Police Logs, April 8 to 13
Greenfield, April 9
1:27 p.m. — Officers on Miles Street at the hotel apartments to serve a warrant; arrested Cayla Plasse, 21, of Miles Street, Greenfield.
2:28 p.m. — Person on Silver Street reports threats being made to him over money; advised of options.
2:34 p.m. — Caller from Chapman Street reports animal heads in the area of the tunnel opening near the railroad tracks; health department and the Animal Control Officer went to investigate.
2:57 p.m. — Domestic disturbance on Norwood Street where officers discussed the argument between two people; situation was resolved, and the male finally allowed her into the apartment, and both are there now.
3:13 p.m. — Report of a hit and run type accident where the reporting person says she was bumped twice by the other car (plate given) and he took off; officer found it to be minor damage.
4:08 p.m. — Caller reports she witnessed a female pounding on her door at the Miles Street Hotel apartments earlier, and stated the female also carved the bad word into the door; officer to investigate, and found there is a history between the two females, and damage was caused to the building owner’s property; reporting person was advised of options.
4:19 p.m. — Fire units sent to Bernardston to aid in a brush fire on Brattleboro Road.
5:37 p.m. — Report of a large group, about 10, of people arguing at Beech and Grove streets, but the reporting person says no weapons were seen; officers responded, and spoke with a group of youths, who were involved in an argument over allegedly walking on a person’s property; they claimed that a woman confronted them, and started yelling at them; after speaking with all involved, it was determined that no crime was committed; the incident started when the reporting person believed she was being antagonized by the youths, and tempers flared among the adults because of the lack of complete understanding of the situation; peace was restored.
7:31 p.m. — Reporting person from Chapman Street reports receiving unwanted phone calls; she says she is on the do not call list, and they have been calling several times a day; officer found the number returns to a national survey poll, voice system only; the reporting person was advised not to answer the number when called.
7:35 p.m. — Report of a loud bang in area of the Valero gas station on the Mohawk Trail, and what sounded like a gun shot, woman saw white smoke come from the side of a vehicle there; officer found it was a blown tire.
11:49 p.m. — Traffic stop at West and Conway streets, and officer has one person in custody; arrested was Saul John Ferris Carangelo, 45, of Forest Avenue, Greenfield, charged with operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, making a U-turn that is prohibited on any roadway, and marked lane violation.
Greenfield, April 10
12:25 a.m. — Officer doing a welfare check on a woman at Elm Terrace found the female at the main building for the complex near the Elm Stret entrance; she appeared to be walking along the outer walls of the building; found the woman was blind and had dropped her walking stick while on a walk outside and was unable to find her way home; officer assisted.
4:06 a.m. — Unwanted person reported at Day’s Inn on Colrain Road where a male is refusing to leave the lobby and is bothering guests; the male was located an advised he is no longer welcome there unless he is a paying patron or guest of a patron; left on foot.
9:12 a.m. — Report from Chapman Court that there is stomping and banging in the upstairs apartment, and going on since 3 a.m.; officer responded, and found it quiet and only heard routine noises; went to speak with the reporting person, and then dispatch advised the officer the reporting person had an active warrant; arrested was Jessica Sally Minor, 33, of Chapman Court, Greenfield, on the court warrant.
10:21 p.m. — Caller from the Four Rivers Charter School on Colrain Road would like an officer to take possession of marijuana he confiscated; officer retrieved the item, and it was placed in the evidence locker, marked for destruction.
12:32 p.m. — Caller from Lilac Court reports a breaking and entering and that a computer was stolen, officer to investigate.
12:44 p.m. — Caller from Chapman Street reports three youths appear to be attempting to get on the roof of the J. H. Smith building there; officers found no one on the roof or in that area.
12:56 p.m. — Caller from the Miles Street Hotel says another female spit in her face; officer spoke to the reporting person who said the involved female spit in her face during a verbal argument, and the officer was able to detect a wad of spit in the area of the reporting person’s right temple; she was advised of the procedures for seeking her own complaint at court
2:33 p.m. — Report from a caller who says they found items in the woods off Mountain Road that may belong to the missing female; the property was turned over to the detective bureau.
3:37 p.m. — Caller from Conway Street reports dirty needles near the two yellow posts in the parking lot just past the district attorney’s office; officer sent, located the needles, and noted this is the second time in a week we have had to pick up needles at this location; officer disposed of most needles safely, but some are broken in among trash and not able to safely secure those.
3:38 p.m. — Caller from Hope Street reports a larceny, and states his power saw was stolen sometime between November and today; someone cut the cover on his boat, and also stole a 15-horsepower Johnson outboard motor, and about 400 feet of copper wire; report taken, no suspects.
4:42 p.m. — Traffic stop on Main Street near Rite Aid where investigation leads to arrest of Cyerra T. Weimer, 18, of Colrain Road, Greenfield, on a court warrant and charged with possession of Class A drug, possession of a Class E drug, and possession of Class B drug, resisting arrest, and intimidating a witness.
5:10 p.m. — Reporting person called to say she has been getting unwanted calls from a poll service, and she was advised a log would be made, and not to give out any of her information.
5:17 p.m. — Report of a brush fire on James Street; fire department handling.
6:04 p.m. — Domestic disturbance on Meridian Stret; a female caller reports her son’s father head butted her; officers responded, and investigation leads to arrest of Raymond William Wood, 25, of Meridian Street, Greenfield, charged with assault and battery, (domestic).
6:16 p.m. — Officer on Forbes Court to serve a warrant; arrested was Emma A. Therrien, 23, of Forbes Court Greenfield, on the court warrant.
6:26 p.m. — Caller from former Friendly’s lot on Federal Street where the caller says somebody broke her cars driver’s side window and took her wallet; she states she was walking her dog when it occurred; officer to investigate, and found the window was broken with a rock, and several items were taken.
7:11 p.m. — Caller from Holy Trinity Church reports a larceny, as a female had taken 14 forks, 14 knives and possibly some salt and pepper shakers from the church; officers sent.
8:34 p.m. — Reporting person says that someone made an unemployment claim under the caller’s name; officer took the report and gathered documents, but suspect is unknown, at this time.
9:36 p.m. — Officer on Chapman Street to serve a warrant; arrested was Shane Elton Johnson, 39, of Chapman Street, Greenfield, on the court warrant.
11:24 p.m. — Domestic disturbance reported on Riverside Drive where the reporting person requests an ambulance and police, she stated her boyfriend was bleeding from the mouth; she said she had gone to this address to pick up her boyfriend, who had been drinking because her brother, the resident there, wanted him out; she stated her boyfriend then “choked” her, (confirmed to mean strangled, putting his hands around her neck) and she was briefly unable to breathe; she stated her brother then punched him in the mouth, to get him off her; the boyfriend was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center by BHA for treatment; arrested was, Weldon C. Yarborough, 40, of Montague City Road, Greenfield, charged with assault and battery, (domestic) and assault to kill.
11:35 p.m. — General disturbance report at The Red Door on Ames Street where the reporting person says the music is louder than usual tonight; she tried to call them herself, but no one answered, and the music is keeping her from sleeping; officers responded, and reported they have a reggae band tonight, nothing out of the norm; it is a bar.
Greenfield, April 11
1:31 a.m. — Suspicious activity at Beacon Field where an officer found a person sleeping in a Honda Civic hybrid; he was advised of town property regulations.
1:45 a.m. — Report from Baystate Franklin Medical Center that a man jus walked out of the ER without being discharged; the male was involved in a previous incident this evening; the male was located and placed under arrest, based on the previous incident, was Weldon C. Yarborough, 40, of Montague City Road, Greenfield, charged with assault and battery, (domestic) and assault to kill.
6:11 a.m. — Wires down at Lodge Tire Co on French King Highway and they are down over a vehicle, WMECO was advised, and it appears a drop line was caught when a vendor was exchanging trailers in the parking lot there; key holder is en route, and the lot was taped by the patrols.
8:59 a.m. — Welfare check requested at the high school as a missing eighth grade student was not there; officer located him at Dunkin Donuts on Federal Street, and he was transported back to school.
11:23 p.m. — Accident with injuries on Wells Street. Bicyclist ran into back of vehicle. Bicyclist transported by ambulance to hospital. Bicycle transported to Bicycles Unlimited at the owner’s request.
2:59 p.m. — Caller reports malicious destruction, broken windows at Clinical and Support Options Arch Street office.
11:51 p.m. — Several parties from area of main and Davis streets reporting hearing a gunshot.
Greenfield, April 12
12:57 a.m. — Single-vehicle accident vs. pole. Operator refusing treatment, truck towed.
12:48 p.m. — Report of erratic driver on Mohawk Trail. Timothy F. Jackman, 33, of Springfield, arrested and charged with OUI liquor, third offense; possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle; driving after right to drive is revoked for OUI.
2:42 p.m. — Brush fire, Green River Road. Brattleboro and Deerfield brush trucks responding. Fire knocked down.
2:51 p.m. — Male on Main Street tells caller that another male pulled a knife on him. All parties advised of options, no knife located.
3:33 p.m. — Report of a despondent person at Phillips Street address, neighbor is yelling and throwing a microwave in the driveway. Subject taken to hospital, Sect. 12 mental health evaluation.
Greenfield, April 13
8:10 a.m. — Possible overdose at Deerfield Street address. Victim transported by ambulance. Appropriate paperwork to be filed with Department of Children and Families. Child subsequently removed from address by DCF.
4:50 p.m. — Hillside Park, Conway Street. Caller reports a mother asked a group of girls to stop swearing and they attacked her and hit her to the ground. The caller states the female was getting up as she left the park. Second caller states she was just punched 100 times in the head. She stated she had to bring her daughter home. Caller hung up. Investigated.
6:43 p.m. — Caller reports the girls who beat her daughter up earlier are standing at the Grove Street entrance to Hillside Park and are “scoping out” her house. There are six of them and they heard her on the phone and started walking toward Conway Street.
Montague, April 9
4:20 p.m. — Fraud reported by a caller from the Turners Falls Pizza House where they received a call from an phone number (that they gave to police) with the caller stating that their electricity would be shut off in an hour; the reporting person contacted WMECO, and confirmed that his status was OK and the electricity wasn’t going to be shut off; they believe this was a scam, and the caller was advised to call back if there are more calls.
8:48 p.m. — Caller from Farren Avenue reports there is a female that is currently asleep in the second floor landing, and stated this person has been evicted from the building, and her apartment has been cleaned out; officer located the woman and she was transported to Quality Inn in Greenfield.
Montague April 10
6:58 a.m. — Caller from Greenfield Road reports a runaway, and she said her 14-year-old son is missing from his room, and the window is open, she is unsure when he left; a similar thing has happened before, but he was caught down the street; officer sent, and found the son had returned home; the officer had a long talk with mother and son.
9:05 a.m. — Caller from Avenue A reports vandalism in that sometime last night a man (his name was attached to the call) kicked a hole in one of walls in the one of the common areas there; the reporting person didn’t witness this but learned of it from a female resident that was sitting next to where the hole was made; the reporting person already reported this to Powertown Management and the reporting person will be charging that person for the damage.
3:17 p.m. — Caller is concerned about a group of kids using the rear of Shady Glen parking lot for a jump for bikes; officer spoke to the group and they were advised of the complaint.
5:33 p.m. — Caller from Third Street reports finding two small white baggies in the common hallway of the apartment building, and says they appear to contain a white substance that she believes is heroin; officer went and removed one paper baggie with residue consistent with heroin; the caller reported other drug activity there to the officer.
6:06 p.m. — Female caller reports her upstairs neighbor kicked a hole in the wall near her head while she was seated outside; officer found it to be the hole reported earlier and that the hole in the wall was already patched.
6:39 p.m. — Caller from Millers Falls reports there is a teenage female in a pink shirt and jeans, and a scruffy male that are hanging around inside the box cars of the rail yard there; officer awaiting Erving officer, and then they found four juveniles, and it appears that someone has been living in a rail car at that location; mail was found there; the juveniles were picked up by parents.
Montague April 11
7:48 a.m. — Caller from Griswold Street requesting his option regarding his ex girlfriend sending him harassing messages; the officer advised him of court option.
6:55 p.m. — Stop on Turners Falls Road led to drug arrest. Tyler J. Haskell, 23, of 10 Wyart Road, Gill, arrested on a default warrant and charged with possession of a Class A drug.
Montague, April 12
6:13 p.m. — Caller states he is an Erving firefighter and just observed a vehicle go off Millers Falls Road into the woods. Near airport. Driver scraped up, has left leaving parts of his vehicle behind. Registration located among the items left behind. Caller called back to advise that if the driver left, he had told him he was a Springfield officer, friends with the chief and would be going to get his truck at the chief’s house, then come back for the parts left behind.
11:57 p.m. — Caller from West Main Street, Millers Falls, reporting that there is a train idling near her residence and has been for well over three hours. Caller is well aware of ongoing problem and simply wishes to have this logged. Pan Am Railways and New England Central Railroad dispatchers report no idling, Pan Am reports train passed through. Officer reports seeing train moving very slowly but not idling.
Montague, April 13
8:07 a.m. — Party into the station to fill out an accident report for an accident last night. Stated a deer ran out in front of him and he went off the road. Stated he waited 10 minutes for somebody to come but they didn’t so he drove home.
Orange, April 8
8:22 a.m. — Caller reports the stop sign on the corner of Evergreen Drive has been taken down and put on the lawn of a house up the street; highway department notified.
9:30 p.m. — Larceny reported on West Main Street where by a walk-in who says items were missing from her brother’s apartment, officer investigating.
9:45 a.m. — Caller into the station advises there was a fender-bender type accident in the parking lot of a business on East Main Street; officer took a report.
11:12 a.m. — Reporting person came into the station with a handgun that he found while cleaning out his family home; he requested that we secure it until he researches the value, and whether a family member wants it; an officer secured it.
1:01 p.m. — Reporting person says his wife lost a blank check on 3/23/14 and the check was cashed in Fitchburg at WCU for $70; there are no other checks involved, and no apparent break into his home; his bank is Athol Saving Bank, and they will follow up when the video is ready.
1:35 p.m. — Caller from Warwick Road reports there is a street sign on the ice at Valley Mills; the caller was given the number for the highway department.
3:15 p.m. — Shelburne Control advises a person on Pleasant Street could hear a screeching noise from the apartment below; officer found it was coming from a fire alarm in the basement that needs its batteries changed.
Orange, April 9
8:50 a.m. — Shelburne Control reports a caller would like to speak with an officer as the camp he’s working on at Anderwood Lane was broken into; officer responded, and report filed.
9:58 a.m. — The owner of a business on East River Street called to report his business was vandalized last night; a small solar lamp and a plant pot were broken; owner wanted the incident logged.
12:43 p.m. — Control got a call from the railroad reporting an intoxicated male on the railroad tracks, headed toward Athol; units checked the area with negative contact.
6:45 p.m. — Reporting person called regarding harassing text messages she is getting from a person who lives in Boston; the reporting person would like him spoken with; officer called and left a message to stop bothering the people here.
8:04 p.m. — Control reports a person wanted it on record that her-14-year-old foster child threatened to harm her DCF worker last week via Facebook; the caller reported this to DCF, and they requested it be placed on record with local police
Orange, April 10
12:10 a.m. — Control advised they got a 911 cell phone call form an East Main Street location and a female then refused aid; officer responded and found a male and female were involved in a verbal argument only; the female said she is leaving and spending the night somewhere else.
1:55 a.m. — Officer on patrol found a street lamp cover on the sidewalk on South Main Street; a message was left with the highway department, and the cover was brought to the station.
1:28 p.m. — A reporting person says a canoe is hung up in the bushes on Riverside Drive, but there is no one around; officer to check, and Athol Police said they don’t have any reports of anyone missing; Orange Fire Department boat team was activated to check the river; the boat was recovered and placed on shore, an 18-foot aluminum with a registration number on it; a check with Environmental Police found there was no record of it.
2:56 p.m. — Illegal dumping reported on Packard Road where the reporting person says the former landlord is on his property dumping paint cans and tires; officer investigating.
11 p.m. — Report of a tree down blocking Chestnut Hill Road; tree was able to be moved to the side of the road, and a message was left with highway department to remove it in the morning.
11:40 p.m. — Shelburne Control got a call from Lincoln Avenue advising there is a bear in the area; Environmental Police were notified and they will respond in the morning.
Orange, April 11
7:20 a.m. — Vandalism reported on Court Square where the caller says his car window was broken overnight; under investigation.
7:40 a.m. — Control reports that employees of a business on New Athol Road report they were broken into last night; under investigation.