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Northampton police issue sex offender notice
NORTHAMPTON — Police have issued a notice about a Level 3 sex offender living in Northampton.
Dwayne Lewis Dudley, 52, of 43 Center St. was convicted in 1989 of two counts each of rape of a child by force and indecent assault and battery on a child and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Dudley is described as a white male, about 150 pounds, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, with brown eyes and graying hair and a goatee.
He is not wanted by police. Police are required by law to notify the community of all registered Level 3 sex offenders living or working in town.
Level 3 sex offender classification means the individual is determined by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board to have a high risk of reoffending.
3 arrested in alleged Wal-Mart shoplifting
HADLEY — Three Northampton residents were arrested Friday after allegedly stealing more than $500 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart.
Lucie Mae Pitoniak, 43, of 491 Bridge St., Florence; Thomas Pitoniak, 23, of the streets of Northampton; and Cordis Bean, 24, of 491 Bridge St., Florence, were arrested on charges of larceny over $250.
Hadley Police Chief Dennis Hukowicz said the trio loaded a shopping cart full of 32 bags consisting of “miscellaneous items” and left the store without paying. Hukowicz said he had no details about the individual items stolen, but that their value was estimated at $547. The trio were arrested in their car shortly after 2 p.m., Hukowicz said.
— BEN STORROW
∎ Malcolm Speller, 22, of Baltimore, was arrested Wednesday at 1:42 a.m. during a traffic stop on McClellan Street on charges of possession with intent to distribute a class D drug (marijuana) and possession of a class D (marijuana).
∎ A man, whose age and address were unavailable, will be summoned to court on charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after he urinated inside the dining area of a downtown restaurant Wednesday at 1:07 a.m., police said.
∎ Aymara E. Pimentel, 21, of 214 Prescott Road, Amherst, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting charge at 7:55 p.m. Friday. Police said Pimentel stole 5 T-shirts, a pair of pants and a pair of slippers from the JC Penny store on Russell Street.
∎ Patrick Blanke, 26, of Springfield, was arrested about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street on a Holyoke District Court warrant related to a charge of possession of a class A drug (heroin), police said.
∎ Phillip W. Tower, 29, of 253 Long Plain Road, Leverett, was arrested about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday on King Street on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license.
∎ Alioune Seck, 19, of 112 Eastman Lane, unit 403D, was arrested Sunday at 1:33 a.m. on Sylvan Drive on a charge of disorderly conduct.
∎ Benjamin Greene, 18, of Newburyport, was arrested Sunday at 1:01 a.m. on North Pleasant Street on a charge of disorderly conduct.
∎ Ehsan Raad, 25, of Medford, was arrested Saturday at 10:42 p.m. on North Pleasant Street on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
∎ Tyler J. McLaughlin, 19, of Dudley, was arrested Friday at 1:55 a.m. at John Quincy Adams dormitory on charges of possession with intent to distribute a class B drug and possession of a class B drug.