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Arrests and crimes reported in Amherst, Belchertown, Hadley, Easthampton and Northampton


■ Newman M. Galati, 22, of 26 Queen Circle, South Hadley, was arrested Friday at 10:23 p.m. on West Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense, reckless operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to stay within marked lanes, operating a motor vehicle without headlights, operating a motor vehicle with a number plate to conceal identity, operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, police said.

The vehicle Galati was driving through South Hadley and Granby hit a guardrail, police said.


■ Matthew A. Tarczysnki, 31, of 47 North Main St., unit 3B, South Hadley, was arrested July 16 at 2:27 p.m. On State Street on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order, police said.


■ David James Chiros, 31, of Whitman, was arrested Sunday at 1:22 a.m. on Route 9 on a warrant, police said,


■ Charles W. Mazuch, 46, of 418 Main St., Apt. 1, was arrested at his home Saturday at 4:26 p.m. on a charge of domestic assault and battery after he allegedly punched his roommate repeatedly in the face. Police said Mazuch was intoxicated and that the male victim was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital to be treated for facial injuries. Police did not know his condition Monday.

■ Joseph P. Major, 20, of 30 Middle St., Florence, was arrested at 1:53 a.m. Saturday on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and failing to stay within marked lanes after his vehicle went off of High Street at the intersection with Chapman Avenue. Police said the car got momentarily stuck on top of a broken piece of utility pole that was on the ground and then returned to the road, where police pulled the heavily damaged car over. Major and his three passengers all declined medical treatment.

■ Nellie J. Kirschner, 92, of 106 Clark St., was uninjured when her car struck the building that houses Valley Farms Dairy Store in Bak Plaza on Northampton Street Saturday at 11:54 p.m.

Police said Kirschner put the car in drive instead of reverse by accident and her car went over the sidewalk and struck the building. A planter and a drain pipe were damaged but the building was not, police said.

■ Police investigated a report from a Hendrick Street homeowner who said that Friday at 11:30 a.m. family members noticed that a woman they did not know was standing inside their home’s entryway. When they confronted her, she left and walked down the street. The homeowner told police that the next day, the family noticed that a $50 bill was missing from the home.


■ Daniel J. North, 24, of 115 Northampton St. Apt. #F, Easthampton, was arrested about 6:07 p.m. Sunday on Bridge Road on charges of possession of a Class B drug (cocaine), operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, and operating a motor vehicle that doesn’t meet safety standards, following a traffic stop, police said.

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