Police Logs, Jan. 2-Jan. 7
Montague, Jan. 2
2:32 p.m. — Caller reporting an accident on Millers Falls Road involving two vehicles, one of them a mail truck, but unknown if any injuries; fire department and BHA were notified; operator of the car was transported to Baystate Franklin Hospital by BHA, and was issued a citation for speed to great for road conditions.
3:42 p.m. — Report of a fraud in which the caller says a cell phone account has been opened in his name by someone at a Lawrence address; the person attempted to order an electronic product, but the shipment was stopped by the reporting person once the fraud was discovered.
Montague, Jan. 3
7:07 a.m. — Caller from Chester Street reports there is water coming from the hydrant there; found to be a water main break; crew en route to make repairs.
Orange, Jan. 3
10:20 a.m. — Female caller from Chase Street advises she would like to speak with someone, and that the rapture is coming; officers responded, and she was transported to Athol Memorial Hospital.
2:33 p.m. — A vehicle hit the stop sign at an East Main Street intersection and knocked it down; highway department was notified and will check on it.
5:40 p.m. — Shelburne Control got word from West River Street that a man just got into an argument, and was threatened by another tenant there; officer spoke with both people involved and peace was restored.
Orange, Jan. 4
2:45 a.m. — Caller to Control states she would like her boyfriend removed from the apartment on East River Street because they just got into an argument; the boyfriend was gone prior to officer’s arrival, and she was advised of options.
10:40 a.m. — Vandalism reported on East River Street from where the caller said that a washing machine has been knocked over, and the hoses cut; report taken.
2:49 p.m. — Control reports an accident on Walnut Hill Road at West River Street with a car into a snow bank; found that the vehicle slid off the side of the roadway due to bad tires; vehicle was undamaged and a good citizen came along with sand, and a push out; operator was advised to get good tires and go slower with poor road conditions.
3:10 p.m. — Officer wanted on East Main Street in regards to the caller being assaulted by a tenant there, officer to investigate.
5:25 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle accident on East Main Street; no injuries reported; damage listed at under $1,000.
8:49 a.m. — Report of a fire in Building 2 on East River Street; both units responded and found heavy smoke from the southeast corner; officers evacuated the building, and assisted the Orange Fire Department, with equipment until more help arrived.
12:44 p.m. — Domestic disturbance on East Main Street; while officers were out with the fire department on the water main break investigation, a female yelled from the balcony nearby and requested police, as her boyfriend won’t let her leave; both officers responded and arrested Wally Gibson, 36, of Main Street, Orange, charged with assault and battery, (domestic).
2:20 p.m. — Orange Fire department deputy chief is requesting police due to illegal items they located in one of the apartments; officer responded and confiscated two marijuana plant from one of the apartments, at the fire site; owner was spoken with and advised of consequences if he was caught again cultivating; plants were destroyed.
Sunderland, Jan. 4
2:50 p.m. — Officer returning a call to a woman on Old Amherst Road who is complaining that two horses there don’t have adequate shelter; officer gave her the number for MSPCA, and advised her that if they don’t help, to call the officer back, and he would call them in the morning.
Sunderland, Jan. 5
9:20 a.m. — Walk-in reports his juvenile daughter as possibly missing and information was taken; he also said she possibly is with her boyfriend in Bernardston; under investigation. Bernardston Police advises the boyfriend isn’t at either places they were asked to check; efforts to ping her cell phone were negative as it appears to be off; all other efforts were negative at this time, and other officials have agreed we have done all we can at this point. BOLO issued for the girl and her vehicle.
3:10 p.m. — The missing girl’s mother reports girl was found in Chicopee and will be brought home. Call was made to the boy’s father that the boy was at an apartment in Chicopee.
Montague, Jan. 5
12:25 p.m. — Accident with property damage reported at Lake Pleasant and Millers Falls roads; two cars involved but no injuries reported; one driver given a verbal warning about too much speed for the conditions; other driver given a verbal warning for no inspection sticker.
Greenfield, Jan. 6
6:52 a.m. — Accident reported on Turners Falls Road where a vehicle went off the road and struck a small section of fence; no injuries reported, and the reporting person has already called AAA.
9:31 a.m. — Caller from Cleveland Street reports her medications were stolen; officer to investigate.
10:12 a.m. — Report of a wire down on Shelburne Road, with a tree on the wires; DPW contacted for tree removal and also for sand there; Verizon also notified about the pole there.
10:17 a.m. — Welfare check requested for a female on Conway Streets who was crying and asking for help getting her medications; the woman was transported to Baystate Franklin Hospital by BHA, and an elder abuse notification was made to Franklin County Home Care.
10:30 a.m. — Ambulance needed in area of the Greenfield Co-operative Bank on Federal Street for an elderly female who fell on the ice, and has a possible broken hip.
1:19 p.m. — Larceny reported at Ruggeri’s Store on Deerfield Street, where the caller says a wallet was stolen.
2:31 p.m. — Caller from Davis Street reports a woman screaming and crying coming from an apartment there; investigation leads to arrest of Mark E. Kuklewicz, 36, of Lake Pleasant Road, Lake Pleasant, on a warrant.
3:06 p.m. — Caller from Congress Street reports she was almost killed while crossing the crosswalk by the library by a driver who was on a phone, and there was an officer in a patrol car directly behind the offending vehicle, and the caller is upset because the vehicle was not pulled over, and nothing was done.
3:52 p.m. — Accident at Oak Courts and Elm Street, where the caller says a mail carrier and another vehicle were involved; officer investigating.
2:53 p.m. — Caller from Poet’s Seat Nursing Home reports she had approximately $435 worth of gift cards stolen from her purse within the last week, and suspects it occurred at the place of work; she is attempting to get the card numbers, and will call back.
7:14 p.m. — Caller reports her purse was stolen at Green Fields Market on Main Street while she was having lunch there this afternoon around 2 p.m.
7:41 p.m. — Breaking and entering reported at the J.H. Smith Building on Arch Street where the employee who was plowing the parking lot there noticed all the lights were on in the building, and a piece of plywood was ripped off a window there, and he was concerned that someone broke in; officer checked and found a plywood sheet did appear to have been pulled away from the window frame, but didn’t open enough to allow for human entry; doors were secure, and no fresh footprints on the ground at the windows, or the doors. This is a warehouse storage facility.
8:08 p.m. — Caller from the Grapevine facility on Wells Street reports her purse was stolen when she stepped out of a meeting for a cigarette.
8:51 p.m. — Accident at Standish Court; two vehicles involved, no injuries reported; officer assisted with exchange of information.
Montague, Jan. 6
12:50 p.m. — Arrested Patrick G. Smith, 52, of South High Street, Turners Falls, charged with threatening to commit a crime, two charges of violation of an abuse prevention order, and disorderly conduct.
Orange, Jan. 6
9:20 a.m. — Caller reports an accident at East and Jones Cemetery roads; officer found a car slid off the roadway and into a snow bank due to ice covered roadway; tow truck arrived for the pullout, and highway departments came with sand.
10:30 a.m. — Motorist reports a tree across Jones Cemetery Road about 100 yards up from East Road, making the roadway impassable; officer located the tree but it was too big to be moved by the officer; Orange Highway was contacted for a chainsaw and bucket loader.
9:14 p.m. — Caller from Red Brook Lane reported a person arguing in the hallway there; officers sent, and services rendered.
Sunderland, Jan. 6
8:41 a.m. — Report of two vehicles on the side of the road in area of Route 116 and Goten Restaurant; unknown issue involved, and the operator made his own arrangements with AAA, and the vehicle was towed.
10 a.m. — Report of a vehicle off the road in area of Torrey Road; found the vehicle in a snow bank; tow truck arrived, and winched the vehicle out; the operator was able to drive it away.
7:10 p.m. — Call into the station reporting a disturbance on Hadley Road apartment there; officer determined it to be an argument between male and female, both known to the police department, and the female will stay at her parent’s house for the night.
10:10 p.m. — Report that a deer caused minor damage to a Chevy Silverado pickup, operated by a Belchertown resident, that was southbound on Route 116 by the Sugarloaf Frostie, when several deer ran out into the roadway; operator was able to drive away from the scene; animal control officer was contacted to remove the deer.
Montague, Jan. 7
3:27 a.m. — Accident with injury on South Prospect Street and Mormon Hollow Road; a single car accident with a single male occupant; the vehicle hit a guardrail post; investigation led to arrest of Michael C. Beneke, 25, of Groton, charged with drunken driving, marked lane violation, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and unregistered motor vehicle.
Orange, Jan. 7
6 a.m. — Traffic stop on East Main Street for speeding, but officer found marijuana in the vehicle, and it was seized; the operator was issued a citation for speeding, and no registration in possession.
Greenfield, Jan. 7
12:16 p.m. — A person from Adams Road came into the station to report her foster son is missing, as he left yesterday morning, and is believed to be in the Springfield area; the reporting person says he has been a runner in the past.
3:02 p.m. — General disturbance reported at Four Corners School off Ferrante Avenue, where caller reports an unruly youth; officer found the youth was calmed upon arrival, and spoke with the staff who said the mother arrived while the officer was on the scene, and she took the child; principal stated the child had been aggressive, combative and destructive toward the school staff; reports to be filed as this youth was a juvenile.
4 p.m. — Caller from outside of Cumberland Farms on Federal Street reports the theft of his debit/credit card, as well as unauthorized use; report taken, and under investigation.