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Official page for the Town of Lanesborough, MA Police Department. STORY This is the official page of the Lanesborough, MA Police Department. This page was created to provide people who live, work or visit Lanesborough with an interest in the department, access to information about the Lanesborough Police and a platform with which to interact with the Lanesborough Police. This page is not monitored 24/7. The Lanesborough Police Department manages this page as a limited public forum and therefore the following conditions apply. * A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms. * In case of emergency, or if you need police assistance, dial 911. * Do not use this page to report a crime. Call 413-443-4107 or 911 (emergency). * If you post information related to a crime on this page, you may be placing yourself in a position of becoming a witness to a crime and subject yourself to subpoena. * "Friending" between the Lanesborough Police Department and a citizen does not indicate endorsement of that person's actions or comments. * Comments posted by others on the Lanesborough Police Department's page are not to be considered the opinion of the Lanesborough Police Department; nor does the Lanesborough Police endorse any third-party comments on this page. * The Lanesborough Police Department reserves the right to remove and/or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined by the Lanesborough Police.

Mission: To Protect and Serve

Pittsfield Police Department
05/27/2020

Pittsfield Police Department

**EDIT: These PC's were NOT taken from Berkshire Medical Center, but from Berkshire Healthcare Systems long term care office headquarters on North Street. Furthermore: these were brand new PC’s, had never been used, and not connected to any BHS networks, so there is no risk that any patient information was lost. Please do not call BMC looking for information**

The Pittsfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with a somewhat unusual investigation. Over one month ago, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, two individuals entered a property owned and operated by Berkshire Healthcare Systems and stole a number of computers. The two men appeared to be comfortable in their setting and spent a considerable amount of time inside of the property. They appeared to be knowledgeable about computers and were looking for specific items to take. Both suspects appeared to be thin or athletic white males, and they had a dog on a leash accompanying them during the burglary. (PHOTOS BELOW)

Suspect #1 appeared to have dark hair with a short beard and he wore eyeglasses. He was wearing a baseball cap, dark Nike sweatshirt, dark pants and sneakers. He had a dark backpack, possibly Northface brand:

Suspect #2 appeared to have lighter hair and was clean shaven. Early in the burglary he wore a bandana or something similar on his head and a dark Northface jacket. He later took off the head covering and jacket and wore a white T-shirt:

The dog appeared to be a smaller terrier with mostly black fur, thin (probably 40 pounds or less) with a tail that curved upward.

Anyone who may have information about this incident, or who believes they can identify the suspects, 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).

05/25/2020
05/13/2020

Good morning! Today is Wednesday May 13th 2020 and its a beautiful but brisk morning out there. I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. So far it appears as though everyone is following the Governor's Executive Order and wearing a face mask or facial covering when out in public and / or unable to maintain "Social Distancing" . I know at one point there was some confusion at out local retailers but I think that it's been squared away and I believe everyone understands and is on board with it.
The RFQ for the Police Station is moving along at a rapid pace and being led by Selectman Gordon Hubbard, so a "Thank you!" is in order for Gordon and the rest of the Selecboard as well as the Town Manager.
Town elections are coming up and I know that the Town Clerk (Ruth Knysh) has made arrangements for absentee voting and early voting please reach out to her or check the Town of Lanesborough's website for more information.
At the Lanesborough Police Department we're all still healthy and carrying on with our day to day duties. Knock on wood things are still relatively calm and quiet here in Lanesborough, so thank you to the Officers and the residence for helping keep it that way.
The COVID-19 Pandemic is still wreaking havoc across the country and the world, with illnesses and economic repercussions. Governor Baker has put in place his "Phased plan" to get us back to a semblance of normal, it looks like "normalcy" or a semblance of it is a ways off, but we'll make it!
To the Corrections Officers and Nurses, my apologies for failing to recognize National Nurse Week and Corrections Officers week, to all of you, thank you for what you do! To all the Law Enforcement Officers, this week is National Law Enforcement Week, with Friday May 15th being a solemn day of remembrance for all those who died in the line of duty. To all of you who have served, continue to serve and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, thank you for what you did, continue to do and for what you gave!
In closing I want to remind everyone that the Lanesborough Police Department is here when you need us, that we're all in this together, so stay healthy and be safe.
Thanks,
Chief Timothy C. Sorrell

05/06/2020

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05/06/2020
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See link for information regarding Covid-19 provided by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

Good morning everyone! Today is Wednesday May 6, 2020 and at least it's not snowing out.  Today is the first day under t...
05/06/2020

Good morning everyone! Today is Wednesday May 6, 2020 and at least it's not snowing out. Today is the first day under the Governor's Executive Order mandating that everyone over the age of 2 years wear a face mask while out n public and unable to maintain your "Social Distancing" 6 foot rule (there is an exemption to wearing a face mask if you have a medical condition that prohibits you from wearing one). Stores are mandated to prohibit your entrance to their establishment if you fail to have a mask on. The mask can be a cloth bandana or a surgical mask, but they are requesting that you not wear a N95 mask as those should be reserved for medical and first responders. You do not need to wear one when out for your walk along the lake or in your neighborhood as long as you're maintaining your "Social Distance" from others you encounter (but it is suggested to have one handy just in case you're unable to maintain your "Social Distancing") . Once again if anyone is unable to acquire a facial mask, reach out to the Police Department or Fire Department and we'll attempt to get you one.
Once again, knock on wood everyone at LPD is still healthy. Things in Town have been relatively quiet and I want to say thank you to the residence for that, considering this unique situation we're all in, you've made the best of it and because of that so far our jobs have been relatively easier because of that.
As stated in an earlier post, the "Driveway Scammers" are back in Town. They come to your door with a story of having left over material from a previous job and are willing to repair your driveway for a minimal fee. But, the problem is, the material is usually substandard, the work is substandard and the fee they just quoted you is now double and since they just completed the job they tell you, you have to pay the new fee. Also, generally the victim they choose is an elderly person who might feel pressured or manipulated into paying the outrageous cost. So, please look out for each other, if you or your neighbor are approached by anyone who shows up at your door looking to do unsolicited work call the Lanesborough Police Department right away so we can check them out and identify them and see if they’re legitimate or not. In general all parties going door to door are supposed to go through a licensing process per Town Bylaw through the PD.
In closing I want to remind everyone to wear your facial mask when in public, maintain your "Social Distancing" when not wearing your mask, stay healthy, take care of each other and remember that we, the Lanesborough Police Department are here if you need us and that as members of this community and country "We're all in this together".
Thank you,
Chief Timothy C. Sorrell

It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung (a couple of times now). April showers have brought May flowers and...SC...
05/04/2020

It’s that time of year again!
Spring has sprung (a couple of times now). April showers have brought May flowers and...SCAMMERS!
Beware of “deals” to good to be true or drive by (Gypsy) type scammers that come to you to solicit work such as driveway repairs or home improvement. Be suspicious If they do not provide some form of contract of work to be done and/or ask for payment in cash.
When in doubt check them out!
Hawkers and peddlers require a permit from the town!
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Lanesborough Animal Control
05/04/2020

Lanesborough Animal Control

Dog license renewals were due by March 31st. If you haven’t renewed your dog’s license by now please do so! Late notices are being sent out and fines will follow soon after.

04/29/2020

Good morning everyone! Today is Wednesday 4/29/2020 and I'm sorry I didn't get out my usual Tuesday morning update but things got busy here at the LPD.
It's a beautiful morning, the sun is out, the sky is blue and currently no clouds in sight.
This morning I want to recognize a few local businesses who have helped us out during this pandemic.
I want to say thank you to the Adams Community Bank for your gifts, they are very much appreciated.
To John Harris for spraying all our cruisers with the disinfectant that should keep them safe and clean on the inside for the next 60-90 days.
To Superintendent Kim Grady and Tim Sears of the MGRSD for treating our cruisers, the station and our gear with your "fogger" helping keep us safe and healthy from COVID-19.
To Lenco Armored Vehicle for the delivery yesterday of the much needed and much appreciated PPE gear, that will be distributed to the officers to help keep them safe as well as the people in the community who we come in contact with.
Once again, thank god currently all of us here at LPD are still healthy and COVID-19 free. The Town as a whole appears to be doing well, people have been maintaining their "social distancing" as I see them out and about on their walks or while on their trips to the store or Post Office. I do want to remind everyone that it has been highly recommended that if you can't maintain your "social distancing" that you wear a face mask while out in public . If you don't have a face mask or even if the one you currently have might need to be replaced give us a call at the PD and we'll try to help you out.
Once again a reminder that if you or someone you might know needs a hand with something that you or they can't currently do because of restrictions or health concerns due to the COVID-19 Pandemic reach out to us and we'll see if somehow we can help. Also, if you or someone you know wants us to maybe check on up on you or them whether it's a drive by and wave from the window or a daily call let us know and we'll see what we can work out.
To everyone, just remember we're all in this together and we'll get through it, there's light at the end of the tunnel and when we used to go on family trips and as we were driving along my kids would ask me "are we almost there yet?" and I'd respond, "we're closer now than before we started" that's where we are today.
So to all, stay healthy, maintain your social distancing, wear your face mask when out in public (it protects what you might have from other people getting it) and if you need us, we'll be here!
Chief Timothy C. Sorrell

04/21/2020

Good morning everyone, today is Tuesday April 21, 2020. Once again so far so good, everyone is still healthy here at LPD. In the past week we did two Birthday drive by's I hope our birthday people enjoyed them. To the best of my knowledge as a Town we're still doing good, I feel by far we are definitely better than other communities in the number of cases and other issues that we've had. As this home confinement continues you would expect that our domestic disturbance calls would increase, but we've been good with very few calls and that's because you people have endured through this and made the best of a bad situation. So thank you for making our job a little easier!
Usually I send out a shout out to those people that have gone above and beyond during this pandemic and I hope I've mentioned everyone out there.
This week I want to say something to the students out there, maybe especially to the ones (Seniors, Juniors and 6th graders) to whom this year was going to be special, with things like Prom, Graduation, your last year of High School with your classmates, looking at colleges and Graduating from Elementary School to Middle School. I'd like to say sorry that this happened during this time of your life ! That hopefully somewhere down the road, possibly somehow this can be made up to you. If it can't just hang in there, we feel for you and understand what you might be going through. But remember regardless of all that, you woke up this morning, you have family, friends and people who care about you!
This will end at some point and life will get back to a semblance of normal. Remember we're all in this together! Maintain your "Social Distancing" , get outside enjoy what you have and appreciate the time with your family and loved ones!
Stay Healthy,
Chief Tim Sorrell

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04/18/2020

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Town of LanesboroughImportant Information Regarding Your Tax BillUnder “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipali...
04/15/2020
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Town of Lanesborough
Important Information Regarding Your Tax Bill
Under “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19,” Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, the Town of Lanesborough has adopted local options to extend due dates for real and personal property tax payments and applications for exemptions and a waiver of interest on certain municipal tax and other bills. See below.
1. The due date of your real and personal property tax bill has been extended to June 1, 2020. June 1, 2020 is the new due date even if the due date for payment on your previously mailed tax bill is May 1, 2020.
2. The due date for applications for property tax exemptions has also been extended to June 1, 2020. June 1, 2020 is the new due date even if the due date for applications on your previously mailed tax bill is April 1, 2020.
This extension applies to applications for the exemptions listed in the third paragraph of G.L. c. 59, §59, including exemptions under clauses 17, 17C, 17C1/2 and 17D (seniors, surviving spouses, minor children of deceased parent); 18 (financial hardship – activated military, age and infirmity); 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 22F and 22H (veterans, surviving spouses and surviving parents); 37 and 37A (blind persons); 41, 41B, 41C and 41C1/2 (seniors); 42 and 43 (surviving spouse and minor children of firefighters/police officer killed in the line of duty); 52 (certain eligible seniors); 53 (certain eligible properties with septic systems); 56 (National Guard and reservists on active duty in foreign countries); and 57 (local option tax rebates). This extension also automatically applies to applications for residential exemptions under G.L. c. 59, §5C, for small commercial exemptions under G.L. c. 59, §5I and for deferrals under G.L. c. 59, §5, clauses 41A (seniors) and 18A (poverty or financial hardship due to change to active military).
3. The Town of Lanesborough has also voted to waive interest and other penalties for late payment of any excise, tax, betterment assessment or apportionment thereof, water rate or annual sewer use or other charge added to a tax for any payments with a due date on or after March 10, 2020 where payment is made late but before June 30, 2020. This applies to late payments of bills that have a due date of March 10, 2020 or after, when such bills are paid late but paid on or before June 30, 2020. This wavier of interest does not apply to bills with due dates before March 10, 2020 or if the bill is not paid before June 30, 2020.
NOTE – If the municipal offices are closed on the June 1, 2020 extended due date for tax payments or filing of exemption applications as a result of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus or the declaration of a state of emergency issued by the governor on March 10, 2020, the due dates for tax payments and applications for exemptions are not extended – they will be due on June 1, 2020 even if the municipal offices are closed. (See section 10(b) of the Act).
Tax payments can be paid on-line at www.lanesborough-ma.gov, placed in the drop box outside of the Newton Memorial Town Hall or mailed to P.O. Box 1492, 83 North Main Street, Lanesborough, MA 01237.
Applications for exemptions can be placed in the drop box outside of the Newton Memorial Town Hall or mailed to P.O. Box 1492, 83 North Main Street, Lanesborough, MA 01237.
Should you have any questions please call the Lanesborough Town Hall at 413-442-1167.

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04/14/2020

Good Morning Everyone! It's Tuesday April 14th 2020 and so far so good all of us at the Lanesborough Police Department are still healthy! I hope everyone was able to make the "Wave Parade" that was organized by the Lanesborough Volunteer Fire Department. I know I took part in it as did Officers Costa, Penna and Newberry and we all thought it was great to see the people out at a time like this showing support and just enjoying life.
I know last week I thanked the medical professionals and support staff for the job they're doing during this pandemic. This week I want to say "Thank You" to those grocery store employees, convenience store employees, ,Dollar General employees, gas station employees, Dunkin Donuts employees, restaurant employees and all of those other people who are doing their day to day job providing us services that we never truly noticed or appreciated until now!
I also want to toss out the suggestion or possibility that during this pandemic when "Social Distancing" is paramount to everyone's safety, we know people still have birthdays and other special occasions and because of that "Social Distancing" we know you can' have that big party or family celebration yo planned on having. But maybe for what it's worth. maybe your friendly Lanesborough Police Officer can swing by (if call volume allows) your house and give you a "light show" with the cruisers lights and a blast of the siren to say Happy Birthday or Congratulations. So if your interested send me an email at [email protected] or Officer Costa at [email protected] or Officer Penna at [email protected] and we'll see what we can do.
To everyone, stay healthy and keep those spirits up, we'll get through this together and be stronger in the end!
Thanks,
Chief Timothy C. Sorrell

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Is there supposed to be a speed sign posted on North Main St? If so what is it?
Hello I dropped some keys off the other day I was wondering if you were able to find out who’s they were . Have a good day
All day long on a nice day!
Thank you for making our birthday special during this difficult time!
Thank you everyone that came and joined in the birthday parade! It was most definitely a smashing success and more than I even expected!!😭🥰 it was absolutely amazing!! I can’t even say enough about it!! Thank you thank you!!! She was lore than surprised and definitely taken back by it, as was I! The tears were flowing and we were both shaking lol I legit don’t have the words to say. Thank you!!!❤️❤️ Also a huge thank you to the Adams police department, Adams fire department, Adams ambulance, and Lanesborough police department for helping make this even more of a success!❤️❤️🥰
Thanks for all you do👍.
Thank you all for doing a great job in our community. I know I'm safe living in Lanesborough Massachusetts. Please stay safe and healthy during these hard times. Today's drive by wave parade was very comforting. God Bless you all.
I'm glad that Chief is staying on. I live on the playground side of the elementary school and I can see the playground from my kitchen. My issue is I always see people in my neighborhood with their dogs not on leashes. I can't walk a great distance so I like to take a walk up to the school and walk around the parking lot. So please if you see me know that I'm doing my best and trying to walk better.
Please close Balance rock !! More people then Walmart now
How is this even allowed?
Great job! Thank you!