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A quick response by fire crews snuffed out an early morning kitchen fire at Wolfie's Restaurant in South Deerfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

Tuesday morning fire damages Wolfie’s kitchen

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Local firefighters quickly put out a kitchen fire at Wolfie’s Restaurant early Tuesday morning and investigators are still seeking the cause. The business is closed temporarily for repair but for how long was unclear late Tuesday. At 1:41 a.m., Deerfield Police were dispatched to 52 South Main St. for a reported motion alarm in the kitchen of … 0

Court Log, March 24 to March 27, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Greenfield, March 24, Judge William Mazanec III Heath J. Christiansen, 39 of Brattleboro, Vt. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, in Bernardston by state police, on a case dated 8/28/2003, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Found not responsible for speeding. Greenfield, March 25, Judge William Mazanec III David T. Lewis, 30, of Center Street, Montague. Admitted to … 0

Police Log, March 27 to March 30, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Orange, March 27 2:32 p.m. — Hazard on East Main Street from where the caller reports a water leak upstairs and the water is running into her business; officer sent and found the water was running into an electrical junction box from an upstairs apartment; the tenant wouldn’t allow the property owner in for an emergency inspection; Orange Fire Department was requested due … 0

UMass police chief to leave for Rockport

Sunday, March 15, 2015

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Chief John K. Horvath will take a pay cut to become chief of the Rockport Police Department on the North Shore, according to a report in the Gloucester Times. When Horvath … 0

Trooper: police poser pinched with pilfered pot

Friday, March 13, 2015

GILL — A Holyoke man faces several charges after he allegedly used a fake police light to rob two other men of several pounds of pot. Nicholas J. Swindell, 21, of 105 Dartmouth St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Friday to charges of possession of marijuana with … 0

Police Log, March 10-11

Friday, March 13, 2015

Greenfield, March 10 10:48 a.m. — Shoplifting incident reported at Radio Shack store on the Mohawk Trail where it occurred, on 3/9/15, and was recorded; a total of $150 worth of cell phone accessories and flashlight stolen between 3 and 4 p.m.; officer responded, and report issued. 11:19 … 0

Court Log, Feb. 26-March 6

Friday, March 13, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 25, Judge William Mazanec III Rae Wilder, 35, of Oak Courts, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for possession of Class A drug, to wit, heroin with intent to distribute, placed on probation until 2/24/17, with $90 victim witness assessment, Must have no drugs and subject to … 0

Court Log, March 2-5

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Orange, March 2, Judge Thomas Estes Eugene Chouquette, 29, of Horton Road, Orange. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny over $250, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, with $90 victim witness assessment, and must take and complete the restorative probation program. Restitution yet to be … 0

Police Log, March 6-10

Friday, March 13, 2015

Orange, March 6 12:30 p.m. — Officer on Hayden Street picked up a student who had left school without permission, and he was taken back to school. 6:45 p.m. — Officer stopped a vehicle at Athol and Royalston roads for an expired inspection sticker but the operator was … 0

Court Log, Feb. 25-March 2

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Greenfield, Feb. 25, Judge William Mazanec III Amy M. Niedbala, 28, of Aster Court, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a police officer, sentenced to 90 days in the house of correction, concurrent with sentence in another case. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Greenfield, … 0

State cop makes arrest on drug charges after getting hand stuck in door

Monday, March 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — What might have been traffic charges for one became drug and other charges for two after a traffic stop ended with a state trooper’s hand caught in a door jamb and a purse full of heroin in the snow. Christopher M. Shepherd, 19, of 2 Masonic … 0

Police Log, March 2-9

Monday, March 9, 2015

Orange, March 2 7:54 a.m. — Shelburne Control got a call from West Main Street where a reporting person says a known person dumped an old couch at the Dumpster there and he wants him to remove it; officer sent, but was then diverted to a two-car accident; … 0

Old Deerfield Fire Dept. takes new truck out for test run

Sunday, March 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — On the far bank of a small fire pond near the East Deerfield rail yard Saturday morning, the leafless branches of a group of small trees carried a fine coating of glistening white ice. Passers-by may … 0