Police / Fire / Courts

Police Log April 28 to may 3, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Orange, April 28 10:30 a.m. – Walk-in from South Main Street reporting possible fraud on her electric bill; after a short investigation, it was found to be an error from the electric company, and she is being reimbursed for money she lost. 4:23 p.m. — Shelburne Control reports a 911 call from East River Street regarding an IRS phone scam; officer responded and spoke with the reporting person about what … 0

Train sparks West County brush fires

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BUCKLAND — A train traveling through Conway, Buckland and Shelburne Falls sparked at least two brush fires Tuesday morning, on a day weather officials warned was at high risk for such fires because of warm dry spring conditions. The first fire broke out along the railroad tracks near the Buckland-Conway line, and the … 0

Montague K9s get protective gear

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Montague police dogs Sunny and Artie have received bullet/stab-resistant vests from a nonprofit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The charity hosted a motorcycle ride that raised about $15,000 for 16 Massachusetts K9s. Each vest costs $950 and has a five-year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to … 0

Local heroin dealer gets 3 years in prison

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man caught dealing heroin on camera was sentenced this week to three years in state prison. Dwight Belisle, 47, of 8 Quincy St., was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Mary-Lou Rup Tuesday to three years in state prison on a charge of possession of … 0

District Court Log, April 11-21

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Greenfield, April 11, Judge William Mazanec, III Roland J. Flagg Jr., 25, of River Road, Rowe. Pleaded innocent to carrying a dangerous weapon, to wit, a double-edged dagger, and no inspection sticker, in Shelburne by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 6/4/15. Must pay $150 legal … 0

Three former Greenfielders killed in Nevada wreck

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three former town residents were killed in a North Las Vegas three-car car crash. John T. Snide, 50, Sheryl Uyematsu, 56, and Allison Uyematsu, 26, were pronounced dead at the scene of the April 15 accident. The three were riding in a Toyota Camry, when a … 0

Gill man ID’d as victim in Warwick ATV accident

Monday, April 20, 2015

WARWICK — A 28-year-old Gill man lost his life in Sunday’s all-terrain vehicle accident when his ATV struck a utility pole on East Wilson Road. Ryan E. Gauthier, 28, of North Cross Road died Sunday as the result of injuries from an ATV accident, according to Kostanski Funeral … 0

Fatal ATV accident in Warwick on Sunday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WARWICK — An ATV accident claimed a life Sunday afternoon in Warwick. Police and fire were dispatched after 4 p.m. Little information was available Sunday in time for publication. Warwick Fire Chief Ronald Gates confirmed the death, saying there was a fatal ATV accident but he could not … 0

Brush fire rips up two acres in Gill

Sunday, April 19, 2015

GILL — An afternoon brush fire at a house at 294 French King Highway, just off Route 2, in Gill burned about two acres of a woodland hillside Saturday. Gill Fire Chief Gene Beaubien said the fire was … 0

Montague arson accomplice pleads guilty

Friday, April 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — A Greenfield man who helped burn down his friends’ parents’ barns has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty Friday. Matthew Tetreault, 19, of 114 Maple St., pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to charges of arson of a dwelling, burning the contents of a … 0

New cop, old beat: Downtown officer returns in Greenfield

Thursday, April 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local police have resumed the time-honored tradition of a cop walking the downtown beat. Officer Cody Guilbault is the new face of the reinstated position. Since April 1, he’s been walking the Main Street area from … 0

Ashfield man charged in VA assault

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An Ashfield man who worked as a nurse assistant in the psychiatric ward at the Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Leeds is facing charges of assaulting a 61-year-old patient there in January. The delay in filing charges was due partly to the fact … 0

District Court Logs, April 6-14

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Orange, April 6, Judge David S. Ross Ashley A. Bellar, 19, of Stone Valley Road, Orange. Placed on pretrial probation until 10/6/15, and must pay $705 restitution to the victim, at a rate of $100 per month. Greenfield, April 9, Judge William Mazanec, III Carly J. Casten, 30, … 0