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Police / Fire / Courts

Police Logs

Friday, October 24, 2014

Orange, Oct. 19 7:38 p.m. — Shoplifting reported at Wal-Mart for a male about to shoplift a GPS unit; arrested Samuel Blessing Roney, 42, of Heritage Way, South Deerfield, charged with shoplifting over $100 value, and trespassing. Greenfield, Oct. 20 11:30 a.m. — Caller from Heather Court reports her ex-boyfriend trashed her apartment. 5:22 p.m. — Welfare check requested on two small children the caller says have been left unattended … 0

District Court Logs

Friday, October 24, 2014

Orange, Oct. 14, Judge David S. Ross Benjamin R. Zagwyn, 26, of Cottage Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to two charges of assault and battery on a family or household member, intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, threatening to commit a crime, to wit, murder, malicious destruction of property under $250, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, wall cabinets, … 0

Credit union embezzler jailed, ordered to repay nearly $100,000

Friday, October 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — A former bank teller’s family cried out in disbelief as she was led away in handcuffs to spend the next year in jail. Meghan Porter, 26, was sentenced Friday by Judge Bertha Josephson to two years in jail, with one year to be served and the balance suspended while she serves 10 years probation. She must also pay $92,500 in restitution … 0

Burglars net scratch tickets, two arrested

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two men face felony charges after one allegedly broke into Shaw’s Mart on Main Street early Monday morning, breaking a $500 door and making off with $350 worth of scratch tickets and two packs of cigarettes. Tyrell E. Rankin, 27, listed as homeless and Patrick Rooney, … 0

UMass student arrested, admits to writing racist graffiti in dorm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts student who admitted to police that he wrote racist notes on a dorm room door earlier this month has withdrawn from school and is remorseful, according to his lawyer. The graffiti was found at John Quincy Adams dorm and is different from … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 10-15

Monday, October 20, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 10, Judge William Mazanec Karen Casey, 58, of Union Street, Montague. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended registration, and uninsured motor vehicle, released on personal recognizance, continued to 12/9/14 for pretrial conference. Tyrone C. McClure, 35, listed as homeless, of Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to failure to … 0

Police Logs: Oct. 15-17

Monday, October 20, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 16 9:53 a.m. — Walk-in reports fraudulent charges on her bank card allegedly by her daughter; charges are pending. 4:29 p.m. — Caller from Pleasant Street states he is trying to secure an apartment, and a female who lives there is trying to gain access to … 0

Saturday night bridge accident

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Festival-goers at the northern end of the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Sunday evening were briefly distracted by lights and sirens on the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge, as a driver was allegedly distracted by something shortly before a crash. Montague police and Turners Falls firefighters responded to … 0

Police Logs: Oct. 11-16

Friday, October 17, 2014

Orange, Oct. 11 8:45 a.m. — Shelburne Control got a call from a funeral home on New Athol Road that says a male has been driving around their parking lot. The man who was having medical issues was taken to Athol Memorial Hospital. 12:16 p.m. — Two vehicles … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 9-10

Friday, October 17, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 10 Judge William Mazanec Tracy Carner, 37, of G Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, and motor vehicle lights violation, released on personal recognizance, continued to 1/9/15 for pre trial conference. Roger F. Taylor, 38, of Webber Street, Whately. Pleaded innocent to … 0

Third of 4 robbery suspects now in custody

Thursday, October 16, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The third suspect in a savage gunpoint robbery earlier this month is now in custody, according to police. Sebret “Benny” Sanchez, 21, of Turners Falls, turned himself in at the Franklin County courthouse Wednesday, two weeks after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Police … 0

Police Logs: Oct. 10-14

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 10 12:18 a.m. — Breaking and entering reported on High Street; possibly $200 cash was taken from a safe along with a water bong. 12:19 a.m. — Loud noise disturbance reported at the construction site of Cumberland Farms and Domino’s Pizzas at Smith and Federal streets … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 2-9

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 2, Judge William Mazanec Ashleigh E. Judd, 26, of Riverside Drive, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to two charges of firearm armed robbery, one of assault and battery, one of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shod foot, larceny over $250, and conspiracy, bail … 0