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Sunderland man sentenced to 3 years for rape

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Sunderland man was sentenced to three years in state prison after he admitted Wednesday to raping a South Hadley woman at her home in 2013. Jesse Davis, 42, pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to the rape charge. The victim read a statement before his sentencing, describing how the attack on Aug. 11, 2013, affected her relationships with her family, friends and boyfriend and forced her to … 0

Route 2 crash sends 3 to hospital

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two Ford Escape SUVs headed in opposite directions collided on Route 2 around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday according to Greenfield police. Two from one car and one from the other were taken to the hospital with what police said were not serious injuries. The accident closed a portion of Route 2 west of the Adams Road intersection for close to an hour. … 0

Police: Drunk driver tried to eat snow to beat breath test

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A 76-year-old man faces a fourth offense charge of drunken driving after he wedged his truck in a snowbank. Constantine Kamansky Jr. of 6 Bull Hill Road, Leverett, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday to a single charge of operating under the influence of liquor as a fourth offense. Sunderland Police arrested Kamansky Jan. 21 after receiving a report of … 0

Armed robber sentenced to 2½ to 3 years in state prison

Friday, January 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Bernardston man will spend up to a year in state prison for each of the three stores he robbed at gunpoint. Dylan Wickline, 19, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court Friday to three counts of … 0

High-speed chase ends safely on Northfield’s Main St.

Friday, January 16, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A high-speed chase on Main Street ended in an arrest after police flattened a pickup’s tires with spike strips Friday afternoon. Michelle Christian, 44, of Winchester, N.H., was arrested on charges of drunken driving as a third offense, failing to stop for police, negligent driving, driving … 0

Northfield police: Drunken driving stop leads to pot arrest

Friday, January 16, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A local man faces drug dealing charges after police pulled him over on suspicion of drunken driving on Friday. Ollis Conley, 28, of 21 Old Bernardston Road, was arrested on charges of drunken driving as a … 0

District Court Logs: Jan. 9-13

Friday, January 16, 2015

Orange, Jan. 9, Judge David S. Ross Jarrod E. Larhette, 28, of Union Street, Athol. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny under $250, but continued without a finding until 10/9/15, and must take and complete the restorative probation program. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay … 0

2 injured in 3-car crash

Thursday, January 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — A three-car crash sent two people to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The drivers of two of the cars were taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, according to Fire Chief … 0

Chimney fire extinguished

Thursday, January 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Thursday morning fire was confined to the chimney of a house at 77 Newton St., after a passerby reported seeing smoke and flames coming up the chimney flue at 9:32. The Greenfield Fire Department found smoke showing from the ridge of the roof. Firefighters had … 0

UMass chancellor ceases confidential informant program

Thursday, January 15, 2015

AMHERST — Reactions were mixed to University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy’s announcement Thursday that he would be ending the university police’s student confidential informant program, saying it was “fundamentally inconsistent with the core values of … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 6-8

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 6 9:31 a.m. — Carbon monoxide alarm sounding on Davis Street; fire department responding. 10:08 a.m. — Report of two sections of sidewalks not shoveled on High Street; parking enforcement was notified. 10:33 a.m. — Caller from Green Fields Market on Main Street wanted to complain … 0

Police investigating purse snatching

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are looking for a man who snatched a woman’s purse in the downtown area and then tried to use a debit card at local convenience stores as the account was canceled. According to the department’s logs, the incident occurred on School Street at 5:43 p.m. … 0

District Court Jan 2, 2015 - Jan. 8, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Greenfield, Dec. 23, Judge William Mazanec Allen F. Smith, 48, of North Caldwell Road, Northfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for littering trash, placed on probation until 12/22/15 with victim witness assessment of $50, and restitution yet to be determined. Admitted to sufficient facts for throwing litter from a … 0