Police / Fire / Courts

Teachers attacked by Greenfield student?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three middle school teachers complained of being assaulted by a student on the same day, but police and school officials aren’t giving out many details this week about the incident. On Sept. 22, three Greenfield Middle School teachers walked into the police station at about 4:30 p.m. and told officers they’d all been assaulted by the same student, according to police logs. Before 11 a.m. the next day, … 0

Phillipston crash hospitalizes four, slows Route 2

Monday, September 29, 2014

PHILLIPSTON — State Police report three adults and a toddler were hospitalized, an Orange man with life-threatening injuries, following a two-car collision on Route 2 Monday afternoon. According to a State Police release, a 911-caller a 1:50 p.m. reported that a vehicle travelling eastbound on Route 2 crossed the center lane markings and struck a vehicle in the westbound lane head-on. Jeffrey J. … 0

District Court Logs

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 19, Judge Laurie MacLeod Juma O. Ali, 35, of West Springfield. Charge of operating with suspended license, to be dismissed on payment of one time $50 probation supervision fee. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker, Todd Trimble, 53, of Natick. Charge of operating with suspended registration, in Gill by state police, to be dismissed on payment of one time $50 … 0

Hot air balloon makes emergency landing on I-91

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WHATELY — Cars, pickups and an occasional tractor-trailer truck are common enough sights in the Interstate 91 breakdown lane. Hot air balloons less so. Dorothea Wrobel of North Adams was headed home from Northampton on Saturday night after … 1

Police Logs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 22 10:10 a.m. — Unwanted person reported from Ryan & Casey’s liquors on Main Street where an employee says a man in his 40s wearing a green sweatshirt, with a bike, is asking people for money in front of the store; officer located the man, and … 0

Greenfield police officer injured in late-night traffic stop struggle

Friday, September 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — A police officer broke her ankle while wrestling to gain control of a Vermont woman early Friday morning. Officer Emily Rowell was called to a 2 a.m. traffic stop to frisk an unruly female passenger, according to a report by Officer Jay Butynski. As Rowell frisked … 0

Close call for man who drove through Whately barn

Friday, September 26, 2014

WHATELY — A man evaded serious injury after driving his car through the end of a State Road tobacco barn Friday afternoon. “The driver claimed that he fell asleep behind the wheel,” said Fire Chief John Hannum. Hannum … 0

Man found safe after French King Bridge search

Friday, September 26, 2014

ERVING — All ended well in the search for a despondent man at the French King Bridge Thursday. Several police and fire departments converged on the bridge just before 5 p.m. for a report that a distraught man had headed to the bridge, possibly to jump. State police … 0

Leverett fire chief earns state accreditation

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

LEVERETT — Fire Chief John Moruzzi has recently been accredited by the state Fire Services Commission. “It feels good to be recognized by the state as someone who’s gone out, gotten an education (in firefighting) and put forth the effort to be a good chief,” Moruzzi said. Moruzzi … 0

Greenfield Fire Dept. soon to offer patient transfer by ambulance

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Firefighters will soon be able to transport patients to the hospital when paramedics are unavailable. The Fire Department bought a new ambulance last year. It has been on the road since January, but the EMT-firefighters weren’t able to transport patients with it. Rather, they’d stabilize patients … 0

Police Logs, Sept. 19-22

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Montague, Sept. 19 10:08 a.m. — Central Street caller reports noise from Park Street neighbor, machinery/tools possibly related to auto repair. Detective checked on the complaint. Resident at Park Street location blowing some leaves and cleaning up in his yard. Nothing illegal taking place. 11:26 a.m. — Montague … 0

District Court Logs, Sept. 18-22

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 18, Judge William Mazanec Richard E. Packard, 46, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to failure to provide a DNA sample to the state police data center, in Greenfield by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 11/10/14 for pretrial conference. Jessica Sanders, 27, of … 0

Body found in Warwick, circumstances prompt hazmat response

Monday, September 22, 2014

WARWICK — The discovery of a woman’s body and containers of an unknown substance prompted a hazmat team response Sunday. According to a statement from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, Warwick police and Massachusetts State Police responded to a car parked in the snowmobile parking area on Wendell … 0