Police / Fire / Courts

Bomb threat at Mahar School

Friday, November 21, 2014

ORANGE — A bomb threat at Ralph C. Mahar School is under investigation by police. The threat came in by phone just after dismissal Friday, according to a news release from the district superintendent’s office. The building was evacuated, and Orange police and firefighters searched the school. No explosives were found. After the building was cleared, school officials decided not to cancel extracurricular activities planned for the weekend. Police continue … 0

Police Logs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 19 2:24 a.m. — Report of unwanted person reported by a walk-in who claims another female came into her apartment and she isn’t supposed to be there; after a period of time it was determined that there has been a long history of issues between the two females, that the alleged unwanted was never in the apartment, and in the end … 0

District Court Logs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 13, Judge William Mazanec Jenna Jarvis, 29, of Lower Road, Deerfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating with suspended license, in Shelburne by state police, but continued without a finding until 11/12/15, with victim witness assessment of $50. Found responsible for motor vehicle lights violation, filed with defendant’s consent. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee. Jenna Jarvis, 29, of … 0

Hearing for man who threatened Frontier continued until December

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — A dangerousness hearing for Nicholas R. Schauer, the 19-year-old Sunderland man who is charged with threatening to “re-enact Columbine” at Frontier Regional School, has been continued until Dec. 1. According to the Greenfield District Court, the decision was made to allow Bridgewater State Hospital, where he … 0

Police: Turners burglar caught in the act, again

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — A local man was caught red-handed at the scene of an early morning downtown break-in, according to police. Terrence Carter, 26, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering in the night for a felony, … 0

End of his shift

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — A lot has changed since David Payant joined the police force nearly 32 years ago. “We went to a lot of bar fights back then, and when we showed up, people wanted to fight us,” he … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 28 - Nov. 7

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 28, Judge William Mazanec Thomas W. Tobey, 32, of River Street, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, fined $500, with $100 surfine, OUI victim’s assessment of $50, head injury assessment of $250, and victim witness assessment of $50, but as … 0

Police Logs: Nov. 10 - 11

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 10 11:18 a.m. — Erratic operation reported on the west side of town where a report came in for an elderly female in a silver Buick going in the wrong direction around the rotary; vehicle gone on arrival of police. 11:55 a.m. — Fire department called … 0

Truck hits pole, closes Hope St.

Monday, November 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — A snapped utility pole closed Hope Street for several hours Monday. A tractor-trailer making a delivery of stone and masonry supplies to the courthouse construction project hit the pole at the corner of Hope and Olive … 0

Police Logs. Nov. 6-10

Monday, November 10, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 6 12:02 p.m. — Missing person reported from Mill Street where the caller says her 15-year-old son has been missing since yesterday; officer sent and she said she spoke with him 15 minutes ago by cell phone; officer found he isn’t missing; he is a truant … 0

Week on the lam ends with arrest of suspected Greenfield shooter

Friday, November 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — A man suspected of shooting at two people in Leyden Woods has been arrested after more than a week on the run. Jose Joel Velazquez, 25, of Leyden Woods, was arrested in Springfield Thursday night on a warrant for an Oct. 29 shooting. He faces two … 0

District Court Log: Nov. 3-6

Friday, November 7, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 3, Judge William Mazanec Jason K. Sumaceviz, 37, of Clesson Brook Road, Buckland. Pleaded innocent to threatening to commit a crime, to wit, a crime against the property of another person, and assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shotgun, released on personal recognizance, released … 0

Police Log: Nov. 5

Friday, November 7, 2014

Orange, Nov. 5 7:30 a.m. — Shelburne Control reports an alarm sounding at a residence on Fryeville Road, and then Control advises there is a breaking glass alarm as well; both units responded and met the homeowner there, who said his dogs had knocked over a vase, causing … 0