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UMass police warn about man committing lewd acts on campus

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 that the first report of the suspicious behavior came at 2:57 p.m. Wednesday when a female student in Lot 25, between the Mullins Center and the UMass Parking Office, encountered the man, … 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 Lt. Ronald Young said the Police Department has been notified by several people in recent … 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, 37, of 35 Florence Road, was arrested at 1:32 a.m. Thursday on West Street on … 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

Area police news

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Amherst ∎ A 2005 Toyota Corolla parked on Pondview Drive sustained heavy damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run pickup truck Monday night, police said. The owner of the vehicle, Darcy Dumont of 143 Pondview Drive, said the accident, which occurred at 10:56 p.m., is concerning because … 0

Mo. police use tear gas, rubber bullets on crowd

Monday, August 11, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the … 0