Criminal Activity Was On The Upswing This Week In Pittsfield
Cars windows being smashed, vandalism, and armed robbery, also a raid on a home on maple street that led to arrest for having child pornography were some of the highlights this week in Pittsfield.
On Wednesday, Mar. 31, at approximately 8:30 PM, members of the Pittsfield Police Department responded to the Mobil Mart located at 580 North St for a reported Armed Robbery.
Arriving units spoke with the Mobil Mart clerk, who was unharmed during the incident. The clerk reported the suspect came into the store with a knife and demanded the money from the register.
The suspect reached over the counter and grabbed an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing on foot. He was described as a masked, white male, approximately 30 years of age, between 5’8”-5’10” tall, wearing a black coat with a hood. He was wearing black sneakers with white soles.
A PPD K9 unit conducted a track of the area in which the suspect was last seen running. Members of the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau and Crime Scene responded. Their investigation is ongoing. Surveillance in the area is currently being reviewed.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ignacio Matos at 448-9705. Information can be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau, the Drug Tips hotline at 413-448-9708, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).
Between last night (Tuesday March 30) and today (Wednesday March 31) the Pittsfield Police Department has received multiple reports of vandalism. Most of the property damage was apparently caused by the firing of BB and/or pellet guns.
The damage most likely occurred during the night time or early morning hours and cases have been reported throughout different parts of the city. No injuries have been reported at this time.
The Pittsfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with solving these crimes. We are also asking any owners of residential or business video surveillance systems to review their footage and report any suspicious activity that may be tied to these acts.
Anyone who wishes to provide information regarding the vandalism 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).