Police / Fire / Courts

A Greenfield Police Cruiser was heavily damaged after Sgt. James Rode collided with a Honda on Hope Street on his way to an armed robbery Monday afternoon.
Recorder/David Rainville

Cruiser crashes en route to armed robbery

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A police car crashed into a civilian’s vehicle on the way to a report of an armed robbery in a local convenience store. Sgt. James Rode was seen walking and speaking to other officers after he was involved in the Hope Street crash Monday afternoon. The sergeant was transported by ambulance to Baystate Franklin Medical Center to be evaluated. His condition was not available at press time. Deputy Chief Mark Williams said Rode was responding to an armed robbery at the Valley Mart convenience store on Mill Street when the crash occurred. Williams said Rode was traveling south on Hope Street when a … 0

Montague police warn of phone scam

Friday, January 23, 2015

MONTAGUE — If a Montague police detective calls to tell you it’s OK to pay $1,000 to Publisher’s Clearing House, don’t believe it. Some residents have reported receiving phone calls from the local police assuring them someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House and saying they’ve won a sweepstakes is legitimate, but Montague’s police chief is warning people not to fall for … 0

Police Logs Jan. 20-23

Monday, January 26, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 20 11:11 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported by a caller from GCC who wants to speak with an officer about a student of theirs who may be involved with the on line purchase of a gun and Ricin tablets; a staff member reports that after a recent suicide attempt, his phone was inspected and attempts made to locate guns and Ricin … 0

Man rescued from river

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — Turners Falls firefighters retrieved an injured man from the frozen surface of the Deerfield River below the Cheapside bridge Saturday night after a passerby reported a man dangling his legs from the railing. Greenfield and Deerfield … 0

Deerfield man faces OUI, assault, other charges

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DEERFIELD — A local man faces drunk driving and assault and battery charges after allegedly assaulting a police officer during his arrest, and during his booking. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said police stopped a 2007 Camry driven at an estimated 60 miles per hour in a … 0

Police Log, Jan. 19-20

Friday, January 23, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 19 6:41 a.m. — Reports that a 2005 gray Nissan Murano has been repossessed on Laurel Street. 7:33 a.m. — Despondent person reported on Linwood Street, where the caller would like assistance in getting the involved person to the hospital for evaluation; the officer made a … 0

District Court Log, Jan. 12-14

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

District Court Greenfield, Jan. 12, Judge Laurie MacLeod Brandon K. Kilburn, 31, of South Prospect Street, Millers Falls. Pleaded guilty to larceny from a person, amended down from unarmed robbery, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, three months direct, balance suspended, placed on probation until … 0

Police log, Jan. 15-18

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 15 10:22 a.m. — Caller from Leyden Woods office for report of a hit and run accident, two vehicles involved, and the operator and vehicle of the one that initially left was located. Information exchanged. 11:03 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported by or near the Hampton … 0

Orange traffic stop ends in drug arrest

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ORANGE — A New Hampshire man is facing multiple drug charges after he was arrested during a routine traffic stop. Orange Police officer Chris Bisceglia was patrolling on West River Street Tuesday night when he saw a car with a headlight out and stopped it. After observing suspicious … 0

Alleged knife-point store robber held on $10K bail

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The man charged with robbing the Main Street Cumberland Farms at knife-point early Saturday morning was held Monday in lieu of $10,000 cash bail. James R. Kelley, also known as JR, 25, of 25 4th St., Turners Falls, pleaded innocent Monday at two arraignments in Greenfield … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 12-18

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Orange, Jan. 12 11:50 a.m. — Caller from Red Brook Lane reports she believes her neighbor tore a sign off the door, and is unlocking the back door, officer to investigate. 12:33 p.m. — Caller from Red Brook Lane reports harassment from another tenant; on call back there … 0

No injuries in Route 2 Gill crash

Monday, January 19, 2015

GILL — Police say no one was badly hurt in an accident at the intersection of Route 2 and Main Road in Gill Monday afternoon. Gill Police Chief David Hastings said a car taking a left hand turn from Main Road to head east on Route 2 struck … 0

District Court Logs: Jan. 9-13

Friday, January 16, 2015

Orange, Jan. 9, Judge David S. Ross Jarrod E. Larhette, 28, of Union Street, Athol. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny under $250, but continued without a finding until 10/9/15, and must take and complete the restorative probation program. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay … 0