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Pittsfield Arraigns Second Suspect in Jones Shooting Death
Staff Reports,
05:04PM / Tuesday, October 17, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One of the men suspected in the shootout that killed Asiyanna Jones was arraigned Monday on assault and firearms charges.    Josaiah T. Bynum, 19, had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf for single counts of armed assault with intent to murder, illegal possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun, and of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.   Bynum is one of three men being investigated for a shootout on Dewey Street on Oct. 2 that led to the death of Jones, 22. Jones was reportedly in a vehicle with another woman when shots rang out near Dewey and Linden streets around 11 p.m.    Jones was struck

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Pittsfield Man Arrested For 2016 Murder
Staff Reports,
01:07PM / Tuesday, October 17, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was arrested Monday night for the alleged murder of James Dominguez III last January.   The District Attorney's office said James Cromartie, 31, of Pittsfield was arrested on a murder warrant Monday night. On Tuesday, Cromartie had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of murder in Berkshire Superior Court.   Judge Paul Vrabel ordered that Cromartie is held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. He will return to court on Nov. 15.   Cromartie is accused of shooting Dominguez in the city-owned parking lot on Fenn Street on January 23, 2016. Police responded to 129 Fenn

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Superior Court Briefs: October 12.
Staff Reports,
03:16PM / Friday, October 13, 2017
  , 25, of Beacon, N.Y. pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.   He was given a one-year suspended sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction and placed on one-year probation.   The charge stems from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on September 26, 2016. A single count of disorderly conduct was dismissed by the state.   39, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of psilocybin mushrooms with intent to distribute, and receiving stolen property.   He was placed on one-year probation. The charges

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Armed Robbery Of Nichols Package Store
Staff Reports,
12:30PM / Friday, October 13, 2017

Police say these two men robbed Nichols Package Store on Monday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are asking for information regarding an armed robbery of Nichols Package Store early this week.   Police say that shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday night, two men displayed a gun in the store and assaulted the clerk.   The clerk's injuries were minor but the suspects took money from the cash register and fled on foot.   Both suspects are described as being 6-feet tall and wearing jeans. One of them had a thin build and was wearing a dark grey colored Nike sweatshirt. The other was stocky and was wearing a light grey Champion

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Two Men Arrested in Great Barrington After Allegedly Showing Gun To Store Clerk
Staff Reports,
01:38PM / Wednesday, October 11, 2017
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Two men were arrested Tuesday night after allegedly brandishing a gun to a convenience store clerk.   Police say Nathan Bona, 20, of Southfield is being charged with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit a crime, and operating under the influence. Austin Whitney, 22, of Great Barrington is being charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.   At about 10 p.m. Tuesday night, police were called to Lake Mansfield for reports of shots fired. There, officers were told that two men, driving a pickup truck, had fired a handgun several times in the parking lot, striking a storage

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