Police Logs: March 31 - April 2
Greenfield, March 31
9:59 p.m. — Caller reports a male is in his apartment on Chapman Street, and hitting the wall so hard it shook everything; officer spoke with the male, and he was advised of the complaint; he denied making the noise, but broken property on the scene suggested otherwise.
Montague, March 31
12:22 p.m. — Caller from Turner Road reports a used syringe on Lake Pleasant Road near the stop sign with the dirt road across the street; officer was advised.
2:39 p.m. — Reporting person says that a female on Avenue A is out in front of her building, yelling as people pass by, and trying to bum cigarettes. Officer advised she was gone on arrival.
4:28 p.m. — Caller reports two males just broke the red construction fence and entered the Unity Park baseball field and they are now playing ball; one in a light sweatshirt and jeans, and the second male is wearing dark clothing; officer spoke to the males involved.
4:43 p.m. — Reporting person requests officers check on the operator of a brown Jeep, who the kids at Sheffield Elementary School on Crocker Avenue say has been speeding through their parking lot as well as in Hillcrest lot; officer located the Jeep and the operator was advised to slow down.
8;26 P.M. — Caller requests officers meet his wife at her mother’s house on High Street where he says she is sitting in the driveway in a blue Nissan and is extremely upset over her mother’s level of intoxication ... as well as several bruises she observed on her arms; the woman has a history of diabetic issues as well; the reporting person advised that the last response police made there resulted in a Section 12; officers advised and responded; BHA requested and the female involved was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for evaluation.
10:16 p.m. — Officer checking the town hall offices on Avenue A found an open door, and will be checking; another officer also responded; building found to be clear and was secured.
Orange, March 31
7:27 a.m. — Shelburne Control got a call from a person on North Main Stret who stated that a male called him and said he was with the IRS; the reporting person knew this was a fraud and hung up; no information was given; he gave police a number, but when it was called back it encountered a busy signal.
9:55 a.m. — Control reports there is a tractor trailer unit with cell tower equipment on it stuck in the access road to the well site, and there is property damage. Officer to investigate.
3:31 p.m. — Vandalism reported on East River Street where the reporting person says her car was keyed overnight. Officer investigating.
Sunderland, March 31
4:27 p.m. — Officer in contact with Baystate Franklin Medical Center to obtain information on a subject at that facility with reported accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound, and officer then went to the hospital to interview the subject; officer then went to a Conway Street location in Greenfield to take photographs of clothing and firearm for the same report.
8:47 p.m. — Officer at 7-Eleven store to take larceny report of 20 used movie DVDs that were stolen by a customer on Saturday at 9:05 p.m.; video coverage was provided on a disc, and a report will follow.
Greenfield, April 1
12:51 a.m. — Officers on Wells Street at the Mill House apartments to serve a warrant; arrested Kenneth Joseph, 36, of Springfield, on a court warrant.
1:26 a.m. — Domestic disturbance on Crescent Street where officers found a female who states she was angry with her boyfriend of 10 years, because, as she said, “I’m always left at the house by myself, while he goes out with his friends all the time.” She states she was having a verbal argument only with her boyfriend and nothing physical occurred; she was advised of 209A options.
1:57 a.m. — Request from Riverside Drive that police check the welfare a daughter who texted her, saying goodbye, and that she wants to kill herself; the reporting person says her daughter has recently lost custody of her child, is depressed and is known to use drugs, such as Oxycontin, heroin and Percocet; no one answered at the door; officers pinging the cell phone through Sprint, and four more pinging tries places her cell phone in Hartford, Conn.; Hartford police were contacted.
8:29 a.m. — Accident with injuries reported on Silver Street, with airbag deployment, multiple calls of this one reporting the same; fire department and BHA also sent; one vehicle will remain there parked on the tree belt, while the operator is checked out at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
11:49 a.m. — Caller from Munson Street reports she thinks a male, against whom she has a restraining order, was taking pictures of her when she left court; she told the officer she saw the male sitting in his vehicle and thinks he took the picture with his camera; she didn’t think it was a violation of the order, but wanted it on record on the log.
12:43 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported off Laurel Street where a caller said a male can be heard in the woods behind this location, screaming, swearing, and singing, and possibly intoxicated; officers found a subject who was sitting in a tree in full camo, singing country music, (quite well) and refusing to ID himself; the subject came down from the tree, as one officer reported, “with cat-like reflexes, and scurried away” and ran toward River Street; subject was not intoxicated, but seemed to have mental health issues.
12:52 p.m. — Caller from Ester Avenue reports getting a call from a female who stated his vehicle warranty is about to expire; the reporting person said he told her he has eight more years on the warranty, and hung up; he wanted the information logged.
12:53 p.m. — Officer at the middle school to assist with an investigation for a reported cyber/cell phone case; under investigation.
1:24 p.m. — General disturbance on Main Street in area of Freedom Credit Union where the officer spoke with parking enforcement officer who reports a male pushed her, and then left in a blue Volvo, with Vermont plate; number taken; under investigation.
1:57 p.m. — Neighborhood disturbance reported on Bouker Street where the caller says residents in the upstairs apartment are jumping and banging; officer spoke with all involved and found it was a child playing with a new toy.
2:16 p.m. — Despondent person reported at the high school and officer on scene requested BHA; the subject was out of control, wanting to harm himself and others; he was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center on a Section 12.
2:40 p.m. — Report of a syringe located on the ground on Wells Street; located and disposed of properly.
2:49 p.m. — Female dropped an intoxicated male off at the front door to the police station; reports he’s in violation of probation, due to drinking; officer to follow up.
3:02 p.m. — Accident reported on the French King Highway near Stop & Shop, where a vehicle went off the road, no apparent injuries; tow truck was summoned; operator not able to complete field sobriety tests, and was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center; citation was issued to a 65-year-old woman from Orange, will be summoned for operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, for possessing/having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and marked lane violation.
3:04 p.m. — Report of a medical emergency at Day’s Inn on Colrain Road where the reporting person says a small child was choking on an unknown object, child was conscious, alert and breathing upon arrival of officers; fire department and BHA responded.
3:04 p.m. — Request that police check a person on Riverside Drive where a person has made past possible threats that she may want to harm herself, and to let the caller know if they need Crisis Services; officers met with a teenage female and her stepfather, and had a lengthy discussion; they didn’t request any further assistance, reporting that she was safe.
3:10 p.m. — Medical emergency at Green River School where fire department and police found minor superficial lacerations to the scalp of a child at the play area; the youth had minor injury from a swing set; the school nurse took medical custody prior to arrival, and BHA/Shelburne are on the scene.
3:22 p.m. — Caller from near the Stop & Shop gas station on the Bernardston Road reported a syringe was found; picked up and disposed.
3:54 p.m. — Domestic disturbance on Lincoln Street stated a domestic disturbance there and said this has been happening for the past few weeks; a verbal argument between mother and son; the mother has currently left and the son was last heard screaming obscenities; officers met with both people involved and all was calm on arrival, no report of violence. The mother advised she leaves during outbursts by her son, to calm the situation.
4:30 p.m. — Officer at Franklin Street and Wright Avenue where the reporting person requests assistance with an elderly female whose wheelchair motor has given out, and she is looking to get to the Weldon; BHA’s chair van is out of the area, but will respond when clear; in the meantime officers, and some citizens who stopped to help, were able to get her and her motorized wheelchair back to her apartment, and contacted her son.
5:22 p.m. — A reporting person states a female, who has a Section 12 report on her, walked into a location on Riverside drive; officers learned the female was enroute to the police station; subsequently transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center ER.
8:12 p.m. — Report of malicious destruction of property at the DuMont Corporation on Wells street where the officer found light silver spray paint on one side of the dumpster.
10:37 p.m. — Report from Adams Road apartment where the reporting person states a person is “going crazy” and threatening to take a significant amount of pills and is highly intoxicated; officer spoke with the person mentioned, and he doesn’t feel like harming himself, and is with a couple of friends, hanging out; they were playing guitar and having a few drinks.
Montague, April 1
6:30 a.m. — Male 911 caller reports the fire alarm in his apartment went off due to burnt toast, and says there is no emergency at this time, and he believes the alarms only went off in his apartment and not the rest of the building; he wished only to advise that there was no need for emergency services; fire department was notified of the call.
9:10 a.m. — A reporting person states one of the tenants at a ServiceNet facility on Farren Avenue was given until today to vacate her apartment and has failed to do so, and the caller is requesting an officer to remove her. an officer will meet with the reporting person and stand by at the location, but if the tenant refuses to leave, he can’t force her to leave and ServiceNet will have to return to court.
5:58 p.m. — Caller from the Moltenbrey property on Avenue A reports that about one week ago someone broke into her apartment, forced entry through a door, missing was her wallet, which contained ID’s and about $7 in cash; officer spoke with her.
9:38 p.m. — Report of a car versus a deer about a quarter of a mile past Center Street on Federal street, no injuries reported, no smoke or fluids; officer responded and found the deer was deceased.
10 p.m. — Report that there is a highly intoxicated male lying on the ground at the Roberts gas station on Third Street; the reporting person doesn’t believe he is injured but he is unable to stand up due to his level of intoxication; officers responded, and when they were unable to get a taxi to take the man to Greenfield; taken into protective custody.
11:13 p.m. — Female 911 caller from Fourth Street, and also a male reporting person, said that there is a male in their apartment who shouldn’t be there, and the female is upset saying that the male who was there was trying to get his wife to leave with him; both reported there was no violence, but the male was yelling a lot; officers sent, and once there, the situation quieted down for the night, and the units were able to clear.
Orange, April 1
6:55 a.m. — Walk-in reports she may have backed into a vehicle on Cheney Street yesterday. She left her information in case the incident is reported.
7 a.m. — Orange Police Department announces the winter parking ban is lifted in Orange, effective today, April 1. Legal on street parking is allowed on all streets in town. However, residents are reminded that in the event of a late snowstorm, vehicles parked on the street will be ticketed and/or removed for impeding snow removal.
Greenfield, April 2
12:02 a.m. — Report of a robbery behind downtown buildings; the reporting person states a male came up to her there, put a knife to her throat, then took her wallet and cigarettes; she states her throat is scratched, but not cut; described as a black male, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, about 5’ 6”, and slim. Following investigation, officers arrested Jacque Coleman, 25, of Wells Street, Greenfield, on School Street, charged with possession of Class A drug, to wit, armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery.
3:15 a.m. — Welfare check requested at Loomis Road and French King Highway where the caller states there is a man in a wheelchair on the side of the road and he is hard to see; officer found the man on French King Highway, and he had an electric wheelchair, with headlights, and plenty of blankets.
4:18 a.m. — Report of erratic operation of a small silver or gray Honda Accord driving all over the road and came very close to striking a fire hydrant; caller followed the vehicle to the end of Silver Street and gave the direction of travel; officers located the vehicle at Forbes Court; operator was found to be operating with suspended license; arrested Francisco Citron, 24, of Colrain Road, Greenfield, charged with operating with suspended license, and marked lane violation. A second person in the vehicle, a female from the same address, is being summoned for possession of Class B drug.
10:49 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle accident at French King Highway and Loomis Road, no injuries reported, one vehicle had to be towed; citation was issued.
11:02 a.m. — Disturbance reported at Green River School area on Meridian Street where the reporting person states that during two instances today she had heard what sounds like rapid fire gunshots coming from the wooded area by the park at the bottom of Petty Plain Road, she says she hears it several times a year, at all different times; officers checked the Green River Park and nothing was found, but spoke with a resident on Colorado Avenue who stated he heard rifle fire as well, but believes it came from the shooting range in Deerfield.
1:16 p.m. — Domestic disturbance on Armory Street, where the reporting person states that his sister called him from this location, and stated that her boyfriend won’t let her or her young daughter leave; believes the male involved has been drinking as well; officers responded, and spoke with both people and found no physical violence involved; officer provided transport for the female and her daughter to Pray Drive.
4:33 p.m. — Caller reports a 2010 Toyota Yaris has been repossessed on Conway Street.
4:47 p.m. — Reporting person states the neighbor is flooding her property on West Street with a garden hose; officer observed flooding on the side of the reporting person’s house, by the swing set, and in the flower gardens in the side yard; water was coming from the neighbor’s hose that was draining water out of his garage; the hose was shut off and removed prior to the officer’s arrival.
4:59 p.m. — Report of a wire down on West Street at Western Avenue; fire command reports it is a Comcast wire and is attached to a WMECO pole; Comcast notified.
5:29 p.m. — Accident reported at Subway on Federal street where a vehicle struck the building; the elderly operator wasn’t injured, and refused medical assistance; found the male operator’s vehicle sustained damage to the right passenger side bumper and right front passenger tire area; no damage to the building; fire department also investigated.
6:47 p.m. — Hazard reported on Mountain Road where the reporting person says syringes are next to the storm drain there; officer sent, and found four syringes.
7:03 p.m. — Crisis Services requests response for a 12-year-old on Woodleigh Avenue, who may have taken too much ibuprofen or aspirin at some point in the last three weeks; they want him taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center to be medically cleared; transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center with the mother following.
Montague, April 2
1:30 a.m. — Unwanted person reported on Coolidge Avenue where the caller says a man is in her apartment who is not supposed to be there; she reports there is a stay away order in place since he was released last week from jail, following a domestic between them; the reporting person states he is standing in her bedroom. She says no violence has occurred tonight but she wants him out of her house and to stay away from her; officers sent; the male was located outside at Turners Falls Road and George Street, and has been sent on his way; the female was advised of her options, and officer noted that the female couldn’t produce any written order, and it is believed to be a verbal stay away order from his probation officer; she will contact the probation officer in the morning.
2:07 a.m. — Officer checking buildings on Industrial Boulevard found two doors unsecured at Ja’Duke Center for Performing Arts; back up unit responded, and they found no one inside; key holder said there were two males who should have been there late, to load equipment into a U-Haul; officers secured the building.
10:10 a.m. — Reporting person requests an officer on Rastallis Street outside the Montague Machine building; officer met with the reporting person who says he was just involved in a verbal altercation with another employee there, and that employee reportedly threatened to, “break (the reporting person) in half.” Officer found it was a small verbal argument between the involved employees; management has been advised and will be handling the issue internally.