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Damage, no serious injuries, in 6-car crash on King Street in Northampton

Five cars struck on King; no one seriously hurt

NORTHAMPTON — A car driven by a Connecticut woman was involved in a six-vehicle accident on King Street Monday that caused damage to the cars but no serious injuries, police said.

Police said Josephine Noto, 88, of Somers, Conn., was heading south on King Street around 2:46 p.m. Monday when her car side-swiped a vehicle driven by Amanda S. Faulkner, 25, of Conz Street, that was stopped at a traffic light at King and Finn streets. Faulkner’s vehicle was pushed onto the curb.

Police said Noto’s car went airborne, then traveled back into the road, striking the rear of another stopped vehicle, driven by Jorge L. Diaz, 20, Florence Road, Florence. Noto’s vehicle then side-swiped two other cars, driven by Eugene Mongeon, 92, Trumbull Road, Northampton, and Christine Raff, 39, Springfield, which were stopped at the light.

Noto’s car came to a stop after striking the rear bumper of a fourth car, driven by Karen Cota, 56, of Sullivan, N.H., who was also stopped at the light.

Police said Noto told them the floor mat on her car had become stuck over the accelerator pedal, preventing her from stopping.

Police Capt. Scott Savino said there were no injuries and no significant traffic delays as a result of the crash.

As of Tuesday, no citations had been filed in connection with the accident.

— BARBARA SOLOW

13-time traffic offender arrested in Granby

Terrence D. Gaskins, 37, was pulled over by Trooper Shawn LeBlanc on Fred Ruel Road around 2 a.m. for driving with an expired inspection sticker.

According to court files, LeBlanc discovered that Gaskins had a default warrant related to a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and 13 prior convictions of driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Gaskins’ license was revoked in 2010, when he was classified as a habitual traffic offender, according to court files.

In 2004 he was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and served 60 days in jail. Gaskins also owed $320 in fines for traffic offenses.

A passenger, Wayne J. Burston of Ware, was also wanted on a warrant related to charges of armed robbery, assault and battery and possession with intent to distribute a class B drug. Burston, 29, initially attempted to give the troopers a false name, police said.

Gaskins and Burston were denied bail and are due back in court June 11.

— RACHEL DOUGHERTY

Amherst

∎ Lillianna Thavey Seng, 17, of 81 Belchertown Road, Unit 169, was arrested Thursday at 4:25 a.m. on East Hadley Road on a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle. Seng allegedly got inside a vehicle being warmed up in the parking lot at Colonial Village, where she lives, and drove off with it, eventually being stopped about an hour later near the Hadley town line, police said.

∎ Briana Virginia Roy, 21, of The Boulders, Unit 117B, was arrested Sunday at 1:30 a.m. on South Pleasant Street on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

∎ Matthew Ryan Collins, 22, of Haverhill, was arrested Saturday at 7:14 p.m. on Pine Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and leaving the scene of a property damage accident after the vehicle he was driving crashed into nine arborvitae trees near Pine Street Cohousing, police said.

∎ Taylor Ann Estupinan, 22, of River Vale, N.J., was arrested Saturday at 4:53 p.m. on College Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger following a three-car accident, police said.

∎ Joshua Wright, 21, of Westborough, was arrested Saturday at 1:53 a.m. on Phillips Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger.

∎ David Hirsch, 19, of Hampton Bays, N.Y., was arrested Friday at 9:15 p.m. on North Pleasant Street on charges of larceny under $250 and possession of a fake ID after he was seen removing furniture from the porch of an apartment building, police said.

∎ Paris Aja Mongo, 22, of Westwood, and Sarina Jeannetta Blevins, 23, of Mattapan, were arrested Thursday at 7:59 p.m. on University Drive on charges of shoplifting after they allegedly fled CVS Pharmacy, 165 University Drive, without paying for hair dryers, skin-care items and other toiletries, some of which were thrown at an employee who observed their actions, police said.

∎ Sam A. McGrail, 22, of Northborough, was arrested Thursday at 12:27 a.m. on South East Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, failure to signal and operating a motor vehicle with a defective license plate light.

Belchertown

∎ Lisa Crozier, 42, of Worcester was arrested Sunday at 8:40 p.m. at Lord Jeffery Apartments on a charge of disorderly conduct.

∎ Shawn E. Greaney, 27, 779 Federal St., was arrested April 3 at 5:09 p.m. at Lord Jeffery Apartments on a warrant.

∎ Judith A. Corriveau, 51, 91 Barton Ave., was arrested April 1 at 9:37 p.m. on George Hannum Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and failure to stay within marked lanes.

Easthampton

∎ James D. Cutler, 40, of 4 Holyoke St., was arrested at home Saturday at 3:07 a.m. on a charge of disturbing the peace.

∎ Nathan Cote, 26, of 26 Monska Drive, was arrested Friday at 9:42 a.m. on Strong Street on a warrant.

∎ Melissa A. Hojowski, 41, of 18 Everett St., Apt. 1B, was arrested on Union Street Friday at 6:41 a.m. on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

∎ Kimberly Manacchio, 43, of 2 Dartmouth St., Apt. C, was arrested at home Thursday at 1 p.m. on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon after allegedly throwing two wine glasses at a man and a woman who also live there.

∎ Christopher Royster, 30, whose address is listed as the streets of Amherst, was arrested April 2 at 7:11 p.m. in Holyoke on charges of assault and battery after he allegedly shoved a woman on near Fat Trax Snowboards on Route 5.

Hadley

∎ Sean E. Quinlan, 23, of East Longmeadow, was arrested Sunday at 12:32 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott on Route 9 on charges of disorderly conduct and defacing property.

∎ Antonio R. Nixon Jr., 22, of Springfield, was arrested Saturday at 2:07 p.m. on North Maple Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle with an equipment violation.

∎ Police are investigating a break-in reported to a North Lane home Friday at 8:35 a.m. in which valuables were stolen.

∎ Kenneth L. Meikle Jr., 23, of 166 East Hadley Road, Unit 87, Amherst, was arrested Thursday at 3:24 p.m. on Route 9 on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop at a red light and on a warrant.

Northampton

∎ Steven Brian Archambeault, 47, of 18 Park St., Apt. 9, Florence, was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at home on charges of domestic assault and battery and domestic assault with a dangerous weapon (stairs) after allegedly grabbing someone and threatening to push them down a flight of stairs during and argument, police said.

∎ Erica Lynn Archambault, 24, whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton, was arrested about 5:10 p.m. on Conz Street on a Northampton District Court warrant related to unpaid fines, police said.

∎ Ronald Berry, 62, whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton, was arrested at 5:41 a.m. Wednesday on Bridge Street on a charge of trespassing after allegedly refusing to leave the lobby of the post office after several requests.

∎ Christopher Arnold Barcomb, 27, whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton, was arrested at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street on a Holyoke District Court warrant related to city ordinance violations, police said.

∎ Saul Francisco Perez Jr., 30, of 241 Jackson St., Apt. 18A, was arrested at 4:59 p.m. on Jackson Street on a pair of Northampton District Court warrants. According to police, one warrant was related to a failure to appear in court on a shoplifting charge; the second was related to charges of possession of a class B drug, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and other traffic offenses.

∎ Caleb Michael Smith, 20, of Main Street, was arrested at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday on charges of tagging property after an officer saw him defacing a at Roundhouse Plaza and discovered cans of spray paint in his backpack. Police said Smith told them he had painted an eyeball on the column.

∎ Timothy A. Donahue, 44, of Glenwood Avenue, was arrested near his home at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

∎ An Easthampton man was taken to the hospital following a two-car accident Monday at 10:16 p.m. on Burts Pit Road in Florence. Police said a car driven by William Sullivan, 68, of Dragon Circle, Easthampton, was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Burts Pit and Florence roads when it was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Eugene R. Sylvester, 89, of Northampton Street, Easthampton. Police said Sullivan was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital with a possible chest injury. No citations were issued.

∎ Josiah Thomas Durham, 22, of Monson, was arrested about 2:11 a.m. Monday on Pleasant Street on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop for a marked lanes violation, police said.

∎ Anthony M. Quinones, 26, of Main Street, Florence, was arrested Sunday at 12:27 a.m. on charges of disorderly conduct in connection with a disturbance at Tully O’Reilly’s on Pearl Street. Police allege that Quinones tried to grab a bouncer and was screaming and throwing his hands in the air while the bouncer tried to remove him.

∎ Ronald Anthony Phillips, 22, of Ward Avenue, Easthampton, was arrested at 3:45 p.m. Saturday on Damon Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

∎ Robert A. Greene Jr.,30, of Florence Road, Florence, was arrested at 8:29 p.m. Friday on charges of violating an abuse prevention order, domestic assault and battery and larceny over $250 in connection with an incident at Florence Heights. Police said Greene grabbed a woman’s hair and pushed her face. Police said he also used her food assistance card.

∎ A Haydenville woman was hurt and Florence man was cited Friday for leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a two-car crash at 5:31 p.m. on King Street near Dunkin’ Donuts.

Police said Jason Ronald Hodges, 37, of Riverside Drive, Florence, was heading south on King Street when he rear-ended a vehicle driven by Patricia M. Kochin, 60, of Mountain Street, Haydenville, that was turning right into the lot. Police said Kochin was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, complaining of upper back and neck pain. Police said Hodges left the scene of the crash and was located later.

Pelham

∎ Jenison Retzlaff, 38, of 8 Bray Court, was arrested Monday at 8:13 p.m. at Amherst and Enfield roads on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

UMass

∎ Christopher A. Gray, 18, of 224 Belchertown Road, Unit 101, Amherst, was arrested Monday at 7:57 a.m. on Lincoln Avenue on two warrants, police said.

∎ Cory Hale Wilson, 19, of Conway was arrested Saturday at 9:58 p.m. in Lot 21 on University Drive on a charge of possession of a class B substance, police said.

∎ Thomas Samuel Hanrahan, 20, of Boxborough was arrested Saturday at 12:08 a.m. in Lot 32E on Massachusetts Avenue on a charge of disorderly conduct, police said.

∎ Jake M. Bouchard, 19, of Springfield, was arrested Wednesday at 2:39 a.m. at the W.E.B. DuBois Library on two warrants.

∎ Steven G. Hall, 21, of Nashua, N.H., was arrested Tuesday at 5:29 p.m. at John Adams dormitory on a fugitive from justice court warrant, police said.

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