Police Log, Dec. 27-29
Montague, Dec. 27
3:20 a.m. — Breaking and entering reported from Winthrop Street where the caller says she and her daughter were just awakened by someone attempting to break into the house; an officer was directly across the street when the call came in and found fresh footprints in the snow; a chase ensued on foot into woods between South Lyman and Winthrop streets; the male was eventually apprehended and taken to court, to answer to a summons.
Greenfield, Dec. 27
12:13 a.m. — Officer on patrol going north on Chapman Street reports a male came to him to say the people inside an SUV in the area tried to sell him crack cocaine; officer located it behind one Arch Place; spoke with all those in the vehicle and all their stories were inconsistent, but the officer found no narcotics.
12:57 a.m. — Assault reported at Allure Night Club on Fiske Avenue; Greenfield officers spoke with the female who stated her friend was assaulted but didn’t want to talk with police, or file charges; the female was unable to identify the aggressor, and officers were unable to locate the victim; officer spoke with the bouncer who stated that racial slurs were being said by the victim, which escalated to assault.
1:21 a.m. — Officer observed a male and female leaving the area of the Fiske Avenue incident and the female was running after the male; the officer knew both of them from previous encounters at area bars; the officer remained in the area until the crowds dispersed, and observed the female following the male who was yelling, “just leave me alone.” Officer then spoke to both of them down by the Holy Trinity Church.
2:08 a.m. — Officer in the area of Greenfield Savings Bank at Main and Federal streets when an individual there located a wallet on the side of the road, stated there was no cash in it, and handed it to the officer to locate the owner.
4:39 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported at the Circle K gas station on the Mohawk Trail where the clerk reports two men in full face masks came in the store, purchased an item, and left; the clerk believes the two men were the same as in the armed robbery last week; officer will view the tape when manager arrives; officer saw a gray Subaru Forester parked in the back lot behind McDonald’s on the Mohawk Trail with two male occupants in the front cab; but nothing was found out of place; still under investigation.
5:04 a.m. — Officer discovered a disabled vehicle on Colrain Road; led to arrest of Heinericka M. Hyon, 41, of Oak Courts, Greenfield, on a warrant.
7:41 a.m. — Vandalism reported at The Laundry on Federal Street where the reporting person noticed a big green swastika spray painted on the front window at this location.
8:02 a.m. — Larceny reported at Harper’s Store on Colrain Road where a phone was stolen from an employee there; officer to investigate.
8:52 a.m. — Report of malicious destruction of property at the school administration building on Davis Street where the reporting person says a green substance was applied all over the right side of the vehicle; the reporting person advised that it appeared to say, “Fag,” but it was now starting to run off of the car; a photo was taken; the responding officer found the color consistent with other reports coming in at this time; under investigation.
8:54 a.m. — Report of malicious destruction of property, at the Greenfield Middle School, more spray paint.
9:08 a.m. — Report of malicious destruction of property on Chevalier Avenue; more green spray paint applied to a building there; officer to investigate.
9:21 a.m. — Report from Plantation Circle that a man had broken into an empty house; officers sent, one under arrest.
10:44 a.m. — Officer observed bright green spray paint with “YK” on the eastbound stop sign and more words spray painted on the south side of the bridge concrete siding.
2:20 p.m. — Report of counterfeit money found at Dollar General.
5:25 p.m. — Responded to a Pray Drive residence for an unwanted male.
5:46 p.m. — A caller reported that he discovered copper pipes missing from a Chapman Street house that he manages. He had gone to check the house after hearing that two people were caught stealing copper pipe from a Plantation Circle house he also manages.
7:50 p.m. — A caller from the Winslow building reported that a male keeps driving by on a scooter, shining a flashlight into the building’s windows. The male was located, and said he was doing this to scare away drug dealers. He was advised of the complaints and told to cease the activity.
10:27 p.m. — Harold Carson Craven, 44, of 392 Silver St., was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery, threat to commit a crime (murder), and intimidating a witness. He was arrested after police responded to a domestic disturbance on Conway Street.
Montague, Dec. 27
5:9 p.m. — Report of a disoriented and confused customer, Turners Falls House of Pizza, 119 Avenue A. Section 12 mental health evaluation, en route to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
8:28 p.m. — Warrant arrest on Second Street: Jeffrey W. Poirier, 28, of 97 Second St., Turners Falls.
Sunderland, Dec. 27
8:01 a.m. — Report of one-vehicle accident but no injuries reported; the vehicle slid off the road on Russell Street while attempting to avoid a vehicle backing out in front of him.
Sunderland, Dec. 28
12:45 a.m. — Report of a vehicle off the road on Route 116 and a hit-and-run of a pickup that was rear-ended; investigation leads to arrest of Heather E. Smith, 24, of Ware charged with operating under the influence of liquor, and operating to endanger.
Montague, Dec. 28
1:05 p.m. — Warrant arrest, Bridge Street. Cherie A. Christian, 37, of 15 Bridge St., Apt. 4.
6:12 p.m. — Caller reports she was trave ling on Dell Street near the high tension lines and someone with a green laser pointer was pointing the light into oncoming cars. Caller felt this could be a hazard. Checked the area, nothing located.
8:01 p.m. — Car vs. pole accident on Avenue A. No injury, car and occupants transported by Rau’s towing.
10:28 p.m. — Davis Street caller reports domestic disturbance next door. Officers spoke to parties involved, reportedly verbal only.
Greenfield, Dec. 28
9:28 a.m. — A Wells Street caller reported that rent money was stolen.
2:26 p.m. — A Wells Street caller reported that medication was stolen two days ago, and she believes she now knows who took it.
8:20 p.m. — Report of a possible domestic situation on Chapman Court. Caller reports a male and female were arguing.
9:43 p.m. — Caller from Barton Road states she heard gunshots, then screaming coming from behind her neighbor’s house across the street. Area checked, nothing found. Other residents reported hearing shots as well.
Orange, Dec. 28
5:50 p.m. — Shelburne Control reports the fire department is responding to High Street for flames in an area; officer found a resident had burned his Christmas tree in the backyard.
7:15 p.m. — Officers on Eagleville Road arrested Johanna J. Morgan-Ciummei, 46, of Eagleville Road, Orange, on a warrant.
8:56 p.m. — Domestic violence report on High Street led to arrest of Michael W. Jones, 31, of High Street, Orange, charged with assault and battery, (domestic).
11:30 p.m. — Control advises that Walmart has one male detained for shoplifting; officers arrested Christopher J. Parker, 35, of North Main Street, Orange, charged with shoplifting, and possession of class A drug, to wit, morphine.
Greenfield, Dec. 29
4:56 p.m. — Accident with injuries reported at Main and Miles streets; officers and fire department responded and found a pedestrian-pickup accident; two people suffered minor injuries while crossing Main Street and being struck by an eastbound vehicle; two were transported to Baystate Franklin Hospital; the people crossing were not in the area of a crosswalk; under investigation.
5:39 p.m. — Two individuals tried to leave Big Y with a cart full of goods, and were stopped in the parking lot; the cart of goods was reclaimed and the suspects fled in a Yukon GMC; unable to locate.
6:55 p.m. — Arrested Tommie P. Kendrick, 25, of Wells Street, Greenfield, on a warrant.
9:41 p.m. — Caller from the Victory House on High Street where the caller says a previous resident has run from his foster home and has returned to the program; he is refusing to go back to the foster home, and they can’t accept him back into the program; officer sent, and the male was taken back to his residence; the situation was mediated for the night.