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Body Found In Peru Confirmed To Be Missing Hinsdale Woman
Staff Reports,
05:44PM / Wednesday, July 17, 2019
PERU, Mass. — A 53-year old woman who went missing from Hinsdale was found dead in a wooded area in Peru.   Jacqueline Coutinho went missing in May and a K9 search, foot patrols and a helicopter were unable to locate her. Authorities searched for weeks to no avail.   On Tuesday, loggers found a body in the woods about one mile off of Curtin Road.    A cause of death has not been revealed but there were no signs of foul play, according to authorities.    "Investigators have not uncovered any indications of foul play in Ms. Coutinho's disappearance or death, nor do we believe that there is any threat to public

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Woman Charged With Misleading Officers In Jones Murder Case
Staff Reports,
05:20PM / Wednesday, July 17, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A woman accused of lying to police during the investigation into the death of Asiyanna Jones was arraigned on Wednesday.   Dayanlee Bracero-Quirndo, 23, is being charged in Berkshire County Superior Court with two counts of misleading a police officer. She had previously been indicted in the case but failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Bracero-Quirndo turned herself in to authorities.   She is the fourth person to face charges in relation to the 2017 shooting of the 22-year-old Jones on Dewey Avenue. A grand jury also indicted Carey Pilot, 46, Gary Linen, 39, and Elizabeth Perez, 27, on a charge of

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Loggers Find Woman's Remains In Peru
Staff Reports,
04:18PM / Tuesday, July 16, 2019
PERU, Mass. — The remains of an unidentified woman were found in a wooded area about one mile off Curtin Road on Tuesday morning.   The woman has yet to be identified by authorities and Hinsdale and Peru Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding her death. The body is being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston for an autopsy.   The District Attorney's Office said loggers found the remains.   While not identified by authorities, the location is not that far from where Jacqueline Coutinho was last seen. Coutinho went missing from Smith Road in Hinsdale in May. She was visiting her

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Truck/Motorcycle Collision in Adams Leaves One Seriously Injured
By Jack Guerino,
07:52PM / Monday, July 15, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — Police are investigating a motorcycle and truck collision on Saturday that sent at least two to the hospital, one with serious injuries.   Adams Police, Fire, and Ambulance were dispatched around 3:45 p.m. Saturday to the area of 61 East Road to an accident involving a 2018 Chevy Silverado and a 2006 Harley-Davidson.   According to police , the Silverado was northbound on East Road when the Harley-Davidson, which was headed south, crossed from the southbound lane to the northbound lane.   The pickup attempted to avoid the motorcycle by turning away but was unable to and the two collided.   Both the motorcycle and

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North Adams Man Charged With Attempted Murder
Staff Reports,
07:55PM / Thursday, July 11, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Chase Avenue man is accused of attempted murder of his wife after allegedly "bashed her head in."   Michael Cook Sr., 42, of Chase Avenue was arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court on single counts of assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, and assault and battery on a family or household member, according to the district attorney's office.   Judge Jennifer Tyne ordered Cook to be held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on July 17. Cook's wife was treated for life-threatening injuries at Baystate Medical Center in

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