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Police Logs: July 17-21

Friday, July 25, 2014

Orange, July 16 1 p.m. — General disturbance on North Main and Dexter streets where the reporting person says two kids on noisy pocket motorcycles are in that area; cruiser sent, but gone on arrival of police. 2:41 p.m. — Caller advising that her vehicle was vandalized overnight on West Main Street, officer to investigate. 3:53 p.m. — Caller from Daniel Shays Highway reports they got a call from someone … 0

Turners Falls man arrested on OUI charges, cops say he backed into cruiser

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after he backed his car into a parked cruiser, according to police. Dion W. Cadiz, 24, of 88 2nd St., was arrested Wednesday night on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, driving without a license in possession, and failure to use care in backing. Cadiz was driving … 0

Rowe fire chief to resign after ‘scrutiny’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ROWE — Citing lack of support from selectmen, Fire Chief Paul McLatchy Jr. has resigned after nearly three decades with the fire department and several months of wrangling with the Board of Selectmen on how the Fire Department is run. “No other official in town has had such scrutiny placed on whether they are in town or not,” McLatchy wrote in a letter … 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

District Court Logs: June 27, July 7

Friday, July 18, 2014

Greenfield, June 27, Judge William Mazanec Timothy F. Jackman, 34, of Springfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, in Greenfield, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, 180 days direct with Ludlow, and Howard Street in Springfield as facilities … 0

Climber injured in Farley Ledges fall

Thursday, July 17, 2014

ERVING — A rock climber was taken to the hospital by helicopter after falling 30 feet and landing on his face Thursday. Fire Capt. Mitchell LaClair Sr. said the man, approximately 50 years old, did not have any apparent broken bones or other serious injuries. “He had a … 0

2 Turners Falls women in head-on crash

Thursday, July 17, 2014

DEERFIELD — A Turners Falls woman was taken to the hospital after a head-on collision on Routes 5 and 10 Thursday. Police responded to the head-on accident near Yankee Candle Co. at about 3 p.m., and found that one driver was injured and both small cars had sustained … 0

Forbes Library fire damage estimate as high as $150,000

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A small army of building and artwork restoration workers will spend the next three weeks at Forbes Library repairing and restoring damage from Monday’s deliberately set fire, the damage from which is now estimated at $100,000 … 0

Sunderland police issue ‘indecent exposure’ warning

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Sunderland Police say there were two reports of indecent exposure Wednesday afternoon and have, as a result, issued a warning to residents and to visitors of the department’s Facebook page. According to police, a single woman and then a group of young women walking near the … 0

Man robs Planet Gas clerk at gunpoint

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police searched Tuesday for a man who entered the Planet Gas station that morning with a bandanna over his face and a pistol in his hand and left with money. No arrests had been made at … 0

Ashfield bicyclist survives high-speed head-on collision with car

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GOSHEN — Richard Graham, 55, of Ashfield was riding his bicycle on Route 9 when he noticed a car in the opposite lane attempt to pass two large trucks near Loomis Road in Goshen. That was the last … 0