If you were out and about Saturday night in Pittsfield, you may have noticed heavy police presence. Slater was able to get a statement from Lt. Gary Traversa from the Pittsfield Police Department.

"The High Visibility/Saturation Enforcement Patrol on Saturday involved approximately 65 members of the Pittsfield Police Department, Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department, Massachusetts State Police, and Massachusetts Probation Service.

Over the course of 8 hours, this detail initiated hundreds of encounters, a number of which resulted in official enforcement action:

 

·         10 summons to appear in court

·         30 arrests

·         Approximately 200 motor vehicle citations"