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Police Logs

Friday, October 24, 2014

Orange, Oct. 19 7:38 p.m. — Shoplifting reported at Wal-Mart for a male about to shoplift a GPS unit; arrested Samuel Blessing Roney, 42, of Heritage Way, South Deerfield, charged with shoplifting over $100 value, and trespassing. Greenfield, Oct. 20 11:30 a.m. — Caller from Heather Court reports her ex-boyfriend trashed her apartment. 5:22 p.m. — Welfare check requested on two small children the caller says have been left unattended … 0

District Court Logs

Friday, October 24, 2014

Orange, Oct. 14, Judge David S. Ross Benjamin R. Zagwyn, 26, of Cottage Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to two charges of assault and battery on a family or household member, intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, threatening to commit a crime, to wit, murder, malicious destruction of property under $250, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, wall cabinets, … 0

Credit union embezzler jailed, ordered to repay nearly $100,000

Friday, October 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — A former bank teller’s family cried out in disbelief as she was led away in handcuffs to spend the next year in jail. Meghan Porter, 26, was sentenced Friday by Judge Bertha Josephson to two years in jail, with one year to be served and the balance suspended while she serves 10 years probation. She must also pay $92,500 in restitution … 0

Frontier faces threat to ‘re-enact Columbine’

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A threat to “re-enact Columbine” at Frontier Regional School led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man from Sunderland and placed the school under a “shelter in place” order Thursday morning. Nicholas R. Schauer, 19, … 0

Police Log: Oct. 16-19

Friday, October 24, 2014

Montague, Oct. 16 1:40 a.m. — Shoplifting reported at F.L. Roberts station on Third Street. 6:31 a.m. — Larceny reported by a caller from Burnett Street, who reports a breaking and entering overnight; window was open, and his laptop is gone 9:07 a.m. — MedCare requests police assistance … 0

Thieves flee Elmer’s

Thursday, October 23, 2014

ASHFIELD — An Elmer’s Store employee came to work at 6 a.m. Thursday, opened the rear door and turned on a light — just in time to see two men inside the restaurant run out and head in … 0

District Court Log: Oct 14-20

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Orange, Oct. 14, Judge David S. Ross Benjamin R. Zagwyn, 26, of Cottage Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to two charges of assault and battery on a family or household member, intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, threatening to commit a crime, to wit, murder, malicious destruction … 0

Second I-91 car vs. semi accident in two days

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BERNARDSTON — A car hit a tractor-trailer Thursday on Interstate 91 for the second time in two days and the driver again escaped alive, according to police. State Trooper Bernie Trott of the Shelburne barracks said a Chevrolet Camaro struck a tractor-trailer by Exit 28 on Interstate 91 … 0

Wednesday morning crash sends one to hospital, closes I-91 lane

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — An accident on Interstate 91 put one person in the hospital and closed one lane of traffic for about an hour Wednesday morning. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near exit 27. Trooper Chris Lipiec of the Massachusetts State Police Shelburne Falls barracks said a southbound … 0

New charges for alleged insurance fraud ringleader

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The alleged leader of an auto insurance fraud ring has been indicted on nearly 30 new charges. Lefen “Helen” Chen, 55, of Flushing, N.Y., is scheduled to be arraigned on 29 new charges of insurance fraud, perjury and conspiracy Wednesday. Chen is accused of being the … 0

District Court Log: Oct. 14-16

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 14, Judge William Mazanec Jeffrey P. Sparks, 25, of Conway Road, Ashfield. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a family or household member, in Ashfield by state police, sentenced to 2 1/2 years in the house of correction, one year direct, suspended, placed on probation … 0

Police Log: Oct. 19-20

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 19 3:52 p.m. — Caller from Armory Street apartments building reports she ended a relationship today, and now he is demanding that she give the gifts that he gave her back to him; she would like this information logged. 4:01 p.m. — Female transported a client … 0

Millers Falls man faces robbery charges after friends claim he mugged them

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — A local man faces robbery charges after the midnight mugging of two acquaintances Tuesday, according to police. Brandon Kilburn, 30, of 72 South Prospect St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of unarmed robbery, intimidating a witness, disorderly conduct and disturbing the … 0