Police / Fire / Courts

Emergency personnel prepare to retrieve a body found by a river behind a Colrain home on Jacksonville Road on Wednesday night. 
Recorder Staff/Lisa Spear

No foul play suspected as body found near river in Colrain

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

COLRAIN — Police say no foul play is suspected in the case of a body that was found by the bank of a river on Jacksonville Road Wednesday night. On a residential, wooded area behind a single-family house, firefighters and crime scene investigators walked into the brush down a steep slope to the edges of the North River to retrieve … 0

Police Logs, Feb. 3 to 8, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Greenfield, Feb. 3 1:11 a.m. — Disturbance reported on Miles Street where an officer found a door to an apartment had been kicked in, and while the apartment was vacant, officer took pictures of the door; officer had been flagged down on Main Street by a woman who was in an argument with a known person who was walking down the street; she … 0

Fire destroys garage in Colrain

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

COLRAIN — A garage was destroyed but nobody was injured after the structure caught fire at a residence on Adamsville Road Tuesday night. Colrain Fire Chief Nick Anzuoni said the blaze began just before 7 p.m. at 129 Adamsville Road and firefighters had it knocked down within 15 to 20 minutes. The detached, … 0

Deerfield police warn about Facebook phishing scam

Monday, January 18, 2016

DEERFIELD — Scammers are hacking into Facebook accounts and sending phishing messages to steal personal information and bank account routing numbers, according to the Deerfield Police Department. Police received a call from a resident reporting the scam on Monday morning, said Deerfield Police Officer Adam Sokoloski. “We thought … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 10 to 15

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunderland, Jan. 10 12:45 a.m. — Officer on patrol came across several vehicles parked on South Main Street; he attempted to speak to the owner and came across a high school party; the party was cleared out as everyone was underage and alcohol and marijuana were present; the … 0

Early morning accident sends one to hospital

Friday, January 15, 2016

NORTHFIELD — A Northfield resident was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning for nonlife-threatening injuries when she drove her vehicle into a tree near Warwick Road. Northfield Police Officer Igor Komerzan said the cause is still under investigation but speculates that the minor … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 11 to 12

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Montague, Jan. 11 12:39 a.m. — Caller from Spring Street reports a break-in; she just woke up to find that her front door is open and the glass storm door is broken; she believes she heard noises upstairs; she was advised to secure herself in the bedroom where … 0

District Court Logs, Jan. 4 to 11

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Greenfield, Jan. 4, Judge William Mazanec III Shane E. Johnson, 41, of Pierce Street, Greenfield, Pleaded innocent to possession of a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, bail set at $2,500 cash, advised of right to drug examination, continued to 1/26/16 for pretrial conference. Allan Ryan, 32, of … 0

2-car accident leaves drivers with minor injuries

Friday, January 15, 2016

DEERFIELD — Two drivers escaped with “minor bumps and bruises” after a crash at the intersection of Memorial Street and Routes 5 and 10 Friday night. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. and involved a Mercedes SUV and … 0

Leverett man, accused of crashing stolen car into house, now faces OUI

Friday, January 15, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — The Leverett man accused of crashing a stolen vehicle into a Conz Street house appeared in court Friday to face new charges resulting from the Dec. 26 incident — including drunken driving. After appearing in District … 0

Police Logs, Jan. 8 to 12

Friday, January 15, 2016

Orange, Jan. 8 12:30 p.m. — Suspicious activity on East Main Street where the caller says what looks to be shotgun shell casings are lying in the road across from the former Bank of America; officer found the spent shotgun casings and they were properly disposed. 12:44 p.m. … 0

Greenfield Police ask for public’s help identifying suspect in cigarette theft

Friday, January 15, 2016

GREENFIELD — Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect in a break-in at the Lipton Mart gas station on the Mohawk Trail early Friday morning, during which a large amount of cigarettes were stolen. The … 0

Opioid drug fraud lands mom, daughter on probation

Thursday, January 14, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton mother and daughter pleaded guilty Thursday in Hampshire Superior Court to more than 200 drug-related charges resulting from the daughter’s opioid addiction. Each woman was placed on probation. Theresa Coe, 49, was accused in … 0