Details of a Press Release From the Pittsfield Police Department:

 

 

On Thursday 5/28/2020, members of the Pittsfield Police Department (PPD) patrol division were dispatched code three (lights and sirens) to a residence on Second Street for a report of a person with a handgun. Responding patrol officers encountered 33-year-old Pittsfield resident Joshua Stimpson on scene and located a loaded 9mm pistol that Stimpson admitted was his. As a result, officers arrested Stimpson and charged him with:

1. CARRYING A FIREARM WITHOUT A LICENSE – 269/10/J
2. POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITHOUT FID CARD – 269/10/TT

On Friday 5/29/2020, members of the Berkshire County Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) and PPD Detective Bureau / Drug Unit conducted a near-simultaneous traffic stop and search warrant execution involving 31-year-old Pittsfield resident Ryan Aulisio. Aulisio was wanted for a shooting incident that had occurred in Pittsfield several days prior during which a vehicle had been struck by gunfire, though no injuries were reported. Aulisio was also suspected of distributing illegal drugs. Investigators discovered over 1800 bags of heroin and dealer paraphernalia on Aulisio’s person and in the motel room. As a result of the traffic stop and search warrant execution, Aulisio was charged with:

1. DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM W/IN 500 FT OF BLDG – 269/12E
2. POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITHOUT FID CARD – 269/10G
3. ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A&B W/ DW(FIREARM) – 265/15A/A
4. TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN 36-100 GRAMS – 94C/32E/F
5. POSSESSION TO DISTRIBUTE CLASS A, SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE 94C/32/D
6. POSSESSION OF CLASS B SUBSTANCE – 94C/C
7. FIREARM VIOLATION W/ 2 PRIOR VIOLENT/DRUG CRIMES – 269/10G/B

On Friday 3/27/2020, PPD officers responded to a ShotSpotter Activation in the area of Fenn Street. They later learned that a victim had gone to Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound. 41 year old Pittsfield resident Teddy Cepeda was later identified as the suspect of the shooting. On Thursday 6/4/2020, members of the ACU and PPD Drug Unit arrested Cepeda on an outstanding warrant charging him with:

1. DISCHARGE OF A FIREAMN W/IN 500 FT OF BLDG – 269/12E
2. ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM – 265/15E
3. POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITHOUT FID CARD – 269/10G
Teddy Cepeda

Members of the Pittsfield Police Department continue to investigate other shootings and serious crimes that have occurred within our city. The public’s cooperation is oftentimes instrumental in the investigation and prosecution of these cases. Anyone who wishes to provide information is asked to contact the PPD Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

Thanks for the update guys. And thanks for doing what you do in efforts to keep our streets and neighborhoods as safe as possible.