Northampton police news
Northampton accident downs 2 utility poles
NORTHAMPTON — N0o one was injured in an accident that knocked down two utility poles on North Elm Street just before 3 p.m. Sunday.
Police said Matthew Borsuk, 21, of 71 Stone Ridge Drive, Northampton, was driving north on North Elm Street by St. Mary’s Cemetery when his vehicle drifted off the side of the road and struck a utility pole. The force of that falling pole caused a nearby pole to snap off, police said.
Borsuk declined medical treatment, police said. He was cited for unsafe operation of a motor vehicle after he told police he was reaching for a napkin when the crash occurred.
— REBECCA EVERETT
Two arrested after fall
NORTHAMPTON — Monique O. Plouffe, 31, of Holyoke, was arrested Saturday at 2:15 a.m. on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct after police responded to a report of an intoxicated woman who had fallen in a parking lot on Strong Avenue.
Police placed Plouffe, who allegedly had a large bump on her head, under protective custody and transported her to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, where she allegedly yelled obscenities at staff and struck an officer in the face with her head.
The man she was with, Jesse D. Springer, 35, of 64 New Salem Road, Wendell, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct after police said he yelled and interfered with ambulance staff on Strong Avenue.
— REBECCA EVERETT
∎ Robert Kane, 28, of Somers, Conn., was arrested Sunday at 5:47 a.m. at 80 Damon Road, Apt. 7111, on charges of domestic assault and vandalism. Police said Kane broke and threw items around his girlfriend’s apartment, frightening her.
∎ Police are investigating a report that someone shoplifted $29 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart on King Street Saturday at 10:02 p.m.
∎ Police are investigating a housebreak at an unlocked apartment at 108 Damon Road. The resident reported Saturday at 12:44 p.m. that a laptop computer was taken.
∎ Dennis F. Crommett, 33, of 216 Bridge St., Apt 1, was arrested Saturday at 1:05 a.m. on Merrick Lane on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after he allegedly failed to obey traffic signals on Main Street.
∎ Matthew S. Kelly, 25, of 73 Barrett St., Apt. 1021, was arrested at Tully O’Reilly’s Pub at 1 Pearl St. Saturday at 12:46 a.m. on a charge of possession of a class B drug (cocaine). Police said a staff member told an officer that they observed Kelly with the drug in the bathroom and Kelly admitted to police that he had cocaine.
∎ Police are investigating a housebreak at an unlocked apartment at 18 Park St. The resident reported Friday at 11:54 p.m. that a television valued at $400 was taken.
∎ Daniel S. Gatti, 33, of 17 East St., was arrested on Elm Street Friday at 11:33 a.m. on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license (subsequent offense).