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Police / Fire / Courts

Saturday night bridge accident

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Festival-goers at the northern end of the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Sunday evening were briefly distracted by lights and sirens on the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge, as a driver was allegedly distracted by something shortly before a crash. Montague police and Turners Falls firefighters responded to an accident on the bridge over the Connecticut River at 6:40 p.m. Montague Police Staff Sgt. Christopher Williams said a flatbed tow … 0

Police Logs

Friday, October 17, 2014

Orange, Oct. 11 8:45 a.m. — Shelburne Control got a call from a funeral home on New Athol Road that says a male has been driving around their parking lot. The man who was having medical issues was taken to Athol Memorial Hospital. 12:16 p.m. — Two vehicles stopped at East Main Street and New Athol Road where the operators were both given … 0

District Court Logs

Friday, October 17, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 10 Judge William Mazanec Tracy Carner, 37, of G Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, and motor vehicle lights violation, released on personal recognizance, continued to 1/9/15 for pre trial conference. Roger F. Taylor, 38, of Webber Street, Whately. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, released on personal recognizance, continued to 12/2/14 for pre trial conference. … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 1-3

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 1, Judge William Mazanec Anthony I. Rodriquez, 19, of Forbes Court Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to two charges of larceny over $250, two charges of firearm armed robbery one of assault and battery, one of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shod foot, … 0

Drunken driver pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ROWE — The driver in a drunken driving crash that killed one Vermont man and injured another last year was sentenced to 4 to 6 years in jail Tuesday. Timothy Baltzer, 43, of Wilmington, Vt., pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while operating under the influence of liquor and … 0

District Court Logs: Sept. 29-30

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 29, Judge William Mazanec Eric Powell Jr., 28, of Smead Hill, Shelburne. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, operating with suspended license for operating under the influence of liquor, for possessing/having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure … 0

Police looking for car after Greenfield motorcycle crash

Monday, October 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are on the lookout for a car that allegedly caused an accident that sent a Leyden motorcyclist to the hospital Sunday night. Monday, Bruce P. Zimmerman, 56, of 92 Brattleboro Road, Leyden, was listed as treated and released from Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Capt. Andrew … 0

Propane leak stops traffic on Route 2 for two hours

Monday, October 6, 2014

CHARLEMONT — A ruptured 1,000-gallon underground propane tank closed Route 2 for two hours Monday. “Everything we’ve done to try to fix it only made it worse,” said Heath Fire Chief Michael Smith. Smith said the tank was damaged when landscapers grading the front yard of the recently … 1

Police Logs: Sept. 27-29

Monday, October 6, 2014

Orange, Sept. 27 7:50 a.m. — Caller from Daniel Shays Highway reports illegal dumping of trash into the trash bin there. 10:36 a.m. — Caller from East Main Street reports someone posing as a National Grid employee called the business, and threatened to turn off the electricity if … 0

District Court Logs: Sept. 19-30

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 19, Judge Laurie MacLeod Nicole M. McLaughlin, 27, of Chapman Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on a family or household member, assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a motor vehicle, and malicious damage to a motor vehicle, released on personal recognizance, allegation … 0

Two in custody, two on the run after Turners gunpoint robbery

Thursday, October 2, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Police are looking for a Greenfield man who fled a gunpoint robbery on a moped and his unknown accomplice. Sebret “Benny” Sanchez, 21, and a man known to police only as “Hood” are wanted in connection with the Wednesday afternoon armed robbery and beating of … 0

Athol drug trafficker back in prison

Thursday, October 2, 2014

ATHOL — A previously convicted drug trafficker has been sent back to state prison after he plead guilty to heroin and cocaine charges. Josue Bermudez Jr., 31, of Athol, pleaded guilty Thursday in Franklin Superior Court to reduced charges of possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to … 0

District Court Logs: Sept. 23-25

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 23, Judge William Mazanec Gregory M. Allen, 35, of Third Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to failure to provide a DNA sample to the state police data center, in Greenfield by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 11/6/14 for pretrial conference. Serena Doyle, 20, … 0