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Sunderland man sentenced to 3 years for rape

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Sunderland man was sentenced to three years in state prison after he admitted Wednesday to raping a South Hadley woman at her home in 2013. Jesse Davis, 42, pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to the rape charge. The victim read a statement before his sentencing, describing how the attack on Aug. 11, 2013, affected her relationships with her family, friends and boyfriend and forced her to … 0

Route 2 crash sends 3 to hospital

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two Ford Escape SUVs headed in opposite directions collided on Route 2 around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday according to Greenfield police. Two from one car and one from the other were taken to the hospital with what police said were not serious injuries. The accident closed a portion of Route 2 west of the Adams Road intersection for close to an hour. … 0

Police: Drunk driver tried to eat snow to beat breath test

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A 76-year-old man faces a fourth offense charge of drunken driving after he wedged his truck in a snowbank. Constantine Kamansky Jr. of 6 Bull Hill Road, Leverett, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday to a single charge of operating under the influence of liquor as a fourth offense. Sunderland Police arrested Kamansky Jan. 21 after receiving a report of … 0

Police Log: Jan. 5-8

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Greenfield, Jan. 5 10:48 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported from Colrain Road caller who says someone came onto her property and left an animal cage; officer spoke with the reporting person who explained a fivefoot bird cage was left on the property in the middle of the night … 0

Greenfield sees rash of smashed glass

Friday, January 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are on the lookout for BB-gun-wielding vandals suspected of shooting out the windows of local businesses, homes and cars. The first report came from a Greenfield Community College student, who told police she left a night class Thursday to find that both of her driver’s … 0

Sprinkler malfunction floods part of Deerfield Inn

Friday, January 9, 2015

DEERFIELD — Mopping up the floors is a common sight at most restaurants, but the innkeepers of Deerfield Inn found themselves having to do quite a bit more of that than usual Thursday night when an emergency sprinkler … 2

Sprinkler soaks first floor of Greenfield nursing home

Friday, January 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — A malfunctioning sprinkler drenched parts of the first floor of the Poet’s Seat Health Care Center Friday morning, but no one was harmed or forced to leave then nursing home. At 9:51 a.m. Friday, Greenfield Fire Department responded to the 64-bed, skilled nursing facility at 359 … 0

Turners man held on kidnapping, heroin charges

Friday, January 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man on trial for kidnapping, heroin dealing, sexual assault and other charges was ordered held without bail after being deemed a danger to others. Richie Bauza, 23, has been charged with kidnapping, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, distribution of … 0

Four men charged with dealing cocaine

Friday, January 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — Four men face cocaine dealing charges after three of them ran from a routine traffic stop, according to police. Maxwell Fish, 25, of Gill pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Friday to a charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He was released on … 0

Police: burglar caught after knocking on cop’s door

Thursday, January 8, 2015

ORANGE — A local man was arrested after he came knocking on a resident’s door to see if anyone was home before breaking in, according to police. The problem is, the house belongs to an Erving police officer who was, in fact, home. Jeffrey Royer, 43, was arrested … 1

District Court Logs, Dec. 16 and Dec. 29 to Jan. 2

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Greenfield, Dec. 16, Judge Laurie MacLeod Frankie Carrion, 39, of New Bedford. Pleaded innocent to possession of Class A drug, to wit, heroin, using a motor vehicle without authority, and miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, in Greenfield by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 1/12/15 for … 0

Police Log, Dec. 30, 2014- Jan. 5, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orange, Dec. 30 8:45 a.m. — Caller from East River Street would like an officer to view a window there where damage had recently occurred; officer sent, and report taken. 3:06 P.M. — Accident reported by Shelburne Control, on New Athol Road with unknown injuries; both units responded … 0

Police: Identity thief ‘knew she was going to get caught’

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A local woman faces identity fraud charges after allegedly opening and using several credit cards in the name of a former friend. Karrissa Lareau, 20, is charged with identity fraud, improper use of a credit card over $250 and larceny over $250. A warrant was … 0