Police / Fire / Courts

An early morning fire displaced seven families from an apartment building at 9 Dry Hill Road near the intersection with Route 63 in Montague Center on Thanksgiving. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

Fundraising campaign set up for Thanksgiving fire victim

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to raise money for Meredith Savage, who lost nearly everything she owned in an early-morning fire that destroyed her Montague Center apartment building on Thanksgiving. The campaign, set up by Savage’s friend, Darcy Hogan, has raised $6,610 of its $10,000 goal in three days. Savage said the support has made … 0

Bernardston crash witness sought

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

BERNARDSTON — Police are looking for help reaching a possible witness to a serious crash on Route 10 at the Route 142 intersection Saturday. The accident occurred by the Bernardston, Northfield, Gill town lines at 12:30 p.m. Police say an elderly couple pulled out onto Route 10 from Route 142, causing another vehicle traveling south to pull into the oncoming lane to avoid … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 26 to 30, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Greenfield, Nov. 26 7:29 p.m. — Off-duty state trooper reports erratic driving, Bernardston Road to Federal Street. Back injury causing poor driving, phoned a friend to drive vehicle home. Greenfield, Nov. 27 12:15 a.m. — Traffic stop on Wells Street leads to arrest of Romany G. Kohler, 59, of 80 Laurel St., apt. B on a warrant. 9:14 a.m. — Report of shoplifting … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 17 to 19

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Orange, Nov. 17 1:05 p.m. — Caller requested a welfare check on a person on East River Street as a female couldn’t be reached after telling her PCA that she was having medical problems; officer arrived to find the female was fine and alert. 2:58 p.m. — Caller … 0

District Court Logs, Nov 12-17

Friday, November 20, 2015

Orange, Nov, 12, Judge Andrew Mandell Matthew W. Hutton, 39, of Daniel Shays Highway, Orange. Pleaded innocent to two charges of breaking and entering into a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, two charges of larceny over $250, one of larceny of a drug, … 0

District Court Logs, Nov. 10 to 13

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Greenfield, Nov. 10, Judge William Mazanec III Darnell L. Turner, 42, of Amherst Road, Sunderland. Pleaded guilty to strangulation or suffocation, sentenced to 2½ years in the house of correction, direct, with credit for time served. Must pay $150 legal counsel fee. Greenfield, Nov. 12, Judge Michael Ripps … 0

Police logs, Nov 14-18

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sunderland, Nov. 14 4:51 — A 911 caller reports being followed by another motor vehicle, and has been followed from Williamstown; the reporting person parked at the Plaza, while the other vehicle parked at Cliffside apartments, then moved to the same side of the street, then took off; … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 11 to 14, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Orange, Nov. 11 5:45 p.m. — Larceny reported on Daniel Shays Highway where the caller says a room was entered and items are missing, officer to investigate, and while investigating the larceny officers located a man hiding in a bathroom who had a warrant for his arrest, after … 0

Cause still unclear in Chapman St. death

Monday, November 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — The cause of death remains unclear for a man found dead on Chapman Street over the weekend. According to Greenfield Police, the discovery was made Saturday afternoon on the downtown street. Northwestern District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Mary Carey said that according to state police the death … 0

Area hospitals report spike in heroin ODs

Monday, November 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — A medical expert at Baystate Medical Center said Monday that a purer form of heroin circulating in the region is likely behind dozens of suspected heroin overdoses in recent days. Dr. Niels K. Rathlev, chairman of … 0

Greenfield man charged with attempted murder

Monday, November 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man was arraigned on a host of charges, including attempted murder, in Greenfield District Court Monday after he allegedly strangled his father and threatened to kill him. Justin James Youmell, 38, was charged with attempted murder, strangulation, assault and battery on an elderly or … 0

Fire torches brush near Deerfield train tracks

Monday, November 16, 2015

DEERFIELD — A small brushfire along the railroad tracks off Keets Road in Deerfield was quickly knocked down by firefighters from at least five departments and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation Monday afternoon. Firefighters from the … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 9 to 11

Monday, November 16, 2015

Orange Nov. 9 8:50 a.m. — Report of a minor accident in the parking lot at Red Brook Lane, but no injuries reported, both vehicles had minor damage and both had been backing out of spots; each claimed the other had struck first. 2 p.m. — Unwanted person … 0