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Local and State Police disperse after the Days Inn in Greenfield was cleared of the reported threat on Wednesday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Police say hoax prompted big response to Greenfield hotel

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Threatening phone calls that prompted a heavy police response to the Days Inn on Wednesday morning turned out to be a hoax, a case of what is known as “swatting,” according to Greenfield Police Chief Robert Haigh Jr. At 7:11 a.m. a male voice on the station’s non-emergency line told dispatchers he was in a room at the … 0

Nothing found after bridge, river search

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MONTAGUE CITY — Reports of a man on the railing of the General Pierce Bridge prompted a search of the swollen Connecticut River after dark Tuesday, but police believe the man walked away. Turners Fall firefighter Trisha Dana said the Turners and Greenfield fire rescue boats searched the stretch between the General Pierce Bridge and the nearby Canalside Rail Trail bicycle path bridge … 0

Former DA student files sexual abuse lawsuit: Says then-coaches delivered him to English teacher who sexually abused him on 1980s athletic trips

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school and its former golf and squash coaches as defendants in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut … 0

Police logs, June 20 to 22, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Greenfield, June 20 5:54 a.m. — Report of suspicious activity on 32 High St. of a male unresponsive inside a vehicle. Police woke up male upon arrival and said he had too much to drink at his ex-girlfriend’s house and was sleeping it off before driving back to … 0

Holyoke man held in alleged stomach stabbing threat

Monday, June 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — A judge ordered a Holyoke man held without bail pending a detention hearing Thursday after he allegedly menaced his ex-girlfriend with a kitchen knife, threatening to stab her in the stomach. Sandy M. Moya, 41, of Holyoke, faces charges of assault and battery on a family … 0

Police Logs, June 16 to 19

Monday, June 22, 2015

Greenfield, June 16 5:24 a.m. — Caller from the Lipton, Inc. store at the Gulf Station on the Mohawk Trail reports a female stole wine from the store, and headed back over the road to the “Rodeway Inn,” and stated this happened 15 minutes ago; officers located the … 0

Car vs. pedestrian, police say child OK

Sunday, June 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Sgt. James Rode said the juvenile victim of a car vs. pedestrian accident Sunday morning appeared to be OK. The accident occurred at 11:44 a.m. on Main Street, in front of the Greenfield Fire Department. Rode said the driver of the car would face … 0

Police Log, June 11 to 15

Friday, June 19, 2015

Orange, June 11 9:41 a.m. — Vandalism reported in Butterfield Park where the woodcarver reports she placed several wooden mushrooms in the park yesterday for the kids to play leapfrog on; sometime overnight, she stated, someone damaged one of them; it appears they tried to steal it and … 0

District Court Logs, June 12 to 16

Friday, June 19, 2015

Greenfield, June 12, Judge William Mazanec III Dalton Stevens, 24, of Main Road, Gill. Pleaded innocent to unarmed robbery, in Gill, bail set at $500 cash or $5,000 surety, continued to 7/9/15 for bind over hearing. Must pay $150 . Orange, June 12, Judge Thomas Estes Aaron R. … 0

Police: No new leads in Turners Falls shooting

Thursday, June 18, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Police still have not identified a suspect in the Fifth Street shooting that left a man hospitalized Tuesday night, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. The victim, who police identified as 39-year-old Brad Trombley, was shot multiple times around 11:30 … 0

Bank robbery remains under investigation in Sunderland

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SUNDERLAND — No updates were available Thursday about the status of the suspect in Wednesday’s robbery at the Greenfield Cooperative Bank branch on Route 116, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Police declined to comment on the investigation Thursday, directing questions to the … 0

Police Logs, June 10-11

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Greenfield, June 10 12:10 p.m. — Accident on The Mohawk Trail at the Mobil station, and the state police requests that a Greenfield officer respond for a tractor trailer unit that backed into a pole; officer spoke with the operator who, while backing into the lot for a … 0

Suspect sought in Sunderland bank robbery

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Police surrounded the Greenfield Cooperative Bank branch on Route 116 Wednesday afternoon and watched the main roads after a reported robbery. Sunderland, Deerfield, Leverett and Montague police, State Police and Environmental Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s … 0