Area police news
Tree falls on Route 141
EASTHAMPTON — A tree fell across one lane of Mountain Road late Thursday afternoon, causing traffic delays for the evening commute along the busy stretch of road, also known as Route 141.
The tree fell in front of a vehicle heading from Holyoke to Easthampton at about 4 p.m., though it did not hit the car and caused no injuries, an Easthampton dispatcher said.
Traffic from Holyoke to Easthampton was detoured by Holyoke Police for nearly two hours as the Department of Public Works cleared the tree from the road. The tree was 8 to 10 inches in diameter.
The detour caused a backlog of cars down Route 141 into Holyoke. Vehicles traveling from Easthampton to Holyoke were not detoured.
— CHAD CAIN
10 mailboxes damaged by vandals on Riverside
NORTHAMPTON — Police are investigating vandalism and damage to mailboxes and other property on Riverside Drive.
According to Northampton Police Capt. Scott Savino, the damage was discovered during a routine patrol of the area early Thursday morning.
About 3:52 a.m. police found about 10 mailboxes and several pole-mounted driveway reflectors knocked over, pulled out of the ground or otherwise damaged, Savino said.
Savino said there are no suspects, but asked anyone with information or who has been a victim of similar damage to call 413-587-1105.
— BOB DUNN
■ Robert Roy Ouilette, 57, whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton, was arrested about 1:28 a.m. Thursday on in front of the 7-Eleven on King Street on a charge of trespassing. Accroding to police, Ouilette refused to leave and insisted officers arrest him. Police discovered Ouilete had an active no trespassing order against him from the store and obliged.
■ Omar Javier Davilia, 39, of 2 Searle Road, Huntington, was arrested about 12:22 p.m. Wednesday on Gothic Street on two counts of violating an abuse prevention order.