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Funeral Home sued again

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — More than $342,000 and the cremated remains of a Granby man and his wife are missing four months after the Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley was shut down by state regulators, according to two lawsuits filed in Hampshire Superior Court. The complaints — filed by the family of a deceased Granby man Tuesday and by state Attorney General Martha Coakley — bring to five the number of … 0

Deerfield man arraigned after 3rd DWI charge

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 20-year-old South Deerfield man was arraigned Thursday on his third drunk driving charge and other charges in regards to an accident that injured him and his girlfriend in August. Tylor J. Sevene, of 13 Elm St., Apt. 20, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court to charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, third offense, … 0

Police Logs

Friday, September 19, 2014

Montague, Sept. 17 4:06 p.m. — Accident with property damage at Turnpike Road and Dell Street; two cars involved, no injuries reported, and they are out of traffic; officer responded, but said he was unable to determine who was at fault; information exchanged, report taken. 4:48 p.m. — Walk-in reports, with his father, that an iPhone 5C, color green, with a black case, … 0

2 going to Wormtown charged in drug case

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two Springfield residents were arrested by Greenfield Police just after midnight Friday after a routine traffic stop turned up a large amount of drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms. Felix Caban, 27, of 76 Sunapee … 0

Valuable coins taken in Main St. smash-and-grab

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — In just seconds, a burglar bashed through two front doors at a Main Street antiques store early Thursday morning and snatched a case of valuable rare coins. At about 6:08 a.m., the thief smashed the glass … 0

Police log shield law draws criticism

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Over the past month, police have been carefully separating domestic violence calls from the police log, shielding them from public view as required by new legislation. But local police and legislators are now questioning the merits of that part of a broader law intended to protect … 0

District Court Logs, Sept. 2 to 8

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Orange, Sept. 2, Judge David S. Ross Christopher R. Stevens, 33, of West Main Street, Erving. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating with suspended license, but continued without a finding until 10/3/14. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee. Adam J. Lindo, 20, of Parmenter Street, Athol. … 0

Police Logs, Sept. 9 & 10

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 9 11:02 a.m. — Medical emergency reported from the Cumberland Farms store on Federal Street; officer and fire department sent; transferred to MedCare and the officer assisted with transport of a DPW employee to Baystate Franklin Medical Center. 12:06 p.m. — Report of an unwanted person … 0

High-speed chase ends in foot escape into woods

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MONTAGUE — The Massachusetts State Police are looking for a man who led police on an early morning car chase from Montague to Charlemont before allegedly escaping on foot into the Mohawk Trail State Forest. According to Montague Police Chief Chip Dodge, a Millers Falls resident called around … 0

Athol man convicted of attempted rape

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ATHOL — A local man has been sent to state prison after a jury found him guilty of attempted rape and other charges. Phillip Gautreau, 37, of 401 South St., was sentenced Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Bertha Josephson to four to six years in the Walpole state … 0

District Court logs, Aug. 28 to Sept. 3

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 28, Judge William Mazanec Daniel R. Richotte, 37, of, Western Avenue, Greenfield, Found guilty of operating with suspended license, different date from previous case, filed with defendant’s consent until 9/29/14. Charges of operating with suspended registration, and uninsured motor vehicle, both dismissed at request of the … 0

Police logs, Sept. 6 to 8

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Orange, Sept. 6 2:14 p.m. — Larceny reported from Water Street where the caller wanted it logged that her prescription Adderall and Klonopins were stolen yesterday; the reporting person thinks it happened at the bus stop, as she left her purse unattended there. 2:17 p.m. — Disturbance on … 0

Truck rollover sends driver to hospital

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

SHUTESBURY — A male driver was injured and taken to an area hospital after his dump truck rolled over on Route 202 in Shutesbury Tuesday afternoon, according to firefighters who responded to the scene. The driver’s identity and injuries were not immediately available Tuesday night. The accident occurred … 0