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Police logs, June 25 to 29, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Greenfield, June 25 11:25 a.m. — Shoplifting reported at Stop and Shop on French King Highway, where a large amount of goods was stolen from the store and located by the store manager, outside, near a vehicle attempting to leave with the items; investigation leads to arrest of Norma T . Plausky, 44, of Water Street, Greenfield, charged with shoplifting, third offense, and larceny over $250. 12:51 p.m. — Report … 0

District Court Log, June 26 to 30, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Orange, June 26, Judge David S. Ross Michael J. Marshall, 40, of South Street Athol. Pleaded innocent to attempting to commit a crime, to wit, larceny, wanton destruction of property over $250 value, larceny under $250 value, and possessing a burglarious instrument, bail set at $1,500 cash or $15,000 surety, advised of right to bail review, continued to 7/17/15 for pretrial conference. Must … 0

More charges for S. Hadley funeral home

Friday, July 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Former funeral home director William W. Ryder faces new indictments, including one alleging that he and his wife Susan M. Ryder committed insurance fraud. It is the first indictment of Susan Ryder in connection with widening allegations of mishandled bodies, larceny and fraud in the wake of the Ryder Funeral Home’s … 0

Route 2 crash hurts man

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHELBURNE — A Turners Falls man swerved in time to lessen the consequences of another driver’s distraction on Route 2 Monday, according to police. He hurt his back but was out of the hospital by the afternoon. Nicholas Aldrich, 35, of 75 Park St., Turners Falls, was treated … 0

Woman hospitalized after motorcycle crash

Monday, June 15, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A woman was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after crashing her motorcycle on Unity Street. Turners Falls Fire Department personnel said the accident happened around 5:45 p.m. when the driver failed to properly navigate a sharp turn near the area … 0

Vermont man facing third OUI

Monday, June 15, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Vermont man faces drunken driving charges for the third time after state police stopped his truck on Interstate 91. Todd W. Tomlinson of 40 Hirams Crossing, Jericho, Vt., was arrested on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol for a third offense, marked lines … 0

District Court log, May 15-June 10

Monday, June 15, 2015

Greenfield, May 15, Judge William Mazanec, III Timothy K. Rice, 47, of Park Street, Greenfield. Charge of operating with suspended license, subsequent offense, in Deerfield by state police, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs, paid today. Found not responsible for miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation. … 0

District Court Log; June 3-9

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Orange, June 3, Judge Paul Smyth Scott P. Brooks, 23, of Prospect Street, Athol. Admitted to sufficient facts for two charges of threatening to commit a crime, to wit, murder in both charges, and sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until, 12/1/15 on both. Two charges … 0

Buckland store penalized for tobacco sale to a minor

Sunday, June 14, 2015

BUCKLAND — The sale of a $10.61 e-cigarette to a minor has resulted in a $200 ticket and a one-week suspension of tobacco sales for the Neighbors Convenience Store on State Street. This was the second tobacco violation for the store in less than three years, according to … 0

Montague police hope to help heroin users with new policy

Friday, June 12, 2015

MONTAGUE — Police Chief Charles “Chip” Dodge is following the Gloucester Police Department’s lead by allowing heroin users who want to quit to bring their drugs and needles to the police station without fear of being arrested. “We want to help people,” Dodge told The Recorder this week. … 0

District Court Logs, May 29 to June 3

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Greenfield, May 29, Judge William Mazanec III Garrett C. Crehan, 42, of Watson Spruce Corner Road, Ashfield. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery, sentenced to 18 monhs in the house of correction, six months direct, balance suspended, placed on probation until 5/25/18, and must stay out of Vermont; … 0

Police Log, June 5-8

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sunderland, June 5 10:14 a.m. — Report from Howard Hepburn Drive on a 911 call reporting a large bear running through properties there, but on arrival of an officer it was unfounded, and it was said to have gone behind the home where there is a lot of … 0

Court Log, May 29-June 3

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Greenfield, May 29, Judge William Mazanec, III Garrett C. Crehan, 42, of Watson Spruce Corner Road, Ashfield. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery, sentenced to 18-monhs in the house of correction, six months direct, balance suspended, placed on probation until 5/25/18, and must stay out of Vermont; must … 0