Police Logs: March 8-11
Sunderland, March 8
4:35 p.m. — Report from Amherst Road of a young woman on Route 116 walking in and out of traffic, causing a safety issue, and possibly intoxicated; she was found on 116 near All States Asphalt, and was placed in protective custody.
Sunderland, March 9
4:10 a.m. — Report of a white male vandalizing vehicles in the parking lot of Building 4 at Sugarloaf Estates; officer located the victim vehicles, and arrested Alex Zucker, 20, of Sunderland, and charged with six counts of malicious damage to a motor vehicle, to wit, a kick with a boot; bail was set at $500 plus a fee.
8:42 a.m. — A 911 open line was reported on Amherst Road and loud yelling and banging while officer was there, and officer called for backup; investigation led to arrest of Matthew Collaro, 24, of Amherst Road, Sunderland, charged with assault and battery, and intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official. On-call judge issued a restraining order and the defendant was not bailable.
10:10 p.m. — Caller from Cliffside Apartments and officer took the report of someone having entered the apartment between 7:30 on 3/8/14, and tonight, and whomever entered vomited on the bed and floor in the bedroom; the person left a note with a phone number which will be called by an officer, nothing is believed missing from the apartment.
Greenfield, March 10
9:49 a.m. — Caller requests a welfare check of a person on Davis Street; officers responded and a woman agreed to go to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for a voluntary evaluation, and she was transported there with an officer following.
10:15 a.m. — Report of people on the ice beyond the end of Turners Falls Road; officer found two people on the ice behind Paperlogic plant, but the ice appears stable.
10:32 a.m. — Caller from the Winslow apartments on Wells Street where the reporting person says he was being threatened by his neighbor; officer to investigate.
10:45 a.m. — Walk-in reports he lost his wallet on 3/9/14 and someone has since used his credit cards; officer investigating.
12:24 p.m. — Welfare check requested for a small child at Friendly’s on the Mohawk Trail who was carried like a “sack of potatoes,” out of the restaurant, and the child hit his head on the roof of the vehicle when the father, “tossed the child into the truck.” The mother came out and took the child back into the restaurant; the male left in the truck. Report issued.
12:31 p.m. — Walk-in from Shattuck Street reports money stolen from a checking account; officer investigating.
12:35 p.m. — Accident reported at Main Street and Court Square; two vehicles, minor damage, officer assisted with exchange of information.
1:14 p.m. — Accident reported at Conway and Grove streets; two vehicles, but no injuries reported. Report issued.
1:38 p.m. — Minor accident reported on Federal street by Tire Warehouse, two vehicles involved; report taken.
2:01 p.m. — Caller from Pine Street reports fraud after she has been chatting with a man online; she sent him money, and now realizes he is not the person she thought he was; officer has an appointment scheduled for today for a follow up investigation.
2:17 p.m. — Accident reported at Stop and Shop on French King Highway where the officer assisted with information exchange involving two vehicles; one vehicle was parked; minor damage recorded, and attempted to locate the owner of the parked vehicle, but to no avail; information was left on the vehicle.
2:18 p.m. — Officer spoke with the person regarding fraud, and that person reported bank account’s credit/debit card was used for a charge in Quebec. Under investigation.
6:45 p.m. — Report from Munson Street of a needle found by the green Corporate Center sign by the entrance; item was located and properly disposed.
7:10 p.m. — Caller from Armory Street reports a large group of people are on the porch of this location yelling at people across the street about child custody issues, and swearing at them; officer found an adult had gotten angry because of a window on a garage got broken and because of this an adult yelled at the children; other parents stated that their children were yelled at, too; all adults were advised to let tempers simmer down and speak about it tomorrow. One woman had offered to pay for the broken window.
8:25 p.m. — Reporting person requesting a check of a female at the Mill House apartments where several days of newspapers and some old Meals on Wheels deliveries were outside her door; a check was made at Baystate Franklin Medical Center but she isn’t there; an officer was able to gain access and confirmed no one was there; a neighbor confirmed the female left last Monday for a trip; the papers were left inside for the woman when she returned.
Montague, March 10
12:28 p.m. — Officer checking on a motorist pulled over on Lake Pleasant Road near the high tension lines; found to be the operator pulled over to use his cell phone.
2:07 p.m. — Walk-in reports there are people on the ice off Canal Road in an area where the ice has already broken, and she is concerned for their well being; officer checking and found no one seen near the fishing holes, but he can see a backpack nearby; officer did find a hole on the sidewalk on the bridge over the river, and states that someone walking could fall through the hole into the water; both units advised and it appears that DPW or Mass Highway put a cone or barrel over the hole, but it fell through the bottom; dispatch notifying Mass Highway, and they will send a person to survey the situation, and they later advised they will put something down today to make the sidewalk safe and will be addressing the issue.
5:25 p.m. — Unwanted person reported on Turners Falls Road where the caller says a male is in her apartment and he does have a warrant; she says he has her iPod and refuses to return it; officers sent, and investigation led to arrest of Santos Luis Bones, 26, of Phillips Street, Greenfield, on a straight warrant.
9:19 p.m. — Caller from Randall Road reports she was assaulted by her mother about an hour and a half ago; officer then transported the girl home to Randall Road, and the officer made contact with the parent; the people involved were made aware of options.
Orange, March 10
11 a.m. — Caller from Cheney Street says people came into his house while he was sleeping, beat and robbed him of his medication, laptop and tablet; officer responded, but the reporting person wasn’t at the address; officer tracked him down at another address; under investigation.
3:05 p.m. — Walk-in from East Main Street states she has been the victim of domestic violence by her boyfriend; the reporting person claims he is currently in the car, intoxicated; investigation led to arrest of Keith Robert Lapan, 52, of Hayden Street, Orange, charged with two counts of assault and battery, (domestic).
5:19 p.m. — Shelburne Control reports a woman is at the station with her sister who is intoxicated; both units responded, and spoke with the woman involved; she did agree she needed detox; Orange Fire Department Ambulance transported her to Athol Memorial Hospital.
9:34 p.m. — General disturbance on Mechanic Street from where Control got a call from a person who said her two foster daughters just had a physical altercation; both units responded and spoke with one of the girls who said that she was punched by the other female, the other female said the first female threw a phone at her; this was over a disagreement about a magazine; both were advised of court options, and to stay away from each other for the night; the foster mother did speak with the foster agency regarding getting one of the children moved.
Greenfield, March 11
9 a.m. — Report from Baystate Franklin Medical Center that security there needs assistance with a violent situation, but no further information provided; officers responded and assisted in securing a known male; it all took place without incident.
Orange, March 11
5:45 a.m. — Officers on West River Street to serve warrants; arrested was David R. Berry, 39, of East Main Street, Orange on three warrants.
Montague, March 11
6:47 a.m. — Report from an off-duty officer that the bottom of Turnpike Road is glare ice, and the third party report that came to him stated that people are having trouble stopping; DPW was advised by radio and they will check it out.
4:10 p.m. — Caller from West Mineral Road reports a possible sick opossum in his yard, and he has it trapped under a trash barrel at this time; officer sent, and services rendered.
4:43 p.m. — Caller from Avenue A reports there is a male that she believes is intoxicated and is banging and screaming, and attempting to gain entry to the apartment on the third floor; caller says this has been an ongoing issue with these two people, and gave the names of those involved; officers sent and they have one placed into protective custody.
9:49 p.m. — Report of a suspicious person at Davis Street and Turners Falls Road where the caller says a male came to his door asking for money; male had a baseball cap, beard and a moustache; and the caller says the man left this residence and headed to a neighbor’s house before walking toward Turners Falls Road; officer located and spoke with the male and found he had run out of gas, and was attempting to buy some from a neighbor before attempting to get to a gas station; all seems in order; found to be a black Jeep Cherokee.