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District Court Logs: Oct. 10-15

Monday, October 20, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 10, Judge William Mazanec Karen Casey, 58, of Union Street, Montague. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended registration, and uninsured motor vehicle, released on personal recognizance, continued to 12/9/14 for pretrial conference. Tyrone C. McClure, 35, listed as homeless, of Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to failure to register as a sex offender, subsequent offense, released on personal recognizance, continued to 11/5/14 for bind over hearing. Casey Presz, 26, of … 0

Police Logs: Oct. 15-17

Monday, October 20, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 16 9:53 a.m. — Walk-in reports fraudulent charges on her bank card allegedly by her daughter; charges are pending. 4:29 p.m. — Caller from Pleasant Street states he is trying to secure an apartment, and a female who lives there is trying to gain access to possessions; officer spoke with all those involved; if she wants anything else from the apartment, … 0

Saturday night bridge accident

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Festival-goers at the northern end of the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Sunday evening were briefly distracted by lights and sirens on the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge, as a driver was allegedly distracted by something shortly before a crash. Montague police and Turners Falls firefighters responded to an accident on the bridge over the Connecticut River at 6:40 p.m. Montague Police Staff … 0

Police Logs: Sept. 22-25

Friday, September 26, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 22 10:10 a.m. — Unwanted person reported from Ryan & Casey’s liquors on Main Street where an employee says a man in his 40s wearing a green sweatshirt, with a bike, is asking people for money in front of the store; officer located the man, and … 0

Greenfield police officer injured in late-night traffic stop struggle

Friday, September 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — A police officer broke her ankle while wrestling to gain control of a Vermont woman early Friday morning. Officer Emily Rowell was called to a 2 a.m. traffic stop to frisk an unruly female passenger, according to a report by Officer Jay Butynski. As Rowell frisked … 0

Close call for man who drove through Whately barn

Friday, September 26, 2014

WHATELY — A man evaded serious injury after driving his car through the end of a State Road tobacco barn Friday afternoon. “The driver claimed that he fell asleep behind the wheel,” said Fire Chief John Hannum. Hannum … 0

Man found safe after French King Bridge search

Friday, September 26, 2014

ERVING — All ended well in the search for a despondent man at the French King Bridge Thursday. Several police and fire departments converged on the bridge just before 5 p.m. for a report that a distraught man had headed to the bridge, possibly to jump. State police … 0

Leverett fire chief earns state accreditation

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

LEVERETT — Fire Chief John Moruzzi has recently been accredited by the state Fire Services Commission. “It feels good to be recognized by the state as someone who’s gone out, gotten an education (in firefighting) and put forth the effort to be a good chief,” Moruzzi said. Moruzzi … 0

Greenfield Fire Dept. soon to offer patient transfer by ambulance

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Firefighters will soon be able to transport patients to the hospital when paramedics are unavailable. The Fire Department bought a new ambulance last year. It has been on the road since January, but the EMT-firefighters weren’t able to transport patients with it. Rather, they’d stabilize patients … 0

Police Logs: Sept. 19-22

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Montague, Sept. 19 10:08 a.m. — Central Street caller reports noise from Park Street neighbor, machinery/tools possibly related to auto repair. Detective checked on the complaint. Resident at Park Street location blowing some leaves and cleaning up in his yard. Nothing illegal taking place. 11:26 a.m. — Montague … 0

District Court Logs: Sept. 18-22

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 18, Judge William Mazanec Richard E. Packard, 46, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to failure to provide a DNA sample to the state police data center, in Greenfield by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 11/10/14 for pretrial conference. Jessica Sanders, 27, of … 0

Body found in Warwick, circumstances prompt hazmat response

Monday, September 22, 2014

WARWICK — The discovery of a woman’s body and containers of an unknown substance prompted a hazmat team response Sunday. According to a statement from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, Warwick police and Massachusetts State Police responded to a car parked in the snowmobile parking area on Wendell … 0

Mansfield man ‘critical’ after 3-car accident in New Salem

Monday, September 22, 2014

NEW SALEM — A 19-year-old Mansfield man was seriously injured in a Sunday crash on Route 202. The man, who was not named, suffered neck and head injuries and was taken to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester by helicopter ambulance, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman … 0