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Whately man charged with drunken driving

Monday, February 8, 2016

WHATELY — A local man faces drunken driving charges following a traffic stop. David Streeter, 45, of Christian Lane was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Saturday and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, marked lanes violations, having an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle and speeding, after Whately Police officer Kristjan Viise saw him driving erratically and pulled him over on River Road. Viise wrote that he first noticed … 0

Police Logs, Feb. 1-2, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Orange, Feb. 1 9:24 a.m. — Reporting person says the lights over the bathroom on Hayden Street were smashed over the weekend; officer to investigate. 10:29 a.m. — Reporting person says she was backing out of her parking space at Wal-Mart on East Main Street, at about 10:10 a.m., when a male went behind her car, and then claimed she hit him while … 0

Jury finds former UMass student guilty of 2013 on-campus rape

Friday, February 5, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — A jury has convicted Patrick Durocher of raping a University of Massachusetts student on the lawn outside the Campus Center in 2013. Sharp exhales and cries broke the silence of the courtroom after the verdict was read. Durocher, 20, took his seat after the verdict was announced, and drank the water … 0

Athol police chief reflects on three decades

Thursday, January 21, 2016

ATHOL — A 19-year-old in his first week as a probationary officer in the Athol Police Department, Timothy Anderson suddenly found himself the senior officer on the overnight shift one night in March of 1982. Anderson is set … 0

District Court Log, Jan 12-14

Friday, January 22, 2016

District Court Logs Greenfield, Jan. 13, Judge William Mazanec, III … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 13 to 15, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Orange, Jan. 13 2:05 a.m. — Caller says he struck a deer on Tully Road his way to work, sometime before 11 p.m., but damage was only to his front grill; he stated the deer ran off into the woods. 1:34 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run accident … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 8 to Jan. 12

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Orange, Jan. 8, Judge David S. Ross Steven P. Giansanto, 44, of Danfred Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding, following a hearing the defendant stipulated to dangerousness, but was released on conditions the … 0

Making difficult times easier for kids: Children’s Advocacy Center opening in Greenfield next month

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

GREENFIELD — When the first family walks through the front door of the Children’s Advocacy Center next month, they’ll enter a child-friendly room with cushiony sofas, picture books and board games — a safe space dedicated to making … 0

Deerfield police warn about Facebook phishing scam

Monday, January 18, 2016

DEERFIELD — Scammers are hacking into Facebook accounts and sending phishing messages to steal personal information and bank account routing numbers, according to the Deerfield Police Department. Police received a call from a resident reporting the scam on Monday morning, said Deerfield Police Officer Adam Sokoloski. “We thought … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 10 to 15

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunderland, Jan. 10 12:45 a.m. — Officer on patrol came across several vehicles parked on South Main Street; he attempted to speak to the owner and came across a high school party; the party was cleared out as everyone was underage and alcohol and marijuana were present; the … 0

Early morning accident sends one to hospital

Friday, January 15, 2016

NORTHFIELD — A Northfield resident was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning for nonlife-threatening injuries when she drove her vehicle into a tree near Warwick Road. Northfield Police Officer Igor Komerzan said the cause is still under investigation but speculates that the minor … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 11 to 12

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Montague, Jan. 11 12:39 a.m. — Caller from Spring Street reports a break-in; she just woke up to find that her front door is open and the glass storm door is broken; she believes she heard noises upstairs; she was advised to secure herself in the bedroom where … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 4 to 11

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Greenfield, Jan. 4, Judge William Mazanec III Shane E. Johnson, 41, of Pierce Street, Greenfield, Pleaded innocent to possession of a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, bail set at $2,500 cash, advised of right to drug examination, continued to 1/26/16 for pretrial conference. Allan Ryan, 32, of … 0