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Mixing of drain cleaners prompts evacuation of ambulance dispatch center

Sunday, August 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — A chemical spill prompted Greenfield Fire Department to respond to MedCare Emergency Health at 338 High St. According to Capt. Clark Seaman, someone poured drain cleaner into the pipes on Saturday, unaware that the night before someone else used a different type of drain cleaner. The two chemicals mixed and a reaction occurred in the building’s sink. The building, which holds the ambulance dispatch center for both Greenfield … 0

Police Logs, August 1-2

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Greenfield, Aug. 1 11:01 p.m. — Walk-in reports her 17-year-old stepdaughter as a missing person/runaway. Left home half an hour ago, recent mental health issues, suicidal statements. Cell phone pinged in Deerfield. Located in Palmer and transported to hospital for mental health evaluation. Greenfield, Aug. 2 3:17 a.m. — Report of a disturbance on Allen Street, three men screaming and fighting. All three … 0

3-car crash on I-91 off-ramp ends in drunken driving charge for Lowell man

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Lowell man was arrested on a charge of drunken driving after his vehicle was involved in a three-car collision on the Interstate 91 Exit 26 off ramp Friday afternoon. Michael J Walsh, 54, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a third offense after police administered a field sobriety test and a breath alcohol test, … 0

Driver uninjured after branch falls on car in Deerfield

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man is OK after his car was struck by a falling tree branch on River Road around 5:45 Thursday evening. The incident followed a brief but intense thunderstorm during the afternoon. Old Deerfield Fire Chief Chet Yazwinski said the driver was traveling south on … 0

Police Logs, July 23-26

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Greenfield, July 23 8:03 a.m. — Larceny reported on Conway Street, where the caller says a crate was stolen from the porch; previously someone had gone onto the porch and left broken glass behind; the wooden crate that supported a plant was taken from the porch sometime overnight; … 0

Adams terror suspect pleads not guilty

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The Adams man indicted last week on illegal firearms and assault charges in connection with an alleged plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of the Islamic State group pleaded innocent to both charges during his … 0

Child cyclist hit by car in Orange accident

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ORANGE — A child was struck by a vehicle on Brookside Road Tuesday evening and was rushed to the hospital by helicopter, but emergency responders said it appears her injuries were not life-threatening. “All indications are that they are non-life-threatening injuries,” said Orange Police Chief Craig Lundgren. Lundgren … 0

Storm topples trees in Deerfield

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — The sudden storm that moved through the area Tuesday afternoon left little more than rapidly evaporating puddles in some towns, but tore down trees elsewhere. Police closed a section of Lower Road in Deerfield, where massive … 0

Charlemont manhunt ends with arrest on Cape Cod

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Despite a massive man-hunt in Charlemont, the man State Police were seeking — for fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run incident on Cape Cod — was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Bourne. Charles McKeen, 55, of Falmouth was wanted in Bourne on a warrant for charges that … 0

Police logs, July 21-22

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sunderland, July 21 12:24 a.m. — Officer sent to Hadley Road for report of a disturbance between a male and female and the male claims the woman took pictures of him without his permission; the pictures were erased, at the officer’s request and peace was restored. 4:50 a.m. … 0

Bystanders rescue officer from sinkhole

Monday, July 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Police Department on Monday publicly thanked two Barton Road neighbors who saved an officer from a water-filled sinkhole created when a car struck a fire hydrant. A statement released by the department on social … 0

Greenfield man faces several drug charges

Monday, July 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man faces drug charges after police say they found a variety of narcotics on him while executing a search warrant. Jason Byrd, 36, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Monday to charges of possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute for … 0

Police: Greenfield man arrested after aiming toy gun at child in park

Monday, July 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Reports of a gun pointed at a child brought Greenfield Police to the area of the Energy Park Monday, where they found a man with a toy pistol. Greenfield Police received reports at 12:55 p.m. that a man had shown a gun and pointed it at … 0