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Officer Gary Sibilia of the Deerfield Police Department, left, and Whately Police Chief James Sevigne Jr. stand at the Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation trailhead Tuesday afternoon while police search the mountain. (Recorder/Tom Relihan)

Police scour Mount Sugarloaf for missing Amherst teen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DEERFIELD — Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation was closed for part of Tuesday afternoon while local emergency responders combed the area for any sign of Richard Hogans Jr., the 15-year-old Amherst resident who went missing Monday afternoon. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek, Jr. said the search was initiated after the department received information from the Amherst Police Department that Hogans had … 0

2 charged in armed burglary at Leyden Woods

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two men were arrested in short order after a Leyden Woods home invasion late Monday night. Jasper “Ed” Green III, 50, of Greenfield, pleaded innocent Tuesday in Greenfield District Court to charges of home invasion, armed burglary, conspiracy, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, assault and battery, and assault … 0

What are the danger signs?

Monday, October 27, 2014

The following behaviors by an intimate partner are a warnings of an abusive relationship. The partner: ∎ Is extremely jealous or possessive. ∎ Controls your finances, what you wear, where you go, and who you see. ∎ Demands that you turn over your paycheck to him/her. ∎ Tells you that nothing you do is worthwhile. ∎ Tells you that you will never amount to anything and no one … 0

Third of 4 robbery suspects now in custody

Thursday, October 16, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The third suspect in a savage gunpoint robbery earlier this month is now in custody, according to police. Sebret “Benny” Sanchez, 21, of Turners Falls, turned himself in at the Franklin County courthouse Wednesday, two weeks after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Police … 0

Police Logs: Oct. 10-14

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 10 12:18 a.m. — Breaking and entering reported on High Street; possibly $200 cash was taken from a safe along with a water bong. 12:19 a.m. — Loud noise disturbance reported at the construction site of Cumberland Farms and Domino’s Pizzas at Smith and Federal streets … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 2-9

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 2, Judge William Mazanec Ashleigh E. Judd, 26, of Riverside Drive, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to two charges of firearm armed robbery, one of assault and battery, one of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shod foot, larceny over $250, and conspiracy, bail … 0

Police Logs: Oct. 8-9

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 8 1:07 p.m. — Illegal dumping reported on Bradford Drive where the caller says a person in an SUV put two bags of garbage in a dumpster at this location. 3:43 p.m. — Unwanted person reported at Armory Street apartment building from where the caller says … 0

Victim identified in Conway crash on Route 116

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CONWAY — Police have identified the motorcyclist who died Monday on Route 116 as Richard Taft, 63, of Uxbridge. Conway Police Chief Kenneth Ouimette said Taft was last in a line of five motorcycles and there were no witnesses when he struck the guardrail. Ouimette said the accident … 0

Fatal accident in Conway

Monday, October 13, 2014

CONWAY — A life was lost on Route 116 Monday in an apparent motorcycle accident. First Assistant District Attorney Steven Gagne confirmed that there was a fatality involving a motorist on Route 116 in Conway, and that Conway Police and Massachusetts State Police are investigating. State Police attached … 0

District Court Log: October 3-6

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orange, Oct. 3, Judge David S. Ross Alexander Provencher, 23, of Main Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, operating under the influence of drugs, failure to stop for police, resisting arrest, reckless operations of a motor vehicle, and marked lane violation, bail set … 0

License plate readers: who’s watching you?

Monday, October 13, 2014

While law enforcement and toll road agencies see automatic license plate readers as useful tools that help them do their jobs, civil rights agencies see them as an invasive implement of surveillance infringing on the 4th Amendment right … 0

Keeping watch: Security cameras aim to deter vandals from damaging Greenfield-owned property downtown

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — More than a dozen surveillance cameras now keep a quiet watch over town property downtown. “We wanted to hook up a triangle of cameras from the bottom of Bank Row to Town Hall to Energy Park,” … 2

Police Logs: Oct. 6-7

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Orange, Oct. 6 10:45 a.m. — Control got a call from a person on West Main Street stating she was a target of a phone scam; officer sent, and the reporting person states that someone has called her twice regarding her grandson being in jail and needing money; … 0