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Pittsfield Police Investigating Series Of Shootings
By Andy McKeever,
04:52PM / Thursday, May 19, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sections of Wahconah Street and Peck's Road were shut down for more than an hour Thursday afternoon in response to reports of gunfire.   Police arrested 34-year-old Patrick Coyne "after a brief pursuit" and charged him with carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and being armed career criminal. He is being held at the Pittsfield Police Department pending arraignment on Friday in Central Berkshire District Court. Police say additional charges may be forthcoming.    There were no injuries in Thursday's incident.   "Evidence of the

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Pittsfield Police Respond to 3 Rollovers in Less Than 24 Hours
Staff Reports,
01:49PM / Wednesday, May 18, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There have been three rollovers in the city in less than 24 hours.   Police say the first rollover accident in the vicinity of 77 Second St. "appears to involve two vehicles, one parked and one being operated by a 29-year-old male from Pittsfield."   That was reported just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday night. Police said there does not appear to have been any serious injuries, that the accident is still under investigation, and "information is limited at this point."   An hour later, a second rollover occurred in the area of West Street and Eleanor Road.    "The operator of this

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Pittsfield Police Apprehend Shooting Suspect Who Forced BMC Lockdown
03:19PM / Saturday, May 14, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police apprehended a man suspected in a possible shooting incident around noontime Saturday that led to a brief lockdown of Berkshire Medical Center.

Dylan Ducharme, 20, of Pittsfield is being charged with several criminal counts, including discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

According Sgt. John Soules, patrol officers responded to the report of shots fired at about 11:43 a.m. in the Hull Avenue area, about two blocks from BMC.

They were told that the suspect had fled on foot toward Berkshire Medical Center; other witnesses told police he was seen entering the Medical Arts Complex on the hospital campus.

As a result, BMC was

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Pittsfield Police Cruiser Involved in Collision
10:03PM / Thursday, May 05, 2016

PITTSFIELD. Mass. — An on-duty police officer was involved in a motor vehicle accident Thursday evening at the intersection of First and Fenn streets.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the accident occurred as the officer was traveling eastbound at about 6:32 p.m. on Fenn Street in a marked cruiser. It has not determined if any emergency equipment was in use at the time.

As the officer proceeded across the First Street intersection, a collision occurred with a 2014 Ford F-150, traveling southbound on First Street. The operator of the Ford F-150 was a 29-year-old Lee man. The involved officer was transported to Berkshire Medical Center where he was treated and

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Pittsfield Police: Reports Of Luring Attempts At Reid Proved False
Staff Reports,
03:58PM / Wednesday, May 04, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Reports that someone had been trying to lure Reid Middle School students into a van in March have proved to be false.   Police released a statement on Wednesday saying one of the alleged victims admitted the story was fake and no attempt had occurred.   On March 23, two girls reported that a man in a blue van attempted to lure them into it as they walked to school. The investigation "brought to light several inconsistencies in the victim's statements," police said.    "When confronted with the contradictory evidence, one victim's family declined to participate in the investigation any further,

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