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Court logs, March 20 to 24

Friday, March 27, 2015

Orange, March 20, Judge David S. Ross Gary Kosloski, 32, listed as homeless. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a family or household member, in Erving, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, then changed to 59 days in the house of correction, and given 53 days credit for time serve, placed on probation until 3/18/16, must have mental health evaluation according to state law, and must … 0

Police Log, March 23 to 26

Friday, March 27, 2015

Orange, March 23 2:30 p. m. — Shelburne Control got a call from Fairman Road of an unwanted person there; officer responded and remained until peace was restored. 8 p.m. — Request for police to check the welfare of a person on Oaklawn Avenue; officers responded, and the person involved was taken to Athol Memorial Hospital 11:20 p.m. — Control advised an employee … 0

Dual early morning Athol raids net drugs, gun

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ATHOL — Two local men were arrested on drug charges in separate early morning raids. Juan Vega, 40, of 498 Cottage St., and Joshua Davoren, 26, of 21 Hamlet St., were both held without bail pending arraignments in Orange District Court, scheduled for today. Both were arrested in their homes in simultaneous 5 … 0

Dog rescued after fall through ice on Connecticut River

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — It was a close call for a wayward dog who wandered into the Connecticut River and fell through the ice Wednesday. Firefighters were called to the area below the Turners Falls dam at about 2:04 p.m., and found the dog about 30 feet from the … 0

Police Log, March 23-24

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Montague, March 23 9:55 a.m. — Burglar alarm at Montague Community Television on Second Street; studio motion indicated, but officer found the outside was secure, and another officer then went inside the Crocker Building, and found the inside door was also secure; units cleared. 9:16 p.m. — Caller … 0

Court Log, March 16-24

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Greenfield, March 16, Judge William Mazanec III Aaron Jeter, 27, of Bayberry Court, Greenfield. Found innocent, following a jury trial, for assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime, to wit, murder. Must pay $150 legal counsel fee. Greenfield, March 20, Judge William Mazanec III Luis Ruiz, … 0

Frosty windshield lands teen cyclist in hospital after car accident

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An area teenager was hospitalized after he was hit by a car while biking to school. Police, firefighters and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the corner of Chapman and Silver streets for the 7:25 a.m. accident Tuesday. The 14-year-old boy riding the bike was taken to … 0

Police Log, March 20-23

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Montague, March 20 4:09 p.m. — Closing Canal Road at Turners Falls Road for accident on Greenfield side, road conditions deteriorating. 4:16 p.m. — Caller reporting section of Unity Street by Central Street is very slippery. DPW notified, 30-minute estimated arrival. 4:41 p.m. — Car off road into … 0

Court Log, March 5-17

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Greenfield, March 5, Judge Michael Ripps Leland J. Herrett, 26, of Main Road, Colrain. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on a family or household member, subsequent offense, in Deerfield by state police, defendant faced a dangerousness hearing, and after the hearing defendant was ordered held as dangerous … 0

Conway community helps rebuild fire-damaged sugarhouse

Monday, March 23, 2015

CONWAY — When a “packed to the rafters” wood storage area at Boyden Bros. Sugarhouse caught fire Sunday, owner Howard Boyden was sure his maple business was about to go up in smoke. “If we lost the sugarhouse, … 0

Benefit to help Leverett stables rebuild after fire

Monday, March 23, 2015

LEVERETT — After a fire flattened one of the barns at an area equestrian center, a previously planned benefit has a new cause. Friday and Sunday, equestrian dentist Sarah Twickler will provide half-price “balance and float” service, donating … 0

Fire damages 3-family home in Turners Falls

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A two-alarm house fire displaced three families Saturday night. Everyone got out in time, but the house at 272 Montague City Road suffered fire and water damage. Homeowner Viktor Vlasenko was home when the fire … 0

Police Log, March 17-20

Monday, March 23, 2015

Montague, March 17 9:43 a.m. — Caller from Old Sunderland Road requests an officer regarding an issue with his neighbor, and states his neighbor has taken issue with the fact that the reporting person raises pigs; the neighbor has been spying on him from his property, and sending … 0