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Bail reduced for NY man shot in Ware while allegedly trying to run down officer

Friday, December 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court judge Thursday reduced bail for the New York man who was shot by a Ware police officer he was allegedly trying to run down with his car. Judge Mary-Lou Rup set bail for Sajid Dacres, who uses an alias of Quinton Avant, at $35,000. He has been held at the Hampshire County Jail on $100,000 bail since he was charged Sept. 26 in Eastern …

Man shot while allegedly trying to run down Ware officer arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court

Monday, December 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The case of a New York man who was shot by a Ware police officer he was allegedly trying to run down with his car was moved Monday to Hampshire Superior Court. Judge Mary-Lou Rup ordered Sajid Dacres, who uses an alias of Quinton Avant, held in the Hampshire County Jail on $100,000 bail, as he has been since he was …

Devon McNabb of Northampton placed on probation after pleading guilty to possession of heroin, unlicensed firearm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 34-year-old Northampton man told Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson Tuesday that he was grateful for a “second chance” as he was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to three charges. Devon J. McNabb, who previously lived in Ware, pleaded guilty to negligent operation of a motor …

Judge denies request to reduce bail for Sajid Dacres, charged with attempted murder of Ware police officer

Friday, October 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The New York man charged with trying to run down a Ware police officer — who then shot him twice — shook his head Friday as a Hampshire Superior Court Judge denied his attorney’s request that he be released or that his bail be lowered. Sajid …

Ware officer: ‘That guy wanted to kill me.’ Shooting victim: ‘We reached for the glove box where we had a gun’

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Ware Police Officer Aaron DeSantis told investigators he believed his life was in danger when he fired two rounds from his service weapon and struck the driver of a car who stared him down and tried …

Sajid Dacres of New York arrested in hospital after he was shot during traffic stop in Ware

Friday, September 26, 2014

A New York man who was shot during a traffic stop Tuesday in Ware was arraigned in his hospital bed Friday for allegedly driving his car at a police officer, who then fired his weapon at the car. Sajid Dacres, 30, pleaded not guilty to charges of armed …

Person hospitalized after Ware police officer fires weapon during traffic stop

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WARE — The Northwestern district attorney’s office and State Police detectives continue investigating an incident Tuesday night when a Ware police officer fired his weapon at a car that was fleeing a traffic stop. State Police spokesman David Procopio said Thursday that a person who was riding in …

Police officer fires gun during traffic stop in Ware

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — State and Ware police are investigating a shooting involving an officer during a motor vehicle stop on Route 32 in Ware at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s office. The district attorney’s office said in a statement issued shortly after 11 p.m. …

Former inmate gives thanks for help received at Hampshire County Jail

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Former Hampshire Jail and House of Correction inmate Frederick Venne stood before 200 people Wednesday and thanked his ex-jailers. “I owe where I am today to the Hampshire sheriff’s office,” Venne said. “I needed help and …

National Association of Letter Carriers to pick up nonperishable food Saturday

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” national food drive takes place Saturday. Carriers will pick up nonperishables left in bags at people’s mailboxes to be distributed to area food pantries. The Northampton Survival Center will receive food collected in Northampton, Florence and Leeds. Last …

‘Mickey’ Novak Jr. continues his love for teaching youngsters about nature after retiring as fish hatchery manager

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Sitting outside the Richard Cronin National Salmon Station in Sunderland nearly a month after retiring as fish hatchery manager, Bernard Michael “Mickey” Novak Jr. finds it hard to keep still. Every so often, he gets up …

‘Mickey’ Novak Jr. continues his love for teaching youngsters about nature after retiring as fish hatchery manager at Richard Cronin National Salmon Station

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Sitting outside the Richard Cronin National Salmon Station in Sunderland nearly a month after retiring as fish hatchery manager, Bernard Michael “Mickey” Novak Jr. finds it hard to keep still. Every so often, he gets up …

Ware man pleads guilty to Social Security fraud

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON — A Ware man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting more than $50,000 in Social Security disability payments while working an $80,000-per-year job. Carl Lynch pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a charge of theft of public money. Prosecutors say the 43-year-old Lynch began receiving disability …