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Weekend wrecks keep police busy in Deerfield

Monday, November 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — Thanksgiving weekend is considered one of the busiest for police, and the Deerfield Police Department was no exception this year. Between Friday and Sunday, the department arrested three people on drunken driving and other charges in connection with multiple car crashes. The first occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. Police received reports of a blue minivan driving erratically on Routes 5 and 10 near the intersection with Mill … 0

Rt. 10 crash injures three

Sunday, November 29, 2015

BERNARDSTON — A two-car crash on Route 10 at Route 142 just after noon on Saturday sent three people to the hospital with injuries. According to Bernardston police, an elderly couple pulled out onto Route 10 from Route 142, causing another vehicle traveling south to pull into the oncoming lane to avoid them. That caused that vehicle to hit a car traveling north … 0

Police Log, Nov. 22-26

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Orange, Nov. 22 2 a.m. — General disturbance reported on Chase Street outside a residence; officers located a male who said he was assaulted and that the other person has since fled; the male advised that he popped the back two tires of his attacker’s vehicle, with a knife, before he fled; officers were unable to locate the other person; the male there … 0

Overdoses in Greenfield up over weekend

Monday, November 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The last few days have seen a number of heroin overdoses in Greenfield, at least two known to police since Friday. A man overdosed Sunday night and another Friday morning. Police logs suggest both were alive when they were taken from the scene. Reports of a … 0

Franklin County Technical Rescue Team members awarded at state “Firefighter of the Year Awards” ceremony

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last summer, on a hot, humid July day, members of the Turners Falls and Greenfield fire departments were called to the Farley Ledges in Erving to rescue a rock climber who had fallen 30 feet from a cliff … 0

Police: Thief stole security camera but left behind footage of his face

Monday, November 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man has been arrested in connection to an early October burglary at Auto Trim on Place Terrace after being identified in screen shots from the security camera he stole during the break-in that were … 0

Two face drunken driving charges

Monday, November 23, 2015

DEERFIELD — Two men were arrested for drunken driving within the span of an hour on Routes 5 and 10 in Deerfield on Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to Deerfield police. Russel Cranshaw, 60, of Brattleboro, Vt., … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 20-22

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Greenfield, Nov. 20 12:01 a.m. — Disturbance reported on Chapman Street where a female states that an involved male is yelling curse words and is calling her names; the reporting person states he has been doing this for a while and he just did it a moment ago; … 0

District Court Logs, Nov. 19-20

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Greenfield, Nov. 19, Judge William Mazanec III Michael White, 29, of Keegan Lane, Greenfield. possession of a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, subsequent offense, released on personal recognizance, continued to 1/6/16 for pretrial conference. Must pay $150 legal counsel fee. Greenfield, Nov. 20, Judge William Mazanec III … 0

District Court Logs, Nov. 10 to 19

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Greenfield, Nov. 10, Judge William Mazanec III Jessica T. Dean, 22, of Columbus Avenue, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for three charges of larceny over $250, and sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 5/11/17 on each charge, and must have no drugs or alcohol, subject … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 17 to 19

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Orange, Nov. 17 1:05 p.m. — Caller requested a welfare check on a person on East River Street as a female couldn’t be reached after telling her PCA that she was having medical problems; officer arrived to find the female was fine and alert. 2:58 p.m. — Caller … 0

District Court Logs, Nov 12-17

Friday, November 20, 2015

Orange, Nov, 12, Judge Andrew Mandell Matthew W. Hutton, 39, of Daniel Shays Highway, Orange. Pleaded innocent to two charges of breaking and entering into a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, two charges of larceny over $250, one of larceny of a drug, … 0

District Court Logs, Nov. 10 to 13

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Greenfield, Nov. 10, Judge William Mazanec III Darnell L. Turner, 42, of Amherst Road, Sunderland. Pleaded guilty to strangulation or suffocation, sentenced to 2½ years in the house of correction, direct, with credit for time served. Must pay $150 legal counsel fee. Greenfield, Nov. 12, Judge Michael Ripps … 0