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Two charged with possession after Deerfield traffic stop

Sunday, March 29, 2015

DEERFIELD — Two Amherst residents face heroin charges after a traffic stop Friday night on Route 116. Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock said Dennis Lavigne, 35, and Emily Browne, 22, both of 12 Weaver Circle in Amherst, were arrested and charged with heroin possession. Browne was also charged with a marked lanes violation following the 11:50 p.m. stop. “Both parties were coming from the Red Roof Inn that as of … 0

Police logs

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Greenfield, March 27 6:35 p.m. — Rachael Anastasia Dillenback, 21, homeless, was arrested on multiple warrants after the car in which she was a passenger was pulled over. 7:42 p.m. — Employee at Big Y reports shoplifting. 10:17 p.m. — Jeremy Coleman, 67, of Laurel Street, Greenfield was arrested at Big Y and charged with operating under the influence, operating under the influence … 0

Court logs, March 20 to 24

Friday, March 27, 2015

Orange, March 20, Judge David S. Ross Gary Kosloski, 32, listed as homeless. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a family or household member, in Erving, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, then changed to 59 days in the house of correction, and given 53 days credit for time serve, placed on probation until 3/18/16, must have mental health … 0

Fire damages 3-family home in Turners Falls

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A two-alarm house fire displaced three families Saturday night. Everyone got out in time, but the house at 272 Montague City Road suffered fire and water damage. Homeowner Viktor Vlasenko was home when the fire … 0

Police Log, March 17-20

Monday, March 23, 2015

Montague, March 17 9:43 a.m. — Caller from Old Sunderland Road requests an officer regarding an issue with his neighbor, and states his neighbor has taken issue with the fact that the reporting person raises pigs; the neighbor has been spying on him from his property, and sending … 0

Highway havoc: Storm sends drivers sliding as accidents abound

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — A first-day-of-spring snowstorm contributed to a slew of accidents that slowed traffic to a standstill on Interstate 91, and town roads weren’t much better. The snow may not have been deep, but it was slick, and started to fall just as people were headed home from … 0

Gas tanker spill leaks into Greenfield brook

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Pumps at a local gas station remain closed after a Friday fuel spill. The spill, at the Irving gas station on the Mohawk Trail, happened during a gasoline delivery around 3:45 p.m. “There was a problem with the gas station’s tank,” said Greenfield Fire Capt. Andrew … 1

Buckland illegal tree cutting under investigation

Friday, March 20, 2015

BUCKLAND — Massachusetts Environmental Police are investigating the illegal cutting of timber in the Buckland State Forest and on other plots of wooded land off Bray Road. “Our legal people are determining how to follow through on this,” … 0

Horses saved in Leverett equestrian center fire

Friday, March 20, 2015

LEVERETT — Several horses’ lives were spared thanks to a quick-thinking couple who pulled them from a burning barn. One of several barns at Craig Memorial Equestrian Center at 470 Long Plain Road caught fire Friday afternoon. The … 1

Trial date set for suspected serial killer

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The wait is almost over for Mary Rose of Greenfield. The murder trial of suspected serial killer Felix Vail has been scheduled for Aug. 17. Vail, 74, was charged in May 2013 with the murder of … 0

Police Log, March 11-17

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Montague, March 11 10:12 a.m. — Caller reports someone filed tax returns under his SSN as well as his wife’s SSN, the reporting person discovered this when he tried to file his annual tax return with his tax preparer; the reporting person has already contacted the IRS; officer … 0

Deerfield grain mill owner hit with fire safety fines

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DEERFIELD — The owner of an old grain mill in the East Deerfield Rail Yard didn’t have the proper permits to be performing work that sparked an early morning fire in the building March 6. Phillip Nash of … 0

Court Log, March 10-16

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Greenfield, March 10, Judge Thomas Estes Christopher Green, 29, of South Glens Falls, N.Y. Pleaded innocent to violation of an abuse prevention order, in Greenfield, released on personal recognizance, continued to 5/1/1 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, with $100 legal counsel contribution, or … 0