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Police / Fire / Courts

Funeral Home sued again

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — More than $342,000 and the cremated remains of a Granby man and his wife are missing four months after the Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley was shut down by state regulators, according to two lawsuits filed in Hampshire Superior Court. The complaints — filed by the family of a deceased Granby man Tuesday and by state Attorney General Martha Coakley — bring to five the number of … 0

Deerfield man arraigned after 3rd DWI charge

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 20-year-old South Deerfield man was arraigned Thursday on his third drunk driving charge and other charges in regards to an accident that injured him and his girlfriend in August. Tylor J. Sevene, of 13 Elm St., Apt. 20, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court to charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, third offense, … 0

Police Logs

Friday, September 19, 2014

Montague, Sept. 17 4:06 p.m. — Accident with property damage at Turnpike Road and Dell Street; two cars involved, no injuries reported, and they are out of traffic; officer responded, but said he was unable to determine who was at fault; information exchanged, report taken. 4:48 p.m. — Walk-in reports, with his father, that an iPhone 5C, color green, with a black case, … 0

District Court Logs

Friday, September 19, 2014

Orange, Sept. 12, Judge Thomas Estes Samuel Tenney, 32, of Plain Road, Wendell. Admitted to sufficient facts for violation of an abuse prevention order, in Orange, but continued without a finding until 9/11/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, and must take and complete a certified anti-batterer’s program, … 0

Police Logs

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Orange, Sept. 12 10:25 a.m. — Caller from South Main Street reporting a suspicious auto with a person inside possibly stealing scrap metal; the vehicle left prior to officer’s arrival. Orange, Sept. 13 6:02 p.m. — Control advised a caller would like it on record that she received … 0

Police Logs

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunderland, Sept. 7 8:50 a.m. — Officer on Amherst Road at Matuzsko Trailer repair facility for a burglar alarm set off by an air conditioner system that was blowing the curtains. 11:15 a.m. — Report of a man and woman hitchhiking in the northbound roadway by Cliffside Apartment; … 0

R.I. man nabbed on drug charges at Wormtown music festival

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Providence, R.I., man faces several drug dealing charges after an arrest at the Wormtown music festival this weekend. Andrew McHale, 25, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Greenfield District Court to two counts of possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute, possession of a … 1

District Court Logs

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Orange, Sept. 9, Judge David S. Ross Corey Duncan, 41, of Needham. Pleaded innocent to five charges of violation of an abuse prevention order, three charges of intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, and one charge of assault, bail set at $3,000 cash, continued to 10/6/14 … 0

Editorial: Don’t shield domestic abusers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Massachusetts’ new domestic violence law, considered sweeping in scope, should be a strong disincentive for such acts of abuse. But the law shouldn’t have the unintended consequence of providing abusers cover for their actions. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what is happening today, as police departments across the state are … 0

Highway-side fight ends in arrest

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Connecticut man faces charges and a mental health evaluation after a protracted fight with a Greenfield police officer by the side of the highway, ostensibly because he did not want to be handcuffed. The Sunday evening incident ended after a passing motorist intervened. Greenfield Police … 0

Greenfield police want to expand watch program

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield’s downtown officer is hoping to strengthen and grow the town’s first organized neighborhood watch while adding more watch groups in different areas of town. “Downtown is my next goal,” said officer Jason Haskins. “Something like that will need merchants to get involved.” Haskins helped residents … 0

District Court Logs Sept. 3-10

Monday, September 15, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 3, Judge William Mazanec Charles Thomas, 48, of Springfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for shoplifting, third offense, at Radio Shack in Greenfield, fined $400 plus $100 surfine. Richard N. Tirrell, 42, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on a family or household … 0

Close call for Deerfield garage fire

Sunday, September 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — A fire Saturday afternoon at 15 Kelleher Drive left a room off the garage uninhabitable but hurt no one. South Deerfield Fire Chief William Swasey said the first engine on scene extinguished the fire, which firefighters and the Massachusetts Fire Marshal’s office determined to be the … 0