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Turners Falls man arrested on OUI charges, cops say he backed into cruiser

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after he backed his car into a parked cruiser, according to police. Dion W. Cadiz, 24, of 88 2nd St., was arrested Wednesday night on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, driving without a license in possession, and failure to use care in backing. Cadiz was driving by a work detail near the intersection … 0

Rowe fire chief to resign after ‘scrutiny’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ROWE — Citing lack of support from selectmen, Fire Chief Paul McLatchy Jr. has resigned after nearly three decades with the fire department and several months of wrangling with the Board of Selectmen on how the Fire Department is run. “No other official in town has had such scrutiny placed on whether they are in town or not,” McLatchy wrote in a letter … 0

Police Logs July 14 to 16

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Montague, July 14 10:09 a.m. — Caller reports there was just a large black bear in his yard on Randall Road, and it appeared to have an injured leg; Environmental Police Dispatch was advised. 12:41 p.m. — A reporting person called on behalf or a friend who has been storing his vehicle next to the reporting person’s property on Eleventh Street while he … 0

Police Logs, July 4 to July 7

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Orange, July 4 12:45 a.m. — Walk in to the station to report that two younger youths had snuck out again, and she advised that if we saw them out to tell them to come home; area searched, but unable to locate. 12:05 p.m. — Shelburne Control reports … 0

Woman’s body found in Deerfield River

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — Kayakers found a body in the Deerfield River early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office did not definitively connect Tuesday’s discovery to a young woman’s presumed drowning on Sunday, but said the … 0

Alert citizen stops suicide on railroad tracks

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — A woman was saved from an apparent suicide attempt thanks to an observant citizen, according to police. Police were called to the area of Fairview Street and Interstate 91 at about 5:20 p.m. Monday, after a caller reported that a woman was passed out near the … 0

Police Logs: July 4-6

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Greenfield, July 4 7:08 p.m. — Emma Therrien, 23, of 36 Forbes Court, was arrested on a warrant after a Colrain Street traffic stop. Therrien exited the vehicle prior to the stop and was found walking towards Applebee’s on Mohawk Trail. 8:26 p.m. — Christopher Passon, 25, of … 0

Greenfield man arrested after police say he told them he “just started dealing” heroin

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man faces several drug dealing charges after detail officers stopped the car in which he rode. Phillip Johnson, 26, of 84 Bayberry Court, pleaded innocent to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of a Class B drug with intent to … 0

Leyden rollover sends woman, child to hospital

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LEYDEN — A single-car rollover accident sent a woman and small child to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Jonathan Ayala came upon the crashed Chevrolet shortly after the accident. “The mother had a small cut, but it wasn’t bad. … 2

Storms hit northeast of Franklin County area

Monday, July 7, 2014

Heavy late afternoon thunderstorms were felt most acutely in the north-eastern part of the county Monday, with wires and trees downed in Athol, Orange and Warwick. The Athol, Orange and Warwick fire departments reported trees and wires down around town but no injuries in the first round of … 0

District Court Logs, June 27 to July 1

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Orange, June 27, Judge David S. Ross Connor J. Chastney, 21, of Lombard Avenue, Athol. Charge of uninsured motor vehicle, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Found not responsible for unregistered motor vehicle. Lawrence Foster, 56, of Templeton Road, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating under … 0

Body found in Deerfield River linked to Sunday drowning

Monday, July 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — Kayakers found a body in the Deerfield River early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office did not definitively connect Tuesday’s discovery to a young woman’s presumed drowning on Sunday, but said the … 0

Rollover impedes Route 2 traffic

Monday, July 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — A rollover on Route 2 impeded traffic and forced detours around the Factory Hollow section of the state highway Monday morning, but no one was hurt in the accident according to police. The Greenfield Police Department logged a report of a heavy equipment rollover with no … 0