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Sunderland man sentenced to 3 years for rape

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Sunderland man was sentenced to three years in state prison after he admitted Wednesday to raping a South Hadley woman at her home in 2013. Jesse Davis, 42, pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to the rape charge. The victim read a statement before his sentencing, describing how the attack on Aug. 11, 2013, affected her relationships with her family, friends and boyfriend and forced her to … 0

Route 2 crash sends 3 to hospital

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two Ford Escape SUVs headed in opposite directions collided on Route 2 around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday according to Greenfield police. Two from one car and one from the other were taken to the hospital with what police said were not serious injuries. The accident closed a portion of Route 2 west of the Adams Road intersection for close to an hour. … 0

Police: Drunk driver tried to eat snow to beat breath test

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A 76-year-old man faces a fourth offense charge of drunken driving after he wedged his truck in a snowbank. Constantine Kamansky Jr. of 6 Bull Hill Road, Leverett, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday to a single charge of operating under the influence of liquor as a fourth offense. Sunderland Police arrested Kamansky Jan. 21 after receiving a report of … 0

Police log, Jan. 15-18

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 15 10:22 a.m. — Caller from Leyden Woods office for report of a hit and run accident, two vehicles involved, and the operator and vehicle of the one that initially left was located. Information exchanged. 11:03 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported by or near the Hampton … 0

Orange traffic stop ends in drug arrest

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ORANGE — A New Hampshire man is facing multiple drug charges after he was arrested during a routine traffic stop. Orange Police officer Chris Bisceglia was patrolling on West River Street Tuesday night when he saw a car with a headlight out and stopped it. After observing suspicious … 0

Alleged knife-point store robber held on $10K bail

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The man charged with robbing the Main Street Cumberland Farms at knife-point early Saturday morning was held Monday in lieu of $10,000 cash bail. James R. Kelley, also known as JR, 25, of 25 4th St., Turners Falls, pleaded innocent Monday at two arraignments in Greenfield … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 12-18

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Orange, Jan. 12 11:50 a.m. — Caller from Red Brook Lane reports she believes her neighbor tore a sign off the door, and is unlocking the back door, officer to investigate. 12:33 p.m. — Caller from Red Brook Lane reports harassment from another tenant; on call back there … 0

No injuries in Route 2 Gill crash

Monday, January 19, 2015

GILL — Police say no one was badly hurt in an accident at the intersection of Route 2 and Main Road in Gill Monday afternoon. Gill Police Chief David Hastings said a car taking a left hand turn from Main Road to head east on Route 2 struck … 0

District Court Logs: Jan. 9-13

Friday, January 16, 2015

Orange, Jan. 9, Judge David S. Ross Jarrod E. Larhette, 28, of Union Street, Athol. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny under $250, but continued without a finding until 10/9/15, and must take and complete the restorative probation program. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 7-13

Monday, January 19, 2015

Orange, Jan. 7 1:33 p.m. — Reporting person calling from Chase Street says a known man just knocked on his door and was trying the knob; following an investigation, arrested Jeffrey Royer, 42, of North Main Street, Orange, changed with possession of Class A drug, to wit, heroin; … 0

Slick roads were the rule

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Rain and temperatures hovering to either side of freezing left roadways treacherous Sunday and sent firefighters, ambulance crews, police and tow truck drivers rushing carefully to mostly minor accidents around the county. An accident reported at 2:05 p.m. … 0

Northfield Junior Firefighters have fun as they train to serve

Sunday, January 18, 2015

NORTHFIELD — There aren’t a lot of after-school activities that involve strapping on an air tank and rushing into a smoke-filled building. The Northfield Junior Firefighters program isn’t your average extracurricular. With seven active members and a couple … 0

Main Street Cumberland Farms robbed at knifepoint, suspect arrested

Sunday, January 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man faces multiple charges after a convenience store employee reported being robbed at knifepoint before dawn Saturday. James R. Kelley, 25, of 25 4th St., Turners Falls, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny from a … 0