Police Logs July 14 to 16
Montague, July 14
10:09 a.m. — Caller reports there was just a large black bear in his yard on Randall Road, and it appeared to have an injured leg; Environmental Police Dispatch was advised.
12:41 p.m. — A reporting person called on behalf or a friend who has been storing his vehicle next to the reporting person’s property on Eleventh Street while he repairs it; several tools were stolen out of the vehicle; officer found the tools were taken from a Chevy Blazer, now under investigation.
4 p.m. — Caller from Denton Street in the Lake Pleasant area requesting an officer respond and check on swimmers in the lake, he would like them to be asked to leave; unable to locate.
5:24 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported on Thirteenth Street where a caller had a man, purporting to be from WMECO, come to her door and told her he was offering a free consultation and a $25 Visa card, if she would give him all her information; when she refused, he threw up his hands in the air and seemed upset; a female was also seen going door to door across the street; they left on foot; officer located them on G Street, and he and the sergeant spoke with a supervisor, and they are done for today, and will be moving along; they will contact the appropriate people tomorrow to obtain proper permits.
6:23 p.m. — General disturbance reported from area of Spinner Park and the reporting person says she heard an argument, with a lot of swearing, coming from the park; nothing was found.
819 p.m. — Domestic disturbance reported on Fifth Street where the caller says her boyfriend just took her cell phone battery after discovering she was texting another male; officers checked an advised it was all verbal.
10:34 p.m. — General disturbance reported in the alley off Third Street where the caller says he can hear what sounds like a large group in the alley by the Powertown Apartments and can hear yelling; officer went into an apartment there, and gave a female a courtesy ride to Cumberland Farms, and then back to Fifth street; found to have been a small scuffle.
Orange, July 14
12:56 a.m. — Report from Skyline Recovery operator reports he just repossessed a Chevy on North Main Street; no police service necessary.
3:10 a.m. — Shelburne Control reports that the ambulance is responding to West Main Street for an 18 year old male who is throwing up, intoxicated; officer assisted the fire department crew with patient transport to Athol Memorial Hospital.
6:15 a.m. — Control advised that state police received a call from East River Street about a person banging on the door; on officer’s arrival, the reporting person was spoken with, and stated his key wasn’t working, and he was just trying to get into the building.
Montague, July 15
6:15 a.m. — Female caller from Mass department of Probation requesting a monitoring check on a probationer who hasn’t blown into his sobrietor this morning; officers located the male at a Turners Falls Road location, and they administered a PBT test of 0.00 as requested by the electronic monitoring, and the probationer has made contact with the reporting person.
12:30 p.m. — Report of strong odor of gas or propane in the neighborhood of N and O Streets, Paradise Parkway, and Rastallis Street; officer spoke with people in the area, who could also smell the odor; fire department personnel and officers tracking and finding the odor in the area of Avenue A and Third Street, and reports coming in that it seemed to be moving around; Berkshire Gas was contacted, and odors were being reported from as far apart as Farren Care Center on Montague City Road and the Erving Police station, where they think the source may be a tanker leaking as it traveled along Route 2 through Erving, Gill and into Turners; Greenfield Police checked Amerigas on Montague City Road with no sign of problem there, and the nearby railroad yard was also contacted but they had no known leaks there; some reported the weather may have held the odors down; in the end the fire department and Berkshire Gas were reporting no findings, and Berkshire noted they don’t believe there is a gas leak due to no pressure drop being detected.
1:28 p.m. — Caller from Montague Street asking for the ACO to check a fox that is lying in her backyard; officer advised that on arrival, the fox ran into the woods.
1:50 p.m. — Larceny reported on Avenue A where the reporting person states she was storing two motorized bikes at her friend’s store, Madison on the Avenue, and she gave the owner permission to sell one of the bikes for $400, but the other, which she says is worth $600, was not supposed to be sold but was, for $400; officer advised her this may be a civil matter, but he will try to assist her.
3:24 p.m. — Caller from Cross street reports his ex-wife called him today and threatened that he will never get to see his daughter again, and he wants us to do something; officers advised this is an Erving issue. The reporting person said “I’ll take matters into my own hands, and we’ll see how it turns out.” Officers on duty were advised.
4:35 p.m. — Domestic disturbance on Second Street where the caller says she drove her ex-boyfriend home, and he is now refusing to get out of the vehicle; she walked away and is waiting on the corner for officers; dispute over his belongings still at the female’s residence and he was told he can get them at 7 p.m. this evening. She is also concerned about a truck registered in her name, and which he has control of in Monson; and she is afraid he will leave and she will be responsible for a towing charge; they were both advised this is a civil matter, and they were given their options.
7:52 p.m. — General disturbance reported at the alley between Second and Third Streets, where the reporting person spoke of needing an officer for a drunk male that, “needs to leave,” and dispatch could hear a male yelling loudly in the background; unable to track the cell phone.
Orange, July 15
12:05 a.m. — Control advises that state police are looking for a call on what took place earlier on Wendell Road as they are now responding back to this address where the male is reportedly kicking the door; state police were advised.
5:10 a.m. — Control advised there is a suspicious male in a store on East Main Street and he is acting weird and is not letting the clerk touch and scan his items; area was searched but with negative result.
7:45 a.m. — Officer wanted on East River Street from where Shelburne Control got a report of a vehicle that was vandalized overnight; officer responded, and found several spray painted items along that street; incident under investigation.
12:23 p.m. — Officer wanted at an apartment building on Avenue A where the reporting person says she was involved in an altercation outside with three other females and one male; she says one of the females pulled a knife on her and the male spit on her; the three females left in a silver Subaru; the male left and went next door; officer checking found it was verbal only and no knife was shown; this was a continuation of the on going issues between these people.
5:45 p.m. — Caller from Dusty Lane reports people in his back yard smoking marijuana; the reporting person said he confronted them about it and they took off down the road; he was advised to put up No Trespassing signs; area was searched by an officer but no one found.
9:25 p.m. — Reporting person can hear people arguing from the area of the play structures at Unity Park, when the first unit arrived, the officer reported people are running from the area, and people are screaming near the playground; officer advised three female victims were given statement forms; charges may be forthcoming.
9:30 p.m. — Motorist reports a manhole cover is partially removed at the bottom of Mechanic Street; the cover was put back in place by the officer.
9:36 p.m. — Domestic disturbance on Center Street; state police from Northampton got a 911 call from a female reporting her husband was intoxicated and being, “violent and mouthy,” the line then disconnected; state police called back and the reporting person was adamant that police not respond; Montague officers tied up, Erving officer was at the House of Correction, and state police had no cruisers in the area, but Erving then responded from Greenfield; Montague units then became available, and on arrival were advised the dispute was verbal only.
9:37 p.m. — Report of a fight on Avenue A, with two females involved; officers responded; one was placed in protective custody, the other was released to a sober person.
10:06 p.m. — Reporting person complaining that someone is bouncing a basketball in Unity Park, and the caller states the noise is disturbing his peace; he was told that officers are tied up, but will respond when one is clear.
11:11 p.m. — Callers report that the lights were left on in one of the mail trucks on West River Street; a message was left with the postmaster.
11:48 p.m. — Report of a group of kids at the Hillcrest Elementary School on Griswold Street near the playground being loud, swearing, etc.; they were advised to stay out of the school property at night.
Greenfield, July 16
12:23 a.m. — Despondent person reported from Davis Street where the caller says she has a former student whom she is friendly with on Facebook, and noticed that tonight that she has posted something to the effect that “I can’t take it anymore,” and the posts states the person has taken an overdose of pills; it took time for police to trace the call, using screen shots of the posts, and MedCare was summoned, and the female was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for a Section 12 evaluation.
1:46 a.m. — Call From area of Oakland and Summer streets reporting a tree limb on wires, no fire, arcing or sparking, and wires are still intact; WMECO on the scene, and the limb has been taken down, cut up and will be left on the roadside for the DPW to pick up.
8:01 a.m. — Report of juvenile issues at Green River School on Meridian Street where a staff member reports a student assaulting the staff; officers sent, with MedCare contacted, and the 13-year-old was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for evaluation.
9:10 a.m. — Report from the hospital that a patient assaulted a staff member; officers sent and stood by with hospital security; a Section 12 would be issued at some point.
9:44 a.m. — Larceny reported at Dollar General on Federal Street where the employee reports her wallet was stolen and they have the incident on tape; prior to the report, a wallet belonging to the reporting person was turned in, a summons is being issued for a 36-year-old woman from Hope Street for larceny.
10:59 a.m. — Larceny reported by a walk in who reports her wallet with black checks was stolen from her car about a week ago and some checks were fraudulently used recently at a Stop & Shop, but isn’t certain if it’s at the Greenfield one; officer investigating.
1:35 p.m. — Caller reports his client spoke with a female last night and is concerned for her safety; she had bruises on her face, and she lives somewhere on Miles Street with her boyfriend, they have a 1-year-old son, and he reportedly carries a gun; requested a welfare check; officer checked the area on both Miles and Colrain streets, and the person wasn’t at either location, and there was no evidence that she lives on Miles Street.
4:48 p.m. — Caller reports there is a black T-shirt on the roof top of the Winslow Building on Wells Street, and she thinks it may be related to the earlier armed robbery; officer called back to get a better location and found to be on the landing above the entrance off of Wells street; no shirt was located; a bundle of black cables were located, which from a distance could look like a crumpled shirt.
6:16 Reporting person looking for information on how to get her boyfriend out of the house on Forbes Court; she isn’t there but is at a friend’s home as he is refusing to leave; officer spoke with the reporting person about her deteriorating relationship with her boyfriend, and she reports no violence or history of physical violence, but she no longer wants an ongoing relationship with him; she is fearful of his reaction; she was advised of her court options and contact information for the district attorney’s office.
6:45 p.m. — Accident at Conway and Spruce streets where the caller was calling for her son, a tree branch fell and smashed his windshield; officer spoke with both the reporting person and the driver at the scene.
9:30 p.m. — Suspicious activity at Beacon Field on the Sanderson Street side from where a caller states there are seven to eight teenagers playing tennis in the park, and making a lot of noise; officer located a group of teens playing tennis in the dark, and they were advised of the noise complaint, and they were moved along;
10:02 p.m. — Caller from Wells Street reports there is a business behind her house with a loading dock, and she can hear wood dropping and other noises coming from the back side of the building; officer located metal railroad spikes along the East side of the building, and believed that someone was throwing them at the building, but no one was located.
10:05 p.m. — Caller states she was driving on Montague City Road when her windshield was hit by a water balloon; this happened between Mountain Road and the Center School; officers sent but were unable to locate those responsible.
10:17 p.m. — Caller from Shaw’s Market on Main Street says she was just attacked outside; she is now inside and doesn’t need medical attention; second caller states there is a large group of people in front of Taylor’s in the street fighting; officers spoke with both people involved and witnesses; further information to follow before determining if there will be any charges.
10:37 p.m. — Officer issued citation to an operator for a J-turn violation on Main Street.
Montague , July 16
12:10 a.m. — Caller reports a cow in the middle of Greenfield Road; officer sent and reports the cow has been returned home.
1:09 a.m. — Caller from Bridge street would like a male removed from his home; officers found a warrant existed, and arrested Joshua A. Hammond, 36, of Bridge Street, Millers Falls, on a default warrant.
7:08 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported from Greenfield Road where the reporting person got a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft who said the reporting person’s computer is infected, and if the reporting person gave his credit card info over the phone, that the caller could remotely access the reporting person’s computer and get rid of the virus; the reporting person became suspicious when he didn’t get a confirmation email; the reporting person called the number back and it came back to “Magic Jack.” Officer spoke with the reporting person and advised him to cancel his card and to contact Microsoft.
7:11 a.m. — Caller from area of Crocker Avenue and High Street reports a large tree down in the road, no wires involved; officer checking and requested DPW with a loader. Later the tree was cleaned up by the DPW.