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Child cyclist hit by car in Orange accident

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ORANGE — A child was struck by a vehicle on Brookside Road Tuesday evening and was rushed to the hospital by helicopter, but emergency responders said it appears her injuries were not life-threatening. “All indications are that they are non-life-threatening injuries,” said Orange Police Chief Craig Lundgren. Lundgren said he didn’t have all the details Tuesday night, but a 12-year-old girl was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester … 0

Storm topples trees in Deerfield

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DEERFIELD — The sudden storm that moved through the area Tuesday afternoon left little more than rapidly evaporating puddles in some towns, but tore down trees elsewhere. Police closed a section of Lower Road in Deerfield, where massive limbs stripped from one tree pinned power lines. Another stout tree, in the front yard … 0

Charlemont manhunt ends with arrest on Cape Cod

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Despite a massive man-hunt in Charlemont, the man State Police were seeking — for fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run incident on Cape Cod — was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Bourne. Charles McKeen, 55, of Falmouth was wanted in Bourne on a warrant for charges that included attempted murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a … 0

Teens arrested in beer, Slim Jim heist

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

ORANGE — Two 17-year-old boys were arrested on charges of stealing alcohol and Slim Jims, following a break-in at Mike’s Place, a bar and grill on East River Street. Responding to a call that a burglary appeared to be in progress lat Tuesday night, police found the back … 0

Police Logs, July 6-7

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Montague, July 6 8:32 a.m. — Larceny reported on Main Street where the caller says something was stolen from his residence; the reporting person isn’t at home but his wife will speak with the responding officer; neither person witnessed the theft; officer spoke with the involved people and … 0

Police log, July 2-6

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Orange, July 2 9:35 a.m. — Motor vehicle stopped on East Main Street for an expired registration; citation was issued via the violator’s agent, and the vehicle was towed, and plates seized. 10 a.m. — Caller reporting her wallet was stolen from the courthouse on June 29; officer … 0

Deerfield hit by microburst; Whately also sees damage

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The National Weather Service has confirmed a microburst hit South Deerfield on Tuesday. The microburst produced straight line wind damage just before 5 p.m. The service said the estimated path length was just short of half a mile. Deerfield Police reported Hillside Road closed via social media around … 0

Scope of drug lab fraud widens

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After court documents revealed that former crime lab chemist Sonja Farak may have tampered with drug samples for much longer than state officials originally represented, Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan estimated about 2,000 local cases could be impacted by the “debacle.” “The professional investigative work … 0

Minor injuries in Erving rollover

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ERVING — An accident hampered traffic on Route 2 Tuesday morning and sent a Connecticut woman to the hospital with what police noted as minor injuries. Trooper Matthew Guarino of Massachusetts State Police media relations said the Athol … 0

Police Logs, June 30 to July 2, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Montague, June 30 8:28 a.m. — Caller from south Street reports his vehicle is missing; the caller says it was parked on his property, and states he has the only key, and he owns it outright, so it wasn’t repossessed; officer checking and found that an officer checked … 0

‘We’re dying’: Police report 3 opioid overdose-related deaths in last 2 weeks

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — People are continuing to die of heroin, about as many in the last few weeks as in some previous years. “We’re dying,” said RECOVER Project Director Linda Sarage. The RECOVER Project, on Federal Street, is a peer-to-peer addiction recovery community. “Our safe places don’t feel safe. … 0

Police logs, June 29 & 30, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunderland, June 29 4:14 p.m. — Two-car accident reported on South Main Street in front of the Millstone Market; it was a rear end incident, with the first vehicle traveling Southbound, and was preparing to make a left turn into the market parking lot; the operator of the … 0

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 … 0