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Deerfield, Gill, Northfield, Bernardston house break-ins

Monday, November 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins that have occurred over the past two weeks. Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the first of the three breaks occurred Nov. 17 at 8:22 a.m. on Sand Gully Road. He said police found evidence of a forced entry at the home, and jewelry was taken. The second theft occurred the next day at 8:17 a.m. on Crestview … 0

Police seek suspects in second stabbing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police seek three suspects in the second stabbing in the past week. A Riverside Drive man was stabbed multiple times in the hands around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in his home. The victim told police his roommate let “three white guys” into the apartment while he slept. He told police that at least two of the men brandished butcher knives, and began … 0

Police investigate bar bathroom robbery

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for the suspect in a knife-point robbery in the bathroom of a local bar. Police responded to the Main Street Bar and Grille at about 1:11 a.m. Sunday, where a man said he had been robbed. The victim told police he was in the bar’s bathroom when another man pinned him against the wall, held a knife to … 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

Police: Northfield man threatens bartender, customers with knife

Thursday, November 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police arrested a Northfield man after he allegedly threatened a bartender and customers with a knife when he couldn’t get a drink early Thursday. Edward Blatch, 27, was arrested on three counts of assault with a … 0

District Court Logs, Oct. 24-Nov. 4

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 24, Judge William Mazanec James R. Lord, 25, of Conway Street, Greenfield. Found not responsible for improper operation of a motor vehicle, and no inspection sticker, in Greenfield by state police, Charge of operating with suspended license, to be dismissed on payment of $25 court costs. … 0

Police Logs, Nov. 4-6

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Montague, Nov. 4 11:25 a.m. — Shoplifting reported at Family Dollar Store on Avenue A, where the caller says a person attempted to steal several items. Officers arrested Tracy Davenport, 39, of Federal Street, Millers Falls, charged with shoplifting. 1:32 p.m. — Report from Old Stage Road of … 0

State police confiscate 1,000 bags of heroin and an infant in Greenfield bust

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Springfield woman was arrested and an infant taken into custody after a speeding stop turned up 1,000 bags of heroin, according to state police. Nia Moore-Bush, 24, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday to … 1

Deerfield man crashes into tree on Stillwater Road

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man who suffered a coughing fit while driving lost control of his truck Wednesday afternoon and struck a tree on Stillwater Road. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the driver, Francis Redmond of Deerfield, hit the tree at about 25 miles per hour … 0