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Area police news

Belchertown

∎ Joanna Valardi, 30, of Monson, was arrested Friday at 9:38 p.m. on Jabish Street on charges of disturbing the peace and resisting arrest and on two warrants, police said.

∎ Robert Chaffee, 21, of 12 Jabish St., unit 2, was arrested Oct. 24 at 8:12 p.m. at home on a warrant.

Easthampton

∎ Police investigated a report of a break-in at M&M Service Center on Parsons Street Sunday at 1 p.m. A shop representative told police someone had tried unsuccessfully to pry open drawers and the cash register, but there were no signs that anyone had forced entry into the building.

∎ Police are investigating an alleged break-in on Terrace View reported Friday at 10:30 p.m. The homeowner said someone had forced open a door and stolen a watch, cellphone and $3 cash, for a total value of $203.

Granby

∎ Police are investigating two housebreaks where homeowners’ televisions were stolen.

A Taylor Street man told police he returned home about 2 p.m. Thursday and found his residence had been entered and TV taken. The second housebreak was reported Oct. 22 by a New Ludlow Road woman who said she returned home about 7 p.m. and discovered a bedroom TV was missing.

∎Joseph M. Caponi, 33, of 9 Pinebrook Circle, was arrested at home Oct. 20 on a warrant.

∎Anibal Vazquez, 25, of Chicopee, was arrested at 4:08 p.m. Oct. 19 on East State Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Northampton

∎ Justin R. Hanecak, 31, of Warren Wright Road, Belchertown, was arrested about 11 p.m. Monday on Rocky Hill Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Police said Hanecak’s 28-year-old girlfriend jumped into the bed of his pickup truck without his knowledge after an argument and was thrown from the vehicle after Hanecak swerved. The woman, whose name police would not release, was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital for evaluation.

∎ Pedro J. Santana, 21, of Bridge Road, Florence, was arrested at home about 9:24 p.m. Monday on a Northampton District Court warrant related to a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

∎ Geneva E. Malloy, 42, of Bridge Road, Florence, was arrested Monday on Mount Tom Road on a charge of operating with a suspended license.

∎ William C. Ekross, 56, who gave police an address of the streets of Northampton, was arrested about 6:54 p.m. Monday at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School on an Uxbridge District Court warrant related to a shoplifting charge.

UMass

∎ Kurt R. Finch, 35, of 167 Rocky Hill Road, Hadley, was arrested Monday at 4:41 p.m. on University Drive on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, failure to stop for police and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

∎ John A. Bergamo Jr., 21, of Plymouth, was arrested Sunday at 1:36 a.m. on Southwest Circle on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

∎ Sabli Gonnet, 23, of Voorhees, N.J., was arrested Saturday at 9:05 p.m. at McNamara dormitory on a warrant.

∎ Alexander Ried, 18, of Fall River, was arrested Friday at 12:55 a.m. at the Academic Mall on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

∎ Joseph P. Dufour III, 19, of Dracut, was arrested Thursday at 11:07 p.m. at the Student Union on a charge of disorderly conduct.

∎ Derrick R. Brenner, 32, of East Longmeadow, was arrested Thursday at 9:31 a.m. on University Drive on a warrant.

∎ Michael Richard Martin, 19, of Montrose, N.Y., was arrested Oct. 24 at 9:25 p.m. at Washington dormitory on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

South Hadley

∎ Ashlee M. Brunelle, 23, of 33 Old County Road, Hadley, was arrested Sunday at 9:58 a.m. on Alvord Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

∎Anthony M. DeMattia, 45, of Chicopee, was arrested at 3:12 a.m. Friday on New Ludlow Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

∎Christopher D. Moll, 25, of Chicopee was arrested Oct. 24 at 4:08 p.m. on Willimansett Street and charged with shoplifting from a local supermarket.

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