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Police / Fire / Courts

Police Logs: July 17-21

Friday, July 25, 2014

Orange, July 16 1 p.m. — General disturbance on North Main and Dexter streets where the reporting person says two kids on noisy pocket motorcycles are in that area; cruiser sent, but gone on arrival of police. 2:41 p.m. — Caller advising that her vehicle was vandalized overnight on West Main Street, officer to investigate. 3:53 p.m. — Caller from Daniel Shays Highway reports they got a call from someone … 0

Turners Falls man arrested on OUI charges, cops say he backed into cruiser

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after he backed his car into a parked cruiser, according to police. Dion W. Cadiz, 24, of 88 2nd St., was arrested Wednesday night on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, driving without a license in possession, and failure to use care in backing. Cadiz was driving … 0

Rowe fire chief to resign after ‘scrutiny’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ROWE — Citing lack of support from selectmen, Fire Chief Paul McLatchy Jr. has resigned after nearly three decades with the fire department and several months of wrangling with the Board of Selectmen on how the Fire Department is run. “No other official in town has had such scrutiny placed on whether they are in town or not,” McLatchy wrote in a letter … 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

District Court Logs: June 27-July 8

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greenfield, June 27, Judge William Mazanec Timothy F. Jackman, 34, of Springfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, in Greenfield, sentenced to one year in the house of correction , 180 days direct with Ludlow, and Howard Street in Springfield as … 0

Police Logs: July 9-10

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greenfield, July 9 11:32 a.m. — Welfare check requested at Wildwood Avenue where the reporting person says a tenant hasn’t returned his calls or messages, which is abnormal; neither landlord nor tenants have seen or heard from the involved person in about 10 days; the landlord said her … 0

Jail staff finds hidden drug

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Several people are facing drug charges after county jail employees uncovered a variety of schemes to smuggle an addiction-fighting drug into the facility. Though they are charged in three separate cases, they all share similar elements. … 0

Body of woman lost in Deerfield River identified as that of Vermont resident Molly Dowd

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Authorities have identified the woman who went missing in the waters of the Deerfield River in Conway this week and whose body was recovered from the river Tuesday morning in Deerfield as Molly Dowd, 24, of Gilbertville in the town of Brattleboro, Vt. The Office of the Chief … 0