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Police / Fire / Courts

Weekend wrecks keep police busy in Deerfield

Monday, November 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — Thanksgiving weekend is considered one of the busiest for police, and the Deerfield Police Department was no exception this year. Between Friday and Sunday, the department arrested three people on drunken driving and other charges in connection with multiple car crashes. The first occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. Police received reports of a blue minivan driving erratically on Routes 5 and 10 near the intersection with Mill … 0

Rt. 10 crash injures three

Sunday, November 29, 2015

BERNARDSTON — A two-car crash on Route 10 at Route 142 just after noon on Saturday sent three people to the hospital with injuries. According to Bernardston police, an elderly couple pulled out onto Route 10 from Route 142, causing another vehicle traveling south to pull into the oncoming lane to avoid them. That caused that vehicle to hit a car traveling north … 0

Police Log, Nov. 22-26

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Orange, Nov. 22 2 a.m. — General disturbance reported on Chase Street outside a residence; officers located a male who said he was assaulted and that the other person has since fled; the male advised that he popped the back two tires of his attacker’s vehicle, with a knife, before he fled; officers were unable to locate the other person; the male there … 0

District Court Logs, Nov. 23-24

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Orange, Nov. 24, Judge David S. Ross Enrique Cintron, 45, of East Road, Orange. Pleaded guilty to violation of a harassment prevention order, placed on probation until 11/22/16, with victim witness assessment of $50, must stay 10 yards away from the victim and must take and complete the … 0

‘This is what I’ve salvaged of my life’: Residents pick up the pieces after Montague Center apartment fire

Friday, November 27, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Meredith Savage spent the day after Thanksgiving sorting through two black trash bags and a couple of filing cabinet drawers containing what was left of her charred belongings after a fire ripped through her apartment … 0

District Court Logs, Nov. 2-23

Friday, November 27, 2015

Orange, Nov. 2, Judge David S. Ross Sean N. Lloyd, 45, of Gibbs Court, Orange, Charges of operating with suspended registration, and uninsured motor vehicle, both dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Greenfield, Nov. 10, Judge William Mazanec III Yarras P. Fletcher, 26, of unknown address in Greenfield, … 0

7 families displaced on Thanksgiving; No one hurt in Montague pre-dawn kitchen fire

Thursday, November 26, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — A house fire struck before dawn Thursday on Dry Hill Road in Montague, displacing seven families before their Thanksgiving holiday could begin. The apartment house at 9 Dry Hill Road was badly damaged by 4:20. … 0

Rollover sends teen to hospital

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SHELBURNE — A 17-year-old Colrain woman was transported by ambulance to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for nonlife-threatening injuries after she drove her truck into a creek next to Brook Road on Thursday evening. Shelburne Center Fire Chief John … 0

Deerfield man arraigned on gun, drug charges

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man was arraigned on drug and gun charges in Greenfield District Court Wednesday after state police say they found stolen guns and prescription pills in a storage unit he rented in Greenfield. Jerry L. Jones, 71, of 642 Greenfield Road, Deerfield, was charged with … 0

Greenfield firefighters graduate from state academy

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two Greenfield firefighters recently graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 45-day Career Recruit Firefighter Training Program, with one receiving a competitive award for his “outstanding” performance. Nire Ragoza and Mark Cadran, both of Greenfield, graduated in … 0

Conway Street fire cause still unclear as case closes

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Fire investigators have cleared the cook in a fire Aug. 6 at 49 Conway St. Jim DeSimone of the Department of Fire Services said investigators have closed the case. The investigation brought an air conditioner into question, but investigators were unable to definitively pin it down … 0

Central Street fire caused by smoking

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Investigators have a cause in the late October fire that displaced eight residents of a Central Street apartment building. Jim DeSimone of the Department of Fire Services said the case has been closed and investigators have determined the Oct. 29 fire at 45 Central St. … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 21-23

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Orange, Nov. 21 5:23 p.m. — Caller from East River Street requesting an officer to speak with her 8-year-old son in regards to his attempting to steal from Walmart; this service was done. 6:13 p.m. — Officer on patrol located the cover off the propane system at this … 0