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Police / Fire / Courts

Toll scam ‘E-Z’ money for crooks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A new email scam that popped up this month may seem like highway robbery ... and some may be paying a high price as a result. People across the country have fallen victim to a new scam that sends authentic-looking emails notifying people of supposed road toll violations and overdue bills from the E-ZPass automated toll system used on toll … 0

Long-time Deerfield, Whately patrolman remembered

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DEERFIELD — They called him “The Colonel.” That’s the nickname that Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr, said members of his department gave part-time patrolman Robert “Eric” Seaholm for his uncanny ability to “politely and respectfully” take charge of any situation ... and for his role-model status among new department personnel. Seaholm, who … 0

Police logs, July 14 to 15

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Greenfield, July 14 2:54 p.m. — Caller reported a male has been going by her place and threatening to kick the door in; she was advised of options. 5:16 p.m. — General disturbance on Main Street and then moved to Bank Row; caller reports a fight going on; the people involved were located; unfounded. 6:28 p.m. — Traffic stop on Grove Street, where … 0

District Court Logs, July 14-18

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Greenfield, July 14, Judge William Mazanec Sherri Horianoupolus, 45, of Highland Lake, N. J. Admitted to sufficient facts for three charges of violation of harassment prevention orders, but continued without a finding until 1/14/15 on each count, with victim witness assessment of $50, on the first count, and … 0

Police Logs July 14 to 17

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Montague, July 14 10:09 a.m. — Caller reports there was just a large black bear in his yard on Randall Road, and it appeared to have an injured leg; Environmental Police Dispatch was advised. 12:41 p.m. — A reporting person called on behalf or a friend who has … 0

District Court logs, July 7 to 11

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Greenfield, July 7, Judge William Mazanec Heidi Gibson, 29, of Devens Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a blunt object, released on personal recognizance, must have no abuse of the alleged victim, and continued to 8/11/14 … 0

Motorcyclist hurt avoiding fallen motorcyclist on Route 2

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — An Ashby man was hospitalized with a head injury on Sunday after swerving to avoid a second motorcyclist fallen on Route 2. Both men were hospitalized after the accident, on the Factory Hollow section of Route 2 Sunday morning. Greenfield Police Sgt. Mark Williams said the … 0

Police Logs: July 14 - 15

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Greenfield, July 14 2:54 p.m. — Caller reported a male has been going by her place and threatening to kick the door in; she advised that she has left her residence because she is scared that he was going to do something; the reporting person just wanted the … 0

District Court: July 10 - 16

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Greenfield, July 10, Judge William Mazanec Tiffany C. Palmer, 19, of Brattleboro, Vt. Admitted to sufficient facts for possession of Class A drug, to wit, heroin, in Greenfield, but continued without a finding until 1/9/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, and must have no drugs or alcohol, … 0

Franklin County, Athol work to monitor their own overdoses

Friday, July 18, 2014

How do you deal with a problem you can’t pin down until years after the fact? Those seeking to address the heroin problem in this area are not content to live with that situation, so a system is being put into place to provide numbers on overdoses years … 0

Alleged heroin trafficker arraigned in Superior Court

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Heroin trafficking charges against a Westfield man have been brought before Franklin Superior Court. Antonio Rivera III, 28, also known as “Gizmo,” of 9 Leonard St. in Westfield, pleaded innocent to charges of trafficking in heroin … 0

Deerfield man charged in Superior Court with third OUI offense

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man has been charged in Superior Court with injuring a pregnant woman in a drunken driving accident — which would be his third, if he is convicted. Michael Thorpe, 54, of 784 River Road, pleaded innocent Friday to charges of operating under the influence, … 0

Police logs, July 10 to 14

Friday, July 18, 2014

Greenfield, July 10 11:02 a.m. — Extremely agitated walk-in seeking an officer regarding someone urinating on his lawn; the resident of Factory Hollow recorded a plate, which came back to a rental car. 11:44 a.m. — A female walk-in would like to talk to an officer regarding her … 0