Police Logs, Feb. 28-March 7
Orange, Feb. 28
5:55 p.m. — A person at the station requesting an officer, wanted it on the record that he got a call from a person claiming to work for the IRS, asking him for personal information, followed up with the IRS and they said this was an identity theft scam.
Sunderland, Feb. 28
8:45 a.m. — Report of a two-car accident at the cross walk at the plaza on Route 116; found to be a rear-end accident, no injuries reported, both were able to drive their vehicles away, but both have over $1,000 damage.
12:55 p.m. — Officers sent to River Road location for an argument, between a male and female; no arrest, and both went on their way.
3:41 p.m. — Caller from South Plain Road reports her newspaper was stolen from her box yesterday; it was gone again today; caller was advised to ask if the delivery driver to toss the paper up the driveway for the next week or so; if it continues, then report it.
Orange, March 1
8 a.m. — Caller from North Main Street reported her ex-husband has sent 109 text messages since 6 a.m. today, and wants this placed on record as she is going to court this week to file a criminal harassment charge.
8:34 a.m. — Caller from Depot Street reports four tires on a car were cut with a knife; officer investigating.
12:42 p.m. — Control reports a 911 from this location in which the wife says she and her husband are arguing and she wants him removed; units responded and found it to be verbal only, the husband decided it best to leave and let things calm down.
1:25 p.m. — Summons issued for a court appearance for a person in violation of the town by-law for failing to remove snow from the sidewalk on East Main Street.
5:42 p.m. — State police requesting assistance with traffic at a motor vehicle accident on Daniel Shays Highway; officer responded.
Montague, March 2
3:30 p.m. — Caller from Avenue A reports a person is in the lobby of the apartment building smoking, a violation of the rules of the building; she said they spoke to the fire department who referred them to the police department; dispatch advised they should contact the landlord.
3:59 p.m. — Caller from a Third Street apartment reports a highly intoxicated man on the floor of an apartment, taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
5:11 p.m. — Larceny reported on Avenue A where the caller says her camera is missing; she stated she had four friends over and another male came with them, whom she felt was suspicious; she will attempt to get a full name.
Greenfield, March 2
9:56 a.m. — Caller from area of Colrain Street and Barber Avenue reports a blond boy, wearing a green striped shirt, throwing bottles into the street, and then running toward Elm Street; officer was unable to locate, but spoke with the reporting person, who swept up broken glass out of the roadway, and officer located a second bottle smashed in the roadway in front of an Elm Street location; officer spoke with two youths residing in the area, along with their fathers, but unable to determine if they were the youths involved, and the father was reporting youths hadn’t left their home. Checked with four other houses, but no sign of the youth.
2:44 p.m. — Threat reported at Shaw’s Mart on Main Street; reporting person was recommended to use another store from now on.
2:45 p.m. — Burglar alarm on Lampblack Road where officer found no tracks in the snow, basement door buried in snow, front door secure, rear garage door was unlocked, but the door to the house is locked, and there is a car in the garage.
3:54 p.m. — Accident with injuries reported at Big Y Foods area on the Mohawk Trail; officers and fire department responded, two vehicles; BHA transported injured passenger to Baystate Franklin Medical Center; one operator, from Connecticut, was cited for operating with revoked registration and failure to yield at an intersection.
4:46 p.m. — Attempted breaking and entering reported at the Miles Street Hotel apartments, where the reporting person stated that when she got out of the shower, her front door was partially open, and when she looked outside, she could see someone started to drill into her door; officer to investigate, and found the damage done to her apartment door, no suspects at this time.
5:29 p.m. — Caller states that someone is threatening and harassing her over Facebook; officer spoke with the reporting person regarding comments made by a man from Orange; and found that these events stemmed from an argument about a space heater; officer will contact Orange Police.
9:46 p.m. — Caller from Bernardston Road requests an officer ... reporting person states her 13-year-old daughter just ran from her vehicle and as they pulled into the driveway; they were arguing, and the daughter stated she was going to kill herself; she hasn’t made any statement or attempt in the past, however, in the last week they found razors in the drawers in her bedroom; description given, and officers located the teenager, and transported her back home; she made several comments on some key events that have occurred in the last two weeks, the parents transported the teenager to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for evaluation.
10:28 p.m. — Report of a 911 silent alarm from Camp Kee-Wanee on Health Camp Road; officer on scene and advises one door initially appeared to have been kicked in; but area checked and no new footprints found; under investigation.
Orange, March 2
2:52 a.m. — Officers on Mattawa Circle to serve a warrant; arrested Gregory A, Barilone, 39, of Mattawa Circle, Orange, on a warrant for violation of probation.
1:20 p.m. — Caller from East River Street wanted to speak with an officer about “ritualistic family abuse” in the area; officer to investigate.
3:14 p.m. — Caller states her husband just came to their home and picked up what she believes to be some guns from a chicken coop; the reporting person states he is on probation, and his parents are with him; officer checked the area with no contact, and advised the reporting person to call the husband’s probation officer.
Sunderland, March 2
10:32 a.m. — Officer on patrol noticed a large vehicle, possibly a pickup truck, had traveled northbound and went off the road into the snow, ran over a mail box, and continued on; wood and mailbox were destroyed; notified Control to put it in their log in case some one calls it in.
11:22 a.m. — Report of a two-car accident on Amherst Road in front of the Gulf station; a southbound operator hit the brakes to turn left, but never put on her directional signal; and the second vehicle following a little too closely, moved to avoid a collision, but still hit the car in front with his left front corner, crunching it in a bit, but still able to be driven, to the right rear corner; scuffing the bumper and possible quarter panel damage; no injuries reported, the operator of the first vehicle didn’t speak English and called her son to come and translate; she was given a written warning for no directional signal, while the second vehicle operator was given a written warning for following too closely; both were able to drive away.
1:15 p.m. — Control advised a call came in from a man who requests a welfare check on a female; they broke up yesterday and he last spoke with her this morning, and she said she was going to harm herself, now eight hours later she isn’t answering his phone calls; officer went to the Pioneer Valley apartments, and rang a door bell, and the female came to the door and let him in; she was drowsy, but is on a new medication that she took for the first time last night; she is in the right state of mind and has no intention of harming herself; she was on the phone with her ex- when the officer got there.
Orange, March 3
10 a.m. — Control got a 911 call requesting police response as the caller’s mother was being taken against the family’s will; officers sent and situation investigated.
9 p.m. — Control took a call from a Chase Street location, reporting his girlfriend was just assaulted; officer to investigate.
9:51 p.m. — Control reports a call from the same location on Chase Street as earlier call, but this one regards downstairs neighbors trying to instigate matters; both units responded and the reporting person claims a person showed up wanting to fight; but was gone on arrival of police.
Greenfield, March 3
7:42 a.m. — Accident at the rotary on the Mohawk Trail, two vehicles; an empty bus was rear-ended; no injuries reported, information exchanged.
2:20 p.m. — Despondent person reported at Clinical and Support Options facility on High Street where a Section 12 was issued for an involved female; officers responded, and she was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
3:16 p.m. — Accident on Route 91 at the rotary off ramp from the Northbound; officers and fire department responded, minor damage.
5:01 p.m. — Officers at Church and Franklin Streets to serve a warrant; the male, who has an active default warrant, was located inside St. James Church; arrested, after a very short foot chase, Ryan David Bellows, 24, of Pierce Street, Greenfield, on the default warrant.
6:02 p.m. — Accident with injuries reported at CVS on Federal Street; officers and fire department responded; BHA then on scene; operator of second vehicle declined medical aid; minor damage to the bumper of second vehicle. Officer took the report.
8:23 p.m. — Caller states she hasn’t heard from her son since around 4:30 p.m. on 3⁄1⁄14, and she stated he usually calls her 10 times a day; the last time she spoke with him, he told her he scored about 50 bags of heroin; officer investigating.
9:26 p.m. — Officer requested regarding people creating fake Facebook accounts saying that a missing person has been located and saying the reporting person is creating them; officer to investigate.
10:34 p.m. — Larceny reported at Day’s Inn on Colrain Road where the reporting person says her son was visiting a friend and a cell phone stolen from there; the son keeps denying that he took the phone, and she would like an officer to speak with her son; officer spoke with the son, who has since returned the cell phone, and he stated he didn’t steal the phone, but found it in the hallway of the shelter; the youth is developmentally disabled; officer spoke with parents and advised them of options.
Montague, March 3
911 a.m. — Arrested Brandon K. Kilburn, 30, of South Prospect Street, Millers Falls, on a default warrant.
1:44 p.m. — Caller from Ripley Road calling to report being threatened on the phone last week and again today by a male who alleged he was from the IRS; the reporting person was extremely upset regarding these threats; he gave police the phone number from which the call came; male that called identified himself as a David Jones; officer made phone contact and the caller was advised to cease all calls to the reporting person.
2:10 p.m. — Caller requests an officer for a minor accident in the parking lot at Food City on Avenue A; no injuries reported, two vehicles involved, information exchanged.
4 p.m. — Caller requests an officer as she has been separated from her husband, but returned to the house to find that the husband has changed the locks; she was most concerned about her cat that is still in the home; officer spoke with those involved, and all parties were satisfied.
6:52 p.m. — Caller reports a vehicle, parked to the side of the Sunderland and Reservation roads area, with occupants who are arguing or fighting, and one person got out and took off toward Montague Center; the vehicle then headed south toward the S curves; officer located the vehicle and found it was a parent and a 12-year-old arguing over the window being open in the vehicle; the daughter didn’t want to listen to the parent, and got out of the vehicle and began walking; situation was discussed to a conclusion.
Greenfield, March 4
1:51 a.m. — Caller from Baystate Franklin Medical Center requesting assistance for security there with getting a patient back into the ER; the person was located by officers and was convinced to return to the ER, but upon learning he was going to be placed in the secure room, he became combative and fought with the officers and security staff; he was placed in the secure room and restrained.
10:36 a.m. — Caller requests a welfare check on a person at Standish Court; officer located the man, who was in good spirits, and will call his social worker.
11:25 a.m. — Traffic stop on Main Street between Davis and Chapman streets; warning citation issued for a U-turn violation.
11:36 a.m. — Traffic stop on Main Street by Chapman Street; summons issued to a female for a U-turn violation, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
2:12 p.m. — Accident with injuries reported on Montague City Road; one vehicle on its roof, officers and fire department responded, BHA also notified, dispatch received multiple calls; Montague Police advised the vehicle was called in to them at 1:15 p.m. and was reported to be all over the road; citation issued for failure to use care in turning.
4:55 p.m. — Accident reported on Bernardston Road near the Stop & Shop gas station, two vehicles involved; officer found that they were vehicles coming off the right ramp, and the operator of a black Jeep thought the vehicle in front of her had moved out into traffic, and rear-ended the other vehicle; operators report no injuries and minor damage to the second vehicle; officer assisted with exchange of information.
4:59 p.m. — Report of an intoxicated male at Quality Inn on the Mohawk Trail where the clerk says he has no photo ID and would like to rent a room; they won’t rent him a room, but he isn’t leaving; he was moved on.
5:03 p.m. — Larceny reported on Chapman Street where the caller says he was bringing groceries up the stairs at this location to his apartment and had to leave a few bags at the bottom, because he couldn’t carry them all; he states someone else came and took those bags; officer investigating.
5:26 p.m. — Officers at Quality Inn to serve a warrant, arrested Thomas L. Peterson, 22, of Montague Street, Turners Falls, on the warrant.
6:08 p.m. — Officer encountered five juveniles skateboarding on the Veteran’s Memorial Mall on Main Street, and asked them to skate elsewhere.
8:09 p.m. — Caller from the Winslow Building on Wells Street says he is receiving harassing text messages and phone calls from an involved female; officer spoke with him and advised him to seek an harassment prevention order for annoying phone calls; the caller stated they have stopped for now, but if they continue, he will call.
8:59 p.m. — Officer reports he was involved in an accident on West Street; another officer responded to assist at the scene with the report that an officer’s vehicle had been struck; no injury listed; under investigation.
Greenfield, March 5
12:18 a.m. — Fire reported in a truck at McDonald’s on the Mohawk Trail, but the reporting person says it isn’t encroaching on the building; fire department there and reports the fire is out.
1:16 a.m. — Officer on Main Street checking on a man carrying a bar stool down the street; found to be the person is an employee of a downtown business and is it taking the stool home to repair it.
2:12 a.m. — Officer reports the staff at CVS on Federal Street reported an intoxicated driver left this location in a Ford SUV and headed North on Federal Street, but officers were unable to locate it.
2:14 a.m. — Officer at CVS reports a needle and syringe were found in the parking lot here that was found by an employee on break; the employee says she finds them in the parking lot almost daily; officer disposed of the items.
Orange, March 4
12:05 a.m. — Control reports a call from the second floor apartment on Chase Street stating that there’s smoke in the building; on officer’s arrival it was found to be due to a grease fire on the kitchen stove; Orange Fire Department responded.
9:06 a.m. — Officer on patrol stopped a vehicle that took off during a stop, operator was then taken into custody after a pursuit; arrested Darcy L. Merchant, 38, of Mechanic Street, Orange, charged with operating with suspended license, subsequent offense, and failure to stop for police.
9:32 a.m. — Caller from town would like a call back as his wife has locked him out of the house, and refuses to give him property unless he pays her money; the mortgage is in his name only; officer spoke with him regarding options, and he will seek relief in court.
4:26 p.m. — Larceny reported on East River Street where the caller says a package was taken off the porch there; Report taken.
Officers on East Myrtle Street to serve a warrant; arrested Terrance Pultorak, 52, of East Myrtle Street, Orange.
Montague, March 4
12:51 p.m. — Request for an officer at Franklin County Technical School, to help keep the peace as a disorderly female student is in the office waiting for her mother to pick her up; she is calm at this time but was being rude and disorderly to staff up to a few minutes ago; officer responded, peace was restored and student was picked up by her mother, student received a three-day suspension.
1 p.m. — Caller requests an officer regarding her son being bullied at Franklin County Technical School by his ex-girlfriend and some of her friends; the caller was advised of options.
Orange, March 5
3:30 p.m. — Reporting person requesting an officer regarding a breaking and entering on Highland Street; report taken.
3:56 p.m. — Caller from South Main Street reports her 14-year-old doesn’t want to cooperate; officer was dispatched and spoke with the child and it was decided in her best interest to follow her grandmother’s request for her to go and get an evaluation at Athol Memorial Hospital ; the child did get in the car and was taken to the hospital by the family.
Sunderland, March 5
6:55 p.m. – Officers at Claybrook Road for possible disturbance; no arrest; found to be a family dispute; report filed.
Montague, March 5
2:41 a.m. — Male caller from Avenue A reports there is an intoxicated male sleeping in the hallway of the third floor; officers identified male who was sitting on the steps inside the building, after going for a walk to calm down after a verbal argument with his female partner; investigation led to the arrest of Christopher John Alkiewicz, 52, of Avenue A, Turners Falls, on a default warrant.
8:38 a.m. — Report from the vicinity of the airport on Millers Falls Road of a light green Taurus driving on two flat tires, the front driver’s side and the rear passenger’s side, and has what appears to be a bent axle; last seen headed toward Turners Falls; officers advised, but were unable to locate.
9:36 a.m. — Fire chief advised the department is responding to a fire alarm activation, at Keith Apartments on Canal Street, officer sent and reports no smoke showing at this time; fire captain reports the alarm was believed to have been pulled maliciously as it was on the outside of the building and wasn’t triggered by their system; officer was advised.
Greenfield, March 5
1:54 p.m.— Customer from Rite Aid believes $400 was taken from her purse; officer viewed the video tape and spoke with the reporting person; under investigation.
3:29 p.m. — Principal at the Greenfield Middle School called stating some high school aged kids riding their bikes in the area and harassing the middle school kids.
3:41 p.m. — Principal at the middle school called back stating the kids on bicycles have returned; officer saw five youths on bicycles riding away from the school; two were advised and moved along without incident.
5:24 p.m. — Multiple calls came in for a fight on Bank Row, where a caller reports a male in a black vest is beating a kid on a bicycle with a stick, in front of Village Pizza; on officer’s arrival the male was actively striking a juvenile in the head with a stick, and the male was subsequently arrested, and several individuals had sustained minor injuries; another officer assisted with getting statements, and transporting a person to Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Arrested was Christopher Barrows, 42, of Laurel Street, Greenfield, charged with three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, one charge of disorderly conduct, and one of assault and battery.
6:23 p.m. — BHA was contacted, and the prisoner was taken from Baystate Franklin Medical Center, to the house of correction.
10:20 p.m. — Accident on Bank Row where a parked vehicle was struck; officer responded, report and citation issued, and no injuries reported.
11:53 p.m. — Caller reports a deer was struck by a motor vehicle on Barton Road; the animal was dispatched on the scene; front driver’s side of the truck was damaged.
Sunderland, March 6
11 a.m. — Officer made a return call to a woman regarding her 18-year-old daughter receiving annoying text messages at night; officer called the number listed but no name on it, and left a message to stop calling the residence in this town, and if it continues, we will find out who the owner of the number is, and charge them accordingly.
Greenfield, March 6
12:53 a.m. — Despondent person reported at the Weldon House on High Street.
1:12 a.m. — Medical emergency at People’s United Bank on Federal Street; a male sleeping there in the ATM area; he was determined to be a subject of a missing person report from Montague, and was transported to meet Montague Police at the town line, and they would be bringing him home.
8:02 a.m. — Threat reported at Juniper Court where the reporting person stated she was threatened by a mother at her house; the dispute involves bullying of kids; officer spoke with the reporting person and advised her to contact the school if her daughter continues to get bullied, as well as report it to the police department.
9:02 a.m. — Domestic disturbance on Huntington Circle; officers responded, and arrested was Anthony Joseph Yukl, 22, of French King Highway, Gill, charged with assault and battery, (domestic).
11:28 a.m. — Despondent person reported on Main Street; officer serving a Section 12 process at a second floor apartment, and the female, known to police, was transported by BHA to Baystate Franklin Medical Center
1:38 p.m. — Caller would like an officer regarding harassment, and then says two windows on the front of his house have one BB hole in each window; the caller feels it is (name given) who is responsible, for the damage, but he has no proof of this, and wanted the incident documented; damage occurred sometime in the past two weeks.
3:14 p.m. — Two-car accident reported on Federal Street in front of Aubuchon Hardware; officer found it to be minor damage; information exchanged.
3:18 p.m. — Caller from Valley Medical Group, on Conway Street reports a belligerent male is disruptive, because they wouldn’t give him medication; he is refusing to leave and making vague threats; officer sent, but unable to locate the person involved; spoke to check-in personnel who provided the involved person’s information.
4:29 p.m. — Officer out with a group of kids who were told yesterday not to hang out at the middle school location; this same group was advised by school staff that they were unwelcome on the property; one youth stated they were waiting for someone, and the officer advised them to wait somewhere else; also spoke with them about their riding habits in the middle of busy roadways; they were moved along without incident.
5:24 p.m. — Accident reported on the northbound ramp of Route 91 at the rotary, where the operator states he hit a patch of ice and it spun his car around, and it is now stuck in the snow facing the wrong direction; he lost control as he accelerated onto the ramp and crashed into a guardrail, but the guardrail wasn’t damaged; road conditions found to be the cause of the accident; state highway office notified of icy conditions.
5:31 p.m. — Malicious destruction of property reported at Ryan and Casey store on Main Street where the caller says an intoxicated male was outside of the building and punched two holes in the side of the building; the caller says the male then went inside and attempted to steal a bottle of vodka; they were able to get him out of the building, and he left in a vehicle with two other people; officer observed the damage done to the building after he punched it multiple times; awaiting a copy of the video footage for identification.
6:41 p.m. — Caller from Aster Court states someone tried putting something under her car to light her car on fire; officer investigating.
6:56 p.m. — Caller from Lillian Street reports an incident involving a runaway; officer to investigate, and the name of the subject was entered into the national alert system.
7:33 p.m. — Caller reports a vehicle with a smashed front end is on the southbound off ramp onto the rotary; state police and tow vehicle on the scene prior to our officer’s arrival.
8:06 p.m. — Caller reports she hasn’t been able to reach her mother and she has been trying since 4 p.m., and she said the mother lives with a male who is blind, and both are hard of hearing; officer made contact with family members and they will contact the daughter.
8:22 p.m. — Caller from the YMCA reports malicious destruction to windows that were smashed in her vehicle on Main Street; officer confirmed the damage, and took the report.
Montague, March 6
12:46 p.m. — Officer provided transport home for a student and the mother has been notified of the transport; this was due to the student being harassed at school and the threat of further harassment on the school bus.
Montague, March 7
6:41 a.m. — Larceny reported from the Moltenbrey property on Avenue A, where the caller says his bike was stolen from the lobby of the building sometime overnight.
8:37 a.m. — Two motor vehicle operators came to the station requesting an officer assistance exchanging information, and said they were involved in a minor accident on Avenue A today.
Greenfield, March 7
1:41 a.m. — Traffic stop on High Street near Art’s Tire parking lot where the officer found a bicycle with a motor on it that was southbound with no headlight or taillights activated; a verbal warning was given.