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Deerfield, Gill, Northfield, Bernardston house break-ins

Monday, November 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins that have occurred over the past two weeks. Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the first of the three breaks occurred Nov. 17 at 8:22 a.m. on Sand Gully Road. He said police found evidence of a forced entry at the home, and jewelry was taken. The second theft occurred the next day at 8:17 a.m. on Crestview … 0

Police seek suspects in second stabbing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police seek three suspects in the second stabbing in the past week. A Riverside Drive man was stabbed multiple times in the hands around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in his home. The victim told police his roommate let “three white guys” into the apartment while he slept. He told police that at least two of the men brandished butcher knives, and began … 0

Police investigate bar bathroom robbery

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for the suspect in a knife-point robbery in the bathroom of a local bar. Police responded to the Main Street Bar and Grille at about 1:11 a.m. Sunday, where a man said he had been robbed. The victim told police he was in the bar’s bathroom when another man pinned him against the wall, held a knife to … 0

Sheriff loans K9 cruiser to Orange

Monday, November 24, 2014

ORANGE — The town’s police dog and handler found themselves temporarily without a cruiser last week. An inspection last week turned up problems with the department’s 2001 Ford Crown Victoria used by officer Clay Rushford and police dog Matte, a German shepherd. The car, which had about 150,000 … 0

Alleged stabber chased down by Greenfield police

Sunday, November 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — An early morning stabbing Saturday on Main Street has led to the arrest of one Greenfield man and the hospitalization of another. Brandon Sax, 31, of Greenfield was arrested Saturday morning and charged with assault and … 0

Bomb threat at Mahar School

Friday, November 21, 2014

ORANGE — A bomb threat at Ralph C. Mahar School is under investigation by police. The threat came in by phone just after dismissal Friday, according to a news release from the district superintendent’s office. The building was evacuated, and Orange police and firefighters searched the school. No … 0

Police Logs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 19 2:24 a.m. — Report of unwanted person reported by a walk-in who claims another female came into her apartment and she isn’t supposed to be there; after a period of time it was determined that there has been a long history of issues between the … 0

District Court Logs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 13, Judge William Mazanec Jenna Jarvis, 29, of Lower Road, Deerfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating with suspended license, in Shelburne by state police, but continued without a finding until 11/12/15, with victim witness assessment of $50. Found responsible for motor vehicle lights violation, filed … 0

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, … 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 … 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 … 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