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Domestic dispute and smashed windows lead to charges for Orange man and his brother

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — An Orange man and his brother from Springfield were arrested Tuesday after the two smashed the windows of a home on Riverside Drive during a domestic dispute. At 11:48 p.m., Greenfield police responded to 39 Riverside Drive, where there was a fight involving several people. At the house, a group of people outside the home told police the suspect, Mack Kenny Daniels, 22, of 72 North Main St., … 0

DA: Large car insurance fraud ring disrupted

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Dozens of New York City area residents have been charged locally with defrauding car insurance companies of hundreds of thousands of dollars, by claiming to live in the Pioneer Valley to get cheaper premiums. Hampshire and Franklin county grand juries have returned indictments against 38 individuals, alleging they were involved in the insurance fraud ring operating both locally and in the … 0

Belchertown man arrested in New Salem break-ins

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW SALEM — After a month of investigation, the New Salem Police Department has filed charges against Belchertown resident Tyrone G. Ulmer Jr., 43, for allegedly breaking into two homes. On July 29, Lt. Marcy Helems and Detective John Bonafini responded to reports of break-ins at homes on North Main Street and Crowl Road, according to a press release from the department. Working … 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

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 … 0

Turners Falls man arrested on OUI charges, cops say he backed into cruiser

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after he backed his car into a parked cruiser, according to police. Dion W. Cadiz, 24, of 88 2nd St., was arrested Wednesday night on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, driving … 0

Rowe fire chief to resign after ‘scrutiny’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ROWE — Citing lack of support from selectmen, Fire Chief Paul McLatchy Jr. has resigned after nearly three decades with the fire department and several months of wrangling with the Board of Selectmen on how the Fire Department is run. “No other official in town has had such … 0

Police Logs July 14 to 16

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Montague, July 14 10:09 a.m. — Caller reports there was just a large black bear in his yard on Randall Road, and it appeared to have an injured leg; Environmental Police Dispatch was advised. 12:41 p.m. — A reporting person called on behalf or a friend who has … 0

Toll scam ‘E-Z’ money for crooks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A new email scam that popped up this month may seem like highway robbery ... and some may be paying a high price as a result. People across the country have fallen victim to a new scam that … 0