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Embezzling case against Greenfield woman dismissed

Friday, April 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Embezzling charges have been dropped against a Greenfield woman accused of stealing more than $21,000 from her boss, because of his inability to testify. Rebecca Phillips, 45, of Wisdom Way, was charged with a single count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing thousands from her boss over six months in 2013. Her case was scheduled to go to trial this month, but the victim suffered a … 0

New Salem man arrested on child rape, related charges

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW SALEM — A local man has turned himself in to face charges of child rape and other offenses. Andrew Ohlson, 46, of 52 Whitaker Road, was arrested Friday morning on one count of child rape and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14. State police said Ohlson was under investigation by the detective unit when he came … 0

Police logs, April 15 to 22

Friday, April 24, 2015

Greenfield, April 15 1:30 a.m. — Suspicious activity at the Wilson’s Store lot off Main Street and found it was tax employees working late. 5:39 a.m. — Caller from Chapman Street states he forgot to lock the door last night and believes someone may have entered his apartment and choked him while he was asleep, because he has a red mark around his … 0

Body found in Conn. River was man from Springfield

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GILL — Ten days later, investigators on Thursday were still trying to reach the relatives of the man whose body was pulled from the Connecticut River last week, now identified by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office as a 55-year-old Springfield man. Searchers who did not know for certain … 0

Preliminary alcohol breath test machines under state review

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has decided to suspend its use of breathalyzer results in drunken driving cases, amid a state review of the handheld alcohol tests used by police. Concerns about the test have led defense attorneys and prosecutors to sift through old cases and … 0

Police Logs, April 13 to 14

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Orange, April 13 6:15 a.m. — Athol Police requested an officer here make contact with a resident on South Main Street regarding their motor vehicle being parked behind the Athol Post Office all weekend; the person involved said that they’re an employee of the post office, and that … 0

District Court Logs, April 21

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Orange, April 21, Judge Thomas Estes Joseph F. James, 21, listed as homeless, of Athol. Placed on pretrial probation until 10/21/15 for receiving stolen property, and must continue treatment at ADCare or a comparable program approved by probation, and must sign releases so that probation can determine if … 0

Athol man jailed for Orange hit-and-run

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ORANGE — An Athol man who ran over a pedestrian as he tried to flee a minor fender-bender will spend the next two years in the house of correction. William West, 24, of 218 Drury Ave., pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court Tuesday to charges of assault and … 0

Local heroin dealer gets 3 years in prison

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man caught dealing heroin on camera was sentenced this week to three years in state prison. Dwight Belisle, 47, of 8 Quincy St., was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Mary-Lou Rup Tuesday to three years in state prison on a charge of possession of … 0

District Court Log, April 11-21

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Greenfield, April 11, Judge William Mazanec, III Roland J. Flagg Jr., 25, of River Road, Rowe. Pleaded innocent to carrying a dangerous weapon, to wit, a double-edged dagger, and no inspection sticker, in Shelburne by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 6/4/15. Must pay $150 legal … 0

Three former Greenfielders killed in Nevada wreck

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three former town residents were killed in a North Las Vegas three-car car crash. John T. Snide, 50, Sheryl Uyematsu, 56, and Allison Uyematsu, 26, were pronounced dead at the scene of the April 15 accident. The three were riding in a Toyota Camry, when a … 0

Gill man ID’d as victim in Warwick ATV accident

Monday, April 20, 2015

WARWICK — A 28-year-old Gill man lost his life in Sunday’s all-terrain vehicle accident when his ATV struck a utility pole on East Wilson Road. Ryan E. Gauthier, 28, of North Cross Road died Sunday as the result of injuries from an ATV accident, according to Kostanski Funeral … 0

Fatal ATV accident in Warwick on Sunday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WARWICK — An ATV accident claimed a life Sunday afternoon in Warwick. Police and fire were dispatched after 4 p.m. Little information was available Sunday in time for publication. Warwick Fire Chief Ronald Gates confirmed the death, saying there was a fatal ATV accident but he could not … 0