Police / Fire / Courts

21-year-old Deerfield man gets jail for 3rd OUI

Friday, January 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 21-year-old South Deerfield man was sentenced to 18 months in jail and lost his driver’s license for eight years after he pleaded guilty Thursday to charges, including his third drunken driving charge. The charges are related to an Aug. 12 accident in Hatfield that injured him and his girlfriend. Tylor J. Sevene of 13 Elm St., Apt. 20, pleaded guilty in Northampton District Court to charges of … 0

Greenfield drug raid nets 26 single-use bags of heroin; 4 arrested

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — State and local police swarmed an Oak Courts apartment and arrested four people after heroin was allegedly found there. Police recovered 26 single-use bags of heroin in the Thursday night raid, and turned two children over to state custody, according to court documents. Rae Wilder, 35, of 43 Oak Courts, pleaded … 0

Police: Man arrested after showing pellet gun in bar, claiming to be with ‘Homeland’

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man armed with a pellet gun and claiming to be from Homeland Security offered to back up local police officers during his own arrest, according to police. Ryan Adams, 30, of 4 Armory St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Friday to charges of carrying a dangerous weapon and … 0

Chimney fire extinguished

Thursday, January 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Thursday morning fire was confined to the chimney of a house at 77 Newton St., after a passerby reported seeing smoke and flames coming up the chimney flue at 9:32. The Greenfield Fire Department found smoke showing from the ridge of the roof. Firefighters had … 0

UMass chancellor ceases confidential informant program

Thursday, January 15, 2015

AMHERST — Reactions were mixed to University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy’s announcement Thursday that he would be ending the university police’s student confidential informant program, saying it was “fundamentally inconsistent with the core values of … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 6-8

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 6 9:31 a.m. — Carbon monoxide alarm sounding on Davis Street; fire department responding. 10:08 a.m. — Report of two sections of sidewalks not shoveled on High Street; parking enforcement was notified. 10:33 a.m. — Caller from Green Fields Market on Main Street wanted to complain … 0

Police investigating purse snatching

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are looking for a man who snatched a woman’s purse in the downtown area and then tried to use a debit card at local convenience stores as the account was canceled. According to the department’s logs, the incident occurred on School Street at 5:43 p.m. … 0

District Court Jan 2, 2015 - Jan. 8, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Greenfield, Dec. 23, Judge William Mazanec Allen F. Smith, 48, of North Caldwell Road, Northfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for littering trash, placed on probation until 12/22/15 with victim witness assessment of $50, and restitution yet to be determined. Admitted to sufficient facts for throwing litter from a … 0

Check forger sentenced to jail

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ATHOL — A local man who forged one of his elderly landlady’s checks was sentenced to 2 1/ 2 years in county jail Tuesday. Troy Sutherland, 47, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court to charges of larceny under $250 from a person over 60, forgery of a check … 0

Alleged meth cook arraigned in Superior Court

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — A man arrested with what police say was a portable methamphetamine lab in the back of his mother’s car in Athol in October pleaded innocent this week in Franklin County Superior Court to manufacturing the illegal and highly addictive stimulant. Joseph Hamel faces a single charge … 0

Drunk driver jailed after injuring pregnant woman

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man who injured a pregnant woman in a drunken driving accident was sentenced to county jail Tuesday. Michael Thorpe, 55, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court to charges of drunken driving resulting in serious bodily injury, drunken driving as a third offense, and negligent … 0

Teen arrested with sawed-off shotgun

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local teen was arrested while carrying a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition on a downtown street, according to police. Police learned that the 15-year-old boy had the gun and was trying to sell or trade it, according to Deputy Chief Mark Williams. Williams said the teen … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 2 to 5

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Orange, Jan. 2 9 a.m. — A court officer advised they found an illegal weapon in a backpack that was left at the bus stop on Court Square. The weapon was seized with instruction to have the owner come to the station to speak with the officer. 11:30 … 0