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Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 28
Staff Reports,
03:45PM / Friday, December 30, 2016
  , 27, of Pittsfield had a single count of conspiracy to violate drug laws continued without a finding for one year.   The charge stems from the execution of a search warrant at her West Street home on March 22, 2016. Single counts of possession of phencyclidine and reckless endangerment of a child were dismissed by the state.   , 43, of Peekskill, N.Y. had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three count of trafficking a person for sexual servitude, and single counts of deriving support from prostitution, and conspiracy to traffick a person for sexual servitude.   He was ordered to be held without bail at the Berkshire County

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Former Pittsfield Officer Coco Now Facing Larceny, Identity Theft Charges
Staff Reports,
01:34PM / Wednesday, December 28, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The former Pittsfield Patrol Police Union President Jeffrey Coco pleaded not guilty to two counts of larceny and a single count of identity theft.   Coco entered those pleas in Berkshire Superior Court on Wednesday. Judge Daniel Ford released him on personal recognizance.   Coco is accused of taking more than $200,000 between January 2008 and July 2015 from the union when he served in various roles including treasurer. The district attorney's office now says he created a false document to get access to the funds.   He had already been charged with embezzlement after allegedly making cash withdrawals and writing checks

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Pittsfield Fire Knocks Down Blaze On East Street
By Andy McKeever,
03:44PM / Friday, December 23, 2016

A portion of East Street was closed and traffic was backed up. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A fire at Carlo Motor Express on East Street caused heavy traffic backups as firefighters worked to save two tractor trailers and minimize damage to the building.   Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said the department was called shortly before 2 in the afternoon to 1551 East Street, right near the junction to Merrill Road, to find flames shooting out the side of the building.    "On arrival, the Police Department found fire blowing out the west side of the building. Our crews got in, made an aggressive interior attack, kept the damage to a

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Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 19 - Dec. 23
Staff Reports,
12:45PM / Friday, December 23, 2016
  71, of Becket had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of intimidation of a witness.    He was released on personal recognizance. Jack allegedly intimidated a victim in a criminal investigation on August 6, 2016 and August 7, 2016.    , 38, of Lenoxdale had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on a single count of intimidation of a witness.    She was released on personal recognizance. Maisano-Krok allegedly intimidated a victim in a criminal investigation on August 6, 2016 and August 7, 2016.   , 44, of Becket had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on a single count of

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Sprinkler System Break Briefly Closes North Adams' Tractor Supply
Staff Reports,
04:00PM / Thursday, December 22, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A damaged sprinkler triggered the fire suppression system in the Tractor Supply store on Tuesday, leading to the evacuation of the facility until repairs could be made.   The Fire Department responded to the store after an employee damaged a sprinkler component with a forklift.   "A worker was running a forklift and he was putting some stuff on the shelf and the forklift hit the sprinkler head and broke it, which activated the system, which evacuated the building," Fire Director Steve Meranti said on Thursday.   Meranti said the sprinklers went off in the back room and not in the public area. He said there was

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