Police / Fire / Courts

Phillipston crash hospitalizes four, slows Route 2

Monday, September 29, 2014

PHILLIPSTON — State Police report three adults and a toddler were hospitalized, an Orange man with life-threatening injuries, following a two-car collision on Route 2 Monday afternoon. According to a State Police release, a 911-caller a 1:50 p.m. reported that a vehicle travelling eastbound on Route 2 crossed the center lane markings and struck a vehicle in the westbound lane head-on. Jeffrey J. Cronin, 53, of Orange, the driver of … 0

District Court Logs

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 19, Judge Laurie MacLeod Juma O. Ali, 35, of West Springfield. Charge of operating with suspended license, to be dismissed on payment of one time $50 probation supervision fee. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker, Todd Trimble, 53, of Natick. Charge of operating with suspended registration, in Gill by state police, to be dismissed on payment of one time $50 … 0

Hot air balloon makes emergency landing on I-91

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WHATELY — Cars, pickups and an occasional tractor-trailer truck are common enough sights in the Interstate 91 breakdown lane. Hot air balloons less so. Dorothea Wrobel of North Adams was headed home from Northampton on Saturday night after dropping her daughter off at college when she spotted an orange hot air balloon drifting … 1

Heroin trafficking charges for two Holyoke women

Friday, September 5, 2014

WHATELY — Two Holyoke women have been charged with trafficking in heroin after an Interstate 91 traffic stop netted 1,000 bags of the drug, according to police. There were also two small children in the car, according to police reports. Zeneida Gonzalez, 27, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District … 0

Report of shot fired at Greenfield bar Friday

Friday, September 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Patrons of the Main Street Bar and Grill say a bullet flew through the window of the Friday night. However, police could not confirm whether a round hole in the bar’s window was caused by a … 0

District Court Logs, Aug. 26-Sept.2

Friday, September 5, 2014

Orange, Aug. 26, Judge David S. Ross Sandra A. Bezio, 45, of Walnut Street, Athol. Found guilty for breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, fined $200, plus $50 surfine, and victim witness assessment of $50. Must pay $100 restitution Must pay legal counsel fee of … 0

Greenfield teller admits stealing from credit union

Thursday, September 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — A former bank teller has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $90,000 from a client’s accounts. Meghan Porter, former head teller for the Greenfield branch of Freedom Credit Union, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court Wednesday to two charges of larceny over $250 by a single … 0

Northfield man gets 6-8 years on child rape

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NORTHFIELD — A local man was sentenced to six to eight years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to child rape and other charges. William Kaczor, 31, of 91 Main St., apartment 2, pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court to two counts of rape and abuse of … 0

Crack dealer gets 18 months

Thursday, September 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — A local crack dealer was sentenced to 18 months in county jail. Tara Shippee, 40, of 1 Bouker St., pleaded guilty in Franklin Superior Court to a charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. She was sentenced to 18 months in jail by Judge … 0

District Court Logs Aug. 26-Aug. 29

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Greenfield, Aug. 26, Judge William Mazanec Mark M. Longo, 53, of Eddy Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, in Montague by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 10/2/14 for pre trial conference. Greenfield, Aug. 27, Judge William Mazanec Shane P. Deming, 22, of … 0

Police Log Aug. 26-Sept. 2

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Orange, Aug. 26 1:15 p.m. — Reporting person says five youths are in the Butterfield Park by the swings and they are climbing the trees, swearing, and one of them keeps throwing up; cruiser sent to check and spoke with the group there and advised them of the … 0

Conway man charged with being fugitive from Florida

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Conway man was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of being a fugitive from Florida,where he allegedly sold cocaine. Williamsburg Police arrested Gene F. Malloy, 55, on Main Street about 10 p.m. Saturday on a fugitive from justice warrant issued in Putnam County, Fla., for the … 0

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 … 0