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Highway-side fight ends in arrest

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Connecticut man faces charges and a mental health evaluation after a protracted fight with a Greenfield police officer by the side of the highway, ostensibly because he did not want to be handcuffed. The Sunday evening incident ended after a passing motorist intervened. Greenfield Police Sgt. Todd Dodge said patrolman Scott West was taken to the hospital for a wrist injury, but was back at work Monday … 0

District Court Logs Sept. 3-10

Monday, September 15, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 3, Judge William Mazanec Charles Thomas, 48, of Springfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for shoplifting, third offense, at Radio Shack in Greenfield, fined $400 plus $100 surfine. Richard N. Tirrell, 42, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on a family or household member, released on personal recognizance, must have no abuse of the alleged victim, must stay … 0

Close call for Deerfield garage fire

Sunday, September 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — A fire Saturday afternoon at 15 Kelleher Drive left a room off the garage uninhabitable but hurt no one. South Deerfield Fire Chief William Swasey said the first engine on scene extinguished the fire, which firefighters and the Massachusetts Fire Marshal’s office determined to be the result of carelessly disposed of cigarette ash. Swasey said the resident was not home at … 0

District Court Logs Aug. 26-Aug. 29

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 26, Judge William Mazanec Mark M. Longo, 53, of Eddy Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, in Montague by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 10/2/14 for pre trial conference. Greenfield, Aug. 27, Judge William Mazanec Shane P. Deming, 22, of … 0

Police Log Aug. 26-Sept. 2

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Orange, Aug. 26 1:15 p.m. — Reporting person says five youths are in the Butterfield Park by the swings and they are climbing the trees, swearing, and one of them keeps throwing up; cruiser sent to check and spoke with the group there and advised them of the … 0

Conway man charged with being fugitive from Florida

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Conway man was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of being a fugitive from Florida,where he allegedly sold cocaine. Williamsburg Police arrested Gene F. Malloy, 55, on Main Street about 10 p.m. Saturday on a fugitive from justice warrant issued in Putnam County, Fla., for the … 0

District Court Logs, Aug. 26

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 26, Judge William Mazanec Alan R. Wicklund, 23, of Thayer Street, South Deerfield, Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, but continued without a finding until 8/25/15, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus OUI fee of $250, OUI victims assessment of … 0

Pedestrian treated after being hit by vehicle Sunday in Leverett

Sunday, August 31, 2014

LEVERETT — A male pedestrian was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield for injuries after he was struck by a vehicle on Long Plain Road Sunday at 12:45 p.m. State police trooper Nicole Morrell said the driver of the vehicle, Geraldine Cinquantini, 71, of Leverett had … 0

Police chase through Northampton ends in arrest of Erving man

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 33-year-old Erving man faces multiple charges after he led police on a several-mile car chase Thursday night through parts of three communities. Police were able to stop the stolen vehicle the man was driving near the Westhampton-Easthampton town line using spike strips they put down … 0

Quick reaction call stops Greenfield porch fire

Friday, August 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — A passing truck driver with a cellphone and a second-floor tenant with a garden hose kept an early Friday morning apartment building porch fire from becoming a danger to the sleeping people inside. Greenfield Fire Department … 0

District Court Logs: Aug. 21-26

Friday, August 29, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 21, Judge William Mazanec Kathleen M. Nee, 26, of Gardner. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, in Greenfield by state police, placed on probation until 8/19/16 with two-year loss of license, and must not operate a motor vehicle until the license … 0

Williams sworn in as Greenfield’s deputy police chief Thursday

Thursday, August 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mark Williams became the town’s deputy police chief Thursday, after 15 years with the department. While he has been on countless calls since he joined the department, one early call stuck out in his mind and … 0

District Court Logs, Aug. 18 to 25

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Orange, Aug. 18, Judge David S. Ross Justin W. Labriola, 22, of Main Street, Athol. Charge of shoplifting, at Cumberland Farms in Athol to be dismissed on payment of restitution of $39.48, and must take and complete the anti shoplifting program. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision … 0