Police / Fire / Courts

Police seek suspect in Leyden Woods shooting

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at two people in Leyden Woods Wednesday night, while a second suspect is in custody. Jose Joel Velazquez, 25, last known as living in the Leyden Woods complex, is wanted on charges of attempted murder with a handgun, assault with a dangerous weapon and other firearm-related charges. He is 5 feet 3 inches tall and is considered armed and … 0

Driver plows into Jerry’s Place

Friday, October 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Bent metal bar stools, skid marks on the floor and a gaping hole in the wall mark the spot where a car barreled through the front window of Jerry’s Place restaurant early Thursday morning after a Northfield woman drove through the center of town and straight into the building. “All of … 0

Deerfield Police issue summons for man who accidentally shot wife

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department has requested a court summons for a Deerfield man who accidentally shot his wife on Oct. 17. According to a press release issued by the department on Wednesday, officers from the Deerfield Police Department responded to reports of a gunshot wound at 110 Hillside Road at 9:55 p.m. that night. Upon arrival, residents Michael S. Snyder and … 0

Man who threatened Frontier sent to Bridgewater for evaluation

Friday, October 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — The 19-year-old Sunderland man who was arrested Thursday for threatening to “bring Columbine to Frontier” Regional School was committed to Bridgewater State Hospital for a mental health evaluation following an appearance in Greenfield District Court Friday … 0

District Court Log: Oct. 20-24

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 20, Judge William Mazanec  Candace M. Caswell, 34, of School Street, Buckland. Pleaded guilty to operating with suspended license, in Greenfield by state police, sentenced to 10 days in the house of correction, concurrent with a sentence in another case. Found not responsible for miscellaneous motor vehicle … 0

Greenfield Police Log: Oct. 24-25

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 24 8:09 p.m. — Caller reported receiving a message on a business line from a person named Olson regarding a Connecticut Valley serial killer. Police said the message made no sense, and when the call to Olson was returned, he did not to understand what the … 0

2nd suspect in Ashfield break-in still on the lam

Friday, October 24, 2014

ASHFIELD — As of Friday, a second suspect in Thursday’s break-in at Elmer’s Store was not yet apprehended, but police were still investigating the incident, according to Trooper Dustin Fitch, a spokesman for the State Police. Meanwhile, Jose Rivera, 42, of Chicopee, who was caught immediately after a … 0

Police Log: Oct. 19-23

Friday, October 24, 2014

Orange, Oct. 19 7:38 p.m. — Shoplifting reported at Wal-Mart for a male about to shoplift a GPS unit; arrested Samuel Blessing Roney, 42, of Heritage Way, South Deerfield, charged with shoplifting over $100 value, and trespassing. Greenfield, Oct. 20 11:30 a.m. — Caller from Heather Court reports … 0

District Court Log: Oct. 14-21

Friday, October 24, 2014

Orange, Oct. 14, Judge David S. Ross Benjamin R. Zagwyn, 26, of Cottage Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to two charges of assault and battery on a family or household member, intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, threatening to commit a crime, to wit, murder, malicious destruction … 0

Credit union embezzler jailed, ordered to repay nearly $100,000

Friday, October 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — A former bank teller’s family cried out in disbelief as she was led away in handcuffs to spend the next year in jail. Meghan Porter, 26, was sentenced Friday by Judge Bertha Josephson to two years in jail, with one year to be served and the … 0

Frontier faces threat to ‘re-enact Columbine’

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A threat to “re-enact Columbine” at Frontier Regional School led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man from Sunderland and placed the school under a “shelter in place” order Thursday morning. Nicholas R. Schauer, 19, … 0

Police Log: Oct. 16-19

Friday, October 24, 2014

Montague, Oct. 16 1:40 a.m. — Shoplifting reported at F.L. Roberts station on Third Street. 6:31 a.m. — Larceny reported by a caller from Burnett Street, who reports a breaking and entering overnight; window was open, and his laptop is gone 9:07 a.m. — MedCare requests police assistance … 0

Thieves flee Elmer’s

Thursday, October 23, 2014

ASHFIELD — An Elmer’s Store employee came to work at 6 a.m. Thursday, opened the rear door and turned on a light — just in time to see two men inside the restaurant run out and head in … 1