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District Court Logs, July 16

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Orange, July 16, Judge William Mazanec Joanna Phillips, 25, of Leverett Road, Shutesbury. Pleaded innocent to breaking and entering into a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and receiving stolen property, released on personal recognizance, continued to 8/12/14 for pretrial conference. Orange, July 18, Judge William Mazanec Adam C. Yukl, 20, of Linden Avenue Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to possession of Class B … 0

Police Logs: July 17-20

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Orange, July 17 11:33 p.m. — Request for an officer at the airport administration building due to vandalism done there; officer responded. 12:53 p.m. — Orange Post Office called, as they are concerned about a person who hasn’t picked up her mail in a few weeks; they were advised she is in a treatment facility; they will hold her mail. 1 p.m. — … 0

Police Logs: July 17-21

Friday, July 25, 2014

Orange, July 16 1 p.m. — General disturbance on North Main and Dexter streets where the reporting person says two kids on noisy pocket motorcycles are in that area; cruiser sent, but gone on arrival of police. 2:41 p.m. — Caller advising that her vehicle was vandalized overnight on West Main Street, officer to investigate. 3:53 p.m. — Caller from Daniel Shays Highway … 0

District Court Logs, June 27 to July 1

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Orange, June 27, Judge David S. Ross Connor J. Chastney, 21, of Lombard Avenue, Athol. Charge of uninsured motor vehicle, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Found not responsible for unregistered motor vehicle. Lawrence Foster, 56, of Templeton Road, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating under … 0

Body found in Deerfield River linked to Sunday drowning

Monday, July 7, 2014

DEERFIELD — Kayakers found a body in the Deerfield River early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office did not definitively connect Tuesday’s discovery to a young woman’s presumed drowning on Sunday, but said the … 0

Rollover impedes Route 2 traffic

Monday, July 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — A rollover on Route 2 impeded traffic and forced detours around the Factory Hollow section of the state highway Monday morning, but no one was hurt in the accident according to police. The Greenfield Police Department logged a report of a heavy equipment rollover with no … 0

Woman thought to have drowned in Deerfield River accident

Sunday, July 6, 2014

CONWAY — Firefighters worked until dusk Sunday evening to recover the body of a woman presumed to have drowned in a tubing accident in the Deerfield River. Conway Fire Chief Robert Baker said a group of six or … 0

Sunderland fire captain named assistant chief

Friday, July 4, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Sunderland firefighter Steve Benjamin has been sworn in as the Fire Department’s new assistant chief. Benjamin, who has been with the department for nearly two decades, was raised to the position from the rank of captain. … 0

County pummeled by thunderstorms two days in a row

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The county was hammered by another round of thunderstorms Thursday evening, knocking down trees, blocking roads and cutting off power in several towns. Thursday’s storm marked the second in two days. Crews worked through the night and into Thursday afternoon cleaning up after Wednesday’s afternoon storm and restoring … 0

Greenfield man crashes car on I-91 in Northampton

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Greenfield man was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after his car rolled over on Interstate 91 northbound in Northampton at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. State Trooper Nicole Morrell said police have not yet determined what caused the car driven by Mitchell Mroz … 0

Buckland woman arrested on heroin, child endangerment charges

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — A woman was arrested after allegedly using heroin at a local park with two children in her car. Candace Caswell, 34, of 15 School St., Buckland, was arrested Monday on charges of possession of heroin and reckless endangerment of children. She was found when police … 0

Police Logs, June 20-27

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sunderland, June 20 11:20 a.m. — Officer and fire department responded to Cliffside Apartments where a 2-year-old had her right hand ring finger get caught in the bathroom door, it looks like a partial amputation from the tip of the fingernail; the child was transported to Cooley Dickinson … 0

Local businesses assist Orange Fire in equipment purchases

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ORANGE — With the help of a number of local businesses, the Orange Fire Department has raised enough money to purchase a new diamond-bladed ventilation saw and two scopes for intubating patients. Mark Vitale, a firefighter and paramedic with the department who organized the fundraising campaign, said purchasing … 0