Juvenile Arrested on Gun Charges in Pittsfield
A noise complaint stemming from a downtown parking garage led to the seizure of a fire and the arrest of a juvenile man.
Yesterday, Tuesday, June 29 at 5:25 a.m. Pittsfield Police received a noise complaint believed to be originating from the McKay Street Parking Deck in Pittsfield. Upon arrival, responding officers encountered three juvenile males loitering on the top level of the parking deck, one of which appeared to have been the operator of a vehicle he was occupying. The Patrol Officer initially spoke with this individual obtained limited cooperation and made observations that indicated the individual may be in possession of a weapon. By then, a second Patrol Officer arrived to assist, at which time a firearm was discovered in the juveniles’ waistband.
At that point, the two other juveniles present yelled at officers and then fled from the area. They were located and detained in a lower level of the parking deck a short time later. Officers immediately retraced the path by which the juveniles fled and located several heroin baggies, believed to have been discarded as they ran.
However, reports from police say that because the drugs were not found in the juvenile's possession, and their disposal of the drugs was not witnessed, no charges were filed and they were returned to the custody of their parents.
The juvenile found with the firearm was arrested and charged with the following; Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card (two counts) He was arraigned and held without bail. A dangerousness hearing is scheduled for July 1, 2021.