AREA POLICE NEWS
∎ David Carl Baj, 59, of Bridge Road, was arrested Monday at 10:29 a.m. at the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System campus in Leeds on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct. A VA center spokesman said Baj became disorderly, verbally threatened VA police officers and spit on an officer who was attempting to calm him down. No one was injured in the incident.
∎ Sophear IV, 33 of Center St., was arrested Monday at 5:17 p.m. on North King Street on outstanding warrants issued by Holyoke District Court on charges of larceny by a single scheme, larceny by credit card and trespassing.
∎ Raymond Henry Pothier, 65, who gave his address as the streets of Northampton, was arrested Monday at 8:20 p.m. on Main Street on an outstanding warrant for trespassing issued by Northampton District Court.