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Police are looking for this man, who robbed a bank in Greenfield Friday

Conn. man charged with August bank robbery

Thursday, November 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — A 50-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with armed robbery for allegedly holding up a Greenfield bank in August. John J. Coughlin of Enfield pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of armed robbery, larceny over $250 and assault with a firearm. He was ordered held on $100,000 bail, and set to return to court Jan. 8 for a status review. Coughlin was arrested Sept. 5, about a month after he allegedly robbed the Peoples United Bank on Federal Street Aug. 8. Police from several departments converged on the Greenfield bank after the 11:25 a.m. robbery. A teller told police that … 0

Sunderland resident recounts Wednesday night house fire

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Michael and Carol Ahearn were sitting on the couch and recliner in their living room just after 9 p.m. Wednesday when Mrs. Ahearn’s nose picked up an unusual smell. “She said, ‘I think something is burning,’ and we had some Yankee Candles lit, so I blew them out,” said Mr. Ahearn. “I said, ‘Maybe we just don’t have the right candles.’” … 0

District Court Logs

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 4, Judge William Mazanec Kyle D. Bellows, 33, of Conway Street, Greenfield. Placed on pretrial probation until 5/2/15 for improper use of a credit card under $250, must continue with Clean Slate program weekly, continue with counseling at Clinical and Support Options on biweekly schedule, and must report to probation once a month, with verifications of attendance, and must take and … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 17-18

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 17 12:07 p.m. — Accident at the railroad overpass on Cheapside Street where a caller reports that a tractor trailer unit struck the bridge; Pam Am Railroad was notified, but then the officer found there was no accident ... when the truck got to the bridge, … 0

Sunderland fire damages home

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SUNDERLAND — A house fire downtown drew firefighters from more than a half-dozen departments Wednesday night. The fire broke out at 127 North Main St. just after 9 p.m. Residents evacuated, and reported heavy smoke in the front of the home. The road was closed to traffic in … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 14-16

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Orange, Nov. 14 10:30 a.m. — Reporting person from East Howe Street came in to report her vehicle was stolen; report taken, BOLO issued. 11:30 a.m. — Shelburne Control reports her coat and some silverware are missing from her East River Street location; the female later said she … 0

Tractor-trailer lands on side, no one hurt

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — A tractor-trailer rolled onto its side in the left lane of Interstate 91 southbound Monday night. State police logged the accident at 8:50 p.m., with all patrols clear at 11 p.m. once the truck was righted. There were no injuries. The Shelburne barracks log did not … 0

Charlemont man denies larceny, fraud charges

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Charlemont man denied charges in Hampshire Superior Court Tuesday related to two alleged schemes that prosecutors say let him cheat his former employer, Dietz Construction of Easthampton, out of thousands of dollars. Andrew Dufresne, 42, of 119 Main St., Apt. 1R, pleaded not guilty to … 0

District Court Log: Nov. 5-12

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 5, Judge David S. Ross Christopher G. Cole, 53, of Tully Road, Orange. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, and marked lane violation, in Athol by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 12/15/14 for pretrial conference. Jeremy H. Fernette, 26, of … 0

Police Log: Nov. 12-13

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 12 7:28 p.m. — Overdose reported in the parking lot at B.J.’s Wholesale Club where they are requesting an ambulance; the caller said his son, a 34-year-old, was possibly overdosing in the parking lot; and he was transferred to MedCare, which responded along with an officer … 0

Holyoke man in hospital after Gill crash

Monday, November 17, 2014

GILL — A Holyoke man injured in a single-car crash Sunday night on Mountain Road was listed in the UMass Medical Center’s intensive care unit Monday evening, but no information was available on his status. Nicholas Swindell, 21, of Holyoke was taken to the Worcester hospital by LifeFlight … 0

Man in jail after allegedly abusing girlfriend while free in prior abuse case

Monday, November 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man is in jail after allegedly choking his girlfriend while free on a pretrial release arrangement related to a case in which he allegedly punched her in the face last year. Brandon M. Rawson, 24, pleaded innocent Monday in Greenfield District Court to … 0

Driver flips car

Monday, November 17, 2014

MONTAGUE CENTER — The Ford Focus fared poorly but the woman at the wheel was unhurt after the car rolled onto its roof on Turners Falls Road Monday night. “She slid on the wet road and kind of went up onto the embankment and the car kind of … 0