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District Court logs, July 7 to 11

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Greenfield, July 7, Judge William Mazanec Heidi Gibson, 29, of Devens Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a blunt object, released on personal recognizance, must have no abuse of the alleged victim, and continued to 8/11/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Greenfield, July 8, Judge William Mazanec Hau T. Tran, 19, of Springfield. … 0

Motorcyclist hurt avoiding fallen motorcyclist on Route 2

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — An Ashby man was hospitalized with a head injury on Sunday after swerving to avoid a second motorcyclist fallen on Route 2. Both men were hospitalized after the accident, on the Factory Hollow section of Route 2 Sunday morning. Greenfield Police Sgt. Mark Williams said the first motorcyclist lost control of his motorcycle in sand and road debris and laid his … 0

Police Logs: July 14 - 15

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Greenfield, July 14 2:54 p.m. — Caller reported a male has been going by her place and threatening to kick the door in; she advised that she has left her residence because she is scared that he was going to do something; the reporting person just wanted the incident on file, and she was advised of options. 5:16 p.m. — General disturbance on … 0

Man robs Planet Gas clerk at gunpoint

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police searched Tuesday for a man who entered the Planet Gas station that morning with a bandanna over his face and a pistol in his hand and left with money. No arrests had been made at … 0

Ashfield bicyclist survives high-speed head-on collision with car

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GOSHEN — Richard Graham, 55, of Ashfield was riding his bicycle on Route 9 when he noticed a car in the opposite lane attempt to pass two large trucks near Loomis Road in Goshen. That was the last … 0

Gas odor length of Turners’ main drag not known

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Fire departments and gas technicians searched the length of Avenue A and Montague City Road and the road’s extensions into Greenfield and Gill, but could not locate the source of a powerful gas odor. The smell of the additive used to alert human nostrils to … 0

Greenfield man allegedly aided Conn. prostitution operation

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Greenfield man faces charges related to his alleged involvement with a prostitution ring operating out of a motel he managed in Connecticut. The Hartford Courant reported that Wethersfield police broke up a prostitution ring operating in the Comfort Inn immediately off the Interstate 91 in that town, … 0

Deerfield River recreation goes badly for Fitchburg man

Sunday, July 13, 2014

DEERFIELD — A young man was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after an accident while jumping into the Deerfield River a little upstream from the Stillwater Bridge. Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock said the man, a 22-year-old Fitchburg resident, apparently slipped while attempting to jump off a … 0

Arrest made related to Leverett, Shutesbury break-ins

Friday, July 11, 2014

LEVERETT — An arrest has been made in connection with the recent string of burglaries in Leverett and Shutesbury. Jonathan J. Coe, 29, of 374 Middle St. in Amherst was arrested on a warrant Thursday night by the Amherst Police Department. Leverett Police Chief Gary Billings said Coe … 0

Three arrested on drug charges in Greenfield

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three people were arrested on drug charges just after midnight on Friday morning after police say they saw them snorting drugs in a car parked near Miles and Main streets. Jacob Galliput, 24, of 93 Boyle Road in Gill, Kristen Matthews, 24, of 56 Juniper Court … 0

Car swerves from bike, strikes utility pole in Whately

Thursday, July 10, 2014

WHATELY — A car struck a utility pole on River Road Thursday afternoon after swerving to avoid hitting a cyclist. Whately Police Chief James Sevigne said the driver, a 28-year-old Charlemont woman, was forced to swerve away when the cyclist turned in front of her vehicle near the … 0

District Court Logs: June 27-July 8

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greenfield, June 27, Judge William Mazanec Timothy F. Jackman, 34, of Springfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, in Greenfield, sentenced to one year in the house of correction , 180 days direct with Ludlow, and Howard Street in Springfield as … 0

Police Logs: July 9-10

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greenfield, July 9 11:32 a.m. — Welfare check requested at Wildwood Avenue where the reporting person says a tenant hasn’t returned his calls or messages, which is abnormal; neither landlord nor tenants have seen or heard from the involved person in about 10 days; the landlord said her … 0