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Embezzling case against Greenfield woman dismissed

Friday, April 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Embezzling charges have been dropped against a Greenfield woman accused of stealing more than $21,000 from her boss, because of his inability to testify. Rebecca Phillips, 45, of Wisdom Way, was charged with a single count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing thousands from her boss over six months in 2013. Her case was scheduled to go to trial this month, but the victim suffered a … 0

New Salem man arrested on child rape, related charges

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW SALEM — A local man has turned himself in to face charges of child rape and other offenses. Andrew Ohlson, 46, of 52 Whitaker Road, was arrested Friday morning on one count of child rape and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14. State police said Ohlson was under investigation by the detective unit when he came … 0

Police logs, April 15 to 22

Friday, April 24, 2015

Greenfield, April 15 1:30 a.m. — Suspicious activity at the Wilson’s Store lot off Main Street and found it was tax employees working late. 5:39 a.m. — Caller from Chapman Street states he forgot to lock the door last night and believes someone may have entered his apartment and choked him while he was asleep, because he has a red mark around his … 0

4 hospitalized after crash in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Two drivers and two passengers were transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield after an icy collision Thursday morning in Shelburne Falls. According to Shelburne Police Sgt. Gregory Bardwell, the driver of a car at the intersection of South Maple Street and Route 2A … 0

District Court Logs, April 1-7

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Orange, April 1, Judge David S. Ross Cindy Doiron, 56, of Eagleville Road, Orange. Found guilty following a jury trail, for operating under the influence of liquor, placed on probation until 3/31/17, and no driving until the Registry of Motor Vehicles reinstates the license, plus head injury assessment … 0

Police logs, April 6-8

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Montague, April 6 2:37 p.m. — Walk-in reports use of a motor vehicle without authority, and she was provided with a stolen motor vehicle paperwork, and while it was filled out, the investigation was still taking place with Montague and Greenfield Police; and Shelburne Control was also advised. … 0

Police Log, March 6-April 6

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Greenfield, March 6 11 a.m. — Larceny reported at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, where a wallet was stolen from an office there; officer investigating and learned it was taken this morning and a credit card from the wallet was used in several locations already; officer is working with … 0

Greenfield fugitive wanted for fleeing trial on child porn charges found in Florida

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MIAMI — The Greenfield man wanted by police for fleeing the state on Monday was found in the Miami area on Tuesday, according to police. Greenfield Police Sgt. Dan McCarthy said that Derek Lecompte, 24, of 91 Hope St. — wanted for fleeing while on trial on charges … 0

Greenfield, Orange police: let us pick up dirty needles

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

While the Montague police chief has asked for the public’s help in disposing of discarded heroin needles, his counterparts in Greenfield and Orange advise people to let the professionals handle them. Chief Charles “Chip” Dodge said Montague police get calls about discarded syringes on a daily basis, and … 0

Police Log, April 3-4

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Greenfield, April 3 12:03 p.m. — Reported overdose at a Conway St. residence. Victim told her father she had overdosed on her prescribed medications and was hearing voices. She was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center. 1:55 p.m. — Reports of wires down near Ruggeri’s Beverage & Redemption … 0

Court Log, March 23-April 6

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Greenfield, March 23, Judge William Mazanec III Walter H. Perry, 36, of Coolidge Avenue Turners Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for violation of abuse prevention order, sentenced to 7 days in the house of correction, given credit for 7 days held, plus $350 fine, with payment today. Must … 0

Montague police seek public’s help on needle problem

Monday, April 6, 2015

MONTAGUE — Local police are called to pick up used syringes every day, and they expect calls of discarded needles to skyrocket as the melting snow continues to reveal them on the roadsides. Chief Charles “Chip” Dodge is … 0

Greenfield fugitive sought on child pornography charges

Monday, April 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are looking for a man they say fled while wanted for child pornography charges. According to police, Derek Lecompte, 24, of 91 Hope St., cut off his court-ordered GPS anklet and fled Monday. Lecompte is … 0