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DA'SEAN DOWNEY

UMass football player Da’Sean Downey to be arraigned in October in connection with altercation that injured 2 students

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — A linebacker for the University of Massachusetts football team will be arraigned in October on assault charges stemming from an altercation at a Hadley house party earlier this year that left one victim temporarily unconscious and missing teeth. Da’Sean M. Downey — listed on the team’s online roster as a 6-foot-4, 241-pound sophomore linebacker — will be arraigned Oct. 21 in Eastern Hampshire District Court, according to a criminal complaint filed by Hadley Police this week. He is charged with two counts of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury. Police had not previously named Downey as the suspect in the case. Hadley … 0

District Log, Aug. 14 to 27, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Orange, Aug. 14, Judge Paul Smyth Adam J. Lindo, 21, of Parmenter Street, Athol. Found responsible for operating with suspended license, filed with defendant’s consent, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil complaint. Mark E. Anderson, 25, of Pine Street, Athol. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny over $250, and sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 2/21/17, must have … 0

Police Log, Aug. 26, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Montague, Aug. 26 10:30 a.m. — Caller reports her daughter stole several items from her storage unit in Greenfield, she was given the number of the Greenfield Police. 3:13 p.m. — Caller from area of Turners Falls Road and James Avenue reports a lot of smoke coming from behind a duplex type building with a porch; Turners Falls Fire Department, and officers advised; … 0

Deerfield rollover crash nets charges for driver

Sunday, August 16, 2015

DEERFIELD — A 2000 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle went off-road upside down early Sunday morning in Deerfield, bringing charges for the driver. Deerfield Police Sgt. Michael Krusiewski said the operator, Joseph A. Pelletier, 19, of 32 Temple Ave., Greenfield, was driving too fast when he took the … 0

Police Logs, August 12-13

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Greenfield, Aug. 12 1 p.m. — Caller from Heather Court found a bone near the river and is unsure if it is animal or human; officer retrieved the bone and it was shown to the ER doctor at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, and it was determined to be … 0

District Court Log, July 27 to Aug. 6

Friday, August 14, 2015

Greenfield, July 27, Judge Michael Ripps April M. Thibault, 30, of Fifth Street, Turners Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for possession of a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, in Greenfield at the house of correction, and sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 7/26/16, with … 0

Interstate 91 rollover still under investigation

Thursday, August 13, 2015

DEERFIELD — Police continue to investigate a two-car crash that seriously injured two drivers on Interstate 91 in Deerfield. Police said the accident happened shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, when a 2008 Volkswagen hatchback driven by a 23-year-old man from Vernon, Conn., crossed abruptly into the right lane … 1

South Deerfield crash sends one to hospital

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A two-vehicle crash at Mill Village Road and Routes 5 and 10 sent one driver to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday afternoon. The accident happened around 2:20 when, police said, the driver of a … 0

District Court Log, July 30 to Aug. 11, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Greenfield, July 30, Judge Laurie MacLeod Marino-Hernon Bartolon-Martinez, 22, of Maple Street, Turners Falls. Found responsible for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, in Deerfield, fined $100, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil complaint. Suzette M. Guilmet, 54, of Turnpike Road, Turners Falls. Charge of operating … 0

Police Log, Aug. 11 to 12, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Greenfield, Aug. 11 11 a.m. — Accident at Federal and Garfield streets, where a passing vehicle was struck by a tree limb as Greenfield DPW tree crew employees were taking down a tree in the tree belt; minor damage on the passenger side, rear of truck bed, no … 0

Out of the ashes: Mechanics work to rebuild Hatfield businesses after devastating fire

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

HATFIELD — Greg Lawrence is willing to fix cars on the dirt parking lot by the charred remains of his shop, Indie Automotive, while he waits to secure temporary garage space. But thanks to the support of longtime … 0

Several stolen bikes turn up in Leverett

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

LEVERETT — Do you have a missing bicycle? On July 29, six bikes of various sizes, colors and brands, were located near 223 Long Plain Road in Leverett. According to state police trooper Dustin Fitch, police believe they were stolen but are still investigating the incident. The recovered … 0

Police Log, Aug 8 to 11

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Greenfield, Aug. 8 4:22 p.m. — Reports a Wells Street resident has threatened on Facebook to drown his daughter’s kitten. Second caller also reports concerns she has about this party and some “photo shoots” this party has been doing in his basement with younger girls. Officers will be … 0