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Embezzling case against Greenfield woman dismissed

Friday, April 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Embezzling charges have been dropped against a Greenfield woman accused of stealing more than $21,000 from her boss, because of his inability to testify. Rebecca Phillips, 45, of Wisdom Way, was charged with a single count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing thousands from her boss over six months in 2013. Her case was scheduled to go to trial this month, but the victim suffered a … 0

New Salem man arrested on child rape, related charges

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW SALEM — A local man has turned himself in to face charges of child rape and other offenses. Andrew Ohlson, 46, of 52 Whitaker Road, was arrested Friday morning on one count of child rape and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14. State police said Ohlson was under investigation by the detective unit when he came … 0

Police logs, April 15 to 22

Friday, April 24, 2015

Greenfield, April 15 1:30 a.m. — Suspicious activity at the Wilson’s Store lot off Main Street and found it was tax employees working late. 5:39 a.m. — Caller from Chapman Street states he forgot to lock the door last night and believes someone may have entered his apartment and choked him while he was asleep, because he has a red mark around his … 0

Unidentified body found in Conn. River near French King Bridge

Monday, April 13, 2015

GILL — Searchers combing the Connecticut River downstream of the French King Bridge found a body Monday afternoon. Turners Falls Fire Department Deputy Chief John Zellmann said three boats from the Turners Falls, Gill and Greenfield fire departments … 1

No major damage at Leyden Woods fire

Monday, April 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — Careless disposal of smoking materials was the cause of a fire on Aster Court in Leyden Woods on Monday morning, according to the town’s fire chief. Greenfield Fire Chief Robert Strahan said his department received a … 0

Heroin, cocaine charges for wanted Chicopee man

Monday, April 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Chicopee man wanted on assault charges in Hampshire County faces drug and weapon charges in Greenfield District Court after Greenfield Police found him on Armory Street with a baseball bat, an active warrant, and heroin … 0

Erving Paper assesses damage from fire

Monday, April 13, 2015

ERVING — Erving Paper Mills CEO Morris Housen said Sunday’s fire probably destroyed about a day’s worth of paper bales. Housen said the mill will try to separate good paper from bad to salvage some as it recycles the baled paper scraps into new paper. “Qualitatively, we were … 0

District Court Log, March 27-April 9

Monday, April 13, 2015

Greenfield, March 27, Judge William Mazanec III Scott Lawlor, 26, of Juniper Court, Greenfield. Found responsible for being an operator refusing to identify his or her self, fined $100. Found not responsible for miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation. Charge of operating with suspended license, dismissed on request of … 0

Police Log, April 8-10

Monday, April 13, 2015

Greenfield, April 8 2:49 p.m. — Accident on Silver Street; car into a utility pole, which shattered; no injuries reported; vehicle towed. 3:16 p.m. — Shoplifting reported at Radio Shack on the Mohawk Trail. 3:20 p.m. — Accident reported near Applebee’s on the Mohawk Trail; two vehicles involved, … 0

Video: Erving Paper mill fire contained

Sunday, April 12, 2015

ERVING — Bales of paper in the Erving Paper Mills storage yard caught fire Sunday afternoon, filling the air with smoke and scraps of paper ash and the yard with trucks and firefighters from at least 17 departments. … 0

3 acres burn in brush fire

Sunday, April 12, 2015

GILL — A resident’s yard work cleared more than they bargained for Sunday afternoon when a small leaf fire on a dry day blossomed to three acres on the hill behind Chappell Auto Sales, just off Route 2. Gill Fire Chief Gene Beaubien said a crew was standing … 0

Barnes Automotive burns to the ground

Friday, April 10, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Early Friday morning, two brothers stood by a heap of smoking rubble, watching firefighters from three states douse the remnants of their business and childhood home. The Barnes family has owned Barnes Automotive on Mount Hermon … 0

One arrest in Bernardston break-in

Friday, April 10, 2015

BERNARDSTON — Police arrested a Greenfield man they say broke into a resident’s house and locked her out. Patrick Hall, of Greenfield, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime, larceny under $250, and vandalism. He was apprehended after a Northfield Road woman returned home … 0