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Police / Fire / Courts

Bomb threat at Mahar School

Friday, November 21, 2014

ORANGE — A bomb threat at Ralph C. Mahar School is under investigation by police. The threat came in by phone just after dismissal Friday, according to a news release from the district superintendent’s office. The building was evacuated, and Orange police and firefighters searched the school. No explosives were found. After the building was cleared, school officials decided not to cancel extracurricular activities planned for the weekend. Police continue … 0

Police Logs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 19 2:24 a.m. — Report of unwanted person reported by a walk-in who claims another female came into her apartment and she isn’t supposed to be there; after a period of time it was determined that there has been a long history of issues between the two females, that the alleged unwanted was never in the apartment, and in the end … 0

District Court Logs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 13, Judge William Mazanec Jenna Jarvis, 29, of Lower Road, Deerfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating with suspended license, in Shelburne by state police, but continued without a finding until 11/12/15, with victim witness assessment of $50. Found responsible for motor vehicle lights violation, filed with defendant’s consent. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee. Jenna Jarvis, 29, of … 0

Conn. man charged with August bank robbery

Thursday, November 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — A 50-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with armed robbery for allegedly holding up a Greenfield bank in August. John J. Coughlin of Enfield pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of armed robbery, … 0

Sunderland resident recounts Wednesday night house fire

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Michael and Carol Ahearn were sitting on the couch and recliner in their living room just after 9 p.m. Wednesday when Mrs. Ahearn’s nose picked up an unusual smell. “She said, ‘I think something is burning,’ and we had some Yankee Candles lit, so I blew … 0

District Court Logs

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 4, Judge William Mazanec Kyle D. Bellows, 33, of Conway Street, Greenfield. Placed on pretrial probation until 5/2/15 for improper use of a credit card under $250, must continue with Clean Slate program weekly, continue with counseling at Clinical and Support Options on biweekly schedule, and … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 17-18

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 17 12:07 p.m. — Accident at the railroad overpass on Cheapside Street where a caller reports that a tractor trailer unit struck the bridge; Pam Am Railroad was notified, but then the officer found there was no accident ... when the truck got to the bridge, … 0

Sunderland fire damages home

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SUNDERLAND — A house fire downtown drew firefighters from more than a half-dozen departments Wednesday night. The fire broke out at 127 North Main St. just after 9 p.m. Residents evacuated, and reported heavy smoke in the front of the home. The road was closed to traffic in … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 14-16

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Orange, Nov. 14 10:30 a.m. — Reporting person from East Howe Street came in to report her vehicle was stolen; report taken, BOLO issued. 11:30 a.m. — Shelburne Control reports her coat and some silverware are missing from her East River Street location; the female later said she … 0

Tractor-trailer lands on side, no one hurt

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — A tractor-trailer rolled onto its side in the left lane of Interstate 91 southbound Monday night. State police logged the accident at 8:50 p.m., with all patrols clear at 11 p.m. once the truck was righted. There were no injuries. The Shelburne barracks log did not … 0

Charlemont man denies larceny, fraud charges

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Charlemont man denied charges in Hampshire Superior Court Tuesday related to two alleged schemes that prosecutors say let him cheat his former employer, Dietz Construction of Easthampton, out of thousands of dollars. Andrew Dufresne, 42, of 119 Main St., Apt. 1R, pleaded not guilty to … 0

District Court Log: Nov. 5-12

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 5, Judge David S. Ross Christopher G. Cole, 53, of Tully Road, Orange. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, and marked lane violation, in Athol by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 12/15/14 for pretrial conference. Jeremy H. Fernette, 26, of … 0

Police Log: Nov. 12-13

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 12 7:28 p.m. — Overdose reported in the parking lot at B.J.’s Wholesale Club where they are requesting an ambulance; the caller said his son, a 34-year-old, was possibly overdosing in the parking lot; and he was transferred to MedCare, which responded along with an officer … 0