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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Appleton Ave Shooting
06:55PM / Monday, January 30, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating another shooting incident in the city that injured a teenager.

According to a press release by Lt. Gary Traversa, police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Appelton Avenue and East Street shortly after midnight on Sunday morning.

Patrol units canvassed the area for witnesses, victims or suspects. About 55 minutes later, police were notified that a 17-year-old boy was being treated at Berkshire Medical Center's Emergency Department for gunshot wounds to his leg. The victim was treated and released.  

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective

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Superior Court Briefs: Jan. 20 - Jan. 26
Staff Reports,
02:46PM / Friday, January 27, 2017
  , 48, of Pittsfield was found not guilty of two counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, two counts of wanton destruction of property, and a single count of larceny from a building.   Welch was accused of breaking into Ken's Bowl and Koto Restaurant on October 12, 2014.    A single count of common and notorious thief was dismissed by the court.    Welch pleaded guilty to single counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, possession of burglarous tools, larceny from a building, and common and notorious thief. Welch is broken into the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on May 12,

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Mistaken Report Leads to Search of Hoosic River in North Adams
By Jack Guerino,
02:16PM / Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Emergency responders spent about an hour searching the Hoosic River along State Road on Wednesday before determining that a report of two youngsters in the river was unfounded.

City and Williamstown police and firefighters, as well as North Adams Ambulance personnel, searched the riverside Wednesday beginning at about noon.

But the juveniles they were looking for turned out to be two people in a raft who were fishing.

"Through the investigation, NAPD located the two individuals that went in from the flood chute and they were in that location at that time," Fire Director Stephen Meranti said. "They confused [the caller] because they

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UPDATED: Pittsfield Pursuit Ends With Officer Firing on Vehicle
By Andy McKeever,
11:00AM / Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The district attorney's office says 55-year-old Mark Marauszwski, of Pittsfield, is in stable condition after being shot by a Pittsfield Police officer Wednesday morning at Rotary Park.    Marauszwski allegedly led police on a chase throughout the city's center Wednesday morning, ending at Rotary Park on Springside Avenue. There he was shot by Officer Martin Streit, according to the district attorney's office.   Marauszwski was transferred to Berkshire Medical Center and is now in stable condition.   Authorities said Office David Hallas had pulled over the sports utility vehicle Marauszwski was driving

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Superior Court Briefs: Jan. 17 - Jan. 19.
Staff Reports,
03:02PM / Friday, January 20, 2017
  , 63, of Pittsfield, pleaded guilty to a single count of sexual relations with inmates.   She was placed on three-years probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. Soules engaged in a sexual relationship with an inmate while employed at the Berkshire County House of Correction.   The incident occurred between October 1, 2014 and September 17, 2015.      , 19, of Hinsdale, pleaded guilty to single counts of assault and battery upon a child with substantial bodily injury, reckless endangerment of a child, misleading a police officer, and assault and battery.   She was ordered to

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