Argument over ‘Power Rangers’ leads to domestic assault charge — and other area police news
∎ James Freemen Millar, 63, of 26 Amherst Road, Sunderland, was arrested at 7:21 a.m. Friday on Belchertown Road on a charge issued by Sunderland police of domestic assault and battery.
∎ Thomas C. Donovan, 21, of Holliston, was arrested at 4:37 a.m. Friday at Puffton Village on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
∎ Hector Louis Santiago, 45, of Montague, was arrested at 7:53 p.m. Thursday on Pelham Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, operating a motor vehicle without headlights, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a number plate violation and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
∎ Maria Carcelen, 34, of 49 Fairfield St., was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and failing to stop at a stop sign after the vehicle she was driving from Thatcher Way onto North Pleasant Street at 6:12 p.m. Thursday struck Donald R. Alexander, 51, of Greenfield, as he was crossing the street, police said.
Alexander landed on the hood of the vehicle before being thrown to the road, suffering bruises and scrapes to his right arm, lower back, hip and both knees. He was taken by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, where he was treated and released, police said.
∎ Dalbert Rodriguez, 29, of 8 Edgehill Road, Amherst, was arrested at 11:54 a.m. Wednesday at 116 Pleasant St. on a warrant.
∎ Rae Ann Thompson, 45, of Ware, was arrested on East State Street at 4:48 p.m. Nov. 6 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
∎ Police are investigating a reported telephone scam. A resident reported at 11:11 a.m. Nov. 4 that she received a phone call asking her to send more than $2,000 to get a relative out of trouble. Police Chief Alan Wishart said the department has been receiving several similar reports of attempted scams, and advises residents against giving out personal information such as bank information over the phone.
∎ Police are investigating after an East State Street resident reported at 11:29 a.m. Nov. 3 that a barn on his property had been broken into overnight and that a welder and dirt bike were stolen. A lock was broken on the barn, according to police. Residents who saw anything suspicious can contact the Police Department at 467-9222.
∎ Stephen John Hosier, 27, of 70 Everett St., Easthampton, was arrested at 6:34 p.m. Thursday at a Pleasant Street apartment on a charge of domestic assault and battery. Hosier allegedly grabbed his girlfriend’s arm, squeezed it and dug his fingernails into her skin after the couple got into an argument over the “Power Rangers” TV show Hosier was watching, according to police.
∎ Zach Alan Merrill, 22, of 60 Chapel St., was arrested at 6:02 p.m. Thursday at home on a warrant.
∎ A caller reported at 9:45 a.m. Thursday that a 2003 gray Nissan Altima had been stolen from a parking lot at Florence Heights, 178 Florence Road. There are no suspects.
∎ A Dale Street resident reported at 4:48 p.m. Nov. 10 that two of his cars were damaged after a pumpkin was thrown at them. The taillight was broken on one, and the tailgate was dented on the other, causing what police estimate to be a total of $500 in damage.
∎ A resident reported at 9:52 a.m. Nov. 10 that someone threw a pumpkin at the back of her car while it was parked on Ridge Road, denting the tailgate and causing what police estimate to be approximately $800 in damage.
∎ A resident reported at 1:59 a.m. Nov. 10 that someone threw a pumpkin at the back window of her car while it was parked on Lombard Street, causing what police estimate to be approximately $300 in damage.
∎ Kenneth P. Gallagher, 51, of 38 Bridge St., was arrested on Bridge Street at 5:35 p.m. Nov. 9 on a warrant issued by Westfield District Court.
∎ A resident reported at 6:32 a.m. Nov. 9 that someone threw a pumpkin at the back window of her car while it was parked on Main Street, causing what police estimate to be approximately $300 in damage.
∎ Ann Mary Crooks, 47, of Granby, was arrested on Bridge Street at 2:09 a.m. Nov. 9 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and a marked lanes violation after striking a light pole with her vehicle.
∎ A resident reported at 8:32 p.m. Nov. 8 that someone threw a pumpkin at her car while it was parked on High Street. The side mirror was snapped off, causing approximately $200 in damage, according to police.
∎ Ezequiel Colon, 30, of Holyoke, was arrested at Beachgrounds Park at 7:29 p.m. Nov. 6 on two Worcester District Court warrants.
∎ Matthew W. Collaro, 24, of Hampden, was arrested on River Lodge Road at 12:21 p.m. Nov. 5 on a Palmer District Court warrant related to a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, police said.
∎ A resident reported at 10:51 a.m. Nov. 4 that there were $950 in fraudulent charges on her credit card.
∎ Jim Josue Pazmino, 21, of 614 Amherst Road, South Hadley, was arrested at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday at North Village Apartments on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order.