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21-year-old Deerfield man gets jail for 3rd OUI

Friday, January 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 21-year-old South Deerfield man was sentenced to 18 months in jail and lost his driver’s license for eight years after he pleaded guilty Thursday to charges, including his third drunken driving charge. The charges are related to an Aug. 12 accident in Hatfield that injured him and his girlfriend. Tylor J. Sevene of 13 Elm St., Apt. 20, pleaded guilty in Northampton District Court to charges of … 0

Greenfield drug raid nets 26 single-use bags of heroin; 4 arrested

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — State and local police swarmed an Oak Courts apartment and arrested four people after heroin was allegedly found there. Police recovered 26 single-use bags of heroin in the Thursday night raid, and turned two children over to state custody, according to court documents. Rae Wilder, 35, of 43 Oak Courts, pleaded … 0

Police: Man arrested after showing pellet gun in bar, claiming to be with ‘Homeland’

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man armed with a pellet gun and claiming to be from Homeland Security offered to back up local police officers during his own arrest, according to police. Ryan Adams, 30, of 4 Armory St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Friday to charges of carrying a dangerous weapon and … 0

Police logs, Jan. 23 to 29

Friday, January 30, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 23 6:38 p.m. — Report of a small car parked at the ATM in Cherry Rum Plaza with a man inside who appeared to be shooting up. The vehicle was gone when police arrived. 7:27 p.m. — Rollover accident involving a pickup on Barton Road. No … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 22 to 26

Friday, January 30, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 22, Judge William Mazanec Michael Freeman, 38, of Number Nine Road, Rowe. Pleaded innocent to being a juror failing to attend, in Greenfield, by the Jury Commissioner, released on personal recognizance, continued to 3/ 21/15 for pretrial conference. Felicia M. Voudren-Klaiber, 21, of Pray Drive, Greenfield. … 0

Sunderland man sentenced to 3 years for rape

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Sunderland man was sentenced to three years in state prison after he admitted Wednesday to raping a South Hadley woman at her home in 2013. Jesse Davis, 42, pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to the rape charge. The victim read a statement before his … 0

Route 2 crash sends 3 to hospital

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two Ford Escape SUVs headed in opposite directions collided on Route 2 around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday according to Greenfield police. Two from one car and one from the other were taken to the hospital with what police said were not serious injuries. The accident closed a … 0

Police: Drunk driver tried to eat snow to beat breath test

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A 76-year-old man faces a fourth offense charge of drunken driving after he wedged his truck in a snowbank. Constantine Kamansky Jr. of 6 Bull Hill Road, Leverett, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday to a single charge of operating under the influence of liquor … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 5 to 21

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 5, Judge Michael Ripps. Martha Davey, 74, of Silver Street, Greenfield. Charge of leaving the scene of personal injury, dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Greenfield, Jan. 12, Judge Laurie MacLeod Charles C. Webb, 22, of Gulf Road, Northfield. Pleaded innocent to two charges of assault … 0

New fire truck means more water faster in emergencies in Montague Center

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Where the fire department could previously carry 500 gallons of water it can now carry 1,000, and deliver that water with four more firefighters. A doubled water storage capacity and six seats to the old … 0

Police look for leads in latest Valley Mart robbery

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are still looking for a masked man who brandished a knife in robbing the Valley Mart convenience store on Mill Street Monday afternoon. Police searched the area of Mill and Deerfield streets after the robbery, reported at 3:23 p.m. and local and state police were … 0

Cruiser crashes en route to armed robbery

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A police car crashed into a civilian’s vehicle on the way to a report of an armed robbery in a local convenience store. Sgt. James Rode was seen walking and speaking to other officers after he … 0

Montague police warn of phone scam

Friday, January 23, 2015

MONTAGUE — If a Montague police detective calls to tell you it’s OK to pay $1,000 to Publisher’s Clearing House, don’t believe it. Some residents have reported receiving phone calls from the local police assuring them someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House and saying they’ve won … 0