Police Log, Jan. 28-30
Orange, Jan. 28
5 p.m. — Officer spoke with a person who advised she bought a dryer from a person in Orange for $70; she used it, and it started to smoke, the seller won’t return her call; options were discussed.
7:05 p.m. — Walk-in report a foster child has run away in Springfield on a DCF visit; Springfield Police has entered him into the national system and there is paperwork in the drawer.
9:30 p.m. — Shelburne Control reports Athol Police are looking for a suicidal person who is in his car; they pinged his phone to this area and are requesting assistance; both units were alerted but when they went to the area pinged, it was a negative contact.
Orange, Jan. 29
12:35 a.m. — Shelburne Control reported the BOLO out of Athol for the suicidal person has been canceled, as he was located.
Montague, Jan. 29
1:05 p.m. — Report of disorderly conduct at Franklin County Technical School, on Industrial Boulevard where an officer is wanted for assistance with a female who is out of control, throwing things and banging on the windows; she is in an office close to the main office and the principal is in the room where this is taking place; the reporting person can only hear the disturbance and doesn’t have a visual, but no known weapons; officers advised, and sent. Services rendered.
Greenfield, Jan. 28
6:44 p.m. — Larceny reported from Grove Street where the caller says someone stole his safe which contained approximately $10,000 in cash; the reporting person also says the safe contained documents like his birth certificate, titles, registrations, etc; the theft happened sometime in the past five days.
Greenfield, Jan. 29
1:56 a.m. — Caller from Oak Courts reports he found drug paraphernalia outside of his house. Under investigation.
2:09 a.m. — Disturbance on Chapman Street where the caller says a female is yelling at a male in front of the caller’s location.
4:07 a.m. — Officers on South Shelburne Road arrested Gabriel James Zahner, 26, of South Shelburne Road, Greenfield, on the warrant.
11:55 a.m. — Accident reported on Main Street, called in by library staff; two vehicles involved, minor damage, information exchanged.
12:17 p.m. — Accident at Wells and Allen streets, two cars involved, no injuries reported, Fire Department sent for fluids leaking; minor damage to one vehicle, and one vehicle had to be towed; one operator issued citation for disregarding a traffic sign, a stop sign.
2:17 p.m. — Shoplifting reported at Adam and Eve store on Main Street where the past incident was reported to an officer; found that it involved a vehicle with a Vermont plate; under investigation.
2:20 p.m. — Report of annoying phone calls; the reporting person was advised how to obtain a harassment prevention order; officer also contacted the caller and advised him to stop calling, and he agreed.
2:23 p.m. — Suspicious activity on French King Highway where the reporting person says there are suspicious footprints in the snow leading to the residence, but no actual entry made; the caller just wants an officer to call back and she just wants it on record.
3:19 p.m. — Caller from the Baystate Franklin Hospital has questions about obtaining a 209A for when she is released from the hospital on Friday; she resides with a boyfriend in Orange, where the past alleged abuse had occurred; she was furnished with the phone number for the Orange Police, and told to contact them, and report all instances of abuse, and they would assist with her attempt to acquire a 209A.
5:29 p.m. — Caller from Mill Street reports someone is riding a dirt bike in the roadway with no lights; gone on arrival of police.
5:57 p.m. — Report of larceny at Greenfield Farmer’s Cooperative on High Street where the reporting person says she left her wallet on the counter and while she was tending to her dog, and when she turned around, her wallet was missing; she didn’t see who took the wallet; she spoke with the staff who said no one turned in her wallet; officer took a report and investigated.
6:12 p.m. — Caller from Water Street says she heard a female from an apartment there screaming, and heard a male shouting about how he was going to get arrested now; it is believed to be the male listed in an initial complaint; officers took one person into custody; arrested was Cody W. Desrosier, 19, of Water Street, Greenfield, on a warrant.
6:19 p.m. — Caller from Water Street states someone stole a camera from her residence along with some other items, and believes it may have been the person listed; under investigation.
7:19 p.m. — Despondent person reported on High Street where the reporting person says she got a text message from her mother, that she had just taken a bunch of pills; the reporting person states she lives a few doors down from her mom, and is with her now; the reporting person spent a lot of the call pleading with her mother and it was hard to obtain information; the reporting person says she didn’t see her mother take any pills, and she is responsive; BHA now on scene, with officers, and the subject was transported to the hospital where a Section 12 application was completed.
11:02 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported from Main Street where the reporting person states she witnessed a drug dealing outside of Taylor’s Tavern, and the reporting person says that the man was “handing the drugs to another individual;” after he did it, she also states, he said the words “psychedelic drugs,” the man was described as a white male, with brown and blond dreadlocks, wearing a hiking backpack, and is now walking with another male toward Federal Street; officer spoke with the man described and he consented to a search, and only had morning glory type seeds on him, no drugs found; and he was sent on his way.
11:08 p.m. — Caller from area of Arch Street initially called Montague Police stating there is a male laying in the middle of the road, but the male got up and moved before a vehicle drove by, then he went and layed back down; officers sent, but nothing was found.
Greenfield, Jan. 30
1:39 a.m. — Alarm sounding at Greenfield Middle School on Federal Street and showing a zone of first floor in Southeast hallway; all doors and windows were found secure; but when a key holder arrived they went into the building with the key holder, and nothing was found except for spider webs over a motion detector.
2:33 a.m. — Reporting person from Grove Street says an assault and battery, occurred around 1 a.m., where the reporting person was “pushed to the floor” and her “face got smushed.” She later said she would take out her own charges at court; she did have bruising over her right eye; she also didn’t want medical attention, and just wanted to go to bed; she did say her cousin’s boyfriend was the one that pushed her, but nothing further reported.
11:11 a.m. — Officers requested at Four Corners School off Ferrante Avenue for an out-of-control student; BHA also en route; officers spoke with the staff members and then calmed the student; BHA then transported the student to Baystate Franklin Hospital without incident.
5:31 p.m. — Caller from Wisdom Place alleges that the other male there assaulted him in front of his 4-year old; officers found the incident wasn’t as reported, but was a verbal argument; situation discussed, and report filed.
6:25 p.m. — Motor vehicle stop on Main Street citation issued for impeded operation, no license in possession, and no registration in possession; officer located a small marijuana pipe and a marijuana grinder, where one of the occupants was seated, and they were seized, to be destroyed.
6:58 p.m. — General disturbance on Water Street where the caller says her downstairs neighbor is slamming doors and screaming upstairs to her that she, “better lock your doors, someone might come to get you.” All was quiet on arrival, spoke with the reporting person, and advised her of options, and then spoke with the first-floor tenant, who denied making any comment to the reporting person, but did indicate that every time someone from her apartment goes outside, the reporting person comes downstairs, and locks the front door; she was also advised of options, and advised all to avoid contact with each other, to keep noise down, and call back if harassment continues.
7:32 p.m. — Request that police check on a person on Arch Street where the female is sitting on large trash bags, and crying; officers found there had been a verbal disagreement with her mother, and she was waiting for a ride from her “sponsor”; officers transported her to Dunkin Donuts for a warm place to stay until the ride arrives; the daughter chose to leave the residence and stay with a friend.
8:28 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported on Harris Court where the caller says someone from upstairs took a picture of her while she was changing tonight; officer spoke with the reporting party who stated that all she saw was a bright light through her windows, which were obscured with curtains; she assumed someone was trying to take a photo but didn’t see a person or a camera, and there was no way that anyone could have seen into her residence to take a photo; she isn’t reporting anyone came into her apartment.
9:29 p.m. — Despondent person reported by a caller who says she has been talking with her ex-boyfriend via text message, and he has told her that he wants to end it all, and stated he would take a bottle of sleeping pills, but she doesn’t known where he is at this time; he later texted her that he had taken the pills and was walking to Arch Street to fall asleep; officers located him there and BHA was requested, but the fire department and Deerfield Ambulance had to respond to take the male to Baystate Franklin Hospital.
9:47 p.m. — Domestic disturbance reported on Coombs Avenue where the caller says she kicked a named male out after he grabbed her by the throat and pushed her into the coffee table after he became angry that the heat was off; now he and another involved male are calling and texting her and harassing her; officer responded, and investigation leads to arrest of Jamie Sears, 42, of Cross Street, Erving, charged with assault and battery, (domestic) and intimidating a witness.
10:42 p.m. — Caller from Maple Street reports it sounds like a party upstairs with lots of loud talking about someone overdosing, and it sound as if they are moving furniture; officer spoke to the male there who said the renter said he could hang out there, and says he is a friend of the woman there, who is also staying there while the renter is at work; he was advised to quiet things down or he will be charged.
Greenfield, Jan. 31
1:19 a.m. — Traffic stop on Elm Street at Sullivan Lane, investigation leads to arrest of Ovidiu Nichita, 23, of Smith Street, Greenfield, charged with operating under the influence of liquor, speeding. and seatbelt violation. 8:55 a.m. — Suspicious activity on Mill Street where the reporting person says a message written on the door there says “help me”; officers checking and second floor tenant isn’t home, and all doors are locked; spoke with the landlord who reports the tenant on the second floor has lived there for five years with no problems; officer will try to locate the tenant at work.
Montague, Jan. 29
5:46 p.m. — The reporting person from Turner Street says she went out to her son’s dumpster and found it full of papers and boxes belonging to her neighbor; she was able to find the children’s name on school papers; the reporting person is also concerned about the two boys, 8 and 9, who reside there, and whom, she believes, are often left alone, and could possibly be there now; there is no car in the driveway at this time; officer was advised and spoke to a male who said the female wasn’t at home; the man stated he moved here three days ago to be a full-time nanny, and didn’t know that the dumpster wasn’t a community one; he will remove the items tomorrow; the reporting person was advised as well.
Montague, Jan. 30
3:15 p.m. — Reporting person came into the station regarding locating a tractor-trailer truck and its driver who no longer works for the company but didn’t return the truck; a Volvo tractor-trailer unit, with the numbers on both fenders; while officer was speaking with dispatch, the reporting person got a call that the driver is with the tractor-trailer unit on Bernardo Road; the reporting person made a phone call to the male who confirmed his location, and the reporting person is now en route to pick up the truck; officer to check the status of the incident.
4:03 p.m. — Caller from South Prospect Street calling to report an alleged altercation between herself and family members that happened yesterday at her father’s house; she isn’t sure she wants to have an officer speak to her father, but inquired if there is a time frame for reporting an assault; she alleged she was pushed into a corner by her father and punched by her brother who was intoxicated at the time; she said she would think about this today and make a decision by tomorrow, if she wants an officer to speak with the involved people; she said she is OK, but is sore from being pushed, but doesn’t want anyone to respond at this time.
10;16 p.m. — Caller requesting the Fire Department for an unknown chemical/gas odor she believes is coming from her furnace; officer also sent and advises no gas leak, but a sump pump shorted out.
Montague, Jan. 31
8:57 a.m. — Larceny reported on Third Street, where the caller says she is missing her bank card and there was reportedly a withdrawal from her account this morning for $820; she says she had a female staying with her last night, and believes she took the card; caller has since called Greenfield Saving Bank to cancel the card; the reporting person called back to say a friend notified her that the female she believes is involved is behind Fourth Street location in the alley way; officer located the woman who stated she was taking the money out of the bank for the reporting person and the money is reportedly in the house; officer has one in custody, and then the reporting person called back to say she located a bag that belongs to the female in question; she is stating there is, “drug paraphernalia,” inside including hypodermic needles among other items; officer advised; investigation leads to arrest of Veronica Gould, 34, listed as of unknown address, in Turners Falls, charged with larceny over $250,
Orange, Jan. 29
11:08 a.m. — Reporting person says a named female may have violated a 209A twice through third party contact; she was advised to write up a detailed statement and bring it in for an officer to review and to talk with her about it; she also wants to pick up belongings from the other female; the officer will call her back.
5:11 p.m. — Control reports a 911 call from East Main Street, and the caller claims there was a fire, but now it is out; officer responded, and found food in the oven was the cause, and homeowners are all set.
8:10 p.m. — Caller from Cheney Street complaining that children are running around in the downstairs tenant’s apartment; the parents were advised of the complaint.
Orange, Jan. 30
6:30 a.m. — Report of a person having stroke-like symptoms, and an officer responded and stood by until the fire department arrived, and they then took the person to Athol Memorial Hospital.
6:45 a.m. — Control advised the Fire Department is responding to Magoon Road f or report of a possible electrical fire, officer went and assisted the fire department
8:18 a.m. — Officer on patrol on Cheney Street reports finding a bag of trash in the road that had fallen off a trash truck; the operator was located and will return to pick it up.
10:30 a.m. — Officer wanted on Stone Valley Road from where Shelburne Control got a report that a female was on property there yesterday and when approached by a neighbor, the female said she was looking for rocks; the involved is from a neighboring town; an agency there will attempt to locate her for us.
12:27 p.m. — Officer found two parking violations and issued two tickets for parking on a sidewalk.
2:35 p.m. — Control reports a 911 call from North Main Street was taken by state police, with the caller reporting her mother attacked her; the call mapped out to North Main Street, but no specific address; area checked but no contact.
3:10 p.m. — Accident on Dexter Park School property, officer responded but nothing listed in the log.
4 p.m. — The reporting person call from East River Street requests an officer call regarding a phone scam; the number was from Jamaica, and the caller requested two $500 payments in return for $5 million-plus from Publisher’s Clearing House, and other items, such as gas and food cards; the reporting person wanted the public to be aware.
6 p.m. — Officer wanted on East River Street from where the reporting person says her son’s jacket was stolen this evening from (a location hidden by black ink on the log.)
6:41 p.m. — Shelburne Control reports the Fire Department is responding for a chimney fire on Coombs Avenue; officer assisted in locating the home owner.
7:13 p.m. — Officers on Walnut Hill Road to serve a warrant; arrested was Michael A. Michelin, 35, of Walnut Hill Road, Orange, on the warrant.