Police / Fire / Courts

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 Home and the state Environmental Police. The Warwick Police Department briefly described the circumstances, writing on its Facebook page Monday that a … 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 give more information at the time. Gates said one person was killed and the state … 0

Brush fire rips up two acres in Gill

Sunday, April 19, 2015

GILL — An afternoon brush fire at a house at 294 French King Highway, just off Route 2, in Gill burned about two acres of a woodland hillside Saturday. Gill Fire Chief Gene Beaubien said the fire was sparked by a permitted brush burn that had been carried out in the yard the … 0

Montague arson accomplice pleads guilty

Friday, April 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — A Greenfield man who helped burn down his friends’ parents’ barns has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty Friday. Matthew Tetreault, 19, of 114 Maple St., pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to charges of arson of a dwelling, burning the contents of a … 0

New cop, old beat: Downtown officer returns in Greenfield

Thursday, April 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local police have resumed the time-honored tradition of a cop walking the downtown beat. Officer Cody Guilbault is the new face of the reinstated position. Since April 1, he’s been walking the Main Street area from … 0

Ashfield man charged in VA assault

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An Ashfield man who worked as a nurse assistant in the psychiatric ward at the Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Leeds is facing charges of assaulting a 61-year-old patient there in January. The delay in filing charges was due partly to the fact … 0

District Court Logs, April 6-14

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Orange, April 6, Judge David S. Ross Ashley A. Bellar, 19, of Stone Valley Road, Orange. Placed on pretrial probation until 10/6/15, and must pay $705 restitution to the victim, at a rate of $100 per month. Greenfield, April 9, Judge William Mazanec, III Carly J. Casten, 30, … 0

Police Log April 10-14

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Orange, April 10 2:12 p.m. — Caller reports she left her purse in the cart outside of Wal- Mart and someone stole it; it was a pink fabric purse with a brown strap and it had her wallet, identification, and three prescriptions. She was parked in the middle … 0

Greenfield man pleads guilty to heroin, cocaine charges

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Greenfield man pleaded guilty Monday to three drug charges from two incidents a month apart in Northampton and Greenfield in 2014. Dwight Belisle, 47, of Greenfield, pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute cocaine in … 0

Body found in Connecticut river tentatively identified, says DA

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GILL — The Northwestern District Attorney’s office did not release an identity Tuesday, but described the body recovered Monday from the Connecticut River as that of a white male. District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Mary Carey said Tuesday the deceased has been tentatively identified, awaiting confirmation from the medical … 0

District Court Log April 10

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Greenfield, April 10, Judge William Mazanec III Tabatha S. Lippman, 26, of Pelham Hill Road, Shutesbury. Charge of operating with suspended license, in Greenfield by state police, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Found not responsible for unregistered motor vehicle. Amanda M. Dignault, 27, of … 0

Police Log, April 10-13

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Greenfield, April 10 10:17 a.m. — Walk-in reports assault. Summons issued for Greenfield woman, two charges of assault and battery. 1:06 p.m. — Juan A. Hiraldo, 39, of 23 Power Square, Apt. C, arrested on a warrant. 4:06 p.m. — Serving warrant at Charlene Manor nursing home. Anthony … 0

Unidentified body found in Conn. River near French King Bridge

Monday, April 13, 2015

GILL — Searchers combing the Connecticut River downstream of the French King Bridge found a body Monday afternoon. Turners Falls Fire Department Deputy Chief John Zellmann said three boats from the Turners Falls, Gill and Greenfield fire departments … 1