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Superior Court Briefs: Sept. 26 - Sept. 29
Staff Reports,
01:34PM / Friday, September 30, 2016
  30, of Pittsfield was found guilty of single counts of possession of cocaine and possession of heroin.    He was ordered to serve concurrent one-year sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his Harvard Street home on June 18, 2015.      47, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, possession of burglarious tools, larceny from a building, and common and notorious thief.    He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $10,000


Pittsfield Man Drowns In Pontoosuc Lake
Staff Reports,
04:31PM / Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Fire Department was called to the scene after reports of the body in the water. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The body of a 73-year-old man was pulled from Pontoosuc Lake on Thursday morning.   According to the district attorney's office, Charles Frambach, of nearby Pinehurst Avenue, was declared dead at the scene from an apparent drowning.   The Fire Department was called around 9:15 a.m. for a report of a body in the water.   Shortly after arriving, the body was pulled from the lake using a small boat ramp on Route 7 near Hancock Road.   Police remained at the boat ramp for some time after Frambach was


Two Accidents, No Injuries in Southern Vermont
02:44PM / Monday, September 26, 2016

STAMFORD, Vt. — A local woman avoided injury when her Chrysler Town and Country crashed into a tree on Saturday morning shortly before 11.

 Karen Wheeler, 57, of Readsboro was southbound on Route 100 in her 2005 van when she experienced a mechanical malfunction with her steering wheel, according to State Trooper Lauren Ronan. The van left the highway near Lincoln Road, collided with a guardrail and then a tree.  

There was extensive damage to the guardrail and vehicle, which is considered totaled. Wheeler was wearing a seat belt and no one was injured in the crash. The conditions were dry and sunny.

A second accident later that day in Pownal involved two


Superior Court Briefs: Sept. 19 - Sept. 22
Staff Reports,
11:00AM / Friday, September 23, 2016
  32, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense - conspiracy to violate drug laws, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.   He was released on $1,000 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on July 25, 2016.   50, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on a single count of larceny from a building.   She was released on personal recognizance. The charge is association with an alleged theft of money from Zenner's Package and Variety in Pittsfield on April 22,


Passenger Airlifted to Albany After Vermont Crash
Staff Reports,
12:47PM / Thursday, September 22, 2016

WHITINGHAM, Vt. — A single-vehicle accident seriously injured a passenger early Thursday morning on Tunnel Street, a mile north of Bosley Hill Road.

It took more than an hour for the Readsboro Fire Department to extricate the passenger of a 2007 Dodge Durango that crashed into a tree at about 2 a.m. The passenger's identity was being withheld pending notification of family.

North Adams (Mass.) Ambulance Service also responded to the scene.

The driver was identified as Patrick Belliveau, 24, of Gardner, Mass. Belliveau had fled the scene, according to Vermont State Police, and was located a short time later about 4 miles away from the accident. Upon taken

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