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Florence man charged with striking two women then driving drunk — and other area police news


∎ Oliver Richards, 23, of Greenfield, was arrested at 6:51 a.m. Thursday at the police station on a warrant.

∎ Andrew Ring, 18, of 115 Montague Road, was arrested at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday on East Pleasant Street on charges of possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, being a minor in possession of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with a lights violation.


∎ Sharon A. Gladden 24, of Springfield, was arrested at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday on Route 9 on charges of shoplifting and larceny over $250 after she allegedly stole items from Whole Foods Market at the Mountain Farms Mall and fled in a vehicle.

Sylvia Dixon, 46, of Springfield, was arrested at the same time and place on charges of larceny over $250, being an accessory to a crime after the fact and intimidating a witness to obstruct a police investigation.


∎ William J. Rubeck, 50, of 143 West St. Apt. 38, Hatfield, was arrested at 2:53 a.m. Thursday on Conz Street on a warrant issued by Northampton District Court related to motor vehicle infractions.

∎ Leanna J. Calkins, 41, of 69 Bridge Road, Florence, was arrested at 2:05 a.m. Thursday on Rocky Hill Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, malicious destruction of property under $250 and two counts of assault and battery. According to police, Calkins allegedly assaulted two women, punching one in the mouth and the other in the head, and broke some furniture before leaving in a truck. Officers spotted Calkins’ vehicle with its lights off traveling in the wrong lane and pulled her over, police said. Calkins was also cited for a lights violation and a marked lanes violation.

∎ Ronald Walter Westhaven, 52, of 421 North Main St., Building B6, Leeds, was arrested at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street on a charge of disorderly conduct after allegedly entering a store, demanding money and yelling and ranting, police said.

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