Police / Fire / Courts

Eaglebrook hockey players accused of bullying classmate by cutting with skate

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DEERFIELD — A former student is suing Eaglebrook School for negligence and breach of contract for failing to prevent an alleged 2007 attack in which, the suit says, members of the hockey team held down a then 13-year-old Conway resident and cut him with an ice skate. Eaglebrook is an all-boys private boarding and day school teaching grades 6 through 9. The plaintiff, whose name hasn’t been made public, was … 0

Greenfield Youth Football League embezzler: The drugs made me do it

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local woman who stole $5,986 from the Greenfield Youth Football League to feed her drug habit has been ordered to repay the money. Margary Fisher, 38, of 36 Elm St., admitted to sufficient facts for conviction on a charge of larceny over $250 by a single scheme. Her case was continued without a finding for six months, during which time … 0

Leverett man cited in ambulance crash

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Leverett man was cited for obstructing an emergency vehicle after his vehicle struck an ambulance taking a patient to Cooley Dickinson Hospital Monday afternoon. The accident delayed the patient’s transfer from South Hadley to the hospital, but no one was injured, according to Northampton Police and the South Hadley Fire Department. Both vehicles were towed from the collision at the … 0

Police Log, Feb. 10 - 15

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 10 3:06 p.m. — Accident reported on Green River Road, officers and fire department responded, no injuries reported, two vehicles involved, services rendered. 3:26 p.m. — Request that police check the welfare of a person or persons near the rotary from where the reporting person states … 0

Vermont crack dealer jailed for 1 year

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Vermont crack dealer was sentenced to one-year in county jail after pleading guilty to drug charges. Roddy White, 31, of White River Junction, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Edward McDonough after pleading guilty to … 0

Vermont man on trial for firearms charges

Thursday, February 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — A gun found on the side of Interstate 91 could have come from any passing vehicle, and it is purely coincidence that it was recovered after a high-speed chase, according to a Vermont man’s defense attorney. A Superior Court jury trial began Wednesday against Angel Figueroa, … 0

Heath woodshed fire burns up supply

Thursday, February 19, 2015

HEATH — Firefighters Wednesday night were able to keep the fire in a burning woodshed from spreading to the nearby house; but the occupants will have to use oil heat for the rest of the winter, according to Heath Fire Chief Mike Smith. The wood shed was about … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 28-Feb. 12

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 28, Judge William Mazanec III Michael F. McCaffrey, 36, of Fifth Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to two charges of assault and battery, and one of intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, ordered held for dangerousness hearing, and after hearing, the defendant was found … 0

Lamson loses pipe to the cold

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Cold and wind broke into the Lamson & Goodnow factory over the weekend, bursting a pipe and causing water damage a day later. “The other night, I think it was Sunday night, we had all those high winds and it pushed out one of our … 0

Underground electrical fire closes Greenfield streets

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — An underground electrical fire closed parts of several downtown streets for nearly five hours Tuesday. Smoke coming from a manhole cover at Main and High streets prompted a passerby to call the Fire Department at about … 0

Police call Tasers useful deterrent

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — If you’re a fan of cop shows or crime movies, you may think Tasers are standard-issue for police across the country. While the electronic weapons have gained in popularity in recent years, there are still a … 0

Turners Falls man hurt in Gill Rt. 2 crash

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GILL — Police have identified the three drivers in Saturday’s crash on Route 2 as a Marlborough man and two Turners Falls men. Alan Houde, 44, of Marlborough, was badly hurt when he left his 2001 Ford pickup and was pinned against one vehicle by a third after … 0

Police logs, Feb. 6 - 10

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Orange, Feb. 6 9:40 a.m. — Caller from Putnam Street reports someone siphoned gas out of his 2008 red Dodge Pickup truck while parked in his driveway; he lost about a half of a tank, valued at about $40; nothing else was disturbed or missing and no mechanical … 0