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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 Crowl Road on July 29. Working together with Officer Adam Sokoloski of the Deerfield Police Department, who had encountered similar break-ins, police … 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 cab company. The Cape Cod Times reported that police identified the person who was killed … 0

Bicyclist taken to hospital after collision at Market and Union streets in Northampton

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A bicyclist was hospitalized after a collision with a motor vehicle at the corner of Market and Union streets Tuesday afternoon. At 3:27 p.m., Marquie Gardner, 19, of 59 Union St., had stopped on Union Street and attempted to turn right onto Market Street when she struck bicyclist Michael Sullivan, 24, … 0

Worcester DA: inmate charged in prison killing

Thursday, August 14, 2014

CLINTON — Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says another inmate has been charged with murder in the prison beating death of a 72-year-old man serving a life sentence for murder. Early said Thursday that 27-year-old Allan Erazo is expected to be arraigned in Clinton District Court … 0

Tsarnaev lawyers say November trial date too soon

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Thursday they likely won’t be ready for a planned Nov. 3 trial date. Tsarnaev’s lawyers told a federal judge that prosecutors have given them volumes of evidence — much of it poorly organized — as part … 0

Northampton police investigate seven break-ins to homes and vehicles

Thursday, August 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Seven break-ins to homes and vehicles were reported to Northampton Police between 9 a.m. Wednesday and 1:40 a.m. Thursday. Northampton Police Capt. Jody Kasper said Thursday that it’s not clear if those breaks are connected or related to other recent break-ins and robberies in the city. … 0

AREA POLICE NEWS

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Granby ∎ Keith T. Kelleher, 47, of 149 New Ludlow Road, was arrested at home at 9:12 p.m. Aug. 6 on a warrant issued by Palmer District Court. … 0

Two hurt in two-car crash on I-91 South in Hatfield Tuesday night

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

HATFIELD — Two people were injured after the vehicle they were in rolled over as a result of a two-car accident Tuesday night on I-91 south in Hatfield. State Police Trooper Dustin Fitch said that at 11:43 p.m., … 0

Decision delayed to September on single trial for four defendants in UMass gang-rape case

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A decision has been delayed until next month about a single trial for four men accused of raping a University of Massachusetts freshman at her dorm in 2012. Statements made by the men to police need to be transcribed and portions redacted before defense attorneys will … 0

Man arrested while doing calisthenics at West Cemetery in Amherst, Northampton woman arrested on domestic assault and battery charge, other area police news

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Amherst ∎ A 57-year-old man whose address is listed as the streets of Amherst was found drinking alcohol while using gravestones in the West Cemetery to do calisthenics at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday. The man was issued a $300 ticket for violating the town’s open container bylaw, police said. … 0

Tenants displaced by Southpoint fire in Amherst remain out of apartments until at least Wednesday

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

AMHERST — Tenants displaced by Saturday’s fire at Southpoint Townhouses & Apartments were still unable to return to their homes Tuesday, and they will be housed elsewhere until at least Wednesday afternoon. Building Commissioner Robert Morra said Tuesday … 0

Police mum on name of officer who shot teen

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — The Rev. Al Sharpton pressed police Tuesday to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in suburban St. Louis, and he pleaded for calm after two nights of violent protests … 0

State seeks one trial for all four defendants in alleged 2012 UMass gang rape

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Prosecutors hope to simultaneously try all four defendants accused of raping a University of Massachusetts Amherst freshman in her dorm in October 2012. However, a lawyer for one of the accused said Tuesday he plans to … 0