Police Logs, July 16 to July 22
Greenfield, July 17
12:22 a.m. — Vehicle located in the closed and posted town park at Highland Pond; one person was located sleeping in the park; he was moved along and is to be summoned.
12:23 a.m. — General disturbance on Federal Street where a reporting person was complaining of loud noise from an upstairs apartment, and officers found noise on arrival, and spoke with the owner, and he advised the people would keep it down for the evening; the host had several friends over and the same issue developed as the night before, with loud music and talking going on.
Montague, July 17
2:04 a.m. — Larceny reported at the F.L. Roberts store and gas station on Third Street, where the caller says he just had a shoplifting; the sergeant confirmed the person is known and confirmed the theft, and advised there is a probable cause for an arrest; officer now advises that the clerk at the store is refusing to provide a written statement.
8:18 a.m. — Turners Falls Fire Department seeks an officer at a Davis Street location to serve paperwork pertaining to illegal use of fireworks; he advises there are remnants from the fireworks in the road; officer sent.
8:19 a.m. — Phone scam reported from Oakman Street where the reporting person was calling about an e-mail scam, but the reporting person didn’t send any money; the reporting person said the email appeared to be from EZ Pass attempting to collect money for unpaid tolls; she got the email yesterday after hours, so she called the EZ Pass today, and they said they are aware of this recent scam; they have received at least 50 other reports and are working on addressing the problem.
9:29 a.m. — Call from the barber shop on Avenue A that a recycling truck struck a moped; the operator of the moped, an elderly male, is bleeding from his leg, but is walking around; officer, fire fighter, and MedCare were notified; officer then advises medical can cancel as the person only has a minor scrape to his knee; the moped operator was given a warning for following too close; officer will file an accident report.
9:45 a.m. — Chief received information that a large quantity of bicycle helmets that were disposed of at the transfer station last night are now being sold on Avenue A; the chief advised that the helmets were disposed of because they aren’t safe anymore; under investigation.
Greenfield, July 21
12:16 p.m. — Report of debit card fraud reported from a High Street caller who stated that $300 in cash was withdrawn from her bank account, via an ATM in Boston; she addressed the issue with the bank and they will reimburse her. She was advised of options.
2:40 p.m. — Report of a despondent person on Main Street; officers responded, and a Section 12 mental health process was issued by Crisis Services, and the involved person was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
3:20 p.m. — Department of Community and Families requests an officer assistance for a removal at the Quality Inn; services rendered.
7:24 p.m. — Walk-in reports her neighbors are making threats toward her and her boyfriend; the officer spoke with the reporting person about an argument she had earlier today with the neighbors over the disciplining of the neighbor’s child; the reporting person was advised that police would check the area to assist in maintaining the peace, and she was advised on how to obtain a harassment prevention order.
9:35 p.m. — Larceny reported from area of Foster’s Supermarket where the caller says his bicycle was stolen from that location; he left his bike parked at Foster’s for two days, and now it is gone; report taken.
9:44 p.m. — General disturbance on Bernardston Road where the reporting person stated his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend is standing at the back door, and the reporting person advises he and the other male already had a confrontation, and the reporting person called the police before a fight started; officers sent, and found a verbal argument between a soon to be ex-husband and the female’s new boyfriend; the people were separated prior to officer’s arrival.
9:48 p.m. — Caller from Chapman Street reports apartment was broken into last night and $500 was taken; it appears that someone made entry through the kitchen window, and while inside, took cash from the reporting person’s purse; evidence found at the scene indicates that the suspect was hiding in the closet last night when the reporting person returned home, and it appears that during the night, the unknown person left the closet and departed the residence through the locked kitchen door; the detective bureau was contacted.
Montague, July 21
3:53 p.m. — Suspicious person reported in Peskeomskut Park where the female reports she was walking through the park earlier today when a male, wearing white T-shirt and white pants, came up beside her walker, shuffled his feet, and said, “I’m gonna beat ya!” She is concerned that there should be cameras in the park to watch what goes on there; she would like to speak with an officer as she felt threatened. Officer responded and advised her of options.
5:48 p.m. — Caller from Central Street reports when he arrived home he noticed the insulation had been pulled away from his basement window on the front of the home. Entry wasn’t made; he wanted officers to be aware and make extra checks of the area. He will also check with neighbors and call back if there is any additional information.
6 p.m. — Caller from Turnpike Road says he got a call from an unknown person who swore at him, and said he wants money from him; the reporting person was somewhat confused and said he had received several of these calls. He was advised of options.
9:52 p.m. — Caller says her ex-boyfriend has driven by her house three or four times tonight, yelling and screaming; caller is concerned that he may be on the way back to her house and she would like an officer there when he gets there; they believe he may be intoxicated; officer checked and found nothing; officer will call.
Orange, July 21
9:20 a.m. — Officer was approached by a passing motorist complaining of hedges that have grown out into the roadway on Rogers Avenue making it difficult for two vehicles to pass by in the roadway; the officer agreed with the reporting person; message was left with the highway department.
9:45 a.m. — Report from a caller on East Main Street regarding a disturbance at an apartment there; officer spoke to both the male and female and both stated they were just having a conversation; the male says it’s just that he talks very loudly.
10:27 a.m. — Caller from area of the Veterans Park says there is a man sitting on a bench there and talking to people who aren’t there; he is yelling and waving his arms; officer spoke to the man and he advised of some issues he is having; he was sent on his way.
5:41 p.m. — Shelburne Control reports a call from the library requesting an officer regarding a group of youths who she feels may do something to the library overnight; he spoke to staff members who say that several were moved along from the facility today and aren’t happy about it; they requested extra patrols.
Greenfield, July 22
12:34 p.m. — Caller from Juniper Court reports he left his house earlier in the day with the screen door left unlocked, and arrived home to find it locked; he is worried that somebody may be inside; officers responded, but nothing found.
1:40 a.m. — Accident reported on Brook Road; the caller states her daughter was in an accident on that road and the tow truck was already on the scene; officer advises it was a mile and a half into Colrain; state police advised; because the tow company stated it would not remove the vehicle without police on the scene, and due to jurisdictional constraints, the Greenfield officer stood by, for pedestrian’s safety, until state police arrived and took over the scene.
2:53 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported on Walnut Street where the reporting person states there is a group of people outside possibly damaging vehicles; officer checked the area, and no one found, but spoke to the reporting person who states vehicles on this street have been vandalized in the past.
6:52 a.m. — General disturbance reported on Federal Street where the caller says the neighbors in the bottom floor rear apartment are involved in a loud argument; officers found a female was having an episode regarding her past. Peace was restored.
8:32 a.m. — Domestic disturbance at Keegan Lane, where the caller says her grandson’s girlfriend is outside banging on the door; she says the couple have been involved in an ongoing dispute since last night; the caller says the female struck her grandson several times; officers spoke with both people involved and advised them of restraining order options; no evidence of a physical confrontation other than a tug of war over a backpack.
8:47 a.m. — Person from the area of the Salvation Army on Chapman Street reports a male threatened to go home and get an AR-15, and come back and shoot him; officers attempted to locate the male to determine the validity of the threat, but unable to find him, and will continue to be looking.
9:51 a.m. — Despondent person reported on Keegan Lane where the caller reports his girlfriend told him she took a handful of pills; officers and MedCare located the female and she was sent to Baystate Franklin Medical Center via MedCare.
10:11 a.m. — Caller reports there are people working and running a chain saw across the street on Phillips Street, and he is trying to sleep; he also stated if it doesn’t stop, he will stop it himself; officer found a tree service working at a Phillips Street location, and found it was OK; not an unreasonable time of day.
Montague, July 22
12:09 a.m. — Loud noise disturbance from area of Fifth Street and Avenue A where the caller says there is a group of intoxicated people at the corner; officer sent and spoke to several people there and they were advised of the complaint and will move inside for the night.
6:25 a.m. — A walk-in reports he found the side door to the Montague Center School was open; no alarms were received for this location.
11:38 a.m. — Report of two females walking a pit bull puppy and kicking and pulling it as they walk; officer located and spoke to them; the puppy is very young and they claim they were trying to get it to walk; they were advised.
3:13 p.m. — Caller from Park Street requests an officer check on several children there; two children, one 2 or 3 years old, the other being about 7 years old, were seen playing in the street; caller says there are additional children playing in a blue pool in the front yard of a residence there, but the caller didn’t see any adults there; officer drove through the area and saw a pool, but no children in it, and the only children seen were three kids about 9 to 11 years old, riding their bikes on the sidewalk, with helmets on.
5:50 p.m. — Caller from the F.L. Roberts gas station and store on Third Street reports there is a male and his girlfriend that have come into the store on two occasions, and done drugs in the bathroom.
6:22 p.m. — Report of a water backup in the basement of a property on Keith Street where the reporting person advised the water is coming up over her shower/tub, but couldn’t estimate how much standing water was there; the reporting person states the DPW has responded for this situation before; DPW was advised.
6:56 p.m. — Report of a suspicious man who just left South Prospect Street; the caller says the male looked in her windows, yelled inside asking her if she wanted her hedges cut, and then began banging on the front door; the man then left on a red bicycle; an officer located the man on Mormon Hollow Road, and after a field test, he was placed in protective custody.
7:55 p.m. — DCF workers request an escort to two locations to attempt to locate a father and child; the father is believed to be hiding out in an attempt to prevent DCF from taking custody of his child; officers in area, on foot and one remained mobile; they spoke with a woman at the gas station on Third Street, and the female didn’t have the child with her, and claimed to have no knowledge of the child’s whereabouts; with a little more searching the child was located, and DCF has custody of the child.
Orange, July 22
7:15 a.m. — Report from East Main Street of vandalism; officer responded, and took a report of a window shot out by a BB gun sometime overnight; under investigation.
8:22 a.m. — Vandalism reported on Hamilton Avenue where the caller says someone has disassembled her garden hose and water has been running for an unknown period of time; she wanted it on record; the water department was notified so they could speak with the caller in regard to a possible adjustment to the bill.
9:45 a.m. — Report of vandalism on East Myrtle Street, where the caller says his window was shot by a BB gun last night; report taken by an officer.
10:40 a.m. — Another vandalism reported, on East River Street, where the reporting person there also says a window was shot by a BB gun; also under investigation.
3:40 p.m. — Reporting person states a dog ran out in front of his truck and he struck it; the dog is under the truck and won’t come out; a large crowd is forming, and the owner has become belligerent; officer on the scene was able to remove the dog, and it, and the owner were taken to the vet.
3:41 p.m. — Officer wanted on East Main Street where a librarian states there are a few kids, including one (named) who is not supposed to be on the property; the named person was located off the property, and was advised to stay away.
4:26 p.m. — Caller from Grove Street reports there is a group of eight to 10 kids hanging around using profanity; officers responded and they were sent on their way.
5:30 p.m. — Officer wanted on East Main Street where the caller states there were four or five kids outside, with underage drinking; found that four nip bottles were left behind; the reporting person states they have since left.
9 p.m. — Officers walked the square due to numerous teens loitering, and being loud; they were dispersed.