Police logs, April 8 to 14
Sunderland, April 8
12:48 p.m. — Officer and fire department responded to the Maple Ridge Church on Route 116 for a child who fell and hit his head, has a nose bleed and possible concussion; the mother arrived and would transport the child to the hospital if necessary; report issued.
6:05 p.m. — Caller from building A of Cliffside Apartments where the reporting person states she can get a strong smell of marijuana in the upper floors; officer checked the area and detected no smell and heard no noise; the reporting person was advised to call if she gets an apartment number, and to let the office know.
Orange, April 11
7:50 a.m. — Shelburne Control reports the water department found a breaking and entering on Prospect Street where copper was stolen; officer sent, and National Grid and wire inspector requested on scene.
11:03 a.m. — Control got a report of a snapping noise in a wall of an unoccupied residence on Prospect Street, and arcing of a transformer across the street; officer spoke with a contractor on site; Orange Fire Department also requested along with the National Grid and wiring inspector already requested.
12:54 p.m. — Caller from Mechanic Street requests it be on record that the door handle to her vehicle was found damaged this morning, and someone may have attempted entry.
12:56 p.m. — Message on the machine from person on North Main Street advising he had a bear in his yard during the night and there was damage to his bird feeder.
9:30 p.m. — Reporting person from East Main Street reports he was just struck by a vehicle; officer investigating; arrested Aaron M. Stowell, 37, of Eddy Street, Orange, charged with operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, leaving the scene of personal injury, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Sunderland, April 11
3:26 p.m. — Report of a structure fire at Bridge Street, former Ben’s Service station; fire department requesting first alarm and then South Deerfield and Montague Center fire units dispatched for mutual aid; on officer’s arrival it was determined the fire was knocked down, but still significant smoke coming from the bay area of the building; fire department confirms the fire was extinguished, with minor damage to the interior of the building.
5:24 p.m. — Caller from South Main Street reporting two stolen recycle bins from his yard; officer returned the call but no contact, and will try again later.
Sunderland, April 12
2:42 a.m. — Caller from Amherst Road with noise complaint and complaining about downstairs tenants; officer found loud voices and odor of marijuana coming from the apartment; spoke to all occupants and no marijuana was found, but they were given a warning concerning its use and they were advised of the noise bylaw violation.
2:50 p.m. — Officer heading to top of bridge for a report of a body floating down the river from the Turners/Greenfield area; state police, Deerfield Police, Greenfield Police and Montague Police are involved; boats launched form Sunderland Fire, Deerfield Fire, and Turners Falls Fire departments; further information will come from the DA’s office.
3 p.m. — Officers and firefighter at the Sunderland boat ramp, and assisting with Sunderland, Greenfield and Turners with recovery of the body from the river, other officers also on the scene including Leverett, and CPAC was notified.
Orange, April 12
9:14 a.m. — Control took a call from South Shore Drive regarding a dead deer in Lake Mattawa; Orange Fire Department chief was advised and he will handle.
2:16 p.m. — Officer advises two people left the enclosure on East River Street, with beer; they were located and escorted back inside the fenced area, and the employee was spoken with.
2:40 p.m. — Unwanted person reported on East River Street: officer sent, and the subject was found to be a sober adult, and was given a ride home.
6:40 p.m. — A 49-year-old male from Fitchburg, at Hayden and King streets, was taken into protective custody.
7:31 p.m. — Officer reports a male, who was unsteady on his feet, got into a car on South Main Street; the vehicle was stopped and the operator arrested was Thomas Irving Peirce, 65, of Stevens Street, Athol, charged with operating under the influence of liquor, second offense.
Greenfield, April 13
8:10 a.m. — Report of possible overdose on Deerfield Street; officer and fire department responding; call was then transferred to BHA, and the victim was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center; appropriate paperwork to be filed with Department of Community and Families.
9:20 a.m. — Accident reported at CVS parking lot on Federal Street; two vehicles involved; information exchanged, and both were advised of options.
1:34 p.m. — Attempted breaking and entering reported on Pray Drive where the back door shows pry marks; officer investigating.
1:41 p.m. — Reporting person says a male and female are arguing at Davis and Garfield streets, and says he saw the male rip a bag out of the female’s arms, and started throwing clothes around and ripping her clothes; the caller also said he saw what he thought may be a pocketknife being drawn from his pocket by the male involved; on arrival both people were separated, and one officer provided a courtesy transport to the female’s residence, while the male was found on Bouker Street; he said it was a verbal argument only.
2:29 p.m. — Officers assisting DCF on Deerfield Street, where a child was removed from the house.
3:28 p.m. — Caller from area of Shelburne Road at Mohawk Trail says she saw a gray colored sedan, possibly an Alero, pull up to the school fence there and a white male in his late 50s wearing a white shirt with blue stripes and gray pants got out and put several bags of trash by the big gray box. The bags were found to be trash from a homeless person’s campsite, including an inspection report to a vehicle registered to a woman out of Holyoke; that vehicle didn’t match up to the suspect’s vehicle; officer advised dispatch to contact the DPW to pick up the trash on Monday.
4:04 p.m. — Caller from Lincoln Street reports a young child walking around the area with no clothing on, and the reporting person is unable to locate the parents; officer sent, and located the child with the reporting person; a resident there states the child lives at another house; the child has Down Syndrome, and is usually never alone; we went to that address and located the mom upstairs sleeping; she hasn’t been feeling well and she drifted off to sleep while the child was watching the TV; the child figured out the back door in the kitchen, and walked out to the front of his neighbor’s house where the reporting person located him; the mother completed an emergency alert form for the police department to add to the son’s information.
4:50 p.m. — Assaults and/or battery at Hillside Park off Conway Street; officer went to Elm and Grove streets from where the caller reported a mother asked a group of girls to stop swearing, and they attacked her and hit her to the ground; the reporting person states the female was getting up as she left the park; the second caller stated she was just punched in the head, and she said she had to bring her daughter home, and hung up the phone; units advised, and a couple of girls and an older woman were involved in a fight inside the park; the girls were using vulgar language, and when asked by the older woman to quiet down, a fight ensued; fight was over prior to arrival of officers; the involved person was advised of options. Another officer spoke with the female on Grove Street, and the female said the juveniles were swearing in front of the kids, and when asked to stop, she was punched in the head and face, about 10 times, and she had a minor cut on her upper lip.
5:25 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run accident on Federal Street at Linden Avenue where the caller says a vehicle hit the street sign, knocking it down, and continued on down Federal Street. The vehicle ended up being pushed onto Pierce Street from Federal, and where officers caught up with the vehicle and operator; the operator initially reports some other vehicle passed him on the right side and struck his vehicle, but the officer explained to him, several times, that the damage sustained to his vehicle doesn’t match a hit-and-run accident with another vehicle; the operator then admitted lying to the officer and the 23-year-old man will be summoned to court for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lane violation, and filing a false crime report.
5:56 p.m. — General disturbance reported at Miles Street Hotel location where the caller says two males are outside hitting each other with sticks; one appears to be black or Hispanic, but no description of the other man could be acquired; caller then says they both are using pipes, and one male is described as wearing a white T-shirt and the other is wearing a USA flag hoodie; arrested was Travis L. Richardson, 22, of High Street, Greenfield. charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct
6:43 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported from Grove Street where the caller says 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, she says, and they heard her on the phone and started walked toward Conway Street; not found.
7:41 p.m. — Caller from Shelburne Road reports a father and son are on his property fishing, and he has asked them to leave, but they refuse to do so; officer sent, and located the male fishing with a small child; the adult male was reluctant, but they eventually left the area.
7:59 p.m. — Larceny reported from Devens Street where the caller says two bicycles were stolen from the garage in the past three or four days, officer to investigate.
8:32 p.m. — Caller reports she was outside and the involved female was across the street calling her obscene names, and saying for her to come over so that she could fight her; officer caller the number back, and found the reporting person is now back inside her apartment; after some discussion, we spoke about her option in obtaining an harassment prevention order; she says she will got to court in the morning to seek one.
10:50 p.m. — Suspicious activity at Beacon Field where a caller reports a truck and car just pulled into the parking area and she believes they are doing a drug deal; officer found two people there and they were advised of trespassing, and were moved along.
11:54 p.m. — Suspicious activity reported at Green River Park at end of Petty Plain Road where the officer found two occupants; the operator said he was waiting for a friend; they were moved along and advised of trespassing issue
Montague, April 13
11:14 a.m. — Caller requests an officer speak to the tenants in the building on Second Street who are leaving trash and debris in the backyard; the reporting person stated yesterday she had a children’s party in the backyard and the rubbish was just left there as well; officer spoke with the reporting person and advised her to contact the Board of Health.
1:28 p.m. — A concerned citizen caller to report an approximately 6-year-old girl was pushing a baby carriage, with a baby in it, on the bike path at Depot Street, and there was no adult around; officers, she said, should go through the gate at the end of Depot Street and up the hill towards the water; officer located and then identified the parents, and the information was to be added to the call.
2:17 p.m. — Caller from behind the Turners Falls High School near Hillside Road reporting a male injured his knee in a biking accident, behind the school in the area of the bonfire pit; the caller will wait with him until help arrives; BHA and officer were advised.
7:20 p.m. — Caller requesting to report he thinks his girlfriend is being held captive and thinks she is at an unknown location in Greenfield; he had a short conversation with her in which she stated she had run outside quickly and couldn’t talk long as, she said, “he is nearby,” and then the line went dead; the reporting person thinks she was calling from the male’s cell phone; information passed on to Greenfield Police.
11:45 p.m. — Caller from Wentworth Avenue states that several people are knocking on her door and won’t leave her alone; she said the people appear to be coming from two houses down; they appear to be underage and intoxicated; she believes they are looking for the downstairs tenant who isn’t answering his door; she says they are on foot; officers in the area and advised the situation has been resolved; the issue had to do with car keys.
Sunderland, April 13
12:26 a.m. — Report of a deer versus a car on Route 47 north of the center of town; vehicle and operator are at the Whately Irving Station now; officer checked and found no animal;,operator returned to town station, and officer found very minor damage; no report required, he was advised to report to his insurance company and his report to police will be documented at this time.
1:30 a.m. — Caller on Amherst Road apartment reports that a man came to the door upstairs and knocked; she says she opened the door and a man in his 20s said that he was cold and tired; the caller said she was calling police, and the unidentified man said, “go ahead,” and then an officer met with the caller and searched the area with negative results; she was advised to locks the doors and call if the subject returned.
Orange, April 13
4:24 p.m. — Traffic stop on New Athol Road for an illegal left turn and will be summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; a passenger arrested was Isaac S. Chaisson, 18, of South Shore Drive, Orange, on a default warrant.
5:53 p.m. — Control took a report of a group of youths who set a fire in the town park at Hayden Street, and are trying to put it out. Officer investigating.
6:46 p.m. — Officer reporting being in a foot pursuit of a male who just stole pharmaceuticals on East Main Street; the reporting person states he may have jumped the fence; subject was then located walking on East Main Street, and arrested was Mitchell Songer Parker, 25, of East River Street, Orange, charged with shoplifting.
7:36 p.m. — Report of harassment on East River Street from where Control got the call from a reporting person wanting to talk with an officer regarding threats he is getting over the phone; state police at Northampton say they also received a call from him and they couldn’t understand what he wanted; officer spoke with the man who claimed a gun was pulled on him; under investigation.
Greenfield, April 14
5:33 a.m. — Suspicious activity at Quality Inn where a male is reported sleeping in a silver Honda Accord near the Dumpster; officer found the person works at the motel, and will return when his shift begins; the night manager advises he isn’t welcome to sleep on the property.
10:11 a.m. — Malicious destruction of property, on Federal Street where the caller reports stolen light bulbs and sockets, from an outdoor advertising sign; officer to investigate.
10:36 a.m. — Caller from Shelburne Road reports a brush fire; fire department responded and found two small piles, and person there had permit in hand; all was OK.
Montague, April 14
7:54 a.m. — Larceny reported from Greenfield Road where the caller states his brother called him yesterday to say their father’s house had been broken into, possibly sometime over the past week; the only items known to be missing at this time are a family portrait that was hanging on the wall, the parents wedding photo; and a hutch that was in the dinning room, and possibly a motorized wheelchair; the reporting person says there was no forced entry and suspects someone within the family who had access to the house may have taken the items; the reporting person’s brother later came to the station to speak with an officer.
Montague, April 15
10:10 a.m. — A 911 hang up call came in from Avenue A location and at the same time an officer reports he was flagged down on that avenue, and is now with the caller; the officer advises that one vehicle hit the rear end of the second vehicle while it was parked on Avenue A, and sustained significant damage; the officer then reports this seems to be a domestic incident in which the husband was hit in the face; officer reports the female involved will be charge criminally, and Montague Police issued a probable cause for arrest on a BOLO to surrounding towns and Shelburne Control; Greenfield Police were advised she may be at her residence in that town or at Washington Street location to pick up her daughters; Greenfield then reports they have her in custody at the Washington Street location, and will be transporting her to Montage station for booking; arrested was Kimberly L. Chapdelaine, 30, of Barber Avenue, Greenfield, charged with assault and battery, (domestic), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct,
11:17 a.m. — Illegal dumping reported on Route 47, Old State Road, in the area halfway between the cross over and the town common; items included a baby carriage, car seat and mattress; the caller didn’t stop to make sure no baby was in the carriage or car seat; officer investigated, and Montague DPW will be advised of the items there.
4:15 p.m. — Larceny reported by a walk-in who says his debit card was stolen from inside his vehicle and that several unauthorized purchases had been made with his card; he explained that he had given a ride to a friend who he believes to be the suspect; he was referred to Greenfield to report the theft as it most likely occurred in their town; detective advises that if Greenfield declines jurisdiction, he will investigate the larceny of the debit card.
Greenfield, April 15
9:59 a.m. — Traffic stop on Newton Street near Tractor Supply; investigation leads to arrest of Henry Anthony Stevanowich, 52, of Wells Street, Greenfield, charged with operating with suspended license.
11:38 a.m. — Officers at Washington Street School location to find a woman wanted by Montague; officer took the woman into custody and transported her to the Montague Station for booking; another officer stayed with a young child until the child’s father was able to pick up.
1:59 p.m. — Caller from Haywood Street reports a flute was stolen from her vehicle, valued at $498; the instrument was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked, unlocked.
3:55 p.m. — Trespassing, reported on tracks above Bank Row where the caller said he is working for the railroad and a white male, in his 50s, wearing a black coat, black hat, and blue jeans was on railroad property; they spoke with him and he insisted it was public property, and wanted to know what they were doing; the man claimed to be on the Town Council, and became irate and started swearing at the workers, before walking toward Bank Row; officers were unable to locate the man.
4:44 p.m. — Report of medications stolen from a Myrtle Street location; the caller says her son’s medications were taken from her vehicle earlier today, from an unlocked car; officer to investigate.
7:08 p.m. — Caller from Greenfield Gardens off Elm Street says his debit card was stolen from his vehicle there; the reporting person was advised to report to Springfield Police as he believe his card was stolen from his friend whom he dropped off in Springfield
9:36 p.m. — Gun call at the Winslow Building on Wells Street where the caller says a man pointed an unloaded gun at her head while she was at this location; the reporting person has since left and isn’t in town; nothing further found except that when the officer went to the alleged location, the person there said nothing of that nature happened; report filed.
Greenfield, April 16
2:47 a.m. — Disturbance reported at Maple and Union streets from where the reporting person states that he can hear a male and female yelling in the area, and he believes they are out in the street, but he can’t see anything ; officers sent, and then a second caller reported a female came to his door yelling for help stating she was just assaulted by her boyfriend; the caller stated they were both on foot; one officer is transporting one male to Deerfield Street; the female said she was going to seek a restraining order in the morning. The people separated for the rest of the evening and it was found to be a verbal argument.
9:29 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported by Shelburne Control who took a call reporting a body in the river near the General Pierce Bridge; officer located a large log in the fast moving water that had a shape that could have been mistaken for a human torso and head; using binoculars it was confirmed that this was only a log.
9:54 a.m. — Domestic disturbance reported on Bradford Drive where the caller requests an officer to assist him in gathering his belongings; he was arguing with a female while on the phone; officer sent, and assisted while the male gathered his belongings, and then left without incident. Verbal argument to be documented.
10:38 a.m. — Larceny reported on Davis Street, where the reporting person says medication was taken; officer to investigate.
10:56 a.m. — Stolen medication reported from Crescent Street; officer investigating.
11:10 a.m. — Caller from Kevin’s Auto Body reports a scarp washing machine was stolen from a recycling pile; he wanted it logged and didn’t need to speak to an officer.
11:50 a.m. — Accident with injury reported at the General Pierce Bridge at Montague City Road; two cars involved and officer determined the accident to be in the Montague jurisdiction, and the fire department assisted Turners Falls Fire department ambulance with one patient. Officer assisted with traffic, but Montague handled the report.
1:35 p.m. — Accident reported at Baystate Franklin Medical Center parking area where a Honda Accord was seen by an FRTA driver to strike two other vehicles in the lot; the elderly white female then got out of the car and went into the hospital; officer unable to locate her at this time; left a note on the suspect vehicle, and she will be cited when identified.
Montague, April 16
2:46 a.m. — Female caller from area of Montague City Road and Rastallis Street reports she can hear what she believes is a woman screaming, and the noise is probably originating from the area of the Thomas Memorial Golf Club; officers checked that area all the way from Cumberland Farms to far down the road, and in the general area, but found nothing.
8:52 a.m. — Report of a woman who is on Avenue A yelling at people passing by; officer located a known woman who admitted she was yelling at people asking for cigarette, but no one would give her just one; she was advised.
11:54 a.m. — Accident at the General Pierce Bridge; two vehicles involved, a Hyundai and a Volvo, and the Volvo had to be towed; the operator of the Volvo was cited for failure to use care in stopping. Information exchanged.