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Police / Fire / Courts

Police Logs, July 16 to July 22

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Greenfield, July 17 12:22 a.m. — Vehicle located in the closed and posted town park at Highland Pond; one person was located sleeping in the park; he was moved along and is to be summoned. 12:23 a.m. — General disturbance on Federal Street where a reporting person was complaining of loud noise from an upstairs apartment, and officers found noise on arrival, and spoke with the owner, and he advised … 0

Heavy rain, wind sweep through Franklin County

Monday, July 28, 2014

In Franklin County, emergency departments reported little damage from the first heavy rain storm of the day, around 7 a.m., but a second storm that flashed through the county in the mid-afternoon was less gentle. Police, firefighters, highway and utility crews scrambled to clear downed trees and wires, some of which closed roads. … 0

District Court Logs, July 16

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Orange, July 16, Judge William Mazanec Joanna Phillips, 25, of Leverett Road, Shutesbury. Pleaded innocent to breaking and entering into a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and receiving stolen property, released on personal recognizance, continued to 8/12/14 for pretrial conference. Orange, July 18, Judge William Mazanec Adam C. Yukl, 20, of Linden Avenue Greenfield. … 0

Forbes Library fire damage estimate as high as $150,000

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A small army of building and artwork restoration workers will spend the next three weeks at Forbes Library repairing and restoring damage from Monday’s deliberately set fire, the damage from which is now estimated at $100,000 … 0

Sunderland police issue ‘indecent exposure’ warning

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Sunderland Police say there were two reports of indecent exposure Wednesday afternoon and have, as a result, issued a warning to residents and to visitors of the department’s Facebook page. According to police, a single woman and then a group of young women walking near the … 0

Man robs Planet Gas clerk at gunpoint

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police searched Tuesday for a man who entered the Planet Gas station that morning with a bandanna over his face and a pistol in his hand and left with money. No arrests had been made at … 0

Ashfield bicyclist survives high-speed head-on collision with car

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GOSHEN — Richard Graham, 55, of Ashfield was riding his bicycle on Route 9 when he noticed a car in the opposite lane attempt to pass two large trucks near Loomis Road in Goshen. That was the last … 0

Gas odor length of Turners’ main drag not known

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Fire departments and gas technicians searched the length of Avenue A and Montague City Road and the road’s extensions into Greenfield and Gill, but could not locate the source of a powerful gas odor. The smell of the additive used to alert human nostrils to … 0

Greenfield man allegedly aided Conn. prostitution operation

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Greenfield man faces charges related to his alleged involvement with a prostitution ring operating out of a motel he managed in Connecticut. The Hartford Courant reported that Wethersfield police broke up a prostitution ring operating in the Comfort Inn immediately off the Interstate 91 in that town, … 0

Deerfield River recreation goes badly for Fitchburg man

Sunday, July 13, 2014

DEERFIELD — A young man was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after an accident while jumping into the Deerfield River a little upstream from the Stillwater Bridge. Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock said the man, a 22-year-old Fitchburg resident, apparently slipped while attempting to jump off a … 0

Arrest made related to Leverett, Shutesbury break-ins

Friday, July 11, 2014

LEVERETT — An arrest has been made in connection with the recent string of burglaries in Leverett and Shutesbury. Jonathan J. Coe, 29, of 374 Middle St. in Amherst was arrested on a warrant Thursday night by the Amherst Police Department. Leverett Police Chief Gary Billings said Coe … 0

Three arrested on drug charges in Greenfield

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three people were arrested on drug charges just after midnight on Friday morning after police say they saw them snorting drugs in a car parked near Miles and Main streets. Jacob Galliput, 24, of 93 Boyle Road in Gill, Kristen Matthews, 24, of 56 Juniper Court … 0

Car swerves from bike, strikes utility pole in Whately

Thursday, July 10, 2014

WHATELY — A car struck a utility pole on River Road Thursday afternoon after swerving to avoid hitting a cyclist. Whately Police Chief James Sevigne said the driver, a 28-year-old Charlemont woman, was forced to swerve away when the cyclist turned in front of her vehicle near the … 0