from Lee was found injured at the bottom of a staircase at the garage and later died.

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Three Charged in Pittsfield Drug Raid
Staff Reports,
05:37PM / Friday, July 17, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two men will be arraigned Monday in Central Berkshire District Court following an early morning raid on Friday.

Eric Moore, 29, of 237 Dewey Ave. and Deng J. Vilayvanh, 25, of Suffield Street in Worcester are facing drug and firearms charges.

A third man, Darian N. Chambers, 21, also of 237 Dewey, was arrested and charged with possession of a stun gun. He was released on personal recognizance.

Police executed a search warrant at 237 Dewey at about 7 a.m. on Friday morning. Police say they found cocaine, heroin and firearms.

Moore is being charged with single counts of trafficking in cocaine, possession of heroin with intent to distribute (2nd

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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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