April 2013

Monthly Archive

Sally Port Progress as of 04/26

Posted by Sgt O on 27 Apr 2013 | Tagged as: general


The roof sheathing is just about complete and the shingles will be going on next week.

Granby Resident Arrested for Trafficking Heroin, Possession of Class B Drug, and Possession of Class E Drug

Posted by Sgt O on 26 Apr 2013 | Tagged as: general


Officers from the Granby Police Department and officers assigned to the North Western District Attorney’s Office Anti-Crime Task Force began investigating illegal drug activity that involved a suspect living in Granby.  The investigation concluded with officers applying for search warrants for a vehicle owned by 32 year old Gary LeFebvre, LeFebvre’s person and his cellular phone.   The search warrants were issued on April 24th from the Eastern Hampshire District Court. 

On April 25th the investigating officers were conducting surveillance of LeFebvre and initiated a traffic stop at approximately 2:40 PM on Taylor Street in Granby to execute the warrants.

 Officers located approximately 100 bags of heroin, $430 dollars and various prescription pills in LeFebvre’s possession.  LeFebvre was placed under arrest and transported back to the Granby Police Department for processing.  Officers then applied for, and were granted, a search warrant for LeFebvre’s home at 507 East State Street in Granby.  That search lead to the seizure of approximately 700 more bags of heroin.  The approximate total weight of the heroin seized was 24 grams with a street value of approximately $8000.

Lefebvre was charged with Trafficking a Class A Substance (heroin 18-36 grams), Possession of a Class E Substance (Clonazepam and Lorazepam) and Possession of a Class B Substance (Oxycodone).  LeFebvre’s bail was set at $5000.  Lefebvre was transported to the Regional lock-up at the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department to be held until he was bailed later that night.

LeFebvre was arraigned at the Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown on April 26th. The next court appearance for LeFebvre is scheduled for July 25th.

Granby Police, Fire, and Ambulance Personnel Respond to Call on West St. for a Motor Vehicle Crashing in to a Residence

Posted by Sgt O on 24 Apr 2013 | Tagged as: general



On April 23, 2013 at approximately 23:32 Granby Police, Fire and Ambulance Personnel were dispatched to 140 West St. for a report of a motor vehicle that had just crashed in to the residence. Upon officers’ arrival they found the operator of the vehicle standing outside the vehicle speaking with the homeowner. The operator was treated at the scene by police and ambulance personnel, before being transported to Holyoke Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The accident is being investigated by Sergeant Kevin O’Grady and Patrolman Michael Ulmer of the Granby Police Department.

Granby Police Investigation Leads to Two Suspects in Recent House and Car Breaks

Posted by Sgt O on 22 Apr 2013 | Tagged as: general


On April 18th officers began investigating a larceny from a residence.  That investigation, conducted by Patrolman Jason Richard, lead to several other incidents in which unlocked vehicles had been entered and property had been stolen.  Officer Richard’s investigation lead to several property items being recovered.  He was also able to develop two suspects and is charging them with numerous offenses.  To date, the suspects will be charged with approximately 15-20 offenses.  The offense list is still growing.

Any residents in Town who have items missing from vehicles or whose vehicles have been disturbed, in the last week or two, are encouraged to call the department.

These incidents prompt us to remind residents how important it is to lock both your vehicles and your residences.  Nearly all of the vehicle breaks that we have investigated in the past several years have involved unlocked vehicles.  Please safeguard you properties by securing as best you can. Also, please do not hesitate to call the police department if you observe something out of the ordinary in your neighborhood.

Sally Port Update as of 04/06

Posted by Sgt O on 06 Apr 2013 | Tagged as: general


The trusses are all in place.

Sally Port Update as of 04/04

Posted by Sgt O on 04 Apr 2013 | Tagged as: general


The trusses are being set in to place.


Posted by Sgt O on 03 Apr 2013 | Tagged as: general


BELCHERTOWN – A Granby man has been arrested and arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court for allegedly possessing images of child pornography, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office announced today.

David Linnehan, 37, is charged with Possession of Child Pornography (2 counts). Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, with assistance from the Granby Police Department, arrested Linnehan last night at his residence in Granby.

He was arraigned this morning in Eastern Hampshire District Court where he entered a plea of not guilty. Bail was set at $25,000 with the conditions that he surrender his passport, not leave the state of Massachusetts, be monitored via GPS, have no access to the Internet, have no contact with any child under the age of 18, and stay away from parks, daycares and schools. Judge Robert Pellegrini presided over today’s arraignment. Linnehan is due back in Eastern Hampshire District Court on May 6 for a pre-trial conference.


In March, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office obtained information from federal authorities about an e-mail account linked to a residence in the Granby area that they believed possessed child pornography images. Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office obtained a search warrant for that residence. Investigators discovered that Linnehan allegedly possessed images of child pornography. Authorities executed the search warrant last night, after which Linnehan was placed under arrest without incident. 


The investigation into this matter is ongoing.


The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Timothy Wyse of Attorney General Coakley’s Cyber Crime Division. It was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office, investigators from the AG’s Computer Forensics Lab, members of the Massachusetts State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and agents from Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the Granby Police Department.