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Police / Fire / Courts

Trailers burn at Heath vacation campsite

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HEATH — A small cooking fire and dry weather conditions beyond anything he’s seen in the Northeast destroyed five trailers in a seasonal camp and damaged a neighboring sixth trailer, said Fire Chief Michael Smith. The fire at 8 Lakeview drive began with a small cooking fire in a fire pit, Smith said, while the Chicopee owner cleaned up on Memorial Day for the summer season. A gust of wind … 0

Northfield ambulance taken for illegal ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An Everett man faces several charges after allegedly taking an ambulance for a ride. Greenfield Police responded to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St., Saturday at 3:55 p.m. for a report of a stolen ambulance. While police looked for the vehicle it was returned to the hospital and the driver, 25-year-old Kyle Suprenard, arrested. Police charged Suprenard with use of … 0

Leverett motorcycle fatality ID’d as Ludlow man

Friday, May 22, 2015

LEVERETT — The motorcyclist who died following a crash in Leverett Sunday has been identified as Timothy Cote, 30, of Ludlow. The Sunday evening crash involved two motorcycles and sent two men to the hospital with what a state trooper said were significant injuries. The accident happened just before 7 p.m. at Shutesbury Road and Cushman Road. Cote died of his injuries later … 0

Police Log, May 15 to May 18, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Greenfield, May 15 10:34 p.m. — Ivan A. Vdovichenko, 27, of 622 Pine Meadow Road, Northfield, was arrested on a warrant. Montague, May 15 3:09 p.m. — Main Street caller reports being bitten by neighbor’s dog Monday evening. Is a physician and treated herself for punctures. Call left … 0

District Court Log, May 7-13

Monday, May 18, 2015

Greenfield, May 7, Judge Laurie MacLeod Jeffrey Brooks, 30, of River Street, Bernardston. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault and battery on a family or household member, and sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 11/6/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, and same conditions as … 0

Two sent to hospital after motorcycle accident in Leverett

Sunday, May 17, 2015

LEVERETT — An accident Sunday evening involving two motorcycles sent two men to the hospital with what a state trooper said were significant injuries. At 8:10 p.m., a trooper answering phones at the Northampton barracks of the State Police said two male parties had been transported to Baystate … 0

Police Log May 8 to May 13, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Orange, May 8 6:15 a.m. — While responding to Bears Den road in Athol, with another officer and the Command Post, in tow, a vehicle headed down Bears Den Road collided with the Command Post. Athol Police were called to the scene to investigate. Report issued. 3:30 p.m. … 0

District Court Logs, May 4 to 8

Friday, May 15, 2015

Greenfield, May 4, Judge Laurie MacLeod Colin A. Sohn, 24, of Northampton. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, in Deerfield, and sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 5/3/16, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus $250 head injury assessment, OUI … 0

Police Log May 7 to May 11, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Greenfield, May 7 5:05 p.m. — Larceny reported at a Chapman Street location where the reporting person says items were taken from that location. Officer to investigate. 7:43 p.m. — Caller from Harrison Avenue reports a known female is outside of her house causing a noise disturbance; and … 0

Self-defense or unwarranted attack?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man has been charged in a stabbing that sent the victim to the hospital via helicopter ambulance Wednesday night. Kaleb Gaudinier, 28, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of assault to … 1

Driver ID’d in fatal crash

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ASHFIELD — The driver killed in a single-vehicle crash on May 7 off Suburban Drive has been identified as Jennifer M. Lee, 30, of Peabody. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office released Lee’s name Thursday. Lee was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash, … 0

Police Log May 5 to may 7, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Orange, May 5 2:30 p.m. — Officer on patrol found a person sitting at the Riverfront Park drinking a beer, and he was advised to dump it out regarding the town by-law for having or drinking alcoholic beverage on town property. 3:25 p.m. — Report of two-car accident … 0

Fire destroys garage, damages home on Silver Street in Greenfield

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — A fire completely destroyed a barn-style garage and damaged part of the back of a Silver Street residence Wednesday evening. Patrick Collins, who owns the home along with his wife Jane, said he heard a popping … 0