Police / Fire / Courts

Car hits pedestrian

Sunday, April 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local woman was airlifted to the hospital Sunday morning after she was struck by a car on Elm Street. Greenfield police Lt. Joseph Burge said Bonita Aloisio, 30, of 66 Phillips St., was struck in the road by the Elm Street intersection, a block north of her home on the western half of the divided street. A LifeFlight helicopter ambulance took Aloisio to Baystate Medical Center in … 0

District Court Log, April 11-17

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Greenfield, April 11, Judge William Mazanec, III Wendy W. Mainardi, 31, of Jamaica Plain. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker, in Greenfield by state police. Charge of operating with suspended license, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs, prior to arraignment. Found not responsible for miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation. Greenfield, April 13, Judge Michael Ripps Joshua M. Acus, 19, … 0

Embezzling case against Greenfield woman dismissed

Friday, April 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Embezzling charges have been dropped against a Greenfield woman accused of stealing more than $21,000 from her boss, because of his inability to testify. Rebecca Phillips, 45, of Wisdom Way, was charged with a single count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing thousands from her boss over six months in 2013. Her case was scheduled to go to trial … 0

Gill man ID’d as victim in Warwick ATV accident

Monday, April 20, 2015

WARWICK — A 28-year-old Gill man lost his life in Sunday’s all-terrain vehicle accident when his ATV struck a utility pole on East Wilson Road. Ryan E. Gauthier, 28, of North Cross Road died Sunday as the result of injuries from an ATV accident, according to Kostanski Funeral … 0

Fatal ATV accident in Warwick on Sunday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WARWICK — An ATV accident claimed a life Sunday afternoon in Warwick. Police and fire were dispatched after 4 p.m. Little information was available Sunday in time for publication. Warwick Fire Chief Ronald Gates confirmed the death, saying there was a fatal ATV accident but he could not … 0

Brush fire rips up two acres in Gill

Sunday, April 19, 2015

GILL — An afternoon brush fire at a house at 294 French King Highway, just off Route 2, in Gill burned about two acres of a woodland hillside Saturday. Gill Fire Chief Gene Beaubien said the fire was … 0

Montague arson accomplice pleads guilty

Friday, April 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — A Greenfield man who helped burn down his friends’ parents’ barns has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty Friday. Matthew Tetreault, 19, of 114 Maple St., pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to charges of arson of a dwelling, burning the contents of a … 0

New cop, old beat: Downtown officer returns in Greenfield

Thursday, April 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local police have resumed the time-honored tradition of a cop walking the downtown beat. Officer Cody Guilbault is the new face of the reinstated position. Since April 1, he’s been walking the Main Street area from … 0

Ashfield man charged in VA assault

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An Ashfield man who worked as a nurse assistant in the psychiatric ward at the Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Leeds is facing charges of assaulting a 61-year-old patient there in January. The delay in filing charges was due partly to the fact … 0

District Court Logs, April 6-14

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Orange, April 6, Judge David S. Ross Ashley A. Bellar, 19, of Stone Valley Road, Orange. Placed on pretrial probation until 10/6/15, and must pay $705 restitution to the victim, at a rate of $100 per month. Greenfield, April 9, Judge William Mazanec, III Carly J. Casten, 30, … 0

Police Log April 10-14

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Orange, April 10 2:12 p.m. — Caller reports she left her purse in the cart outside of Wal- Mart and someone stole it; it was a pink fabric purse with a brown strap and it had her wallet, identification, and three prescriptions. She was parked in the middle … 0

Greenfield man pleads guilty to heroin, cocaine charges

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Greenfield man pleaded guilty Monday to three drug charges from two incidents a month apart in Northampton and Greenfield in 2014. Dwight Belisle, 47, of Greenfield, pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute cocaine in … 0

Body found in Connecticut river tentatively identified, says DA

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GILL — The Northwestern District Attorney’s office did not release an identity Tuesday, but described the body recovered Monday from the Connecticut River as that of a white male. District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Mary Carey said Tuesday the deceased has been tentatively identified, awaiting confirmation from the medical … 0