Area police news
Good Samaritan comes to aid of Amherst accident victim
AMHERST — Andrea L. Curto, 45, of Ware was driving a 2004 Honda Civic on Northampton Road Thursday at 5:21 p.m. when, without braking, it rear-ended a trailer hauling excavating equipment being driven by Mark E. Wojtowicz, 26, of 591 George Hannum Road, Belchertown, police said.
Curto suffered a severe injury to her right ankle and was transported by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield for treatment, police said.
Police are crediting a Good Samaritan with assisting Curto with a possible compound fracture to her ankle until paramedics got to the scene.
Curto’s vehicle was destroyed as a result of the crash, according to police.
The accident remains under investigation.
∎ Robert W. Auffinger, 36, who provided an address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested Thursday at 10:35 a.m. on Main Street on a warrant, police said.
∎ Maurice A. St. Onge, 45, who provided an address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested Thursday at 7:18 a.m. on Churchill Street on a warrant, police said.
∎ Joshua E. Renkowic, 23, of 71 Ice Pond Drive, Florence, was arrested about 12:14 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Pine and Park streets on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (second offense) and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Renkowic also had an outstanding default warrant issued from Northampton District Court for failure to appear on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of property damage and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, according to police.
∎ A 15-year-old Northampton youth was arrested about 10:55 p.m. Thursday on charges of domestic assault and battery and disorderly conduct, after police responded to the youth’s home for a report of a verbal argument. Police said an argument with a family member about the television became physical.
∎ David Christopher Aspen, 24, of Windsor, Vt., was arrested about 8:58 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Mount Tom Road and Route I-91 on a warrant issued from Holyoke District Court for failure to appear.
∎ Matthew J. Moran, 29, of Pleasant Street, was arrested Thursday on charges of disorderly conduct and vandalizing property in connection with a disturbance at 1:50 a.m. on Main Street. Police said an officer responded to reports of a commotion outside Hinge restaurant on Main Street and arrived to find Moran standing chest to chest with another man, arguing. They said Moran broke the man’s iPhone by knocking it to the ground and refused an officer’s orders to calm down.
∎ Police received a report at 9:51 a.m. Wednesday that someone took a bike worth $1,000 from the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System on North Main Street on Leeds.
∎ Southampton Police arrested Christina I. Yarmesky, 18, of 23 Munroe St., Apt. 1, Westfield, at her home Tuesday at 4:09 p.m. on charges of two counts of larceny over $250 and three counts of larceny under $250 after she allegedly stole a computer and computer equipment from the home of a former roommate who lives on College Highway.
∎ Christopher J. Burnham, 35, of 83 Fisherdick Road, Ware, was arrested Saturday at 3:15 a.m. on Fomer Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (second offense) and failing to stay within marked lanes.
∎ Robert Christopher Sena, 19, of Califon, N.J., was arrested Sept. 29 at 8:15 p.m. at John Adams dormitory on charges of domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, intimidating a witness and possession of a fake ID, police said.