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Police chase through Northampton ends in arrest of Erving man

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 33-year-old Erving man faces multiple charges after he led police on a several-mile car chase Thursday night through parts of three communities. Police were able to stop the stolen vehicle the man was driving near the Westhampton-Easthampton town line using spike strips they put down on Loudville Road. Jeremy Parker was arrested at the intersection of Loudville Road and Mineral Street in Westhampton following the chase that … 0

District Court Logs: Aug. 21-26

Friday, August 29, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 21, Judge William Mazanec Kathleen M. Nee, 26, of Gardner. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, in Greenfield by state police, placed on probation until 8/19/16 with two-year loss of license, and must not operate a motor vehicle until the license is restored by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, fined $500, with $100 surfine, plus head … 0

Williams sworn in as Greenfield’s deputy police chief Thursday

Thursday, August 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mark Williams became the town’s deputy police chief Thursday, after 15 years with the department. While he has been on countless calls since he joined the department, one early call stuck out in his mind and he gave the crowd at his swearing-in a detailed account. “On Nov. 28, 1999, I … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 10-13

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 12 12:07 p.m. — Accident at Bernardston Road and Long Avenue, officers and fire department responded, MedCare also dispatched, found that a van pulled out in front of a pickup truck; minor injury to the truck operator ... she was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center … 0

Man OK after Colrain rollover

Thursday, August 14, 2014

COLRAIN — A Colrain man walked away with what were apparently minor injuries after the car he was driving rolled over twice and landed upright Thursday morning. Clifford Dornbusch, 26, was driving an older-model Mercedes on Jacksonville Road when the vehicle went off the road, struck a boulder … 0

District Court Logs, July 28 to Aug. 8

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Greenfield, July 28, Judge William Mazanec Travis L. Reynolds, 26, listed as homeless, of Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to larceny under $250, released on personal recognizance, with special condition that the defendant stay away from Baystate Franklin Medical Center unless there is an emergency, continued to 9/23/14 for pretrial … 0

Buckets of generosity: Franklin County police, fire get wet for ALS

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Across Franklin County, police and firefighters are getting ice cold and soaking wet — to raise awareness and money for ALS, a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. The local public safety officers … 1

Sgt. Mark Williams recommended for deputy Greenfield police chief

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — If the mayor concurs with his Public Safety Commission and police chief , Sgt. Mark Williams will become the town’s first deputy police chief since Joseph LaChance retired from that job in 2004. Police Chief Robert … 0

Strahan could become permanent Greenfield fire chief by end of week

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears the town’s provisional fire chief might become permanent by the end of the week. Mayor William Martin has received the Public Safety Commission’s recommendation to appoint Robert Strahan as the town’s permanent fire chief. Strahan, who was deputy chief until a year ago, has … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 8 to 10

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Orange, Aug. 8 12:13 p.m. — Officer responded to Cottage Street to talk with two neighbors over an ongoing issue of one taking pictures of the other, regarding an issue of laundry hung on the railing on the sidewalk; everybody involved was spoken with, and they started working … 0

Maine man arrested on OUI, gun charges

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Maine man was arrested on drunken driving and firearms charges after being pulled over with an unloaded gun on his passenger seat early Tuesday morning, according to police. James Marin, 29, of Waterville, Maine, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of operating … 0

Suspect arraigned on grave vandal, trespassing charges

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — A local man has been arraigned in two vandalism cases, charged with spray painting a local building and town park property, and disturbing gravesite decorations. Patrick Clark, 20, of 152 South Shelburne Road, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of vandalizing a grave … 0

Trail backed up by 2-car crash

Sunday, August 10, 2014

SHELBURNE — A two-car accident at the intersection of Route 2 and Colrain Shelburne Road, by Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters, sent one woman to the hospital and slowed traffic along the state road around 5 p.m. as tow … 0