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District Court Logs

Monday, October 20, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 10, Judge William Mazanec Karen Casey, 58, of Union Street, Montague. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended registration, and uninsured motor vehicle, released on personal recognizance, continued to 12/9/14 for pretrial conference. Tyrone C. McClure, 35, listed as homeless, of Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to failure to register as a sex offender, subsequent offense, released on personal recognizance, continued to 11/5/14 for bind over hearing. Casey Presz, 26, of … 0

Police Logs

Monday, October 20, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 16 9:53 a.m. — Walk-in reports fraudulent charges on her bank card allegedly by her daughter; charges are pending. 4:29 p.m. — Caller from Pleasant Street states he is trying to secure an apartment, and a female who lives there is trying to gain access to possessions; officer spoke with all those involved; if she wants anything else from the apartment, … 0

Saturday night bridge accident

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Festival-goers at the northern end of the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Sunday evening were briefly distracted by lights and sirens on the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge, as a driver was allegedly distracted by something shortly before a crash. Montague police and Turners Falls firefighters responded to an accident on the bridge over the Connecticut River at 6:40 p.m. Montague Police Staff … 0

Police Logs

Friday, October 17, 2014

Orange, Oct. 11 8:45 a.m. — Shelburne Control got a call from a funeral home on New Athol Road that says a male has been driving around their parking lot. The man who was having medical issues was taken to Athol Memorial Hospital. 12:16 p.m. — Two vehicles … 0

District Court Logs

Friday, October 17, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 10 Judge William Mazanec Tracy Carner, 37, of G Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, and motor vehicle lights violation, released on personal recognizance, continued to 1/9/15 for pre trial conference. Roger F. Taylor, 38, of Webber Street, Whately. Pleaded innocent to … 0

Third of 4 robbery suspects now in custody

Thursday, October 16, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The third suspect in a savage gunpoint robbery earlier this month is now in custody, according to police. Sebret “Benny” Sanchez, 21, of Turners Falls, turned himself in at the Franklin County courthouse Wednesday, two weeks after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Police … 0

Police Logs

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 10 12:18 a.m. — Breaking and entering reported on High Street; possibly $200 cash was taken from a safe along with a water bong. 12:19 a.m. — Loud noise disturbance reported at the construction site of Cumberland Farms and Domino’s Pizzas at Smith and Federal streets … 0

District Court

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 2, Judge William Mazanec Ashleigh E. Judd, 26, of Riverside Drive, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to two charges of firearm armed robbery, one of assault and battery, one of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shod foot, larceny over $250, and conspiracy, bail … 0

Police Logs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 8 1:07 p.m. — Illegal dumping reported on Bradford Drive where the caller says a person in an SUV put two bags of garbage in a dumpster at this location. 3:43 p.m. — Unwanted person reported at Armory Street apartment building from where the caller says … 0

Victim identified in Conway crash on Route 116

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CONWAY — Police have identified the motorcyclist who died Monday on Route 116 as Richard Taft, 63, of Uxbridge. Conway Police Chief Kenneth Ouimette said Taft was last in a line of five motorcycles and there were no witnesses when he struck the guardrail. Ouimette said the accident … 0

Fatal accident in Conway

Monday, October 13, 2014

CONWAY — A life was lost on Route 116 Monday in an apparent motorcycle accident. First Assistant District Attorney Steven Gagne confirmed that there was a fatality involving a motorist on Route 116 in Conway, and that Conway Police and Massachusetts State Police are investigating. State Police attached … 0

License plate readers: who’s watching you?

Monday, October 13, 2014

While law enforcement and toll road agencies see automatic license plate readers as useful tools that help them do their jobs, civil rights agencies see them as an invasive implement of surveillance infringing on the 4th Amendment right … 0

Keeping watch: Security cameras aim to deter vandals from damaging Greenfield-owned property downtown

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — More than a dozen surveillance cameras now keep a quiet watch over town property downtown. “We wanted to hook up a triangle of cameras from the bottom of Bank Row to Town Hall to Energy Park,” … 2