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Montague arson accomplice pleads guilty

Friday, April 17, 2015

MONTAGUE — A Greenfield man who helped burn down his friends’ parents’ barns has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty Friday. Matthew Tetreault, 19, of 114 Maple St., pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to charges of arson of a dwelling, burning the contents of a building, burning a building and malicious destruction of property over $250. He was sentenced by Judge Bertha Josephson to 3 to 5 … 0

New cop, old beat: Downtown officer returns in Greenfield

Thursday, April 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local police have resumed the time-honored tradition of a cop walking the downtown beat. Officer Cody Guilbault is the new face of the reinstated position. Since April 1, he’s been walking the Main Street area from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on a rotating schedule. Guilbault started his career in 2010 … 0

Ashfield man charged in VA assault

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — An Ashfield man who worked as a nurse assistant in the psychiatric ward at the Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Leeds is facing charges of assaulting a 61-year-old patient there in January. The delay in filing charges was due partly to the fact that none of the staff who witnessed the alleged assault reported it at the time, … 0

Jury convicts man in UMass gang rape case

Monday, March 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A jury Monday found Emmanuel T. Bile Jr. guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and acquitted him of a third count in connection with the 2012 rape of an 18-year-old student at the University of … 0

District Court Log, March 20-25

Monday, March 30, 2015

Greenfield, March 20, Judge William Mazanec III Jason K. LaClaire, 44, of West Main Street, Erving. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, in Montague, but continued without a finding until 3/18/15, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus $250 head injury assessment, OUI … 0

Police Log March 27-29

Monday, March 30, 2015

Montague, March 27 10:44 a.m. — Student resource officer requesting officers to Franklin County Technical School for a student that was asked to leave school after making threats toward staff and a student. Officers spoke to the student. He was asked to leave the property and complied, unhappily. … 0

Two charged with possession after Deerfield traffic stop

Sunday, March 29, 2015

DEERFIELD — Two Amherst residents face heroin charges after a traffic stop Friday night on Route 116. Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock said Dennis Lavigne, 35, and Emily Browne, 22, both of 12 Weaver Circle in Amherst, were arrested and charged with heroin possession. Browne was also charged … 0

Police Logs, March 27-28

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Greenfield, March 27 6:35 p.m. — Rachael Anastasia Dillenback, 21, homeless, was arrested on multiple warrants after the car in which she was a passenger was pulled over. 7:42 p.m. — Employee at Big Y reports shoplifting. 10:17 p.m. — Jeremy Coleman, 67, of Laurel Street, Greenfield was … 0

Court logs, March 20 to 24

Friday, March 27, 2015

Orange, March 20, Judge David S. Ross Gary Kosloski, 32, listed as homeless. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a family or household member, in Erving, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, then changed to 59 days in the house of correction, and given … 0

Police Log, March 23 to 26

Friday, March 27, 2015

Orange, March 23 2:30 p. m. — Shelburne Control got a call from Fairman Road of an unwanted person there; officer responded and remained until peace was restored. 8 p.m. — Request for police to check the welfare of a person on Oaklawn Avenue; officers responded, and the … 0

Dual early morning Athol raids net drugs, gun

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ATHOL — Two local men were arrested on drug charges in separate early morning raids. Juan Vega, 40, of 498 Cottage St., and Joshua Davoren, 26, of 21 Hamlet St., were both held without bail pending arraignments in … 0

Dog rescued after fall through ice on Connecticut River

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — It was a close call for a wayward dog who wandered into the Connecticut River and fell through the ice Wednesday. Firefighters were called to the area below the Turners Falls dam at about 2:04 p.m., and found the dog about 30 feet from the … 0

Police Log, March 23-24

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Montague, March 23 9:55 a.m. — Burglar alarm at Montague Community Television on Second Street; studio motion indicated, but officer found the outside was secure, and another officer then went inside the Crocker Building, and found the inside door was also secure; units cleared. 9:16 p.m. — Caller … 0