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Child cyclist hit by car in Orange accident

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ORANGE — A child was struck by a vehicle on Brookside Road Tuesday evening and was rushed to the hospital by helicopter, but emergency responders said it appears her injuries were not life-threatening. “All indications are that they are non-life-threatening injuries,” said Orange Police Chief Craig Lundgren. Lundgren said he didn’t have all the details Tuesday night, but a 12-year-old girl was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester … 0

Storm topples trees in Deerfield

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — The sudden storm that moved through the area Tuesday afternoon left little more than rapidly evaporating puddles in some towns, but tore down trees elsewhere. Police closed a section of Lower Road in Deerfield, where massive limbs stripped from one tree pinned power lines. Another stout tree, in the front yard … 0

Charlemont manhunt ends with arrest on Cape Cod

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Despite a massive man-hunt in Charlemont, the man State Police were seeking — for fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run incident on Cape Cod — was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Bourne. Charles McKeen, 55, of Falmouth was wanted in Bourne on a warrant for charges that included attempted murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a … 0

Two Athol men arrested in raid on suspected meth lab

Monday, July 20, 2015

ATHOL — Two local men were brought up on methamphetamine manufacturing charges after several law-enforcement agencies descended on their home in an early morning raid. James Robert Bennet, 38, and Ryan Ritter, 36, both of 244 Conant Road, pleaded innocent in Orange District Court to charges of manufacturing … 0

Police Log, July 17 to 19

Monday, July 20, 2015

Greenfield, July 17 12:03 p.m. — Reports of a break-in at Serenity Center on Bank Row. Officers investigated and discovered that someone had climbed through a back window and used the toilet. Nothing was taken. 2:50 p.m. — A resident from Shattuck Street reported that kids were climbing … 0

District Court Logs, July 16-17

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Greenfield, July 16, Judge William Mazanec, III Jason S. Scott, 34, of Hillside Road, Montague. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, disorderly conduct, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, released on personal recognizance, must have no drugs or alcohol, subject to screens/tests, … 0

Greenfield man charged in antique shop smash-and-grab

Friday, July 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — A man who allegedly stole nearly $9,000 worth of coins during a break-in at Whitney Hill Antiques last September was brought up on burglary charges Friday. Steven Sommer, 50, of Greenfield, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court to charges of breaking and entering a building at … 0

District Court Log, July 10-16

Monday, July 20, 2015

Orange, July 10, Judge Laurie MacLeod Gregory K. Koulisis, 28, of Holden. Pleaded innocent to possession of a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, in Athol by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 8/7/15 for pretrial conference. Dennis E. Nolette Jr. 26, of South Main Street, … 0

Police logs, July 13 to 15, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Orange, July 13 7:32 a.m. — Resident from East Myrtle Street came to the station requesting an officer assist with removing a bat from the home; the bat was removed to the outside. 10:42 a.m. — Clerk at a business on Daniel Shays Highway requests an officer to … 0

Motorcycle crash sends one to hospital

Thursday, July 16, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A man was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle struck the back of a vehicle on Montague City Road Thursday afternoon, according to police. Montague Police Sgt. Lee Laster said the … 0

Police Logs, July 10 to 13

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Orange, July 10 5:16 p.m. — A 911 caller reports a man down at the tennis courts at East River Street; officer on the scene found a male sleeping; ambulance was canceled on officer’s arrival, and the man was sent on his way. 5:40 p.m. — Two-car accident … 0

Four go to hospital after Orange crash

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ORANGE — Four people involved in a motor vehicle accident on Route 202 in Orange were transported to the hospital with minor injuries Wednesday afternoon, according to Orange police. The drivers of the two vehicles involved in the crash were identified as Judith Shaw, 67, of Warwick and … 0

Police Logs, July 7 to 12, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Greenfield, July 7 6:39 p.m. — Caller reporting there is several feet of water that has now reached the doorways of house in the area of School Street; fire department notified and responded. 6:41 p.m. — Report of heavy flooding in the entry to BJ’s and Colrain Road; … 0