Police / Fire / Courts

Burst pipes soak elementary school in Leverett, displace students

Monday, March 2, 2015

LEVERETT — Elementary School Principal Margot Lacey said she hopes students will be back in their regular classrooms later this week after frozen pipes that burst on Feb. 18 and 24 caused serious damage to walls, ceilings and flooring. Lacey was on a back-country skiing trip in Yellowstone National Park during February vacation when she learned a sprinkler pipe had burst in the school Feb. 18, damaging two classrooms used … 0

Orange workshop roof collapses from snow; official issues warning

Monday, March 2, 2015

ORANGE — The roof of an abandoned workshop collapsed under the weight of accumulated snow, the damage noticed Monday morning after a light snowstorm. Orange Building Commissioner Brian Gale said the building at 701 East Main St. is a total loss. “It’s an older building and this was the last straw I guess, but I’m not sure when it collapsed, it collapsed I … 0

Turners man arrested on gun charges

Monday, March 2, 2015

This story has been corrected from a previous version. GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man was arrested with an unlicensed gun after a disturbance in a local housing development, according to police. Juan Rodriguez, 25, of 66 4th St., apartment 2L, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Monday to charges of carrying a … 0

District Court Log, Feb. 3-26

Monday, March 2, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 3, Judge William Mazanec, III Brandt Miller, 24, of Adams Road, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny over $250, and uttering a false check, but continued without a finding until 6/2/16 on both charges. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Greenfield, Feb. 20, Judge … 0

Police Log, Feb. 23-March 1

Monday, March 2, 2015

Montague, Feb. 23 9:45 p.m. — Report of a chimney fire on Quarry Road, they were advised to evacuate the building and wait for the fire department; Turners Falls Fire Department notified and en route; services rendered, and the Fire Department remained at the scene for awhile. Orange, … 0

Greenfield man, girlfriend arrested in heroin bust

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local couple faces heroin charges after a raid of an apartment turned up almost 300 bags of heroin, according to police. Joseph Ewig, 22, of 207 Chapman St., apartment 2, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District … 0

Police Logs Feb. 16-23

Friday, February 27, 2015

Orange, Feb. 16 7:15 a.m. — Shelburne Control advises that the fire department is responding to East River Street for a burst water pipe; officer responded and remained to help the fire department. 12 p.m. — Officer responded to East Main Street location with the fire department for … 0

District Court Logs, Feb. 3-20

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 3, Judge William Mazanec III Anna V. Kapusta, 24, of Woodleigh Avenue, Greenfield. Charge of operating with suspended registration, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Charge of uninsured motor vehicle, dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Greenfield, Feb. 10, Judge William Mazanec III … 0

Bernardston crash kills 24-year-old

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BERNARDSTON — A single-car crash took the life of a 24-year-old local woman Wednesday. Malerie Kidder was pronounced dead at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Kidder was driving her Mazda sedan north on South Street around 7 a.m. … 0

I-91 traffic stop leads to drug arrest for Chicopee man

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A traffic stop on Interstate 91 Tuesday night led to the arrest of a Chicopee man on drug charges by the State Police. Billie Roman, 31, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, operating with a suspended license, speeding and failing to … 0

District Court Logs, Feb. 10-19

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 10, Judge William Mazanec III Kevin M. Pelis, 42, of Deerfield Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and failure to stop or yield, bail set at $500, continued to 3/20/15 … 0

District Court Logs, Feb. 2-12

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 2, Judge William Mazanec III Naobi Alvarez, 23, of Riverside Drive, Greenfield. Charge of receiving a stolen credit card, to be dismissed on payment of $100 court costs. Charge of improper use of a credit card under $250, to be dismissed on payment of $70 restitution … 0

Teens arrested in Deerfield break-ins

Monday, February 23, 2015

DEERFIELD — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a string of break-ins. Police reported that two 17-year-old boys from Southampton and Worthington were arrested early Monday morning after a traffic stop. Officers Brian Ravish and Adam Sokoloski pulled a truck over at about 1:05 a.m. for … 0