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Two pedestrians hurt by cars in Amherst

The first crash occurred at 12:02 a.m. when a pedestrian on South Whitney Street was hit in the leg by a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old Belchertown man, said Police Detective Jamie Reardon.

The injured man was evaluated at the scene but refused transport to the hospital, while the driver fled the scene and was located a short time later at a University of Massachusetts dormitory, Reardon said.

The Belchertown man will be summoned to court on a charge of leaving the scene of personal injury accident, Reardon said.

The second accident was reported at 8:09 p.m. on Main Street in the area of the Jewish Community Center, when a vehicle driven by Livingstone Abali, 62, of Gilbertville, struck Joseph Q. Tran, 68, of Logtown Road, Reardon said.

Tran suffered minor injuries to his face and hands and was taken by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to the hospital, Reardon said.

No citations were issued as police determined the area was dark and Tran was not in a crosswalk.



∎ Lynn Lafreniere, 40, of 3 Laura Ave., Easthampton, was arrested Monday at 4:29 p.m. at the Big Y supermarket on University Drive on a charge of shoplifting (third offense) after leaving the store without paying for $257 in merchandise, police said.

∎ Nicholas Ross DeFusco, 19, of Haverhill was arrested Sunday at 1:18 a.m. on East Pleasant Street on charges of resisting arrest, being a minor in possession of alcohol and violating the town’s open container bylaw.

∎ Gregory D. Eng, 20, of Wayland was arrested Saturday at 1:54 a.m. on Sunderland Road on charges of disorderly conduct, being a minor in possession of alcohol and violating the town’s open container bylaw.


∎ Dale E. Campbell, 55, of 345 Warren Wright Road, was arrested Saturday at 8:15 p.m. at a Belchertown home on a charge of assault and battery.

∎ Alan Santos, 22, of Holyoke was arrested Thursday at 5:20 a.m. at a Belchertown home on charges of assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime (murder).


∎ Meredith S. Blakeslee, 30, of Springfield, was arrested in Holyoke Monday at 5:34 p.m. on two counts of receiving stolen property over $250 after police allegedly found her in possession of items that were stolen from a home on Loudville Road on Jan. 22.

∎ Melissa Bergeron, 24, of 39 Chapman Ave., was arrested at home Sunday at 1:07 a.m. on a charge of domestic assault and battery after she allegedly struck her boyfriend in the face.

∎ Four gift cards totaling $270 were reportedly taken from a home on Water Street sometime Saturday.

∎ Christopher C. Wallace, 27, of 2 Dartmouth St., Apt. A, was arrested on Vadnais Street Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on a warrant.

∎ Gregory A. Mattson, 45, of Fitzwilliam, N.H., was arrested Saturday at 2:34 p.m. on Maple Street on a charge of disturbing the peace.

∎ Keith D. Clapp, 36, of 11 Arlington St., was arrested at Holyoke and East streets Saturday at 1:58 a.m. on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (second offense).

∎ Police are investigating a housebreak at a Maple Street home reported Thursday at 10:11 p.m. A total of around $700 worth of property was reportedly taken, including electronics and a bass guitar.

∎ Travis M. Mitchell, 35, of 50 Clark St., was arrested at his home Jan. 28 at 10:23 p.m. on a charge of domestic assault and battery after police said he grabbed his girlfriend by the face and threw her to the ground.


∎ Police are investigating a report of a purse stolen from inside St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on King Street sometime before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday during choir practice. Police said the purse contained about $15, debit and credit cards and personal items.

∎ Jeffrey Lemel Rodriguez, 23, 43 Center St., was arrested about 4:37 p.m. on Main Street on three Holyoke District Court warrants related to charges of larceny over $250, filing a false report of a crime and possession of a class E drug (prescription medication) with intent to distribute, police said.

∎ Johvany Sanchez, 26, of 491 Bridge Road, Apt. 2923, was arrested at home Monday at 5:22 p.m. on a charge of domestic assault and battery for allegedly pushing his wife.

∎ Police investigated a report that a purse containing $50, credit cards and other items was taken from a locker at the YMCA at 286 Prospect St. Monday at 2:24 p.m.

∎ Robert A. Edwards, 31, of 48 Adams St., Easthampton, was arrested about 7:06 p.m. Sunday on King Street on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order.

South Hadley

∎ Joshua R. Yeulenski, 23, of 54 Bridge St., Apt. 56B, South Hadley, was arrested Saturday at 11:04 p.m. at the police station on a warrant.

∎ Christian A. Garcia-Hoyos, 25, of 13 Grant St., was arrested Saturday at 7:49 p.m. on Susan Avenue and charged with assault.

∎ Matthew R. Spear, 22, of 25 High St., was arrested Feb. 1 on High Street and charged with domestic assault and malicious damage to a motor vehicle.

∎ Caroline Lee, 26, of 521 East St., Easthampton, was arrested Jan. 31 on New Ludlow Road at 5:28 p.m. on a warrant.

∎ William J. Delphia, 27, of 46 Bolton St., was arrested Jan. 29 on Main Street at 8:44 a.m. and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and using a motor vehicle without authority.

∎ Ashley Hutchinson, 25, of 39 West Summit St., Apt. 10, was arrested Jan. 28 at 6:19 p.m. at home on a warrant.


∎ Carlos E. McBride, 43, of 693 Main St., Unit 9, Amherst, was arrested Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Commonwealth Avenue on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license (subsequent offense) and a warrant.

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