Police / Fire / Courts

DA won’t identify body found near Colrain river

Friday, February 12, 2016

COLRAIN — The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office says it will not release the name of the person found dead by the bank of a river on Jacksonsville Road Wednesday night because “this death is considered non-criminal in nature, and occurred on private property.” First Assistant District Attorney Steven E. Gagne said in a statement Friday, “It is the policy of the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office to not release the decedent’s … 0

District Court Logs, Feb. 5 to 10

Friday, February 12, 2016

Greenfield, Feb. 5, Judge William Mazanec III Carlos Ruiz, 37, of Greenfield Road, Turners Falls. Found responsible for number plate violation, in Greenfield by state police, fined $35. Charge of operating with suspended license, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Amy L. Lagasse, 35, of Indian Orchard. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating with suspended license, in Deerfield by state … 0

Police Logs, Feb. 8 to 11

Friday, February 12, 2016

Greenfield, Feb. 8 9:03 p.m. — Accident reported on Elm Street where the caller advised he struck a fence with his vehicle near the entrance to Greenfield Gardens; the caller is home now, but his front license plate fell off either during the accident, or while he was driving home. 9:22 p.m. — General disturbance at the Miles Street Hotel apartments where a … 0

Erving man leads police on high-speed chase from Springfield to Turners Falls

Sunday, January 31, 2016

After a high speed chase from Springfield to Turners Falls, police apprehended a man driving without a valid lisence on Sunday morning. Authorities cornered the driver, 20-year-old Anthony Fortunato, of Erving after he dodged motor vehicle stops in … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 26 to 29

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Greenfield, Jan. 26 11:44 a.m. — Officers at police station to serve a warrant to a walk-in; arrested was Richard N. Tirrell, 44, homeless, of Greenfield, on the warrant. 11:56 a.m. — Shoplifting reported at Big Y Foods on the Mohawk Trail; officer to investigate, and the suspect … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 20 to 28

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Orange, Jan. 20, Judge David S. Ross David Karras, 36, of North Main Street, Orange. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery, placed on probation until 7/11/17, with victim witness assessment of $50, and must take and complete the anger management program, must have mental health counseling, and must … 0

Man admits to OUI that injured driver in I-91 crash

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DEERFIELD — A Chicopee man involved in a two-car rollover on Interstate 91 in August has been punished over charges of operating under the influence causing serious injury in Greenfield District Court. Justin J. Cooney, 24, was summoned to court after a blood sample taken from him at … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 23 to 25, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Montague, Jan. 23 2:46 p.m. — Police were unable to locate a man accused of assault and battery in a Montague apartment complex on Avenue A. A caller reported that his friend broke into his apartment and strangled him. The caller was transported to seek medical attention. 10:20 … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 21 and 22, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Greenfield, Jan. 21, Judge William Mazanec III Thomas C. Woods, 43, of Vernon, Vt. Found responsible for motor vehicle lights violation, in Greenfield, fined $35. Charge of operating with suspended license, dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Greenfield, Jan. 22, Judge William Mazanec III Arrie Daniels, 22, of … 0

3 pets perish, 2 saved in Athol fire

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

ATHOL — Five pets were taken from a burning home on Burbee Road Monday night, but only two could be saved. Deputy Chief Jeff Parker said no people were hurt in the fire, which displaced one. The report of smoke coming from 270 Burbee Road came in at … 0

Ex-Deerfield Academy student sues former teacher for rape

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

DEERFIELD — A former Deerfield Academy student has filed a $10 million lawsuit against a former math teacher whom he has accused of raping him more than 30 years ago. Moss Krivin, now of Los Angeles, filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court, claiming that former … 0

Sunderland police chief to retire

Monday, January 25, 2016

SUNDERLAND — The town’s emergency service leadership will be shuffled up again for the second time in less than two months with Police Chief Jeffrey Gilbert’s announcement this week that he will retire Feb. 15. Gilbert, a 19-year … 0

Northfield fire knocked down with neighborly help

Monday, January 25, 2016

NORTHFIELD — A community effort by Northfield residents, EMTs, Highway Department workers and firefighters helped keep a small barn fire on Caldwell Road in check and spare the structure from major damage. Northfield Fire Chief Floyd “Skip” Dunnell … 0