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Police / Fire / Courts

Sunderland fire damages home

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SUNDERLAND — A house fire downtown drew firefighters from more than a half-dozen departments Wednesday night. The fire broke out at 127 North Main St. just after 9 p.m. Residents evacuated, and reported heavy smoke in the front of the home. The road was closed to traffic in both directions during the response, with fire trucks and ambulances lining the street. Firefighters tore into the porch’s decking with power saws … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 14-16

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Orange, Nov. 14 10:30 a.m. — Reporting person from East Howe Street came in to report her vehicle was stolen; report taken, BOLO issued. 11:30 a.m. — Shelburne Control reports her coat and some silverware are missing from her East River Street location; the female later said she had found the missing items. 5:15 p.m. — Reporting person reports a male is videotaping … 0

Tractor-trailer lands on side, no one hurt

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — A tractor-trailer rolled onto its side in the left lane of Interstate 91 southbound Monday night. State police logged the accident at 8:50 p.m., with all patrols clear at 11 p.m. once the truck was righted. There were no injuries. The Shelburne barracks log did not list a cause the following day. The Greenfield Fire Department responded to the accident based … 0

Week on the lam ends with arrest of suspected Greenfield shooter

Friday, November 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — A man suspected of shooting at two people in Leyden Woods has been arrested after more than a week on the run. Jose Joel Velazquez, 25, of Leyden Woods, was arrested in Springfield Thursday night on a warrant for an Oct. 29 shooting. He faces two … 0

District Court Log: Nov. 3-6

Friday, November 7, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 3, Judge William Mazanec Jason K. Sumaceviz, 37, of Clesson Brook Road, Buckland. Pleaded innocent to threatening to commit a crime, to wit, a crime against the property of another person, and assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shotgun, released on personal recognizance, released … 0

Police Log: Nov. 5

Friday, November 7, 2014

Orange, Nov. 5 7:30 a.m. — Shelburne Control reports an alarm sounding at a residence on Fryeville Road, and then Control advises there is a breaking glass alarm as well; both units responded and met the homeowner there, who said his dogs had knocked over a vase, causing … 0

Police: Northfield man threatens bartender, customers with knife

Thursday, November 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police arrested a Northfield man after he allegedly threatened a bartender and customers with a knife when he couldn’t get a drink early Thursday. Edward Blatch, 27, was arrested on three counts of assault with a … 0

District Court Logs, Oct. 24-Nov. 4

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 24, Judge William Mazanec James R. Lord, 25, of Conway Street, Greenfield. Found not responsible for improper operation of a motor vehicle, and no inspection sticker, in Greenfield by state police, Charge of operating with suspended license, to be dismissed on payment of $25 court costs. … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 4-6

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Montague, Nov. 4 11:25 a.m. — Shoplifting reported at Family Dollar Store on Avenue A, where the caller says a person attempted to steal several items. Officers arrested Tracy Davenport, 39, of Federal Street, Millers Falls, charged with shoplifting. 1:32 p.m. — Report from Old Stage Road of … 0

State police confiscate 1,000 bags of heroin and an infant in Greenfield bust

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Springfield woman was arrested and an infant taken into custody after a speeding stop turned up 1,000 bags of heroin, according to state police. Nia Moore-Bush, 24, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday to … 1

Deerfield man crashes into tree on Stillwater Road

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man who suffered a coughing fit while driving lost control of his truck Wednesday afternoon and struck a tree on Stillwater Road. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the driver, Francis Redmond of Deerfield, hit the tree at about 25 miles per hour … 0

Police Logs: Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Orange, Oct. 31 10:28 a.m. — Caller from Fairman Road reports a neighbor has Guinea hens that screech loudly, and they come on his property; officer to research farm animal zoning. 1:33 p.m. — Larceny reported from East Main Street where the caller says that Adderall missing. 8:16 … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 23 - Nov. 3

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 23, Judge William Mazanec Timothy C. Wilber, 41, of Holyoke. Found innocent, following a jury trail, for operating under the influence of liquor, in Deerfield by state police, Found responsible for miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, and number plate violation, fined $35 on each count. Charge … 0