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Dual early morning Athol raids net drugs, gun

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ATHOL — Two local men were arrested on drug charges in separate early morning raids. Juan Vega, 40, of 498 Cottage St., and Joshua Davoren, 26, of 21 Hamlet St., were both held without bail pending arraignments in Orange District Court, scheduled for today. Both were arrested in their homes in simultaneous 5 a.m. raids Thursday, by members of the … 0

Dog rescued after fall through ice on Connecticut River

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — It was a close call for a wayward dog who wandered into the Connecticut River and fell through the ice Wednesday. Firefighters were called to the area below the Turners Falls dam at about 2:04 p.m., and found the dog about 30 feet from the shore, struggling to stay above the surface of the icy water. “Crews in ice suits … 0

Police Log, March 23-24

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Montague, March 23 9:55 a.m. — Burglar alarm at Montague Community Television on Second Street; studio motion indicated, but officer found the outside was secure, and another officer then went inside the Crocker Building, and found the inside door was also secure; units cleared. 9:16 p.m. — Caller from Third Street says she can hear the next door neighbors yelling, screaming and throwing … 0

Trooper: police poser pinched with pilfered pot

Friday, March 13, 2015

GILL — A Holyoke man faces several charges after he allegedly used a fake police light to rob two other men of several pounds of pot. Nicholas J. Swindell, 21, of 105 Dartmouth St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Friday to charges of possession of marijuana with … 0

Police Log, March 10-11

Friday, March 13, 2015

Greenfield, March 10 10:48 a.m. — Shoplifting incident reported at Radio Shack store on the Mohawk Trail where it occurred, on 3/9/15, and was recorded; a total of $150 worth of cell phone accessories and flashlight stolen between 3 and 4 p.m.; officer responded, and report issued. 11:19 … 0

Court Log, Feb. 26-March 6

Friday, March 13, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 25, Judge William Mazanec III Rae Wilder, 35, of Oak Courts, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for possession of Class A drug, to wit, heroin with intent to distribute, placed on probation until 2/24/17, with $90 victim witness assessment, Must have no drugs and subject to … 0

Court Log, March 2-5

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Orange, March 2, Judge Thomas Estes Eugene Chouquette, 29, of Horton Road, Orange. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny over $250, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, with $90 victim witness assessment, and must take and complete the restorative probation program. Restitution yet to be … 0

Police Log, March 6-10

Friday, March 13, 2015

Orange, March 6 12:30 p.m. — Officer on Hayden Street picked up a student who had left school without permission, and he was taken back to school. 6:45 p.m. — Officer stopped a vehicle at Athol and Royalston roads for an expired inspection sticker but the operator was … 0

Court Log, Feb. 25-March 2

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 25, Judge William Mazanec III Amy M. Niedbala, 28, of Aster Court, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a police officer, sentenced to 90 days in the house of correction, concurrent with sentence in another case. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Greenfield, … 0

State cop makes arrest on drug charges after getting hand stuck in door

Monday, March 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — What might have been traffic charges for one became drug and other charges for two after a traffic stop ended with a state trooper’s hand caught in a door jamb and a purse full of heroin in the snow. Christopher M. Shepherd, 19, of 2 Masonic … 0

Police Log, March 2-9

Monday, March 9, 2015

Orange, March 2 7:54 a.m. — Shelburne Control got a call from West Main Street where a reporting person says a known person dumped an old couch at the Dumpster there and he wants him to remove it; officer sent, but was then diverted to a two-car accident; … 0

Old Deerfield Fire Dept. takes new truck out for test run

Sunday, March 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — On the far bank of a small fire pond near the East Deerfield rail yard Saturday morning, the leafless branches of a group of small trees carried a fine coating of glistening white ice. Passers-by may … 0

Police Logs: March 2-4

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Greenfield, March 2 10:25 a.m. – Accident reported at area of Madison Circle and Tulip Lane; two vehicles involved but no injuries reported, minor damage, report issued. 10:35 a.m. — Officers assisting another agency on Riverside Drive; Department of Community and Families, officer talked with case workers and … 0