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Lexington man charged in Turners violent assault

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Lexington man was still in jail Friday evening awaiting trial on charges of assaulting his former girlfriend and his stepbrother, even though he had successfully got his bail set far lower than prosecutors wanted. David Whaland, 32, of 14 Sunny Knoll Terrance in Lexington, has been charged with attempted murder, five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault to maim, two counts of … 0

Police Logs, Aug. 17-20

Friday, August 22, 2014

Montague, Aug. 17 1:31 p.m. — Abandoned 911 call from Park Street, and no answer on callback; officer responded, and found no problem; the resident was having phone issues, and was on the phone with the phone company when the officer arrived. 4:28 p.m. — Caller from Montague Street reports there is a fox in his back yard that won’t leave, and can’t … 0

District Court Logs, Aug. 14-19

Friday, August 22, 2014

Greenfield Aug. 14, Judge William Mazanec Joyce E. Beaman, 43, of Brattleboro, Vt. Found responsible for operating with suspended license, in Montague, fined $50, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil complaint. Found not responsible for unsafe operation of a motor vehicle. Erin E. Scanlon, 41, of Oak Street, Gill. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on family or household member, in … 0

Police Logs, July 25-29

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Orange, July 25 11 a.m. — Caller from Prentiss Street reports vandalism to her vehicle that was shot by a BB gun sometime overnight; incident investigated. 3:25 p.m. — Caller reports she was coming off Route 2 onto Daniel Shays Highway, when she was rear-ended by another vehicle; … 0

Drug suspect stopped on I-91 after wrestling with, escaping trooper

Thursday, July 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield Police stopped a suspect fleeing from state troopers by flattening his car tires with a “spike strip” thrown across a section of Interstate 91 Wednesday evening. Paul Heim, 30, of Woodstock, Vt., faces drug and assault charges after allegedly running from a State Police trooper … 0

Police Logs, July 23-28

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Montague, July 23 7:14 p.m. — Erving Police requested a check of a residence for a person who just left Erving after having a verbal altercation with a female; the male reportedly left in a, “hasty manner.” Officer checked the residence here, no one home. 8:39 p.m. — … 0

District Court Logs, July 21-28

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Greenfield, July 21, Judge William Mazanec William A. Irene, 25, of Adjust, Maine. Pleaded guilty to assault, in Greenfield, sentenced to 2 1/2 years in the house of correction, suspended, placed on probation until 7/20/16, with credit for time served, must take and approved anti batterer’s program, must … 0

District Court Logs, July 15 to July 23

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Greenfield, July 15, Judge William Mazanec Justin Pratt, 28, of Walnut Street, Turners Falls, Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, to be dismissed on payment of $25 court costs, paid today. Greenfield, July 21, Judge William Mazanec Christopher Lane, 65, of Riddell Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent … 0

Police Logs, July 20 to 26

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sunderland, July 20 8:40 a.m. — Report of loose llamas on Route 116 in the area of Bub’s Bar-B-Q; none were near the roadway. 2:26 p.m. — Report of an accident at Route 116 and North Main Street; 1998 Oldsmobile from Elm Street, South Deerfield, rear-ended a 2003 … 0

Police Logs, July 16 to July 22

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Greenfield, July 17 12:22 a.m. — Vehicle located in the closed and posted town park at Highland Pond; one person was located sleeping in the park; he was moved along and is to be summoned. 12:23 a.m. — General disturbance on Federal Street where a reporting person was … 0

Heavy rain, wind sweep through Franklin County

Monday, July 28, 2014

In Franklin County, emergency departments reported little damage from the first heavy rain storm of the day, around 7 a.m., but a second storm that flashed through the county in the mid-afternoon was less gentle. Police, firefighters, highway … 0

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 … 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 … 0