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Police are looking for this man, who robbed a bank in Greenfield Friday

Conn. man charged with August bank robbery

Thursday, November 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — A 50-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with armed robbery for allegedly holding up a Greenfield bank in August. John J. Coughlin of Enfield pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of armed robbery, larceny over $250 and assault with a firearm. He was ordered held on $100,000 bail, and set to return to court Jan. 8 for a status review. Coughlin was arrested Sept. 5, about a month after he allegedly robbed the Peoples United Bank on Federal Street Aug. 8. Police from several departments converged on the Greenfield bank after the 11:25 a.m. robbery. A teller told police that … 0

Sunderland resident recounts Wednesday night house fire

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Michael and Carol Ahearn were sitting on the couch and recliner in their living room just after 9 p.m. Wednesday when Mrs. Ahearn’s nose picked up an unusual smell. “She said, ‘I think something is burning,’ and we had some Yankee Candles lit, so I blew them out,” said Mr. Ahearn. “I said, ‘Maybe we just don’t have the right candles.’” … 0

District Court Logs

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Greenfield, Nov. 4, Judge William Mazanec Kyle D. Bellows, 33, of Conway Street, Greenfield. Placed on pretrial probation until 5/2/15 for improper use of a credit card under $250, must continue with Clean Slate program weekly, continue with counseling at Clinical and Support Options on biweekly schedule, and must report to probation once a month, with verifications of attendance, and must take and … 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

Mini vs. moose

Sunday, November 2, 2014

DEERFIELD — A small car struck a large animal Sunday night on Interstate 91 northbound. Neither fared well. “The moose is code four, the moose is not with us anymore, but the people are OK,” said State Trooper Scott Boutell, attached to the Shelburne Barracks. “The person was … 0

Police seek suspect in Leyden Woods shooting

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at two people in Leyden Woods Wednesday night, while a second suspect is in custody. Jose Joel Velazquez, 25, last known as living in the Leyden Woods … 0

Driver plows into Jerry’s Place

Friday, October 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Bent metal bar stools, skid marks on the floor and a gaping hole in the wall mark the spot where a car barreled through the front window of Jerry’s Place restaurant early Thursday morning after a … 0

Deerfield Police issue summons for man who accidentally shot wife

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Police Department has requested a court summons for a Deerfield man who accidentally shot his wife on Oct. 17. According to a press release issued by the department on Wednesday, officers from the Deerfield Police Department responded to reports of a gunshot wound at … 0

Drain fumes prompt evacuation of Sanderson Academy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ASHFIELD — A chemical reaction of cleaning fluid in a plugged-up classroom drain resulted in the temporary evacuation of about 125 schoolchildren at the Sanderson Academy Wednesday morning. The children were bused to the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School, … 0

Police scour Mount Sugarloaf for missing Amherst teen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DEERFIELD — Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation was closed for part of Tuesday afternoon while local emergency responders combed the area for any sign of Richard Hogans Jr., the 15-year-old Amherst resident who went missing Monday afternoon. Deerfield Police … 0

2 charged in armed burglary at Leyden Woods

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two men were arrested in short order after a Leyden Woods home invasion late Monday night. Jasper “Ed” Green III, 50, of Greenfield, pleaded innocent Tuesday in Greenfield District Court to charges of home invasion, armed … 0

What are the danger signs?

Monday, October 27, 2014

The following behaviors by an intimate partner are a warnings of an abusive relationship. The partner: ∎ Is extremely jealous or possessive. ∎ Controls your finances, what you wear, where you go, and who you see. ∎ Demands that you turn over your paycheck to him/her. ∎ Tells you that nothing you … 0

Getting services to victims immediately

Monday, October 27, 2014

When the police get a domestic violence call during the night or weekend hours, officers can reach out to a team of on-call advocates who can help victims in the moment — just after the incident and the … 0