Police / Fire / Courts

Body found in Warwick, circumstances prompt hazmat response

Monday, September 22, 2014

WARWICK — The discovery of a woman’s body and containers of an unknown substance prompted a hazmat team response Sunday. According to a statement from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, Warwick police and Massachusetts State Police responded to a car parked in the snowmobile parking area on Wendell Road in Warwick around 5:30 p.m. and found the body of a woman in a car with the windows closed and several … 0

Mansfield man ‘critical’ after 3-car accident in New Salem

Monday, September 22, 2014

NEW SALEM — A 19-year-old Mansfield man was seriously injured in a Sunday crash on Route 202. The man, who was not named, suffered neck and head injuries and was taken to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester by helicopter ambulance, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorneys Office. Carey said the man was listed in critical condition … 0

District Court logs

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 11, Judge William Mazanec Thomas Vose, 24, of Brattleboro, Vt. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, and number plate violation, in Greenfield by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 11/10/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Greenfield, Sept. 12, Judge William Mazanec Felix E. Caban, 27, of Springfield. Pleaded innocent to possession … 0

Highway-side fight ends in arrest

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Connecticut man faces charges and a mental health evaluation after a protracted fight with a Greenfield police officer by the side of the highway, ostensibly because he did not want to be handcuffed. The Sunday evening incident ended after a passing motorist intervened. Greenfield Police … 0

Greenfield police want to expand watch program

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield’s downtown officer is hoping to strengthen and grow the town’s first organized neighborhood watch while adding more watch groups in different areas of town. “Downtown is my next goal,” said officer Jason Haskins. “Something like that will need merchants to get involved.” Haskins helped residents … 0

District Court Logs Sept. 3-10

Monday, September 15, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 3, Judge William Mazanec Charles Thomas, 48, of Springfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for shoplifting, third offense, at Radio Shack in Greenfield, fined $400 plus $100 surfine. Richard N. Tirrell, 42, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on a family or household … 0

Close call for Deerfield garage fire

Sunday, September 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — A fire Saturday afternoon at 15 Kelleher Drive left a room off the garage uninhabitable but hurt no one. South Deerfield Fire Chief William Swasey said the first engine on scene extinguished the fire, which firefighters and the Massachusetts Fire Marshal’s office determined to be the … 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