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AG: look out for phone, email scams

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Phone and email scammers are stealing from people across the state by threatening to shut off their electricity, to take legal action against them or even hurt their loved ones. Attorney General Maura Healey warns residents to be suspicious of anyone calling and asking for payments over the phone or email. Several such cases have been reported in Greenfield and other Franklin County towns. Some of the scammers … 0

Police: Vt. student arrested pound of pot in Greenfield

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Vermont college student faces drug dealing charges after he was pulled over hauling a pound of pot, according to police. Sammy Gourabou, 18, of Bennington, Vt., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and traffic offenses. Gourabou was arrested Feb. 26 after a traffic stop on Interstate 91 north. … 0

Northfield man sentenced in Interstate 91 car chase

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WHATELY — A Northfield man will spend a year in jail for crashing into a state trooper’s cruiser and leading police on a chase up and down Interstate 91. Stephen J. Hall, 54, of 361 Millers Falls Road, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court Wednesday to charges of resisting arrest, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, negligent operation of a motor … 0

Police Log, Feb. 23-March 1

Monday, March 2, 2015

Montague, Feb. 23 9:45 p.m. — Report of a chimney fire on Quarry Road, they were advised to evacuate the building and wait for the fire department; Turners Falls Fire Department notified and en route; services rendered, and the Fire Department remained at the scene for awhile. Orange, … 0

Greenfield man, girlfriend arrested in heroin bust

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local couple faces heroin charges after a raid of an apartment turned up almost 300 bags of heroin, according to police. Joseph Ewig, 22, of 207 Chapman St., apartment 2, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District … 0

Police Logs Feb. 16-23

Friday, February 27, 2015

Orange, Feb. 16 7:15 a.m. — Shelburne Control advises that the fire department is responding to East River Street for a burst water pipe; officer responded and remained to help the fire department. 12 p.m. — Officer responded to East Main Street location with the fire department for … 0

District Court Logs, Feb. 3-20

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 3, Judge William Mazanec III Anna V. Kapusta, 24, of Woodleigh Avenue, Greenfield. Charge of operating with suspended registration, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Charge of uninsured motor vehicle, dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Greenfield, Feb. 10, Judge William Mazanec III … 0

Bernardston crash kills 24-year-old

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BERNARDSTON — A single-car crash took the life of a 24-year-old local woman Wednesday. Malerie Kidder was pronounced dead at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Kidder was driving her Mazda sedan north on South Street around 7 a.m. … 0

I-91 traffic stop leads to drug arrest for Chicopee man

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A traffic stop on Interstate 91 Tuesday night led to the arrest of a Chicopee man on drug charges by the State Police. Billie Roman, 31, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, operating with a suspended license, speeding and failing to … 0

District Court Logs, Feb. 10-19

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 10, Judge William Mazanec III Kevin M. Pelis, 42, of Deerfield Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and failure to stop or yield, bail set at $500, continued to 3/20/15 … 0

District Court Logs, Feb. 2-12

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 2, Judge William Mazanec III Naobi Alvarez, 23, of Riverside Drive, Greenfield. Charge of receiving a stolen credit card, to be dismissed on payment of $100 court costs. Charge of improper use of a credit card under $250, to be dismissed on payment of $70 restitution … 0

Teens arrested in Deerfield break-ins

Monday, February 23, 2015

DEERFIELD — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a string of break-ins. Police reported that two 17-year-old boys from Southampton and Worthington were arrested early Monday morning after a traffic stop. Officers Brian Ravish and Adam Sokoloski pulled a truck over at about 1:05 a.m. for … 0

Woman scuffles with cops during traffic stop arrest

Monday, February 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local woman faces drunken driving and assaulting a police officer charges after a weekend arrest. Suzanne Mitchell, 52, of 173 Conway St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Monday to charges of operating under the … 0