Tom’s Top 3 for 1/25: Adams Police Investigate Wednesday Shooting
Police in Adams are investigating a shooting in that has left a man hospitalized. According to Fred Lance, a spokesman for the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Adams Police Department received a call of shots fired in the vicinity of North Summer Street at approximately 3:34 yesterday afternoon. When officers arrived on the scene they found a male suffering from gunshot wounds. That yet to be identified man was transported to Berkshire Medical Center, in Pittsfield, where he underwent surgery and is expected to survive. Police Chief Richard Tarsa was not giving out additional information yesterday, but police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, or who may have information pertaining to the incident, to call the Adams Police Department at (413) 743-1212. The investigation is being conducted by members of the Adams and North Adams Police Departments, the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office, state troopers assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, members of the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services and Ballistics Sections and Chemists assigned to the Crime Lab.
3 Arrested In North Adams On Crack Possession Charges
Three North Adams residents are facing drug charges after police reported that they uncovered crack cocaine during a routine traffic stop last week. The stop resulted in the arrest of the driver and two passengers in the vehicle. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 33 year old Kristin Giulino, the driver and owner of the car, allegedly admitted to police that she was in possession of drug paraphernalia however she denied having anything else in the car. One of the passengers, 33 year old Charles Gillis, was taken into custody after police say they spotted narcotics on the floor of the vehicle near him. Another passenger, 32 year old Tarrin Daniels, allegedly admitted to police that the three were smoking crack. He was then arrested. Daniels, of Isbell Street, pleaded not guilty to single counts of possession to distribute a Class B drug, subsequent offense, and conspiracy to violate drug law. Giulino, also of Isbell Street, pleaded not guilty to single counts of possession to distribute a Class B drug, conspiracy to violate drug law, as well as a motor vehicle lights violation and not having an inspection sticker. Meanwhile Gillis, of Beaver Street, pleaded not guilty to single counts of possession to distribute a Class B drug and conspiracy to violate drug law. All three were released on personal recognizance and are next scheduled to appear March 5 for a pretrial hearing.
Ciccolo Case Still Likely Headed For June Trial
Attorneys in the case of an Adams man accused of violating federal terrorism statutes say they are still talking about a possible plea deal but told the judge to anticipate using the June 18th schedule trial date. IBerkshires.com reports Judge Mark Mastroianni held a brief status conference Wednesday in the case of the U.S. versus Alexander Ciccolo. The Adams man was arrested on July 4th of2015, and was subsequently indicted on one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and one count of attempting to use of weapons of mass destruction.