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3-car crash on I-91 off-ramp ends in drunken driving charge for Lowell man

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Lowell man was arrested on a charge of drunken driving after his vehicle was involved in a three-car collision on the Interstate 91 Exit 26 off ramp Friday afternoon. Michael J Walsh, 54, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a third offense after police administered a field sobriety test and a breath alcohol test, which showed he had a blood alcohol … 0

Driver uninjured after branch falls on car in Deerfield

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield man is OK after his car was struck by a falling tree branch on River Road around 5:45 Thursday evening. The incident followed a brief but intense thunderstorm during the afternoon. Old Deerfield Fire Chief Chet Yazwinski said the driver was traveling south on River Road when the branch fell, striking the front of the vehicle and continuing over … 0

Police Logs, July 23-26

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Greenfield, July 23 8:03 a.m. — Larceny reported on Conway Street, where the caller says a crate was stolen from the porch; previously someone had gone onto the porch and left broken glass behind; the wooden crate that supported a plant was taken from the porch sometime overnight; the crate had little to no value and the reporting person wanted police aware of … 0

District Court Log, June 30 to July 6

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Greenfield, June 30, Judge William Mazanec III Ian A. McNamara, 22, of Amherst. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, in Deerfield, and sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 2/29/16 with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus $250 head injury assessment, … 0

Feds bust Boston cop’s son in terror plot; Adams suspect stabbed Franklin County jail nurse after arrest

Monday, July 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — The son of a Boston Police captain arrested in a plot to commit terrorists acts on behalf of the Islamic State group was held for two days at the Franklin County Jail where he stabbed a … 0

Easthampton mom, daughter plead not guilty in alleged prescription drug scheme

Monday, July 13, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton woman facing 195 charges for allegedly writing false prescriptions for painkillers did so to feed her daughter’s addiction, though she lied to police in an attempt to take the fall for her daughter, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Theresa Coe, 48, and … 0

20-year-old Nigerian student drowns while swimming in Deerfield River Sunday

Sunday, July 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — A 20-year-old Nigerian student from the University of Massachusetts Lowell drowned while swimming in the Deerfield River near Stillwater Bridge Sunday evening, according to Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. Multiple agencies reported to the rope … 0

Second-floor fire breaks loose at Sunderland apt. complex

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A Wednesday evening fire at the Cliffside Apartments at 248 Amherst Road displaced about 30 residents, a tenant estimated. No injuries were reported in the fire, which started as an oven fire on the second floor … 0

Greenfield man faces charge of wielding knife in fistfight

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man was ordered held on $10,000 bail for his alleged role in a fight on Main Street. Michael J. Williams, 36, whose address is listed in court paperwork as 56 Devens St., first floor, faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, … 0

Teens arrested in beer, Slim Jim heist

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

ORANGE — Two 17-year-old boys were arrested on charges of stealing alcohol and Slim Jims, following a break-in at Mike’s Place, a bar and grill on East River Street. Responding to a call that a burglary appeared to be in progress lat Tuesday night, police found the back … 0

Police Logs, July 6-7

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Montague, July 6 8:32 a.m. — Larceny reported on Main Street where the caller says something was stolen from his residence; the reporting person isn’t at home but his wife will speak with the responding officer; neither person witnessed the theft; officer spoke with the involved people and … 0

Police log, July 2-6

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Orange, July 2 9:35 a.m. — Motor vehicle stopped on East Main Street for an expired registration; citation was issued via the violator’s agent, and the vehicle was towed, and plates seized. 10 a.m. — Caller reporting her wallet was stolen from the courthouse on June 29; officer … 0

Deerfield hit by microburst; Whately also sees damage

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The National Weather Service has confirmed a microburst hit South Deerfield on Tuesday. The microburst produced straight line wind damage just before 5 p.m. The service said the estimated path length was just short of half a mile. Deerfield Police reported Hillside Road closed via social media around … 0