Police / Fire / Courts

Bomb threat at Mahar School

Friday, November 21, 2014

ORANGE — A bomb threat at Ralph C. Mahar School is under investigation by police. The threat came in by phone just after dismissal Friday, according to a news release from the district superintendent’s office. The building was evacuated, and Orange police and firefighters searched the school. No explosives were found. After the building was cleared, school officials decided not to cancel extracurricular activities planned for the weekend. Police continue … 0

Police Logs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 19 2:24 a.m. — Report of unwanted person reported by a walk-in who claims another female came into her apartment and she isn’t supposed to be there; after a period of time it was determined that there has been a long history of issues between the two females, that the alleged unwanted was never in the apartment, and in the end … 0

District Court Logs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 13, Judge William Mazanec Jenna Jarvis, 29, of Lower Road, Deerfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating with suspended license, in Shelburne by state police, but continued without a finding until 11/12/15, with victim witness assessment of $50. Found responsible for motor vehicle lights violation, filed with defendant’s consent. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee. Jenna Jarvis, 29, of … 0

Holyoke man in hospital after Gill crash

Monday, November 17, 2014

GILL — A Holyoke man injured in a single-car crash Sunday night on Mountain Road was listed in the UMass Medical Center’s intensive care unit Monday evening, but no information was available on his status. Nicholas Swindell, 21, of Holyoke was taken to the Worcester hospital by LifeFlight … 0

Man in jail after allegedly abusing girlfriend while free in prior abuse case

Monday, November 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man is in jail after allegedly choking his girlfriend while free on a pretrial release arrangement related to a case in which he allegedly punched her in the face last year. Brandon M. Rawson, 24, pleaded innocent Monday in Greenfield District Court to … 0

Driver flips car

Monday, November 17, 2014

MONTAGUE CENTER — The Ford Focus fared poorly but the woman at the wheel was unhurt after the car rolled onto its roof on Turners Falls Road Monday night. “She slid on the wet road and kind of went up onto the embankment and the car kind of … 0

LifeFlight used for Gill crash victim

Sunday, November 16, 2014

GILL — A car left Mountain Road and finished in the trees after dark Sunday and a single accident victim was taken from the scene by ambulance and later helicopter. Sgt. Chris Ware, attached to the Shelburne Falls state police barracks said a male patient was taken by … 0

Rollover stalls early traffic, driver escapes injury

Sunday, November 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — A Vermont man fell asleep at the wheel Sunday morning, according to State Police, rolling his vehicle over in the construction zone on Interstate 91 northbound but emerging unhurt. The man was taken by ambulance from the 6:45 a.m. accident as a precaution, according to police, … 0

Whately strip club owner acquitted of sexual harassment, assault claims

Friday, November 14, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — After an eight-day civil trial, the owner of a Whately strip club prevailed against sexual harassment and assault claims brought by a former employee in U.S. District Court Friday morning. The suit, filed in 2012 by Cara Lyn Crncic, a bartender who worked at Club Castaway … 0

Turners man faces firearms, assault charges

Friday, November 14, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — A local man faces firearms charges and a slew of others after allegedly damaging his girlfriend’s eye socket. Dion Cadiz, 24, of 88 2nd St., apartment 1, pleaded innocent Friday in Greenfield District Court to … 0

Erving man faces drug charges

Thursday, November 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — An Erving man was arrested Thursday on charges of selling marijuana mixed with oregano, according to police. Douglas Belanger, 26, of 85 Mountain Road, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of Suboxone without a … 0

Police Logs: Nov. 10-12

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Orange, Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. — Caller from East Main Street advised they would like an officer about a past assault; after the officer spoke with the other involved person, she was advised to go to court to take out her own complaint as the witnesses, and her … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 31 - Nov. 10

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 31, Judge William Mazanec Nichole Bulger, 30, of Bridge Street, Millers Falls. Charge of operating with suspended license, in Greenfield by state police, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Greenfield, Nov. 6, Judge Michael Ripps Kirsten E. Bonaiuto, 25, of Federal Street, Greenfield. … 0