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The scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash Friday that killed a Heath woman on the Mohawk Trail in Shelburne Center. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

Friday car crashes include two separate, fatal accidents: Greenfield man, Heath woman killed

Friday, October 2, 2015

There were three major accidents in the area Friday, including one early morning fatality in Greenfield and another deadly afternoon crash in Shelburne. At the early Greenfield accident, driver Ryan Gay, 33, of Greenfield, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Mary Carey, communications director for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Carey said Gay was the sole occupant of … 0

Driver dies in 1-car crash in Greenfield

Friday, October 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — A fatal motor vehicle accident occurred on Plain Road Friday morning. Greenfield Deputy Fire Chief Ed Jarvis arrived on scene at 5:30 a.m. and said the driver’s vehicle rolled over and hit a telephone pole. According to a statement from Mary Carey, the communications director of the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, the driver and sole occupant was pronounced dead at the … 0

No injuries in Factory Hollow crash

Thursday, October 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — An accident involving at least one vehicle on the Factory Hollow portion of Route 2 Thursday left a pickup damaged but its occupants uninjured. It was unclear at presstime what caused the crash, which happened around 2:30 p.m., but the vehicle, a black Chevrolet Avalanche, came to rest in the east … 0

Minor injuries for driver in three-car Sunderland crash

Friday, September 18, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Police responded to a three-vehicle crash in front of Squire Village Apartments on Route 116 Friday evening with one driver sustaining a minor injury. According to Sunderland Police officer Brenda Tozloski, a Hyundai SUV rear-ended a Ford Focus hatchback that was stopped at the traffic light, … 0

Conn. man faces several drug charges

Friday, September 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Suffield, Conn., man faces multiple drug charges after police found a collection of drugs in his car during a routine traffic stop early Friday morning. Around 12:21 a.m., officer Jay Butynski was monitoring traffic on … 0

Three men charged after car stolen and set ablaze in Montague Plains

Friday, September 18, 2015

MONTAGUE — Three Turners Falls men face charges after police say they stole a vehicle, drove it to the Montague Plains and set it on fire. Bryan LaBelle, 19, Ryan Jasper Trudeau, 18, and Matthew Fowler, 21, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Friday to charges of stealing … 0

Police Log, Sept. 9 to 14, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Orange, Sept. 9 3:24 p.m. — Shelburne Control reports a 5-year-old male got off the school bus at the wrong stop on Sandrah Drive, and when the bus driver attempted to stop him, the youth took off running; the child was located at a relative’s house by the … 0

Cause ruled for one of two found dead in May

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — The medical examiner has determined a cause of death for one of the couple found dead in their Prospect Street home this spring. The medical examiner ruled Margaret Pekkala’s death a suicide by a mixture of drugs, oxycodone and three medications sometimes used as antihistamines or … 0

Detective to retire after 21 years with Montague PD

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

MONTAGUE — After 21 years of service with the Montague Police Department, Detective Bill Doyle announced he will retire next month. “It came as quite a shock to me, I actually asked him to pinch me because I wasn’t sure if it was real or not,” Chief Charles … 0

No bomb evidence found in suspicious package at gas station

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — A suspicious briefcase sitting unattended at the FL Roberts gas station on Main Street caused a bomb scare and closed the business for about two hours on Tuesday afternoon. The Massachusetts state police bomb squad arrived … 0

District Court Log, Sept. 1 to 10, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Orange, Sept. 1, Judge Paul Smyth Michael A. Jellison, 32, of Highland Avenue, Athol. Pleaded innocent to breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a wrench, intimidating a witness, a juror, police or … 0

Deerfield hit and run leads to OUI charges

Monday, September 14, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man faces drunken driving charges after police say he crashed his car on Routes 5 and 10 near Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens, then fled the scene. Deerfield Police officers Brent Griffin and … 0

Gill man arrested after brief motorcycle chase

Monday, September 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Gill man who happens to share a name with a 19th-century outlaw was arrested Monday afternoon after leading police on a short chase on his motorcycle. Jesse James, 37, of 100 North Cross Road in Gill was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation, failure … 1