Police Logs, Aug. 15-17
Greenfield, Aug. 15
8:35 p.m. — Caller reported that a man wearing an ankle-length red robe or jacket, no shoes and only one sock had approached her niece on Main Street and offered to sell her a “legal hallucinogen” that he had purchased on the Internet. Police could not locate the man.
8:36 p.m. — Report from the McDonald’s on Mohawk Trail that an intoxicated woman in a brown hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and possibly wearing a sports bra had entered the restaurant and asked the clerk for food. When the clerk refused, the woman threatened to rob the store, but made no mention of a weapon. The woman then ran out of the store and through the drive-through, where she grabbed a drink that was being passed from the window into a vehicle and ran off. A manager from the Taco Bell called and reported a person matching the description lingering around. Police located the woman and two other men, escorted them from the property and told them not to return or risk being arrested.
10:20 p.m. — Jesus Manuel Davila, 24, of 52 Rutledge Ave. #3, Springfield, was arrested on a warrant after causing a disturbance outside a Pray Drive residence. He had been attempting to see his children, whom he had not seen in over two years, but had recently moved back with their mother from Puerto Rico.
10:48 p.m. — Terresita Williams, 31, of Greenfield, was issued a summons after an employee at the CVS pharmacy on Federal Street reported that she had shoplifted a $100 item from the store and, when confronted, made a “gun” gesture with her hand.
11:57 p.m. — Two men were arrested for drinking a beer after hours in the Miles Street Energy Park.
Montague, Aug. 15
6:28 p.m. — Caller from East Main Street reports a woman just fell face first on the street. Believes she is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Ambulance sent. Woman declined medical attention, taken into protective custody.
Orange, Aug. 15
10:24 a.m. — Report of smoke inside a residence on East River Street; officer responded, as did the Orange Fire Department; the fire was out on arrival.
3:30 p.m. — Call into the station reports an ATV was stolen from an East River Street address; report taken, and under investigation.
Orange, Aug. 16
10:25 a.m. — A male came into the station on East River Street to turn himself in on a warrant; arrested Ryan Jacob Johnson, 28, of South Main Street, Athol.
12:42 p.m. — Control got a 911 call for an ambulance and then the caller was disconnected; officers and ambulance sent to Chase Street location for what turned out to be prescription overdose; fire department EMS took the person to Athol Memorial Hospital.
8:31 p.m. — Control reports the ambulance is responding for an intoxicated male that fell outside on New Athol Road; the person was transported to Athol Memorial Hospital.
11:54 p.m. — Traffic stop on South Main Street for a marked lane violation; investigation led to the arrest of Erik M. Belanger Sr., 32, of Camp Road, Orange. Charged with operating under the influence of liquor, and marked lane violation.
Montague, Aug. 16
9:29 a.m. — Walk-in reports woman in a blue or black polka-dot dress shaking a cat by its tail on Avenue A. Gone on arrival.
10:22 a.m. — Car vs. utility pole on Turners Falls Road. Pole damaged. Patient refuses medical attention.
12:57 p.m. — Report of an altercation outside of salon on Fifth Street. Several females were involved in a verbal and physical scuffle; one got under the hood of a Jeep and ripped out parts (spark plugs, etc.). Second caller advises she was just punched in face by the girlfriend of a man she met last night. Then officer requested ambulance for female — the owner of the Jeep — having a seizure.
12:57 p.m. — Avenue A caller reports her apartment was broken into, purse stolen with $175.
2:08 p.m. — Montague Bookmill caller on behalf of a patron whose vehicle was broken into, laptop stolen.
11:30 p.m. — Report of a loud party on Grove Street. Verbal warning.
Greenfield, Aug. 16
12:25 a.m. — A supervisor from Baystate Franklin Medical Center reported finding a baggie with a crushed pill in it while going through the personal belongings of a patient. Police advised her of her options.
12:35 a.m. — Christina M. Menko, 42, of 46 Millers Falls Rd., Turners Falls, was arrested on a charge of possession of a Class A drug; and Jacque Coleman, 25, of Wells St., Greenfield, was arrested on charges of possession of a Class B drug after their car was stopped and subjected to a K-9 search on Chapman Street.
11:29 a.m. — Report of a person sleeping under a sheet on a loading dock at the Mohawk Mall.
6:11 p.m. — Anonymous caller reports a male on Main Street is intoxicated, has a knife and is threatening to stab people. Could not locate.
9:56 p.m. — Hit and run accident, parking lot on School Street. No contact with vehicle owner.
Greenfield, Aug. 17
2:04 a.m. — Deceased person, Holly Avenue. Caller thinks his roommate may have passed away. Ambulance on scene.
12:10 p.m. — Malicious destruction of property at the Miles Street Hotel apartments where the caller says a window was smashed in a third floor hallway; officer investigating.
1:20 p.m. — Suspicious activity at Colrain Street where the caller reports something suspicious was seen in the Green River there; officer responded, and found it to be a sleeping bag and a shopping cart.
3:36 p.m. — Unknown problem on Silver Street from where a caller reports he got a call from a male and he seemed unable to speak, and may have been gasping for breath; he said the male involved has had medical issues; officers responded and made entry through a screen door, no one located, although the TV was on loud; checked the entire property and unable to contact anyone, but could see inside windows, and all are secure; entry was cleared by duty officer, and officers made a sweep of the entire home, garage, apartment over the garage, shed and vehicles, no one located, a sister arrived on the scene, and she was advised; dispatch contacted Baystate Franklin Medical Center and he wasn’t there; the reporting person then called back to say the male has made contact, and he is fine, just isn’t home.
4:50 p.m. — Several callers reporting bicyclist hit by motor vehicle, unknown injuries near Leon L. Sirum and Co. on Deerfield St. Vehicle came off driveway after possible mechanical problem, crossing both lanes of travel, striking a bicyclist then striking two parked junk vehicles, pushing one vehicle 2½ feet into a building, causing a 2-to-2½-inch separation on the foundation. Assisted with care of cyclist with State Police until turned over to ambulance. Spoke with witnesses on scene. Located vehicle involved and driver. Building inspector on scene.
6:15 p.m. — Welfare check requested on Deerfield Street. Spoke with mother and two children. No issues.
6:19 p.m. — A reporting person said she is concerned for her friend as his ex-wife is peeping on him through the window; a male in the background refused to speak on the phone, and states he doesn’t want assistance.
6:26 p.m. — Accident on Pray Drive where one vehicle backed into another vehicle, both people are on scene, officer found it to be minor damage, the van backed into a parked vehicle, parked in a clearly marked, “No Parking, Fire Lane.”
7:45 p.m. — Clerk at the Stop & Shop Gas Station on Bernardston Road states a male in a white Ford pick-up verbally harassed her and threw his change across the parking lot; officer spoke with the reporting person who said the male was upset with the fact he pre-paid $10, and the pump stopped at $9.99; he was given his penny change, and still wasn’t happy; he left the area in the vehicle.
10 p.m. — Caller reports threats being made from Greenfield to a person in New York who believes a Facebook entry to be a threat; she and her husband are currently involved in an estate dispute with Greenfield relatives; she says her niece is posting the threats on Facebook; officer spoke with her brother, and her brother assured the officer that the alleged threats would cease; the caller was advised of options through the courts if this problem should continue.
8:42 p.m. — Malicious destruction of property, reported at Oak Courts where the caller says she was visiting a friend and when she came outside, she found her tire slashed; officer took the report.
11 p.m. — Caller from the Mohawk Trail at the Dollar Store reports a male was in the store and made purchases, but left a bag by an employee’s car, that had a bunch of pills in it, and which is now back in the store behind the counter; the clerk says the male is now back in the store and seems to be high on something, is not making sense and is attempting to make a purchase with an appointment reminder card; officer located the person and arrested, on a warrant, James Thomas Bednarski, 60, of Shattuck Street, Greenfield. He is also being summoned for charges of possession of a Class C drug, to wit, klonopin, possession of Class A drug, to wit, morphine, and possession of a Class C drug, to wit, Xanax.
Orange, Aug. 17
2:03 a.m. — Caller from Cottage Street says she can hear a female screaming in the road; the woman was taken into protective custody,
4:53 a.m. — Control advised that a reporting person on Camp Road states his neighbor came to his house and said his residence was just broken into and he was assaulted; the three people involved left in a dark colored SUV; the Orange Fire Department Ambulance was requested, and they transported the homeowner to Athol Memorial Hospital; under investigation.
6 p.m. — A reporting person from Bacon Street reports two tires were slashed on his vehicle; report filed.
7:52 p.m. — A cell phone caller reports two children with estimated ages of 4 and 6 were left alone in a vehicle at an East Main Street location; a stop was initiated on East Main, and the parent advised she dropped off a Red Box movie and went straight back to the car; she was advised.
Montague, Aug. 17
12:34 p.m. — Cell phone theft reported at The Rendezvous on Third Street where the reporting person says he left his cell phone on a table.