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Pittsfield Police Cruiser Involved in Accident
07:11PM / Saturday, August 31, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield Police cruiser was involved in a two-car accident on Thursday evening and the officer and the driver of the second vehicle incurred minor injuries.    According to police, the 2017 Ford Explorer operated by Officer Matthew Killeen was northbound traveling from South Street through the intersection at Park Square at about 8:30 p.m. when he collided with a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, operated by Sheila Aitken of Cheshire.   Killeen had his emergency lights activated in response to a call for service, police said.    Both operators were transported to Berkshire Medical Center for minor injuries. The crash is

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Former Becket Resident Victim of Sunday's Shooting in Pittsfield
04:24PM / Wednesday, August 28, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A former Becket woman has died from injuries suffered during an early morning shooting on Sunday, Aug. 25.   Stephanie Olivieri, 32, of Yonkers, N.Y., suffered a single gunshot wound while sitting in a vehicle near the intersection of Columbus Avenue and South John Street in Pittsfield. She subsequently died at Berkshire Medical Center. The case is being investigated as a homicide.   At this time, the family requests privacy.   Pittsfield Police responded to both a ShotSpotter activation and several 911 calls reporting multiple gunshots at 3:22 a.m. on Sunday. Upon arrival, officers found Olivieri wounded inside a silver

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Pittsfield Shooting Incident Now a Homicide
08:39PM / Tuesday, August 27, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The shooting incident on Columbus Avenue on Sunday is now being investigated as a homicide.    A single individual had been found that morning by authorities responding to the shooting and was taken to Berkshire Medical Center.   The Berkshire district attorney's office says it is withholding the release of the person's name and any additional information about the victim at this time to provide the family privacy.   Police had responded Sunday morning to a ShotSpotter activation and several 911 calls reporting multiple gunshots in the area of 347 Columbus Ave.    When they arrived at about

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Pittsfield Man Sentenced to Five Years on Firearm Charges
06:02PM / Tuesday, August 27, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for drug and firearm violations.   The Berkshire district attorney's office secured guilty pleas from 41-year-old Davon Kelly on a number of charges related to a shooting incident outside of the former Lach's Lounge on Fenn Street in Pittsfield on Aug. 20, 2018, and subsequent arrest.   Kelly pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court to single counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a loaded firearm, illegal possession of a firearm with a

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Columbus Avenue Shooting
04:11PM / Sunday, August 25, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting on Columbus Avenue that injured  one.   According to a statement from the district attorney's office, officers responded at about 3:22 a.m. Sunday to the area of 347 Columbus Ave. after both a ShotSpotter activation and several 911 calls reporting multiple gunshots.   Upon arrival, one victim was found injured inside a vehicle and was transported to Berkshire Medical Center. The victim's name and medical condition are not being released.   Sections of Columbus Avenue and South John Street were closed throughout the day Sunday but re-opened at

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