Police / Fire / Courts

Former DA student files sexual abuse lawsuit: Says then-coaches delivered him to English teacher who sexually abused him on 1980s athletic trips

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school and its former golf and squash coaches as defendants in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut on June 19. The former student alleges … 0

Miller Falls fire closes Bridge Street

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MILLERS FALLS — An apartment fire on Bridge Street put residents out of doors and stopped traffic on the road, a Route 63 connector, for close to an hour Tuesday evening. At 5:55 p.m., Turners Falls Fire Chief Robert Escott Jr. said the road would reopen in minutes, having already allowed the residents … 0

Safe pried open in Country Creemee early-morning burglary

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MONTAGUE — A burglar or burglars broke into the Country Creemee sometime overnight Monday into Tuesday, cracking open the safe. Montague police are investigating. Proprietor Robyn Mason said this is the second time, and security cameras are the next step. “I think I live in a small rural town ... ,” Mason said, … 0

Police Logs, June 16 to 19

Monday, June 22, 2015

Greenfield, June 16 5:24 a.m. — Caller from the Lipton, Inc. store at the Gulf Station on the Mohawk Trail reports a female stole wine from the store, and headed back over the road to the “Rodeway Inn,” and stated this happened 15 minutes ago; officers located the … 0

Car vs. pedestrian, police say child OK

Sunday, June 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Sgt. James Rode said the juvenile victim of a car vs. pedestrian accident Sunday morning appeared to be OK. The accident occurred at 11:44 a.m. on Main Street, in front of the Greenfield Fire Department. Rode said the driver of the car would face … 0

Police Log, June 11 to 15

Friday, June 19, 2015

Orange, June 11 9:41 a.m. — Vandalism reported in Butterfield Park where the woodcarver reports she placed several wooden mushrooms in the park yesterday for the kids to play leapfrog on; sometime overnight, she stated, someone damaged one of them; it appears they tried to steal it and … 0

District Court Logs, June 12 to 16

Friday, June 19, 2015

Greenfield, June 12, Judge William Mazanec III Dalton Stevens, 24, of Main Road, Gill. Pleaded innocent to unarmed robbery, in Gill, bail set at $500 cash or $5,000 surety, continued to 7/9/15 for bind over hearing. Must pay $150 . Orange, June 12, Judge Thomas Estes Aaron R. … 0

Police: No new leads in Turners Falls shooting

Thursday, June 18, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Police still have not identified a suspect in the Fifth Street shooting that left a man hospitalized Tuesday night, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. The victim, who police identified as 39-year-old Brad Trombley, was shot multiple times around 11:30 … 0

Bank robbery remains under investigation in Sunderland

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SUNDERLAND — No updates were available Thursday about the status of the suspect in Wednesday’s robbery at the Greenfield Cooperative Bank branch on Route 116, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Police declined to comment on the investigation Thursday, directing questions to the … 0

Police Logs, June 10-11

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Greenfield, June 10 12:10 p.m. — Accident on The Mohawk Trail at the Mobil station, and the state police requests that a Greenfield officer respond for a tractor trailer unit that backed into a pole; officer spoke with the operator who, while backing into the lot for a … 0

Suspect sought in Sunderland bank robbery

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Police surrounded the Greenfield Cooperative Bank branch on Route 116 Wednesday afternoon and watched the main roads after a reported robbery. Sunderland, Deerfield, Leverett and Montague police, State Police and Environmental Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s … 0

Turners shooting victim out of hospital

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A man who was shot multiple times on Fifth Street Tuesday night has been discharged from the hospital, according to a Baystate Medical Center spokesperson in Springfield, and police have yet to identify any suspects. … 1

Court Logs, June 9-15

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Greenfield, June 9, Judge Jacklyn Connelly Fabian Pizarro, 20, of Oakland Street, Greenfield. Charge of larceny under $250 value, to be dismissed on payment of $239.99 restitution to B.J.’s Wholesale Club in Greenfield. Charge of shoplifting over $100, at B. J.’s, dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Greenfield, … 0