Police / Fire / Courts

Domestic dispute and smashed windows lead to charges for Orange man and his brother

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — An Orange man and his brother from Springfield were arrested Tuesday after the two smashed the windows of a home on Riverside Drive during a domestic dispute. At 11:48 p.m., Greenfield police responded to 39 Riverside Drive, where there was a fight involving several people. At the house, a group of people outside the home told police the suspect, Mack Kenny Daniels, 22, of 72 North Main St., … 0

DA: Large car insurance fraud ring disrupted

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Dozens of New York City area residents have been charged locally with defrauding car insurance companies of hundreds of thousands of dollars, by claiming to live in the Pioneer Valley to get cheaper premiums. Hampshire and Franklin county grand juries have returned indictments against 38 individuals, alleging they were involved in the insurance fraud ring operating both locally and in the … 0

Belchertown man arrested in New Salem break-ins

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW SALEM — After a month of investigation, the New Salem Police Department has filed charges against Belchertown resident Tyrone G. Ulmer Jr., 43, for allegedly breaking into two homes. On July 29, Lt. Marcy Helems and Detective John Bonafini responded to reports of break-ins at homes on North Main Street and Crowl Road, according to a press release from the department. Working … 0

Suspect sought in Super John’s break-in

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for a suspect in the overnight break-in of a Federal Street convenience store. A passerby noticed that the glass door of Super John’s Market had been smashed in at about 4:30 a.m. Friday, … 0

More than 15 unlocked cars burglarized in Montague

Friday, August 1, 2014

MONTAGUE — Several residents woke up Friday to find their cars had been entered in the night and valuables stolen. Besides the thefts, the 15-plus victims had one thing in common: they had all left their car doors unlocked overnight. The thefts occurred between Montague Center and Turners … 0

Scam artists hope to dupe Deerfield residents

Friday, August 1, 2014

DEERFIELD — Have you received a phone call lately that just didn’t seem quite right? Were you offered something that seemed too good to be true? According to the Deerfield Police Department, there’s a pretty good chance that it is, and they’re warning the town’s residents to double … 0

Vermont man arrested after struggle, chase

Thursday, July 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — A Vermont man facing heroin dealing charges and a slew of other offenses allegedly asked the Lord for help before fighting a state trooper and leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with him locking the doors of his disabled car and lighting a cigarette, … 0

District Court Logs, July 22-29

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Orange, July 22, Judge Laurie MacLeod Denver D. Hill, 29, of Crescent Street, Athol. Admitted to sufficient facts for possession of a firearm without a license, and improper storage of a fire arm, but continued without a finding on both until 1/20/15, with victim witness assessment of $50 … 0

Police Logs, July 25-29

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Orange, July 25 11 a.m. — Caller from Prentiss Street reports vandalism to her vehicle that was shot by a BB gun sometime overnight; incident investigated. 3:25 p.m. — Caller reports she was coming off Route 2 onto Daniel Shays Highway, when she was rear-ended by another vehicle; … 0

Drug suspect stopped on I-91 after wrestling with, escaping trooper

Thursday, July 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield Police stopped a suspect fleeing from state troopers by flattening his car tires with a “spike strip” thrown across a section of Interstate 91 Wednesday evening. Paul Heim, 30, of Woodstock, Vt., faces drug and assault charges after allegedly running from a State Police trooper … 0

Police Logs, July 23-28

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Montague, July 23 7:14 p.m. — Erving Police requested a check of a residence for a person who just left Erving after having a verbal altercation with a female; the male reportedly left in a, “hasty manner.” Officer checked the residence here, no one home. 8:39 p.m. — … 0

District Court Logs, July 21-28

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Greenfield, July 21, Judge William Mazanec William A. Irene, 25, of Adjust, Maine. Pleaded guilty to assault, in Greenfield, sentenced to 2 1/2 years in the house of correction, suspended, placed on probation until 7/20/16, with credit for time served, must take and approved anti batterer’s program, must … 0

District Court Logs, July 15 to July 23

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Greenfield, July 15, Judge William Mazanec Justin Pratt, 28, of Walnut Street, Turners Falls, Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, to be dismissed on payment of $25 court costs, paid today. Greenfield, July 21, Judge William Mazanec Christopher Lane, 65, of Riddell Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent … 0