The Pittsfield Police Department is searching for a missing person. The Department on Monday, just after 2:20 PM, received the report of a suspicious motor vehicle in Blue Anchor Park on upper North Street in in Pittsfield, adjacent to Pontoosuc Lake. Officers that initially responded to the location determined that the vehicle may have been abandoned, as it was revealed that the registered owner of the vehicle was reported missing out of New York State a week ago, on May 5th.  

After further investigation, police now believe that it is unlikely that the missing individual left the area by any other means, and that a search of Pontoosuc Lake waters would be required. Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Environmental Police, and Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office resources were requested for Tuesday morning. After searching the water for seven hours, it was determined that additional resources and equipment would be required to continue the search. 

The search of Pontoosuc Lake resumed this morning and, according to a media release sent to us by Lt. Gary Traversa, it will be active until such time that a recovery is made, those involved have reached their daily limitation, or the suspected missing party is located by other means. 

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The police department is asking that the public avoid the area of Blue Anchor Park and the Pontoosuc Lake boat ramp in order to allow the departments public safety partners to maneuver freely. 

Pittsfield Police Department Facebook posting:

If you have a tip for the police department, you can send it via text message. Text PITTIP and your message to 847411 (TIP411) 

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