Three Pittsfield Men Face Gun Charges in Separate Incidents
According to a release from the Pittsfield Police Department three different men were arrested and charged in three different shootings.
On Thursday, May 28 members of the department's patrol division were dispatched to a residence on Second Street for a report of a person with a handgun. Responding patrol officers encountered 33-year-old Pittsfield resident Joshua Stimpson on the scene and located a loaded 9mm pistol that Stimpson admitted was his.
As a result, officers arrested and charged Stimpson, pictured below, with carrying a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without an FID card.
On Friday, May 29 members of the Berkshire County Anti-Crime Unit and PPD Detective Bureau / Drug Unit conducted a near-simultaneous traffic stop and search warrant execution involving 31-year-old Pittsfield resident Ryan Aulisio. Aulisio was wanted for a shooting incident that had occurred in Pittsfield several days prior during which a vehicle had been struck by gunfire, though no injuries were reported. Aulisio was also suspected of distributing illegal drugs. Investigators discovered over 1800 bags of heroin and dealer paraphernalia on Aulisio’s person and in the motel room.
As a result of the traffic stop and search warrant execution, Aulisio, pictured below, was charged with discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a building, possession of a firearm without an FID card, attempt to commit assault and battery with a deadly weapon and trafficking heroin, possession to distribute a Class A substance, a subsequent offense, and possession of a Class B substance, along with a firearm violation with two priors.
On Friday, March 27, PPD officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of Fenn Street. They later learned that a victim had gone to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. 41-year-old Pittsfield resident Teddy Cepeda was later identified as the suspect of the shooting.
On Thursday, June 4, members of the Anti-Crime Unit and PPD Drug Unit arrested Cepeda, pictured below, on an outstanding warrant charging him with, discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a building, assault and battery by discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm without an FID card.
In the release, Lt. John Soules said members of the Pittsfield Police Department continue to investigate other shootings and serious crimes that have occurred within our city. The public’s cooperation is oftentimes instrumental in the investigation and prosecution of these cases. Anyone who wishes to provide information 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).