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Drug suspect stopped on I-91 after wrestling with, escaping trooper

Thursday, July 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield Police stopped a suspect fleeing from state troopers by flattening his car tires with a “spike strip” thrown across a section of Interstate 91 Wednesday evening. Paul Heim, 30, of Woodstock, Vt., faces drug and assault charges after allegedly running from a State Police trooper attempting to place him into custody and dragging the officer with his car, according to police reports. Heim was arrested on charges … 0

Police Logs, July 23-28

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Montague, July 23 7:14 p.m. — Erving Police requested a check of a residence for a person who just left Erving after having a verbal altercation with a female; the male reportedly left in a, “hasty manner.” Officer checked the residence here, no one home. 8:39 p.m. — Caller initially reporting a fight in progress at a trailer park, but further questioning showed … 0

District Court Logs, July 21-28

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Greenfield, July 21, Judge William Mazanec William A. Irene, 25, of Adjust, Maine. Pleaded guilty to assault, in Greenfield, sentenced to 2 1/2 years in the house of correction, suspended, placed on probation until 7/20/16, with credit for time served, must take and approved anti batterer’s program, must stay away from and have no contact with the alleged victim, must have GPS equipment … 0

Greenfield man allegedly aided Conn. prostitution operation

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Greenfield man faces charges related to his alleged involvement with a prostitution ring operating out of a motel he managed in Connecticut. The Hartford Courant reported that Wethersfield police broke up a prostitution ring operating in the Comfort Inn immediately off the Interstate 91 in that town, … 0

Deerfield River recreation goes badly for Fitchburg man

Sunday, July 13, 2014

DEERFIELD — A young man was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after an accident while jumping into the Deerfield River a little upstream from the Stillwater Bridge. Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock said the man, a 22-year-old Fitchburg resident, apparently slipped while attempting to jump off a … 0

Arrest made related to Leverett, Shutesbury break-ins

Friday, July 11, 2014

LEVERETT — An arrest has been made in connection with the recent string of burglaries in Leverett and Shutesbury. Jonathan J. Coe, 29, of 374 Middle St. in Amherst was arrested on a warrant Thursday night by the Amherst Police Department. Leverett Police Chief Gary Billings said Coe … 0

Three arrested on drug charges in Greenfield

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three people were arrested on drug charges just after midnight on Friday morning after police say they saw them snorting drugs in a car parked near Miles and Main streets. Jacob Galliput, 24, of 93 Boyle Road in Gill, Kristen Matthews, 24, of 56 Juniper Court … 0

Car swerves from bike, strikes utility pole in Whately

Thursday, July 10, 2014

WHATELY — A car struck a utility pole on River Road Thursday afternoon after swerving to avoid hitting a cyclist. Whately Police Chief James Sevigne said the driver, a 28-year-old Charlemont woman, was forced to swerve away when the cyclist turned in front of her vehicle near the … 0

District Court Logs: June 27-July 8

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greenfield, June 27, Judge William Mazanec Timothy F. Jackman, 34, of Springfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, in Greenfield, sentenced to one year in the house of correction , 180 days direct with Ludlow, and Howard Street in Springfield as … 0

Police Logs: July 9-10

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greenfield, July 9 11:32 a.m. — Welfare check requested at Wildwood Avenue where the reporting person says a tenant hasn’t returned his calls or messages, which is abnormal; neither landlord nor tenants have seen or heard from the involved person in about 10 days; the landlord said her … 0

Jail staff finds hidden drug

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Several people are facing drug charges after county jail employees uncovered a variety of schemes to smuggle an addiction-fighting drug into the facility. Though they are charged in three separate cases, they all share similar elements. … 0

Body of woman lost in Deerfield River identified as that of Vermont resident Molly Dowd

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Authorities have identified the woman who went missing in the waters of the Deerfield River in Conway this week and whose body was recovered from the river Tuesday morning in Deerfield as Molly Dowd, 24, of Gilbertville in the town of Brattleboro, Vt. The Office of the Chief … 0

Court Log June 25 to July 3

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Greenfield, June 25 Judge William Mazanec Juleea Weimer, 19, of Well Street, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, filed with defendant’s consent until 8/1/14. Pleaded guilty to miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, filed with defendant’s consent until 8/1/14. Greenfield, June 26 Judge Laurie MacLeod … 0