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Northfield ambulance taken for illegal ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An Everett man faces several charges after allegedly taking an ambulance for a ride. Greenfield Police responded to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St., Saturday at 3:55 p.m. for a report of a stolen ambulance. While police looked for the vehicle it was returned to the hospital and the driver, 25-year-old Kyle Suprenard, arrested. Police charged Suprenard with use of a vehicle without authority, disorderly conduct and … 0

Leverett motorcycle fatality ID’d as Ludlow man

Friday, May 22, 2015

LEVERETT — The motorcyclist who died following a crash in Leverett Sunday has been identified as Timothy Cote, 30, of Ludlow. The Sunday evening crash involved two motorcycles and sent two men to the hospital with what a state trooper said were significant injuries. The accident happened just before 7 p.m. at Shutesbury Road and Cushman Road. Cote died of his injuries later … 0

Greenfield woman badly burned; neighbor comes to her rescue

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Kevin Haley of 7 Park St. said a crash from downstairs caught his attention Wednesday night around 10:30, sending him downstairs to find his neighbor badly burned and her apartment beginning to catch fire. “I heard a crash, and I know the people in my building, I knew she was elderly, … 0

Arrest made in $12,000 Shelburne Falls Eagles Club burglary

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — A Buckland man was charged with burglary, heroin possession and other crimes after police say he broke into the Eagles Club and stole “at least $12,000” in cash over the weekend. Robert Schempp, 32, of 11 Dungarvin Drive, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday … 0

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 … 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. … 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 … 0

Police Log, April 25-28

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Orange, April 25 1:50 a.m. — Motor vehicle stop on North Main Street where investigation leads to arrest of Peter Alan Carter, 57, of Dracut, charged with operating under the influence of liquor, and failure to dim headlights. 5:08 p.m. — Control took a report that one of … 0

Court Log, April 24-May 5

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Greenfield, April 24, Judge William Mazanec III Leonard Wright, 58, of Brattleboro, Vt. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs, paid today. Michelle Cormier, 29, of Aster Court, Greenfield. Charge of operating with suspended license, in Greenfield by … 0

Police Logs, May 3-4

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Greenfield, May 3 9:06 p.m. — Erratic operation reported at Main and Federal streets where the reporting person says she was cut off by a red Mustang, and that vehicle proceeded West on Main at about 40 to 45 miles per hour, and then turned onto Conway Street, … 0

County sent to help battle Vt. brush fires

Monday, May 4, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. — In Vermont, fires were reported Monday from Brattleboro to Charlotte, including fires in Woodford, Brookline, Brandon and Rutland. Brattleboro called for aid from Franklin County in fighting a brush fire that reached a fourth alarm around 4 p.m. Firefighters from the Greenfield, Turners Falls, Orange, … 0

Lock it, lug it or lose it

Monday, May 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Area police are warning residents to guard themselves against thieves this spring. Several unlocked cars in Northfield and Erving were entered over the weekend, and owners reported electronics and other valuables missing. Northfield Police Chief Robert Leighton said a similar rash of thefts occurred this time … 0

Family, pets escape house fire in Buckland

Monday, May 4, 2015

BUCKLAND — Late Monday morning, Melissa Udal was brewing coffee and making breakfast for her family when her son, Tristan Kostanski, ran downstairs, exclaiming his Comcast cable box had exploded. In seconds, popping noises were heard throughout the … 0