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Driver uninjured after branch falls on car in Deerfield

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man is OK after his car was struck by a falling tree branch on River Road around 5:45 Thursday evening. The incident followed a brief but intense thunderstorm during the afternoon. Old Deerfield Fire Chief Chet Yazwinski said the driver was traveling south on River Road when the branch fell, striking the front of the vehicle and continuing over the roof to land on the roadway. … 0

Police Logs, July 23-26

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Greenfield, July 23 8:03 a.m. — Larceny reported on Conway Street, where the caller says a crate was stolen from the porch; previously someone had gone onto the porch and left broken glass behind; the wooden crate that supported a plant was taken from the porch sometime overnight; the crate had little to no value and the reporting person wanted police aware of … 0

Adams terror suspect pleads not guilty

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The Adams man indicted last week on illegal firearms and assault charges in connection with an alleged plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of the Islamic State group pleaded innocent to both charges during his arraignment in federal court Wednesday morning. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, also known as Abu Ali al … 0

‘Lucky’ driver walks away from Erving Rt. 2 car flip

Sunday, July 26, 2015

ERVING — “Lucky,” said Erving Fire Chief Philip Wonkka, watching a black Scion sedan with Vermont plates slide upside toward the bed of a tow truck. A single-car crash left the Scion upside down in the mud beside … 0

District Court Logs, July 17 to 22, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Orange, July 17, Judge William Mazanec III Peter C. Zwicker, 54, of Prentiss Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, and unregistered motor vehicle, released on personal recognizance, continued to 9/8/15 for pretrial conference. Must pay $150 legal counsel fee. Tim Childs, 38, of Smith Street, … 0

Police Logs, July 21 to 22, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Greenfield, July 21 12:47 p.m. — Unwanted person reported at Department of Transitional Assistance; officers sent, and the male involved was moved along without incident. 1:06 p.m. — Disturbance at Fiske Avenue and Main Street where a caller says a large group of people are involved in some … 0

Man faces charges after allegedly driving into Sunderland cornfield

Friday, July 24, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A Bolton man is facing charges after police say he drunkenly drove his SUV into a cornfield Thursday night, causing hundreds of dollars of damage. Officer John Brodeur said police received a call around 10:30 p.m. reporting a motor vehicle had driven off the road and … 0

Adams man who allegedly plotted ISIS-inspired attacks indicted on terrorism, assault charges

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — An Adams man has been charged in an indictment in connection with a plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of the Islamic State group, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Special Agent in Charge of the … 0

Man crashes into tree in Montague Center

Thursday, July 23, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — Ian R. Hyt, 32, of Montana, crashed his vehicle when traveling southbound on Route 63 on Federal Street around 10:45 p.m. At the scene, Montague Sgt. Leon Laster said the man was in and out of consciousness when he was taken to Baystate Medical Center. … 0

Cyclist dies in hospital after being struck by car

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DEERFIELD — A 67-year-old man who was transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle along Routes 5 & 10 Tuesday has died. Sergeant Harry Ruddock of the Deerfield Police Department said the accident happened just after 4 … 0

Police: Woman attacks man with car, flees

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GILL — A Franklin County woman faces assault and drunken driving charges after allegedly hitting a man with her car and leaving. Denise M. Strakose-Hagan, 46, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday to charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of an … 0

Police Log, July 18 to 21

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Orange, July 18 2 a.m. — Caller from East Main Street reports a disturbance at his neighbor’s residence, officer sent, and determined that two people stole $150 cash from the neighbor, and a third person was confronting them when a verbal altercation ensued, and the pair fled the … 0

District Court Log, July 20

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Greenfield, July 20 Judge William Mazanec III Jennifer M. Staples, 29, of Florence. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, amended down from third offense, sentenced to 127 days in the house of correction, suspended, placed on probation until 7/19/17, with two-year loss of … 0