AREA POLICE NEWS
∎ Stephen F. Grant, 31, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday at 5:44 a.m. at an Amherst home on charges of domestic assault and battery and malicious destruction of property under $250, police said. Grant is alleged to have punched a woman in the face and kicked her, as well as damaging a door at her home, police said. The woman refused medical attention, police said.
∎ A 45-year-old Amherst man was issued a $100 ticket for littering after he threw a bag full of doughnuts on the sidewalk on North Pleasant Street and refused to pick them up Tuesday at 8:25 p.m. The man had earlier been removed from two downtown restaurants where he was causing commotions.
∎ Lisa Dugal, 47, of 491 Bridge Road, Apt. #738R, Florence was arrested about 8:06 p.m. at home on a warrant issued from Northampton District Court on a charge of shoplifting by concealment.