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District Court Logs, Aug. 26

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 26, Judge William Mazanec Alan R. Wicklund, 23, of Thayer Street, South Deerfield, Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, but continued without a finding until 8/25/15, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus OUI fee of $250, OUI victims assessment of $50, head injury assessment of $250, and victim witness assessment of $50. Must take and complete the driver alcohol education program and … 0

Pedestrian treated after being hit by vehicle Sunday in Leverett

Sunday, August 31, 2014

LEVERETT — A male pedestrian was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield for injuries after he was struck by a vehicle on Long Plain Road Sunday at 12:45 p.m. State police trooper Nicole Morrell said the driver of the vehicle, Geraldine Cinquantini, 71, of Leverett had not been cited in the accident as of Sunday night. Morrell said that police are … 0

Police chase through Northampton ends in arrest of Erving man

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 33-year-old Erving man faces multiple charges after he led police on a several-mile car chase Thursday night through parts of three communities. Police were able to stop the stolen vehicle the man was driving near the Westhampton-Easthampton town line using spike strips they put down on Loudville Road. Jeremy Parker was arrested at the intersection of Loudville Road and Mineral … 0

What kind of punishment for shoplifters?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Stealing has been against the law since before “thou shalt not steal” was etched onto the tablets that carried the Ten Commandments. While the Babylonian law text known as the Code of Hammurabi, circa 1772 BC, punished thieves through 30-fold payback, the severing of digits or even death, … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 22-24

Monday, August 25, 2014

Orange, Aug. 22 10:45 a.m. — Report from Court Square of a breaking and entering into a motor vehicle; officer responded, report taken. 1 p.m. — Caller from East Main Street reports she left her pocketbook on the hood of her vehicle, and drove away, and now she … 0

De-tech-tive work pays off after robberies

Friday, August 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — A fast food bag, a change machine and the innovative use of GPS technology has helped the Deerfield Police Department catch a man they allege broke into a Pine Nook Road home on July 30 and stole several expensive items. Tyrone G. Ulmer, 43, of Belchertown, … 0

Strahan to be fire chief

Friday, August 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town will once again have a permanent fire chief, most likely before the end of September. Mayor William Martin has confirmed the appointment of former Deputy Chief Robert Strahan and said Edward Jarvis, who also … 0

Injured motorcyclist in Montague accident taken to Springfield

Sunday, August 24, 2014

MONTAGUE — A motorcyclist from South Deerfield was seriously injured Saturday afternoon after crashing at the intersection of Lake Pleasant Road and Route 63. According to Sgt. Christopher Bonnett of the Montague Police Department, the accident occurred around 4:20 p.m. while the cyclist was traveling in a pack … 0

Lexington man charged in Deerfield 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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 15-17

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 15 8:35 p.m. — Caller reported that a man wearing an ankle-length red robe or jacket, no shoes and only one sock had approached her niece on Main Street and offered to sell her a “legal hallucinogen” that he had purchased on the Internet. Police could … 0

District Court Logs, July 29-Aug. 14

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Greenfield, July 29, Judge Laurie MacLeod Sara Maynard, 31, of Chapman Street, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to operating with suspended license for operating under the influence of liquor, sentenced to 60 days in the house of correction, direct, and sentence was to be stayed until 8/12/14 at 9 a.m. … 0