Lenox Dale man stabbed at campfire; police seek suspect

This story has been modified to add information about the victim's status.

LENOX -- Local police are investigating the stabbing of a Lenox Dale resident Sunday night following a campfire and party on the eve of the victim's 30th birthday.

Steven J. Fish, 30, of Elm Street, was rushed to Berkshire Medical Center and then transferred to Albany Medical Center overnight because of the injury to his eye, according to the police report.

Fish was treated and released from the Albany facility Monday morning, Lenox police reported.

Lenox Police were initially called to Fish's residence at 8 p.m. Sunday for a report of a large outside fire and a party. Upon arrival, Officer Sean Ward found a small campfire and asked the partygoers to "tone everything down," said Police Chief Stephen O'Brien.

Three hours later, Ward was alerted by Pittsfield Police that the victim of an apparent stabbing at the Elm Street site had been brought to the Pittsfield hospital.

Fish described the potential suspect as a white male, 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-10, with "slim build, medium hair, wearing a red shirt and faded blue jeans, last seen on Elm Street," O'Brien stated.

Lee Police assisted Lenox Police in canvassing the crime scene, but no evidence or weapon was found, he added.

As of Monday morning, there were no suspects and no witnesses had come forward, said O'Brien.

The incident was rare for the normally tranquil, close-knit neighborhood off Crystal Street, police said.

Anyone with information about the party or the stabbing is asked to contact Lenox Police at (413) 637-2346.

To contact Clarence Fanto:


or (413) 637-2551.

On Twitter: @BE_cfanto


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