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Lexington man charged in Turners violent assault

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Lexington man was still in jail Friday evening awaiting trial on charges of assaulting his former girlfriend and his stepbrother, even though he had successfully got his bail set far lower than prosecutors wanted. David Whaland, 32, of 14 Sunny Knoll Terrance in Lexington, has been charged with attempted murder, five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault to maim, two counts of … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 17-20

Friday, August 22, 2014

Montague, Aug. 17 1:31 p.m. — Abandoned 911 call from Park Street, and no answer on callback; officer responded, and found no problem; the resident was having phone issues, and was on the phone with the phone company when the officer arrived. 4:28 p.m. — Caller from Montague Street reports there is a fox in his back yard that won’t leave, and can’t … 0

District Court Logs, Aug. 14-19

Friday, August 22, 2014

Greenfield Aug. 14, Judge William Mazanec Joyce E. Beaman, 43, of Brattleboro, Vt. Found responsible for operating with suspended license, in Montague, fined $50, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil complaint. Found not responsible for unsafe operation of a motor vehicle. Erin E. Scanlon, 41, of Oak Street, Gill. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on family or household member, in … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 11 to 14

Friday, August 15, 2014

Orange, Aug. 11 7:30 a.m. — Report that a truck driver just exited his truck on Daniel Shays Highway and urinated in a parking lot; gone on arrival of an officer, but the reporting person said it was an elderly male who was a passenger in the truck … 0

District Court Logs, July 31 to Aug. 4

Friday, August 15, 2014

Greenfield, July 31, Judge Laurie MacLeod Catherine Adams-Besancon, 29, of Brattleboro, Vt. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, in Greenfield by state police, but continued without a finding until 1/30/15, with victim witness assessment of $50. Found not responsible for marked lane violation. … 0

Arlington woman killed in Route 2 crash in Athol

Thursday, August 14, 2014

ATHOL — An Arlington woman is dead after a multi-vehicle crash on Route 2 Thursday afternoon. The 68-year-old woman was a passenger in a Toyota Prius driven by her husband. Trooper Alexander Nguyen said the man was flown to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by helicopter ambulance … 0

District Court Logs, 8-12

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Orange, Aug. 8, Judge David S. Ross Jaimie N. Bowser, 24, of Gardner. Pleaded innocent to possession of class A drug, to wit, heroin, possession of class B drug, to wit, crack cocaine, and possession of a class E drug, to wit, orange pills, marked lane violation, and … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 10-13

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 12 12:07 p.m. — Accident at Bernardston Road and Long Avenue, officers and fire department responded, MedCare also dispatched, found that a van pulled out in front of a pickup truck; minor injury to the truck operator ... she was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center … 0

Man OK after Colrain rollover

Thursday, August 14, 2014

COLRAIN — A Colrain man walked away with what were apparently minor injuries after the car he was driving rolled over twice and landed upright Thursday morning. Clifford Dornbusch, 26, was driving an older-model Mercedes on Jacksonville Road when the vehicle went off the road, struck a boulder … 0

District Court Logs, July 28 to Aug. 8

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Greenfield, July 28, Judge William Mazanec Travis L. Reynolds, 26, listed as homeless, of Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to larceny under $250, released on personal recognizance, with special condition that the defendant stay away from Baystate Franklin Medical Center unless there is an emergency, continued to 9/23/14 for pretrial … 0

Buckets of generosity: Franklin County police, fire get wet for ALS

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Across Franklin County, police and firefighters are getting ice cold and soaking wet — to raise awareness and money for ALS, a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. The local public safety officers … 1

Sgt. Mark Williams recommended for deputy Greenfield police chief

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — If the mayor concurs with his Public Safety Commission and police chief , Sgt. Mark Williams will become the town’s first deputy police chief since Joseph LaChance retired from that job in 2004. Police Chief Robert … 0

Strahan could become permanent Greenfield fire chief by end of week

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears the town’s provisional fire chief might become permanent by the end of the week. Mayor William Martin has received the Public Safety Commission’s recommendation to appoint Robert Strahan as the town’s permanent fire chief. Strahan, who was deputy chief until a year ago, has … 0