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Studded tires lead to heroin arrests

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Failing to switch out winter tires led to the arrest of two men on drug charges in Greenfield Friday night. Jesse Stebbins, 25, of 17 Avenue C, Turners Falls, was charged with possession of a Class A drug, heroin, and conspiracy to violate drug laws and James Zellman, 24, of 83 Thayer Road, Greenfield was charged with possession … 0

State prison sentence for second defendant in UMass rape trial

Monday, June 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Justin A. King wiped his eyes with a tissue as he was sentenced Monday to eight to 12 years in state prison for his role in the 2012 rape of a former University of Massachusetts Amherst student in her dorm room. On Wednesday, King, 21, of Pittsfield, became the second man … 0

Police log, June 25 to 26, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Greenfield, June 25 4:58 p.m. — Larceny reported on Meridian Street, where the caller stated a female took money from his house and ran out; he tried to follow the female, and stated she ran to the Green River Park and into the woods; the reporting person is going back to his house; area checked with negative findings; and the female is unknown. … 0

District Cout Log, June 22 to 25, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Greenfield, June 22, Judge William Mazanec III Sandy M. Moya, 41, of Holyoke. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on a family or household member, armed burglary and assault, and assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a kitchen knife, ordered held for dangerousness hearing, inquiry made by … 0

District Court Logs, June 22 to 23

Friday, June 26, 2015

Greenfield, June 22, Judge William Mazanec, III Stephen E. Arsenault Jr., 24, of Armory Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to violation of an abuse prevention order, released on personal recognizance, must have no abuse of alleged victim, must stay 100 yards away from and have no contact with the … 0

Police Logs, June 24 to 25

Friday, June 26, 2015

Greenfield, June 24 12:31 p.m. — Caller from Grove Street reports a 4-year-old boy has been alone in a truck there for 20 minutes; officer checked and found the child chose to hang out in the truck, and was being monitored from a second floor apartment; checked the … 0

Alleged illegal dumper charged

Friday, June 26, 2015

LEYDEN — A truck driver has been summoned to court after Leyden police say he was observed illegally dumping building materials on private property. Leyden Police Chief Daniel Galvis said James Thurber of Erving was driving a pickup … 0

Erving woman hopes her story will help others stand up to their abusers

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cynthia Marshall watched Thursday as a judge sentenced her abuser to six to seven years in state prison. Charles L. Marques, whose Texas past includes methamphetamine manufacture and a killing, pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, assault … 0

District Court Logs, June 22, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Greenfield, June 22, Judge William Mazanec III Yarras P. Fletcher, 25, of unknown address, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until the defendant has completed 16 hours community service. Charge of receiving stolen … 0

Police logs, June 22 to 24, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Greenfield, June 22 10:20 a.m. — Report of a fire in an auto on Route 91 South of Exit 28; fire department sent, and reported a vehicle was smoking. 10:43 a.m. — Report of a dog being struck by a vehicle on Chapman Street, and five people screaming … 0

Orange vehicle fire spreads to repair shop

Thursday, June 25, 2015

ORANGE — A vehicle fire outside Al’s Quick Lube auto repair shop spread to the building early Thursday morning, causing damage to the roof and one room, according to the Orange Fire Department. No injuries were reported. According to Orange Fire Capt. Mark Fortier, all occupants were out … 0

Justin King found guilty in UMass gang-rape trial

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court jury Wednesday found Justin A. King guilty of raping a former student in 2012 in her dorm room at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. King, 21, of Pittsfield, was convicted on the three counts of aggravated rape he faced. He was loaded … 0

Turners school psychologist leaving post

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls High School psychologist David N. Pino will not be returning to the district next year, the Gill-Montague School District superintendent confirmed this week, at the same time the School Committee has received an anonymous email complaining that the psychologist confronted sex crime allegations … 0