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Deerfield Police issue summons for man who accidentally shot wife

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department has requested a court summons for a Deerfield man who accidentally shot his wife on Oct. 17. According to a press release issued by the department on Wednesday, officers from the Deerfield Police Department responded to reports of a gunshot wound at 110 Hillside Road at 9:55 p.m. that night. Upon arrival, residents Michael S. Snyder and his wife, who police declined to name, … 0

Drain fumes prompt evacuation of Sanderson Academy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ASHFIELD — A chemical reaction of cleaning fluid in a plugged-up classroom drain resulted in the temporary evacuation of about 125 schoolchildren at the Sanderson Academy Wednesday morning. The children were bused to the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School, as a precautionary measure, while Ashfield firefighters examined the cause of fumes and “rotten-egg” odor … 0

Police scour Mount Sugarloaf for missing Amherst teen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DEERFIELD — Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation was closed for part of Tuesday afternoon while local emergency responders combed the area for any sign of Richard Hogans Jr., the 15-year-old Amherst resident who went missing Monday afternoon. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek, Jr. said the search was initiated after the department received information from … 0

Greenfield Police Log: Oct. 24-25

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 24 8:09 p.m. — Caller reported receiving a message on a business line from a person named Olson regarding a Connecticut Valley serial killer. Police said the message made no sense, and when the call to Olson was returned, he did not to understand what the … 0

2nd suspect in Ashfield break-in still on the lam

Friday, October 24, 2014

ASHFIELD — As of Friday, a second suspect in Thursday’s break-in at Elmer’s Store was not yet apprehended, but police were still investigating the incident, according to Trooper Dustin Fitch, a spokesman for the State Police. Meanwhile, Jose Rivera, 42, of Chicopee, who was caught immediately after a … 0

Police Log: Oct. 19-23

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 … 0

District Court Log: Oct. 14-21

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 … 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 … 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 … 1

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