Police / Fire / Courts

Heroin dealer sent to state prison

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Westfield man caught with nearly 1,000 bags of heroin was sent to state prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to reduced charges. Antonio Rivera III, 28, also known as “Gizmo,” pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court to a single charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute. He was sentenced by Judge John Agostini to 2 years to 2 years and 1 day in the Walpole state … 0

Ignored chimney maintenance caused Gill condominium fire

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GILL — The investigation into a Friday condo fire points to a lack of upkeep as the cause of the blaze. “Investigators believe that a lack of maintenance of the chimney clean-out over time caused cracks in the mortar that allowed the chimney fire to spread inside the walls,” said Jennifer Mieth, spokeswoman … 0

District Court Log, Dec. 8 to 10

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Greenfield, Dec. 8, Judge William Mazanec Tito Rivera, 33, of Wilson Avenue, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on a family or household member, and malicious destruction of property over $250 value, released on personal recognizance, allegation of abuse under Chapter 276, section 56a found, must have no alcohol, subject to testing, and must have no abuse of the alleged victim. Must … 0

Masked man robs Call’s Corner store

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — A masked man robbed Call’s Corner convenience store Tuesday evening. At about 7:03 p.m., a man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and masked with pantyhose walked into the Conway Street store, brandished a black plastic bag … 0

Former employee sues Frontier for discrimination

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A trial date has been set for a discrimination suit filed against Frontier Regional School by a former information technology professional who was fired after he says he was treated unfairly by his past co-workers. Sandy Moya of 10 Wolcott St., Holyoke, has sued the … 0

Police: Loud exhaust leads to heroin discovery

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three men face heroin charges after a traffic stop for loud exhaust early Tuesday morning. Frankie Carrion, 39, of New Bedford, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of possession of heroin, using a … 0

District Court Logs: Dec. 5-8

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Greenfield, Dec. 5, Judge William Mazanec Jesse A. Berry, 33, of Greensboro, N.C. Found responsible for operating with suspended license, in Deerfield, fined $50 and must pay today. Found not responsible for charge of speeding. Greenfield, Dec. 8, Judge William Mazanec Jeremy S. Bulger, 29, of Bridge Street, … 0

Deerfield Inn chimney fire lights late lunch

Sunday, December 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — Flames shot from the top of the Deerfield Inn Sunday afternoon, but the fire did little more than interrupt lunch. The chimney fire emptied the dining room and closed a portion of Old Main Street for … 0

Fire ravages Gill condo

Friday, December 12, 2014

GILL — A condo was destroyed, but nobody injured, in a fire at Mountain Road Estates early Friday afternoon. “When I arrived, there was heavy smoke pouring from the upstairs window and the chimney,” said Gill Police Sgt. … 0

Police: Homeless man arrested after break-in attempt

Friday, December 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police have arrested a homeless man they say tried to break into a vacant house to steal copper pipes Friday morning. Eric Flanders, 33, of Athol pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Friday to charges of … 0

Greenfield man arrested in connection with Deerfield burglaries

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — A Greenfield man is facing a slew of burglary and drug charges after pawn shop records, GPS technology and a set of silver spoons led to his arrest Wednesday night. Adam C. Yukl, 20, of 7 … 0

Superior Court Logs: Dec. 8

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Greenfield, Dec. 8, Judge John A. Agostini Jeffrey W. Collins, 56, of Tyler Way, Deerfield. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, fourth offense, operating with suspended license for operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and uninsured motor vehicle, released … 0

Police Logs: Dec. 8-10

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Greenfield, Dec. 8 8:47 a.m. — Holdup or panic alarm set off at Cumberland Farms on Main Street; officers found that dispatch was being advised that it was false alarm due to auditors being inside; officer spoke with an employee exiting the door, and confirmed all was OK … 0