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Police / Fire / Courts

Woodstove fire damages home

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — A house fire started by a woodstove was quickly extinguished, despite issues caused by Wednesday’s snow. A fire started in the wall of a house at 28B Old Albany Road when embers got into a partition around flue pipe, according to Capt. William Schneider. “The timing was perfect. We got there, opened up the wall and put it out,” Schneider said. “We had to use water cans because … 0

Deerfield, Gill, Northfield, Bernardston house break-ins

Monday, November 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins that have occurred over the past two weeks. Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the first of the three breaks occurred Nov. 17 at 8:22 a.m. on Sand Gully Road. He said police found evidence of a forced entry at the home, and jewelry was taken. The second theft occurred the … 0

Police seek suspects in second stabbing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police seek three suspects in the second stabbing in the past week. A Riverside Drive man was stabbed multiple times in the hands around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in his home. The victim told police his roommate let “three white guys” into the apartment while he slept. He told police that at least two of the men brandished butcher knives, and began … 0

Deerfield man crashes into tree on Stillwater Road

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man who suffered a coughing fit while driving lost control of his truck Wednesday afternoon and struck a tree on Stillwater Road. Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. said the driver, Francis Redmond of Deerfield, hit the tree at about 25 miles per hour … 0

Police Logs: Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Orange, Oct. 31 10:28 a.m. — Caller from Fairman Road reports a neighbor has Guinea hens that screech loudly, and they come on his property; officer to research farm animal zoning. 1:33 p.m. — Larceny reported from East Main Street where the caller says that Adderall missing. 8:16 … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 23 - Nov. 3

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 23, Judge William Mazanec Timothy C. Wilber, 41, of Holyoke. Found innocent, following a jury trail, for operating under the influence of liquor, in Deerfield by state police, Found responsible for miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, and number plate violation, fined $35 on each count. Charge … 0

Trial begins for Whately strip club owner

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

WHATELY — The sexual harassment trial in a civil suit against a Whately strip club owner is underway in federal court. The lawsuit was filed by a female bartender in 2012 against Demetrios Konstantopoulos, owner of the Castaway Lounge on Routes 5 and 10. The jury trial began … 0

Police Logs: Oct. 24-29

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sunderland, Oct. 24 6:29 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle accident on Route 116 at the entrance of Go-Ten Restaurant; a Saab sedan operated by a 67-year-old female from Green River Road in Greenfield on Route 116 and a Volkswagen Jetta operated by a 72-year-old man from Belchertown; … 0

Body thought to be that of missing Greenfield man

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The body found Monday afternoon in the Connecticut River is thought to be that of a Greenfield man reported missing Oct. 22, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Mary Carey. Confirmation of identity is yet to be made by the Office of the … 0

Driver: Garbage bag full of marijuana ‘just medicine’

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — A local man faces drug charges after he was pulled over with a garbage bag full of marijuana in his car, according to state police. Thomas J. Ratte of 42 Munson St. pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of possession of marijuana with … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 22-27

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 22, Judge Laurie MacLeod Michael A. Perry, 32, of Colrain Road, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to operating with suspended license, subsequent offense, sentenced to 90 days in the house of correction, concurrent with sentence in another case. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Roy M. Beaudoin, … 0

Body found in Conn. River

Monday, November 3, 2014

MONTAGUE — Emergency workers pulled a body from the Connecticut River Monday afternoon. Montague Police Staff Sgt. Christopher Williams said the body was found around 1 p.m. along the Montague bank of the Connecticut River, out of the way — away from the riverbank Unity Park — but … 0

Letter: What’s going on

Sunday, November 2, 2014

If you really want to know your neighborhood and what is actually going on, just take the time each day and read the police logs, and court logs and you will have an eye-opening experience. Every day as you read these parts of the local Recorder, you will … 1