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First-Responders Deal With Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Adams, North Adams
Staff Reports,
05:49PM / Tuesday, April 23, 2019

ADAMS, Mass. — Emergency responders in Adams and North Adams dealt with two motor vehicle accidents on Tuesday afternoon.    The first occurred about 4 p.m. in front of the McDonald's restaurant in Adams and involved three motor vehicles headed north on Commercial Street leading up to the light.    The vehicles were a gray Ford 150 extend cab, a dark blue Chevrolet Traverse sport utility vehicle and a gray Jeep Renegade sedan, in that order.    The truck incurred damage to its front end, knocking off the front bumper; the SUV's rear hatch was dented in and it received minor damage to its front end; the

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Pittsfield Man Found Guilty Of Rape And Abuse Of A Child
Staff Reports,
06:45PM / Thursday, April 18, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - A city man was founded guilty of three counts of rape and abuse of a child on Wednesday.   Omar Enriquez, 43, was found guilty by a jury after some two hours of deliberation on Wednesday. The case a retrial after the first jurors were unable to reach a decision and it was ruled a mistrial.   The charges against Enriquez related to an incident first occurring four years ago, when the victim was 14 years old. He was also found guilty on charges of raping the same victim in 2015 and 2016 when she was 15.    The lead prosecutor in the case was Assistant District Attorney Andrew P. Giarolo. Enriquez faces a minimum of 10 years in

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Charges Pending in Pittsfield Hit and Run
By Andy McKeever,
02:50PM / Thursday, April 11, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Charges are pending against a city woman who allegedly ran over a pedestrian and then drove away.   Police say on Monday at about 3:07 p.m. officers responded to the intersection of West Union Street and Pacific Street for a reported hit and run. Jeanine Pettijohn, 45, was found injured. She was transported to Berkshire Medical Center and admitted.   Police later found the vehicle on Union Street and identified Debra Johnson, 51, as the operator. Charges are pending against Johnson.    The crash remains under investigation by the Pittsfield Police Traffic Bureau. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to

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Seven Arrested In Multiple Drug Raids
Staff Reports,
03:10PM / Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Seven people were arrested during a series of drug raids on Friday.   The Berkshire County District Attorney's office said some 4,440 bags of heroin, 82 grams of cocaine, weapons, ammunition, and about $40,000 in cash were seized on Friday during the operations.   The office is charging Shameen Howard, 27, and Aquireya Howe, 22, both of Springfield, Dylan Ducharme, 23, Ryan Henault, 21, Paul Lewis, 23, Zackary Kirkland, 20, and James Daley, 26, all of Pittsfield with trafficking in heroin and conspiracy to violate drug laws.   Lewis, Kirkland, and Daley were also charged with trafficking in cocaine, while Henault also

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Pownal Man Arrested in Wastewater Facility Altercation
Staff Reports,
02:24PM / Monday, April 08, 2019
POWNAL, Vt. — A local man was arrested Monday morning after an altercation at the wastewater treatment plant on Dean Road.    Eric Harris, 34, of Pownal is charged with simple assault, aggravated disorderly conduct and unlawful mischief.     According to a release by State Trooper Shawn Sommers, troopers from the Shaftsbury barracks responded to the plant at about 9:58 a.m. on Monday for a report of an "out of control" man. Harris is alleged to have struck an employee of the treatment facility causing pain. Further investigation, according to the report, revealed that Harris had allegedly caused damage to a fence at the main

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