Three-vehicle crash leads to arrest of driver
NORTHAMPTON — A driver of an O’Connell Oil van was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. Friday after being involved in a three-vechicle crash on Easthampton Road, according to police reports.
Police arrested Andrew John Callini, 36, 40 Line St., Southampton, on charges of second-offense drunken driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
According to police reports, Callini was driving an O’Connell Oil van when he rear-ended a pick-up truck in front of him while driving near 149 Easthampton Road. That crash propelled the truck into the car in front of it, and caused Callini’s van to careen off the road into the grass.
When police arrived to investigate the found Callini sweeping up debris from the scene that included beer cans, and noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath. After administering field sobriety tests, police arrested Callini.
Callini told police sun glare had obscured his vision so he didn’t notice the truck in front of him had stopped.
∎ A Bliss Street homeowner reported to police around 11:30 a.m. Sunday that a door to the house had been forced open, though nothing appeared to be missing.
∎ A resident of Meadowbrook Apartments at 491 Bridge Road reported about 11 a.m. Sunday that her former boyfriend had been making annoying phone calls to herself and her mother. She told police she would seek a restraining order in court.
∎ Police arrested Keith James Farrie, 24, 43 Franklin St., Easthampton on charges of drunken driving, second offense, and possession of cocaine about 9:15 p.m. Saturday after an officer stopped him for a rejected inspection sticker on Prospect Street. Upon stopping Farrie, according to police reports, the officer noticed he was slurring his words, and smelled heavily of alcohol. Later at the police station while being booked, officers discovered a bag of cocaine valued at $10.
∎ Police arrested Serena Gabriealla Desantis, 33, of Chicopee on a warrant from Northampton District Court at the Walter Salvo House on Conz Street about 9:10 p.m. Saturday.
∎ A Springfield man was arrested with two stolen cartons of cigarettes up his sleeves after a brief chase through Pulaski Park around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to police. The incident began when a clerk from CVS Pharmacy on Main Street summoned police around 2:51 to say a man had attempted to steal two cartons of cigarettes, valued at $100 each, by swiping his debit card incorrectly and then running off with the merchandise after a brief struggle with the cashier.
Police later located the suspect with the cigarettes in his coat sleeves.
Arrested shortly after 3 p.m. was Thomas Beckwith, 53, of Springfield, on charges of unarmed robbery, and a warrant stemming from a charge of larceny over $250.
∎ Police took a report of vandalism to the back side of India Palace at 30 Main St., around 1:13 p.m. Saturday. Graffiti had been sprayed on the building, causing an estimated $100 in damage.
∎ Police arrested Daniel Jankowiak, 30 Carlton St., South Hadley, at the Hampshire Courthouse around 4:30 p.m. Friday on a warrant for violation of probation on drug charges.
∎ A Springfield man was arrested at the Big Y Supermarket at 136 N. King St. around 4:20 p.m. Friday after a store employee stopped him outside the store with food in his coat, police said.
Arrested was Robert M. Dibble, 55, on a charge of third offense shoplifting after he was caught by a store employee walking out with a package of babyback ribs, a bag of onions, and two cartons of mushrooms, valued at $25.96.
Police said he had been caught previously shoplifting at other Big Y stores.
∎ A woman from Leeds Village Apartments reported about 1:30 p.m. Friday that someone had vandalized her car, causing about $3,000 worth of damage.