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Crews work to repair overhead powerlines on Route 202 in New Salem after a pickup truck hit a utility pole Thursday afternoon. 
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New Salem crash takes down pole, knocks out power

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NEW SALEM — A pickup hit a utility pole on Route 202 Thursday afternoon, leaving the area temporarily without power. State trooper Corey Benoit said the Chevy Silverado struck the pole while traveling northbound, knocking down overhead power lines and a transformer and rupturing a fuel line. The crash occurred at approximately 3:06 p.m. The only occupant of the Silverado … 0

Trailers burn at Heath vacation campsite

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HEATH — A small cooking fire and dry weather conditions beyond anything he’s seen in the Northeast destroyed five trailers in a seasonal camp and damaged a neighboring sixth trailer, said Fire Chief Michael Smith. The fire at 8 Lakeview drive began with a small cooking fire in a fire pit, Smith said, while the Chicopee owner cleaned up on Memorial Day for … 0

Northfield ambulance taken for illegal ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An Everett man faces several charges after allegedly taking an ambulance for a ride. Greenfield Police responded to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St., Saturday at 3:55 p.m. for a report of a stolen ambulance. While police looked for the vehicle it was returned to the hospital and the driver, 25-year-old Kyle Suprenard, arrested. Police charged Suprenard with use of … 0

Judge: Remaining defendants in UMass gang rape case to be tried separately

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The three remaining defendants charged in connection with an alleged 2012 gang rape at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be tried separately, a judge ruled, despite the state’s efforts to combine two of the trials. Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson on Friday denied … 0

Police Log, May 15 to May 18, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Greenfield, May 15 10:34 p.m. — Ivan A. Vdovichenko, 27, of 622 Pine Meadow Road, Northfield, was arrested on a warrant. Montague, May 15 3:09 p.m. — Main Street caller reports being bitten by neighbor’s dog Monday evening. Is a physician and treated herself for punctures. Call left … 0

District Court Log, May 7-13

Monday, May 18, 2015

Greenfield, May 7, Judge Laurie MacLeod Jeffrey Brooks, 30, of River Street, Bernardston. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault and battery on a family or household member, and sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 11/6/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, and same conditions as … 0

Two sent to hospital after motorcycle accident in Leverett

Sunday, May 17, 2015

LEVERETT — An accident Sunday evening involving two motorcycles sent two men to the hospital with what a state trooper said were significant injuries. At 8:10 p.m., a trooper answering phones at the Northampton barracks of the State Police said two male parties had been transported to Baystate … 0

Police Log May 8 to May 13, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Orange, May 8 6:15 a.m. — While responding to Bears Den road in Athol, with another officer and the Command Post, in tow, a vehicle headed down Bears Den Road collided with the Command Post. Athol Police were called to the scene to investigate. Report issued. 3:30 p.m. … 0

District Court Logs, May 4 to 8

Friday, May 15, 2015

Greenfield, May 4, Judge Laurie MacLeod Colin A. Sohn, 24, of Northampton. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, in Deerfield, and sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 5/3/16, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus $250 head injury assessment, OUI … 0

Police Log May 7 to May 11, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Greenfield, May 7 5:05 p.m. — Larceny reported at a Chapman Street location where the reporting person says items were taken from that location. Officer to investigate. 7:43 p.m. — Caller from Harrison Avenue reports a known female is outside of her house causing a noise disturbance; and … 0

Self-defense or unwarranted attack?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man has been charged in a stabbing that sent the victim to the hospital via helicopter ambulance Wednesday night. Kaleb Gaudinier, 28, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of assault to … 1

Driver ID’d in fatal crash

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ASHFIELD — The driver killed in a single-vehicle crash on May 7 off Suburban Drive has been identified as Jennifer M. Lee, 30, of Peabody. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office released Lee’s name Thursday. Lee was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash, … 0

Police Log May 5 to may 7, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Orange, May 5 2:30 p.m. — Officer on patrol found a person sitting at the Riverfront Park drinking a beer, and he was advised to dump it out regarding the town by-law for having or drinking alcoholic beverage on town property. 3:25 p.m. — Report of two-car accident … 0