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District Court Logs, Aug. 26

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 26, Judge William Mazanec Alan R. Wicklund, 23, of Thayer Street, South Deerfield, Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, but continued without a finding until 8/25/15, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus OUI fee of $250, OUI victims assessment of $50, head injury assessment of $250, and victim witness assessment of $50. Must take and complete the driver alcohol education program and … 0

Pedestrian treated after being hit by vehicle Sunday in Leverett

Sunday, August 31, 2014

LEVERETT — A male pedestrian was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield for injuries after he was struck by a vehicle on Long Plain Road Sunday at 12:45 p.m. State police trooper Nicole Morrell said the driver of the vehicle, Geraldine Cinquantini, 71, of Leverett had not been cited in the accident as of Sunday night. Morrell said that police are … 0

Police chase through Northampton ends in arrest of Erving man

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 33-year-old Erving man faces multiple charges after he led police on a several-mile car chase Thursday night through parts of three communities. Police were able to stop the stolen vehicle the man was driving near the Westhampton-Easthampton town line using spike strips they put down on Loudville Road. Jeremy Parker was arrested at the intersection of Loudville Road and Mineral … 0

District Court Logs, July 31 to Aug. 4

Friday, August 15, 2014

Greenfield, July 31, Judge Laurie MacLeod Catherine Adams-Besancon, 29, of Brattleboro, Vt. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, in Greenfield by state police, but continued without a finding until 1/30/15, with victim witness assessment of $50. Found not responsible for marked lane violation. … 0

Arlington woman killed in Route 2 crash in Athol

Thursday, August 14, 2014

ATHOL — An Arlington woman is dead after a multi-vehicle crash on Route 2 Thursday afternoon. The 68-year-old woman was a passenger in a Toyota Prius driven by her husband. Trooper Alexander Nguyen said the man was flown to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by helicopter ambulance … 0

District Court Logs, 8-12

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Orange, Aug. 8, Judge David S. Ross Jaimie N. Bowser, 24, of Gardner. Pleaded innocent to possession of class A drug, to wit, heroin, possession of class B drug, to wit, crack cocaine, and possession of a class E drug, to wit, orange pills, marked lane violation, and … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 10-13

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 12 12:07 p.m. — Accident at Bernardston Road and Long Avenue, officers and fire department responded, MedCare also dispatched, found that a van pulled out in front of a pickup truck; minor injury to the truck operator ... she was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center … 0

Man OK after Colrain rollover

Thursday, August 14, 2014

COLRAIN — A Colrain man walked away with what were apparently minor injuries after the car he was driving rolled over twice and landed upright Thursday morning. Clifford Dornbusch, 26, was driving an older-model Mercedes on Jacksonville Road when the vehicle went off the road, struck a boulder … 0

District Court Logs, July 28 to Aug. 8

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Greenfield, July 28, Judge William Mazanec Travis L. Reynolds, 26, listed as homeless, of Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to larceny under $250, released on personal recognizance, with special condition that the defendant stay away from Baystate Franklin Medical Center unless there is an emergency, continued to 9/23/14 for pretrial … 0

Buckets of generosity: Franklin County police, fire get wet for ALS

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Across Franklin County, police and firefighters are getting ice cold and soaking wet — to raise awareness and money for ALS, a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. The local public safety officers … 1

Sgt. Mark Williams recommended for deputy Greenfield police chief

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — If the mayor concurs with his Public Safety Commission and police chief , Sgt. Mark Williams will become the town’s first deputy police chief since Joseph LaChance retired from that job in 2004. Police Chief Robert … 0

Strahan could become permanent Greenfield fire chief by end of week

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears the town’s provisional fire chief might become permanent by the end of the week. Mayor William Martin has received the Public Safety Commission’s recommendation to appoint Robert Strahan as the town’s permanent fire chief. Strahan, who was deputy chief until a year ago, has … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 8 to 10

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Orange, Aug. 8 12:13 p.m. — Officer responded to Cottage Street to talk with two neighbors over an ongoing issue of one taking pictures of the other, regarding an issue of laundry hung on the railing on the sidewalk; everybody involved was spoken with, and they started working … 0