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Suspected Pittsfield Arsonist Arraigned
Staff Reports,
07:50PM / Thursday, February 21, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man accused of setting fires in four places in September was arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday.   Phillip Jordan is facing four counts of burning a dwelling house. He was ordered by Judge John Agostini to be held without bail. Jordan is being represented by Attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo.   The charges originated from fires allegedly intentionally set on September 22, 2018. That evening there were four fires started - the largest at Jordan's home on Appleton Avenue. The other firsts were reported on Fort Hill Avenue, Ridge Avenue, and then on Brown Street.    No one was injured in any of the blazes.

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Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 13
Staff Reports,
04:12PM / Friday, February 15, 2019
  , 22, of Holyoke was arraigned on charges of illegal possession of a firearm - his second offense - illegal possession of heroin with intent to distribute, armed career felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.   The charges stem from a traffic stop in Pittsfield on November 10, 2018. Calderon was ordered to be held on $10,000 bail.   38, of North Adams was arraigned on charges of heroin, trafficking in cocaine, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, improper storage of a firearm, and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification

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Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Spectrum Health In Pittsfield
By Andy McKeever,
11:08AM / Thursday, February 14, 2019
  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of Spectrum Health on Merrill Road Thursday morning.   Police say an individual called the facility at 10:10 a.m. saying there was a bomb in the building was would explode 10 minutes later.   Police, fire, and paramedics responded and performed a search of the building.   "We received a call for a bomb threat at this establishment today. Upon arrival staff already had everybody evacuated from the building. At that time, staff, Pittsfield Police Department, and the Pittsfield Fire Department did a thorough search of the premise and did not locate any device,"

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Adams Man Charged in Drug Importation Scheme
06:34PM / Tuesday, February 12, 2019
BOSTON — Daniel Borer of Adams is accused of importing synthetic drugs from China through the U.S. Postal Service and using them to manufacture "massive wholesale quantities of smokeable synthetic cannabinoids" for sale throughout the United States.    Borer, 42, and his alleged accomplice, postal worker Josephine McLaughlin, 65, of Stoneham, were arrested Thursday by law enforcement officials and arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessey in Boston. Their cases were transferred to U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in the Southern District of New York.   U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New

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North Adams Firefighters Respond to Stove Fire
05:11PM / Monday, February 11, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters responded to a stove fire at 133 Reed St. on Monday afternoon.    The appliance was quickly removed from the house and the area ventilated. The A shift was initially called in to cover the station but the scene was cleared fairly quickly.    The call came in at about 3:30 p.m. Two trucks, police and Northern Berkshire EMS responded to the scene. Reed Street is located near the top of Gallup Street. 

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