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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 evaluation according to state law, and must … 0

Police Log, March 23 to 26

Friday, March 27, 2015

Orange, March 23 2:30 p. m. — Shelburne Control got a call from Fairman Road of an unwanted person there; officer responded and remained until peace was restored. 8 p.m. — Request for police to check the welfare of a person on Oaklawn Avenue; officers responded, and the person involved was taken to Athol Memorial Hospital 11:20 p.m. — Control advised an employee … 0

Dual early morning Athol raids net drugs, gun

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ATHOL — Two local men were arrested on drug charges in separate early morning raids. Juan Vega, 40, of 498 Cottage St., and Joshua Davoren, 26, of 21 Hamlet St., were both held without bail pending arraignments in Orange District Court, scheduled for today. Both were arrested in their homes in simultaneous 5 … 0

Court Log, March 5-11

Monday, March 16, 2015

Greenfield, March 5, Judge Michael Ripps Jose Sanchez, 26, of Avenue A, Turners Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a knife, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, concurrent with sentence in another case. Charge of disorderly conduct, dismissed … 0

UMass police chief to leave for Rockport

Sunday, March 15, 2015

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Chief John K. Horvath will take a pay cut to become chief of the Rockport Police Department on the North Shore, according to a report in the Gloucester Times. When Horvath … 0

Trooper: police poser pinched with pilfered pot

Friday, March 13, 2015

GILL — A Holyoke man faces several charges after he allegedly used a fake police light to rob two other men of several pounds of pot. Nicholas J. Swindell, 21, of 105 Dartmouth St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Friday to charges of possession of marijuana with … 0

Police Log, March 10-11

Friday, March 13, 2015

Greenfield, March 10 10:48 a.m. — Shoplifting incident reported at Radio Shack store on the Mohawk Trail where it occurred, on 3/9/15, and was recorded; a total of $150 worth of cell phone accessories and flashlight stolen between 3 and 4 p.m.; officer responded, and report issued. 11:19 … 0

Court Log, Feb. 26-March 6

Friday, March 13, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 25, Judge William Mazanec III Rae Wilder, 35, of Oak Courts, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for possession of Class A drug, to wit, heroin with intent to distribute, placed on probation until 2/24/17, with $90 victim witness assessment, Must have no drugs and subject to … 0

Court Log, March 2-5

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Orange, March 2, Judge Thomas Estes Eugene Chouquette, 29, of Horton Road, Orange. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny over $250, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, with $90 victim witness assessment, and must take and complete the restorative probation program. Restitution yet to be … 0

Police Log, March 6-10

Friday, March 13, 2015

Orange, March 6 12:30 p.m. — Officer on Hayden Street picked up a student who had left school without permission, and he was taken back to school. 6:45 p.m. — Officer stopped a vehicle at Athol and Royalston roads for an expired inspection sticker but the operator was … 0

Court Log, Feb. 25-March 2

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 25, Judge William Mazanec III Amy M. Niedbala, 28, of Aster Court, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a police officer, sentenced to 90 days in the house of correction, concurrent with sentence in another case. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Greenfield, … 0

State cop makes arrest on drug charges after getting hand stuck in door

Monday, March 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — What might have been traffic charges for one became drug and other charges for two after a traffic stop ended with a state trooper’s hand caught in a door jamb and a purse full of heroin in the snow. Christopher M. Shepherd, 19, of 2 Masonic … 0

Police Log, March 2-9

Monday, March 9, 2015

Orange, March 2 7:54 a.m. — Shelburne Control got a call from West Main Street where a reporting person says a known person dumped an old couch at the Dumpster there and he wants him to remove it; officer sent, but was then diverted to a two-car accident; … 0