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Funeral Home sued again

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — More than $342,000 and the cremated remains of a Granby man and his wife are missing four months after the Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley was shut down by state regulators, according to two lawsuits filed in Hampshire Superior Court. The complaints — filed by the family of a deceased Granby man Tuesday and by state Attorney General Martha Coakley — bring to five the number of … 0

Deerfield man arraigned after 3rd DWI charge

Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 20-year-old South Deerfield man was arraigned Thursday on his third drunk driving charge and other charges in regards to an accident that injured him and his girlfriend in August. Tylor J. Sevene, of 13 Elm St., Apt. 20, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court to charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, third offense, … 0

Police Logs

Friday, September 19, 2014

Montague, Sept. 17 4:06 p.m. — Accident with property damage at Turnpike Road and Dell Street; two cars involved, no injuries reported, and they are out of traffic; officer responded, but said he was unable to determine who was at fault; information exchanged, report taken. 4:48 p.m. — Walk-in reports, with his father, that an iPhone 5C, color green, with a black case, … 0

Police Log, Sept. 5-9

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 6 7:33 p.m. — Disturbance reported on Lilac Court where the caller states that a female neighbor is yelling and making threats; officer spoke with the people involved, and one was advised that her caustic actions were disruptive to her neighbors, and the second person was … 0

Millers Falls man charged with selling drugs at county fair

Monday, September 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Millers Falls man has been charged with dealing drugs at the Franklin County Fair. Deshon Sanders, 20, of 5 Birchwood Circle, Millers Falls, pleaded innocent to charges of distributing cocaine, distributing marijuana, and possession of … 0

Gun ruled out in downtown ‘shooting’ at bar window

Monday, September 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears a barroom window was shot out by a slingshot-wielding vandal rather than a gun-toting thug. At about 9:20 p.m. Friday, a window at the front of the Main Street Bar and Grille broke, sending shards of glass across a table and into people’s food … 0

Police Logs, Sept. 3 to 6

Monday, September 8, 2014

Montague, Sept. 3 8:52 a.m. — Illegal dumping reported on L Street where the complaint reports a shower liner has been on the curb there with a “free” sign on it for the past couple of months; the caller says they talked to the DPW who refused to … 0

Police Logs Sept. 1-3

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 1 5:57 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported on Silver Street near Federal Street where there is a person in an orange plaid type shirt, with jeans, long hair, near that location, yelling at passing cars and hitting street signs; officers located the person and she was … 0

Heroin trafficking charges for two Holyoke women

Friday, September 5, 2014

WHATELY — Two Holyoke women have been charged with trafficking in heroin after an Interstate 91 traffic stop netted 1,000 bags of the drug, according to police. There were also two small children in the car, according to police reports. Zeneida Gonzalez, 27, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District … 0

Report of shot fired at Greenfield bar Friday

Friday, September 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Patrons of the Main Street Bar and Grill say a bullet flew through the window of the Friday night. However, police could not confirm whether a round hole in the bar’s window was caused by a … 0

District Court Logs, Aug. 26-Sept.2

Friday, September 5, 2014

Orange, Aug. 26, Judge David S. Ross Sandra A. Bezio, 45, of Walnut Street, Athol. Found guilty for breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, fined $200, plus $50 surfine, and victim witness assessment of $50. Must pay $100 restitution Must pay legal counsel fee of … 0

Greenfield teller admits stealing from credit union

Thursday, September 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — A former bank teller has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $90,000 from a client’s accounts. Meghan Porter, former head teller for the Greenfield branch of Freedom Credit Union, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court Wednesday to two charges of larceny over $250 by a single … 0

Northfield man gets 6-8 years on child rape

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NORTHFIELD — A local man was sentenced to six to eight years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to child rape and other charges. William Kaczor, 31, of 91 Main St., apartment 2, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court to two counts of rape and abuse of … 0