Police / Fire / Courts

AG: look out for phone, email scams

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Phone and email scammers are stealing from people across the state by threatening to shut off their electricity, to take legal action against them or even hurt their loved ones. Attorney General Maura Healey warns residents to be suspicious of anyone calling and asking for payments over the phone or email. Several such cases have been reported in Greenfield and other Franklin County towns. Some of the scammers … 0

Police: Vt. student arrested pound of pot in Greenfield

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Vermont college student faces drug dealing charges after he was pulled over hauling a pound of pot, according to police. Sammy Gourabou, 18, of Bennington, Vt., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and traffic offenses. Gourabou was arrested Feb. 26 after a traffic stop on Interstate 91 north. … 0

Northfield man sentenced in Interstate 91 car chase

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WHATELY — A Northfield man will spend a year in jail for crashing into a state trooper’s cruiser and leading police on a chase up and down Interstate 91. Stephen J. Hall, 54, of 361 Millers Falls Road, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court Wednesday to charges of resisting arrest, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, negligent operation of a motor … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 28-Feb. 12

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 28, Judge William Mazanec III Michael F. McCaffrey, 36, of Fifth Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to two charges of assault and battery, and one of intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, ordered held for dangerousness hearing, and after hearing, the defendant was found … 0

Lamson loses pipe to the cold

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Cold and wind broke into the Lamson & Goodnow factory over the weekend, bursting a pipe and causing water damage a day later. “The other night, I think it was Sunday night, we had all those high winds and it pushed out one of our … 0

Underground electrical fire closes Greenfield streets

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — An underground electrical fire closed parts of several downtown streets for nearly five hours Tuesday. Smoke coming from a manhole cover at Main and High streets prompted a passerby to call the Fire Department at about … 0

Police call Tasers useful deterrent

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — If you’re a fan of cop shows or crime movies, you may think Tasers are standard-issue for police across the country. While the electronic weapons have gained in popularity in recent years, there are still a … 0

Turners Falls man hurt in Gill Rt. 2 crash

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GILL — Police have identified the three drivers in Saturday’s crash on Route 2 as a Marlborough man and two Turners Falls men. Alan Houde, 44, of Marlborough, was badly hurt when he left his 2001 Ford pickup and was pinned against one vehicle by a third after … 0

Police logs, Feb. 6 - 10

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Orange, Feb. 6 9:40 a.m. — Caller from Putnam Street reports someone siphoned gas out of his 2008 red Dodge Pickup truck while parked in his driveway; he lost about a half of a tank, valued at about $40; nothing else was disturbed or missing and no mechanical … 0

Sprinkler burst sends Fire Dept. to Baystate

Monday, February 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — A burst sprinkler pipe sent firefighters rushing to Baystate Franklin Medical Center Monday afternoon. Patient care areas were unaffected, according to hospital spokeswoman Amy Swisher. Swisher said the broken pipe was in the ceiling of a third-floor section of the hospital’s north building, which is mostly … 0

Injury accident closes Route 2

Sunday, February 15, 2015

GILL — A driver involved in a two-car accident in Saturday night’s snow was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center after a third vehicle pinned him to one of the two vehicles left blocking the highway, according to Gill police. Returning calls about the accident Sunday, Brian Ravish … 0

Colrain man faces Vermont drunk driving charge

Sunday, February 15, 2015

GUILFORD, Vt. — A Colrain, Mass., man faces drunken driving charges in Vermont court after Vermont State Police said they found him pointed north on Interstate 91 southbound, just over the Massachusetts border. According to a release from … 0

Poor roads cause 3-car crash on I-91

Sunday, February 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — Slick road conditions led to a three-car crash on Interstate 91 Saturday afternoon and sent one person to the hospital. Trooper Tim Stone of the state police barracks in Shelburne said the crash occurred in the northbound lane at 3:30 p.m., near Exit 26 in Greenfield. … 0