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Police / Fire / Courts

County sent to help battle Vt. brush fires

Monday, May 4, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. — In Vermont, fires were reported Monday from Brattleboro to Charlotte, including fires in Woodford, Brookline, Brandon and Rutland. Brattleboro called for aid from Franklin County in fighting a brush fire that reached a fourth alarm around 4 p.m. Firefighters from the Greenfield, Turners Falls, Orange, Bernardston, Northfield, Leyden, Heath, Ashfield, Conway, Shutesbury, Shelburne Falls, Shelburne Center, South Deerfield and Charlemont fire departments responded. Several were en route … 0

Lock it, lug it or lose it

Monday, May 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Area police are warning residents to guard themselves against thieves this spring. Several unlocked cars in Northfield and Erving were entered over the weekend, and owners reported electronics and other valuables missing. Northfield Police Chief Robert Leighton said a similar rash of thefts occurred this time last year and remains under investigation. Leighton suspects that at least two people are working … 0

Family, pets escape house fire in Buckland

Monday, May 4, 2015

BUCKLAND — Late Monday morning, Melissa Udal was brewing coffee and making breakfast for her family when her son, Tristan Kostanski, ran downstairs, exclaiming his Comcast cable box had exploded. In seconds, popping noises were heard throughout the walls of the multi-story home at 8 East Buckland Road and sparks began to fly. … 0

Fires near Barton Cove cloud Route 2

Monday, April 27, 2015

GILL — A number of small fires cast smoke over morning traffic on Route 2 Monday. Capt. Jason Edson of the Gill Fire Department said firefighters responded to about five small brush fires in the area of Setback Lane, the pull-off or rest area near Barton Cove just … 0

Fires break out by railroad tracks near country club

Monday, April 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Multiple fires broke out along the railroad tracks in Greenfield Monday evening, with firefighters dousing patches of flame at the Country Club of Greenfield and behind a home on nearby Newell Pond Road. The fires broke out around 5 p.m. and were extinguished by 5:32 p.m., … 0

Police logs, April 22-26

Monday, April 27, 2015

Greenfield, April 22 3:24 p. m. — Caller from Fran’s Designer Clothing on Main Street reports a white male wearing a greenish-blue shirt with tan slacks, who came into the store and walked around, then asked people for money; the male left the store and was last seen … 0

District Court Logs, April 21-22

Monday, April 27, 2015

Greenfield, April 21, Judge William Mazanec III Dominic W. Cerone, 30, of Number Nine Road, Heath. Charges of no license in possession, operating with suspended registration, and uninsured motor vehicle, in Shelburne by state police, were all dismissed prior to arraignment. Christine Rausch, 41, of Vernon, Vt. Found … 0

Car hits pedestrian

Sunday, April 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local woman was airlifted to the hospital Sunday morning after she was struck by a car on Elm Street. Greenfield police Lt. Joseph Burge said Bonita Aloisio, 30, of 66 Phillips St., was struck in the road by the Elm Street intersection, a block north … 4

District Court Log, April 11-17

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Greenfield, April 11, Judge William Mazanec, III Wendy W. Mainardi, 31, of Jamaica Plain. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker, in Greenfield by state police. Charge of operating with suspended license, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs, prior to arraignment. Found not responsible for … 0

Embezzling case against Greenfield woman dismissed

Friday, April 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Embezzling charges have been dropped against a Greenfield woman accused of stealing more than $21,000 from her boss, because of his inability to testify. Rebecca Phillips, 45, of Wisdom Way, was charged with a single count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing thousands from … 0

New Salem man arrested on child rape, related charges

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW SALEM — A local man has turned himself in to face charges of child rape and other offenses. Andrew Ohlson, 46, of 52 Whitaker Road, was arrested Friday morning on one count of child rape and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under … 0

Police logs, April 15 to 22

Friday, April 24, 2015

Greenfield, April 15 1:30 a.m. — Suspicious activity at the Wilson’s Store lot off Main Street and found it was tax employees working late. 5:39 a.m. — Caller from Chapman Street states he forgot to lock the door last night and believes someone may have entered his apartment … 0

Body found in Conn. River was man from Springfield

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GILL — Ten days later, investigators on Thursday were still trying to reach the relatives of the man whose body was pulled from the Connecticut River last week, now identified by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office as a 55-year-old Springfield man. Searchers who did not know for certain … 1