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Police take reports
of deer in roadways

Several motorists have reported striking deer with their vehicles in Granby in recent weeks. No motorists were injured, but two animals, including a deer struck Jan. 10, had to be put down by Granby police.

The latest incident was at 7:22 p.m. Jan. 10 on Pleasant Street, when a driver hit a deer near East Street.

On Jan. 4, another driver told police he was driving to work when he hit a deer at 6:07 a.m. near the Granby Motel on West State Street. The deer ran into the woods, police said.

— ETTA WALSH

Amherst

∎ Kyle Ian Josias, 18, of 108 Rolling Ridge road, was arrested Wednesday at 2:14 a.m. on East Pleasant Street on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Northampton

■ About 80 vehicles were towed throughout Thursday morning for allegedly violating the city’s declared snow emergency and parking ban, police said.

■ Eric J. Legare, 27, of Athol, was arrested about 11:47 a.m. Wednesday at the VA Central Western New England Healthcare System in Leeds on an Orange District Court warrant related to a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, police said.

∎ James Edward Garbiel, 50, whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton, was arrested about 6:06 p.m. Tuesday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on a Greenfield District Court warrant related to a failure to appear in court, police said.

∎ Raymond Henry Pothier, 65, streets of Northampton, was arrested about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on a charge of trespassing after allegedly refusing to leave.

Granby

On Jan. 9, a Chicopee Street homeowner told police he discovered footprints around his home leading to a shed and back windows of his home. The residence was not entered, police said.

Police are investigating an apparent housebreak on Aldrich Street reported Jan. 6. The homeowner told police she had been away for a few days and discovered the back window and door of her home showed signs of tampering. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the residence, police said.

Ryan Nicholas Merceri, 24, of Palmer, was arrested Jan. 6 at 1:49 a.m. on East State Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Russell Sills, 53, of 141 Chicopee St., Granby, was arrested Jan. 5 at 4:29 p.m. on East State Street and charged with domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

South Hadley

John Dent, 59, of 305 River Road, was arrested Jan. 12 on River Road at 10:04 p.m. on a charge of assault and battery.

Sarah M. Craig, 21, of Chicopee, was arrested Jan. 10 on Main Street at 1:56 a.m. and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Angel S. Lopez, 34, of Holyoke, was arrested at 6:22 a.m. Jan. 9 on Granby Road on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Carlos M. Rodriguez, 42, of Springfield, was arrested at 4:13 p.m. Jan. 9 on Vietnam Veterans Bridge and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license.

Leif E. Engebretson, 32, of 225 North St., was arrested Jan. 8 on Hadley Street at 4:02 a.m. and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, assault and battery on a police officer, threatening to commit a crime (murder) and disturbing the peace.

Joseph F. McKenna, 41, of Chicopee, was arrested Jan. 7 at 11:54 a.m. at Big Y on Willimansett Street and charged with shoplifting (second offense).

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