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Town-owned car involved in Amherst crash on East Pleasant Street

Friday, August 22, 2014

AMHERST — An Amherst town car was involved in an accident on East Pleasant Street Thursday afternoon but was not damaged. No injuries were reported. A car driven by Ramzi Moushabeck, 18, of 105 Blackberry Lane, Amherst, struck the rear end of the town-owned car driven by Adam Feltman, 33, of Wendell, which was stopped at the intersection of Clark Hill Road, according to police. No citations were issued. Moushabeck’s … 0

Area police news

Friday, August 22, 2014

Northampton ∎ Joseph D. Rizzo, 23, of 94 Ashfield Road, Williamsburg, was arrested at 1:!3 a.m. Friday on Locust Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and a license plate number violation. ∎ Frank P. Orlando Jr., 47, whose address is listed as the streets of … 0

Two motorists taken to hospital after collision in Hadley

Friday, August 22, 2014

HADLEY — A two-car accident Thursday at the intersection of Route 9 and Campus Plaza Road sent both drivers to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. The accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. when a 20-year-old man from Belchertown ran a red light while driving westbound on Route 9. He collided with the rear passenger side of a vehicle … 0

'Our fear is he’s going to escalate' UMass police search for man who committed lewd acts on campus; may be connection with Sunderland incidents

Thursday, August 21, 2014

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts police are warning students and staff about incidents Wednesday afternoon in which a man indecently exposed himself and committed lewd acts in front of two people. Deputy Police Chief Patrick Archbald said Thursday … 0

Police warn about scam involving phone calls from people pretending to be relatives

Thursday, August 21, 2014

AMHERST — After getting a call from a person pretending to be his grandson and demanding credit card information so he could make bail, a South Amherst resident contacted police concerned that others might be receiving similar scam calls. While that resident did not lose any money, Detective … 0

Homeless man arrested for trying to break into vending machine found with items stolen from Allen Place in Northampton

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Amherst ∎ Marielos T. Marroquin, 22, of 175 Summer St., Unit 17, was arrested at 2:39 a.m. Thursday on Sunderland Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and speeding. Easthampton ∎ Alysa Grise, … 0

‘Stop moving or we’ll shoot’ Rosa Clemente of Amherst describes her first night in Ferguson, Missouri

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

AMHERST — Activist Rosa Clemente has seen a lot in 20 years of community organizing but the Amherst resident said Wednesday that the “police brutality” and subsequent reaction in Ferguson, Missouri, is “unprecedented.” Protests have continued each day … 3

44 overdoses in New Hampshire, prompts local officials to step up monitoring of synthetic marijuana 'smacked'

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — While New Hampshire officials deal with a rash of overdoses caused by a potent type of synthetic marijuana called “Smacked,” a merchant who helps run two downtown head shops said the product is unfamiliar to him. … 0

Not my neighbor: 38 mostly NYC residents indicted on 289 charges for alleged insurance scam that used fake Northampton, Easthampton, Greenfield addresses

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Nine people allegedly involved in a scheme to defraud auto insurance companies of hundreds of thousands of dollars are scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon in Franklin Superior Court. According to a statement from the Northwestern … 0

Jose Laboy of Springfield gets three-year prison sentence after guilty plea on 23 charges related to thefts from Amherst vehicles

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Springfield man was sentenced to three years in state prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to breaking into about a dozen vehicles in Amherst last summer, stealing their contents and selling the items for money to … 0

Area police news

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Amherst ∎ Police are investigating an incident reported at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday in which an Amherst College student was confronted by a man on Main Street who allegedly made homophobic remarks and demanded that the student remove his T-shirt because of an image he perceived as disrespectful. When … 0

New Salem police charge Tyrone Ulmer Jr. of Belchertown with breaking into two homes

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW SALEM — After a three-week investigation, the New Salem Police Department has filed charges against Tyrone G. Ulmer Jr., 43, of Belchertown for allegedly breaking into two homes. Lt. Marcy Helems and Detective John Bonafini responded to reports of break-ins at homes on North Main Street and … 0

Cape Cod accident jills one, injures three

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WELLFLEET (AP) — Authorities say one person has died and three people have been injured in a three-vehicle crash in Wellfleet. The crash on Route 6 was reported at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The crash involved a box truck, a pickup truck and a minivan operated by a … 0