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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 110 Hillside Road at 9:55 p.m. that night. Upon arrival, residents Michael S. Snyder and his wife, who police declined to name, … 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, as a precautionary measure, while Ashfield firefighters examined the cause of fumes and “rotten-egg” odor … 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 Chief John Paciorek, Jr. said the search was initiated after the department received information from … 0

Keeping watch: Security cameras aim to deter vandals from damaging Greenfield-owned property downtown

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — More than a dozen surveillance cameras now keep a quiet watch over town property downtown. “We wanted to hook up a triangle of cameras from the bottom of Bank Row to Town Hall to Energy Park,” … 2

Police Logs: Oct. 6-7

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Orange, Oct. 6 10:45 a.m. — Control got a call from a person on West Main Street stating she was a target of a phone scam; officer sent, and the reporting person states that someone has called her twice regarding her grandson being in jail and needing money; … 0

Police Logs: Sept. 30-Oct.6

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Orange, Sept. 30 4:20 a.m. — Arrest on Briggs Street as a result of an ongoing investigation involving the distribution of heroin. Arrested Myron D. Vacca, 31, of Briggs Street, Orange, charged with possession of class A drug, to wit, heroin, two charges of conspiracy to violate drug … 0

District Court Logs: Oct. 1-3

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Greenfield, Oct. 1, Judge William Mazanec Anthony I. Rodriquez, 19, of Forbes Court Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to two charges of larceny over $250, two charges of firearm armed robbery one of assault and battery, one of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shod foot, … 0

Drunken driver pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ROWE — The driver in a drunken driving crash that killed one Vermont man and injured another last year was sentenced to 4 to 6 years in jail Tuesday. Timothy Baltzer, 43, of Wilmington, Vt., pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while operating under the influence of liquor and … 0

District Court Logs: Sept. 29-30

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 29, Judge William Mazanec Eric Powell Jr., 28, of Smead Hill, Shelburne. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, third offense, operating with suspended license for operating under the influence of liquor, for possessing/having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure … 0

Police looking for car after Greenfield motorcycle crash

Monday, October 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are on the lookout for a car that allegedly caused an accident that sent a Leyden motorcyclist to the hospital Sunday night. Monday, Bruce P. Zimmerman, 56, of 92 Brattleboro Road, Leyden, was listed as treated and released from Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Capt. Andrew … 0

Propane leak stops traffic on Route 2 for two hours

Monday, October 6, 2014

CHARLEMONT — A ruptured 1,000-gallon underground propane tank closed Route 2 for two hours Monday. “Everything we’ve done to try to fix it only made it worse,” said Heath Fire Chief Michael Smith. Smith said the tank was damaged when landscapers grading the front yard of the recently … 1

Police Logs: Sept. 27-29

Monday, October 6, 2014

Orange, Sept. 27 7:50 a.m. — Caller from Daniel Shays Highway reports illegal dumping of trash into the trash bin there. 10:36 a.m. — Caller from East Main Street reports someone posing as a National Grid employee called the business, and threatened to turn off the electricity if … 0

District Court Logs: Sept. 19-30

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Greenfield, Sept. 19, Judge Laurie MacLeod Nicole M. McLaughlin, 27, of Chapman Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on a family or household member, assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a motor vehicle, and malicious damage to a motor vehicle, released on personal recognizance, allegation … 0