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Joseph Ewig

Greenfield man, girlfriend arrested in heroin bust

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local couple faces heroin charges after a raid of an apartment turned up almost 300 bags of heroin, according to police. Joseph Ewig, 22, of 207 Chapman St., apartment 2, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute as a subsequent offense and possession of a Class C drug. His girlfriend, Hillary Henderson, 30, listed as homeless, pleaded innocent Thursday to charges of possession of heroin and being present where heroin is kept. State and local police with the Northwestern District Anti-Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at Ewig’s apartment at about … 0

Police Logs Feb. 16-23

Friday, February 27, 2015

Orange, Feb. 16 7:15 a.m. — Shelburne Control advises that the fire department is responding to East River Street for a burst water pipe; officer responded and remained to help the fire department. 12 p.m. — Officer responded to East Main Street location with the fire department for a reported oven fire, but the fire was found to be out on arrival. 12:19 … 0

District Court Logs, Feb. 3-20

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 3, Judge William Mazanec III Anna V. Kapusta, 24, of Woodleigh Avenue, Greenfield. Charge of operating with suspended registration, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Charge of uninsured motor vehicle, dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Greenfield, Feb. 10, Judge William Mazanec III Robert T. Lowell III, 49, listed as homeless, of Greenfield. Found responsible for disorderly conduct, … 0

Driver OK after Route 2 rollover

Friday, February 20, 2015

ERVING — The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that veered off the road on Route 2 and rolled into a ditch Friday afternoon is expected to be OK, according to the Erving Fire Department. The crash occurred … 0

Greenfield settles with Cop Block founder

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town has settled a wrongful arrest case out of court, netting a police-accountability activist $32,500. Adam Mueller, a New Hampshire resident who founded the organization called Cop Block and who is also known as Ademo … 0

Police Log, Feb. 10 - 15

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 10 3:06 p.m. — Accident reported on Green River Road, officers and fire department responded, no injuries reported, two vehicles involved, services rendered. 3:26 p.m. — Request that police check the welfare of a person or persons near the rotary from where the reporting person states … 0

Vermont crack dealer jailed for 1 year

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Vermont crack dealer was sentenced to one-year in county jail after pleading guilty to drug charges. Roddy White, 31, of White River Junction, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Edward McDonough after pleading guilty to … 0

Vermont man on trial for firearms charges

Thursday, February 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — A gun found on the side of Interstate 91 could have come from any passing vehicle, and it is purely coincidence that it was recovered after a high-speed chase, according to a Vermont man’s defense attorney. A Superior Court jury trial began Wednesday against Angel Figueroa, … 0

Heath woodshed fire burns up supply

Thursday, February 19, 2015

HEATH — Firefighters Wednesday night were able to keep the fire in a burning woodshed from spreading to the nearby house; but the occupants will have to use oil heat for the rest of the winter, according to Heath Fire Chief Mike Smith. The wood shed was about … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 28-Feb. 12

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 28, Judge William Mazanec III Michael F. McCaffrey, 36, of Fifth Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to two charges of assault and battery, and one of intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, ordered held for dangerousness hearing, and after hearing, the defendant was found … 0

Lamson loses pipe to the cold

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Cold and wind broke into the Lamson & Goodnow factory over the weekend, bursting a pipe and causing water damage a day later. “The other night, I think it was Sunday night, we had all those high winds and it pushed out one of our … 0

Underground electrical fire closes Greenfield streets

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — An underground electrical fire closed parts of several downtown streets for nearly five hours Tuesday. Smoke coming from a manhole cover at Main and High streets prompted a passerby to call the Fire Department at about … 0

Police call Tasers useful deterrent

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — If you’re a fan of cop shows or crime movies, you may think Tasers are standard-issue for police across the country. While the electronic weapons have gained in popularity in recent years, there are still a … 0