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Domestic dispute and smashed windows lead to charges for Orange man and his brother

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — An Orange man and his brother from Springfield were arrested Tuesday after the two smashed the windows of a home on Riverside Drive during a domestic dispute. At 11:48 p.m., Greenfield police responded to 39 Riverside Drive, where there was a fight involving several people. At the house, a group of people outside the home told police the suspect, Mack Kenny Daniels, 22, of 72 North Main St., … 0

DA: Large car insurance fraud ring disrupted

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Dozens of New York City area residents have been charged locally with defrauding car insurance companies of hundreds of thousands of dollars, by claiming to live in the Pioneer Valley to get cheaper premiums. Hampshire and Franklin county grand juries have returned indictments against 38 individuals, alleging they were involved in the insurance fraud ring operating both locally and in the … 0

Belchertown man arrested in New Salem break-ins

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW SALEM — After a month of investigation, the New Salem Police Department has filed charges against Belchertown resident Tyrone G. Ulmer Jr., 43, for allegedly breaking into two homes. On July 29, Lt. Marcy Helems and Detective John Bonafini responded to reports of break-ins at homes on North Main Street and Crowl Road, according to a press release from the department. Working … 0

Police logs, Aug. 1 to Aug. 7

Friday, August 8, 2014

Orange, Aug. 1 8:35 a.m. — Matthew Donacki, 24, of Orange, was arrested on a warrant. 11:14 a.m. — Report of a motorcycle accident, without injury, at Wheeler Avenue and East Main Street. 11:52 a.m. — Responded to a car accident on New Athol Road, involving several occupants … 0

Deerfield man charged with shoplifting, possession of heroin

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man faces heroin and shoplifting charges after police say he tried to steal several DVDs from a local supermarket. Jacob Jarvenpaa, 32, whose last known address was given as being in Deerfield, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Greenfield District Court to charges of shoplifting and … 0

Child saved from drowning back at home

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

BERNARDSTON — A team effort saved the life of a 6-year-old boy at a local summer workshop program. At about 2:30 p.m. Monday, the boy jumped into the pool at Meadow Edge Art and didn’t come back up. Lifeguard Hayley Black, 18, of Montague, jumped in after him … 0

Montague police nab suspect in car break-ins

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MONTAGUE — A suspect in a rash of burglaries from unlocked cars has confessed, according to police. The thefts were reported Thursday, when at least 18 people noticed that their cars had been entered overnight. In some cases, cash and change were taken, as well as small items … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 1-4

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Montague, Aug. 1 1:56 p.m. — Center Street caller reports his unlocked vehicle was entered overnight. 6:05 p.m. — Caller reports four vehicles doing doughnuts on the Franklin County Technical School fields. One involved party located. Male admitted to damage. 7:50 p.m. — Dry Hill Road caller reports … 0

Greenfield mother, daughter killed in crash

Monday, August 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — It was a local mother and her teenaged daughter who died in a head-on car crash this past Sunday. Mary Newton, 54, and her 16-year-old daughter, Rachel Newton, were killed in a New Hampshire car crash Sunday. Dulce Marie Campo Perez, 68, of West Melbourne, Fla., … 0

Warwick junior firefighter saves life of drowning boy

Monday, August 4, 2014

BERNARDSTON — When a Warwick junior firefighter saw a boy drowning in a pool, his training kicked right in. Eaden Marti, 14, was swimming at Meadow Edge Art Camp in Bernardston Monday afternoon, when he turned around and … 0

Two arrested, syringes found in stolen car

Monday, August 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two Vermont men found themselves in handcuffs after police noticed the registration of the car they were in was expired. State trooper Ryan Czepiel pulled a Dodge Caravan over on the Mohawk Trail at about 1:59 p.m. Sunday for the expired registration, and quickly found out … 0

Police Logs, July 29-Aug. 1

Monday, August 4, 2014

Orange, July 29 5:23 p.m. — Caller from Cheney Street reports he was just assaulted by his brother; summons being issued for the brother from Marlboro for assault and battery, (domestic) and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shod foot. 10:55 p.m. — Caller … 0

Head-on crash kills Greenfield woman, 16-year-old

Sunday, August 3, 2014

STODDARD, N.H. — New Hampshire State Police said 54-year-old Mary Newton of Greenfield, Mass., and her 16-year-old passenger were killed Saturday afternoon when her car crossed the center line on a New Hampshire highway and crashed into an … 0