Police logs, April 28 to April 30
Greenfield, April 28
10:47 a.m. — Report of threats being made at a West Street location where the reporting person says a male walked by their house and yelled at them regarding an on-going issue surrounding concerns for another person’s child; the male later called the officer and was advised not to return nor contact the reporting person.
10:54 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported at Union Street where the reporting person would like to speak with an officer about an interaction she had with two people at High and Federal streets; officer found it had to have been a verbal argument between these reporting persons and people from West Street; the female was approached by ex-roommates while walking on Main Street; she was advised to contact police if she continues to be harassed.
1:49 p.m. — Request from Meals on Wheels that police check the welfare of a resident at Standish Court who was last seen on Friday; officer went and got no answer at the door, but found a newspaper on the door knob, and a neighbor reported the resident always retrieves her paper in the morning; officer continued knocking and announcing, and then could hear a female voice from inside; officer found and entered an unlocked back door and located the resident on the floor, in the bedroom/bathroom area, who reported falling at about 6 a.m. this morning, and has been unable to get up; the resident was conscious and alert, and no visible injuries, but complained of major pain; BHA requested; and she was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center; a note was left for the daughter, and the residence was secured.
1:54 p.m. — Report of malicious destruction of property, on Wells Street where a political sign was destroyed by a white female, in her 30’s, with long brown hair, jacket, pants, and a back pack, and was on foot headed toward town; officer spoke to the reporting person who didn’t want to pursue any further; officer checked the area but the suspect was gone.
2:14 p.m. — Suspicious activity at Radio Shack on the Mohawk Trail where a customer left behind a phone that was just purchased and other items after telling the clerk he is dying; officer spoke to the reporting person who provided some of the subject’s belongings, and the reporting person stated the subject was acting “jittery.” Officer checked a near by motel, and searched the area but was unable to locate the suspect. Items were secured for safe keeping, and next shift was notified.
3:35 p.m. — Larceny reported from a resident of Elm Street, by a walk in who says a person picked up her oxycontin, 10 mg prescription, from Walgreen’s, and never gave it to her; under investigation.
5:31 p.m. — Larceny reported from Hope Street where the reporting person believes a former roommate stole some of his property; a blue beach umbrella and a bag with other items was taken; officer attempted to contact the suspect, to have the items returned, but was unable to locate at this time.
5:35 p.m. — Report of animal cruelty behind a Norwood address and Shattuck Street; a reporting person claims a young male is swinging chickens around, and had a pipe and a bat; the reporting person then called back to say the person has returned and is carrying what appears to be a black rifle long gun; the reporting person isn’t sure if it is real gun of if it is a BB pellet gun, and he is currently in the back yard; officer investigating advised the child was merely trying to corral some chickens.
6:06 p.m. — Caller from area of Food Development Corporation on Wells Street reports there are two to four skateboarders skating on the loading dock; the group of teens were moved along by officers.
6:18 p.m. — Malicious destruction of property reported from the temporary Courthouse parking area on Munson Street where the reporting person discovered damage to her vehicle after her court hearing today, but she isn’t sure if is was someone who struck her motor vehicle in the parking lot or if it was malicious destruction by her ex, with whom she had a hearing today; the side mirror was bent and deep scratches to her vehicle and to the mirror; officer investigating.
8:27 p.m. — General disturbance reported on Norwood Street where the fire department responded to report that there is an intoxicated male starting a fire in back of this location; the reporting person states the male was just yelling at his girlfriend with death threats; officer also sent, and fire command reports the permit was canceled for this year; BHA also requested at the scene; investigation led to arrest of Steven A. Giannetti, 54, of Norwood Street, Greenfield, charged with assault and battery, (domestic).
10:49 p.m. — Caller reported a signpost in the travel lane on the west side of the rotary; state police advised to cancel, as troopers were able to move the sign out of the roadway; they then called and said that the DOT was going to respond to the scene and take care of the hazard but state police asked if an officer could be sent to the scene.
11:24 p.m. — Caller from a gas station on Route 2 at Mohawk Trail area states that an 18- wheeler truck had partially run her off the road, and her bumper had some damage dealt to it from the accident, she said the truck is no longer on the scene; officer advises she reporting person was also involved in hitting the sign on the rotary.
11:32 p.m. — General disturbance at the Miles Street Hotel apartments where the reporting person says it sounds like three people are in the apartment arguing, one female lives there and he can hear a male voice; he says the noise is keeping him awake; responding patrol units located four people in the apartment drinking; they were advised.
Montague, April 28
10:34 a.m. — Reporting person claims someone stole a battery from a piece of farm equipment on Greenfield Road, cutting and damaging several cables in the process; a later call came from the owner of the property there that he leases to Red Fire Farm; and said the first reporting person doesn’t own the equipment and that it has been there for several years, and the owner of the equipment has been given ample opportunity to remove the equipment, but has failed to do so, so the second person has begun dismantling the equipment. Officer to check.
10:55 a.m. — Reporting person says she was assaulted at Madison on the Avenue by a known person, and she filled out a voluntary statement form; officer checking with the other part of the incident, and then reported giving the suspect his Miranda rights, and the subject will be summonsed for assault and battery on a person 60 or over or disabled.
12:33 p.m. — A reporting person says she was just assaulted while at the Turners Falls Post Office, and states a male thought she was trying to cut in line, and began yelling and swearing at her, and threatened to follow her home and beat her; the reporting person states the postmaster gave her the male subject’s name and address so she could report the incident; while speaking to dispatch, the reporting person was visibly shaken and had to pause several times to compose herself while giving her account of what happened; officer speaking with the reporting person, and then with staff at the post office where their accounts were the same as the female/male involved. Report taken.
4:37 p.m. — Reporting person from Dunton Street requests an officer as he was alerted by the Greenfield Post Office of a piece of mail in his name there, with a Greenfield address; the letter was from the Department of Unemployment, and it appears that someone applied for unemployment benefits in the reporting person’s name; a check was included in the letter; officer spoke with the reporting person and advised him of what steps he should take.
4:55 p.m. — General disturbance reported on Fourth Street where the reporting person says a neighbor, a female, is out on her porch roof yelling and calling her names, claiming that her son called her child a name; officers spoke to both people involved and this was determined to be a misunderstanding involving children.
5:50 p.m. — Officer checking on a vehicle by the railroad tracks on Lake Pleasant Road where the people stated they were looking for a spot to fish; they were given area information and sent on the way.
Orange, April 28
11:05 a.m. — Shelburne Control reports the fire department is responding to Sunset Drive for an out of control brush fire.
1:50 p.m. — Domestic disturbance report came to Control on an open 911 call, and it had to be mapped to the area; the female there reported she and her boyfriend did have a verbal argument, but he had left for work and there was no physical violence.
2:02 p.m. — Officer wanted on Brookside Road where the reporting person says he is being harassed and threatened by a person in a nearby apartment, he has notified the landlord of the problem.
9:02 p.m. — Control reports a call from the reporting person regarding her boyfriend beating her up on Cheney Street; both units responded and found a domestic violence situation, with both people involved; investigation led to the arrest of James D. Quirk, 39, of Cheney Street, Orange. charged with assault and battery, (domestic). A second person is being summoned for the same charge.
11:25 p.m. — Caller from Cheney Street would like an officer as a person there broke a window; after investigation it was found that the responsible person is the homeowner’s daughter; the homeowner was advised that if she wishes to pursue charges to contact police again.
Greenfield, April 29
12:12 a.m. — Report of erratic operation on Colrain Road across from the former Country Hyundai, where an intoxicated male tried to hitch a rope around a pole to his car for some reason; officers found he was attempting to pull a previously damaged bumper off his tire; under investigation.
2:25 a.m. — Officers on Chapman Street to serve a warrant, arrested Misty A. Zalewa, 33, of Chapman Street, Greenfield.
9:28 p.m. — Threat reported from Homestead Avenue where the caller says the person who threatened her from South Carolina may drive to Greenfield; he told the reporting person’s boyfriend that he was driving to Greenfield with a gun to take back their dachshund. Sheldon/Myrtle Beach Police advise the suspect is still in their town; the reporting person was advised to call 911 if she sees anything suspicious.
10:17 a.m. — Caller from the Baystate Franklin Medical Center requested to speak with the Shelburne Falls Police Department to apologize for his behavior yesterday; the caller was transferred to Shelburne Control.
11:06 a.m. — Report of a despondent person in area of Green Field s Market on Main Street, the person was then located at Main and Chapman streets and was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center without incident.
11:49 a.m. — Report of larceny at School and Osgood streets, but the caller who wouldn’t give her name, says two females are yelling and smashing things in an apartment there; second caller reports hearing “screaming, yelling and (sound of) throwing things against the wall” coming from the second floor; officers responded, and found it was larceny from a person, but in the area of the intersection; under investigation.
11:58 a.m. — Caller from Main Street reports her neighbor opens her mail before sliding it under her door; officer investigating found the reporting person says her mail was opened by the neighbor and then returned; the reporting person stated it happened at least four times ; she was advised of options.
12:28 p.m. — Walk in reported a larceny and says medications were stolen; officer spoke with the victim.
2:28 p.m. — Report from area of Stop & Shop on French King Highway where the reporting person says she is uncomfortable because a young female is in a vehicle there with three men; officer on scene learned it was a family unit waiting for mom who was shopping; all OK.
3:03 p.m. — General disturbance reported on Pierce Street with a report that two males and a female were breaking glass on the sidewalk; officer was unable to locate.
3:31 p.m. — Request from Colrain for mutual aid from the fire department here, at Foundry Village in that town, and requests the RIT team for a structure fire; only one firefighter in quarters, prevention to cover the call, but response was then canceled by Shelburne Control.
4:07 p.m. — A walk in from Conway Street reports finding two older laptops at the end of his driveway today around 5:40 a.m.; they were placed in the property closet.
4:15 p.m. — Welfare check being done on a child on Deerfield Street where the 3-year-old was seen in the kitchen, and parents appeared to be sober and the child appeared to be well taken care of.
4:33 p.m. — Despondent person reported at Bayberry Court ... reporting person was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center by BHA for mental health evaluation.
4:52 p.m. — Caller from Hope & Olive Restaurant reports he had a tool stolen from the back of his vehicle; officer was advised a Sawzall was stolen from the back of a truck and later found a person on Conway Street who dropped the saw and ran; report taken
4:56 p.m. — Officers in Leyden woods to serve a warrant; arrested Isaias Torres, 30, of Bayberry Court, Greenfield, on the warrant and possession of a Class E drug.
5:29 p.m. — Fraud reported from White Birch Avenue where the caller stated someone put a bogus ad on Craig’s List for a vehicle for sale; the person put the reporting person’s address for the vehicle, and the reporting person stated the person that listed the vehicle knows her name, her boyfriend’s name, her E-mail address, phone numbers, and vehicles they drive; the reporting person stated she has received seven calls and someone stopped over to the house regarding this posting; she spoke with an officer and indicated that the ad has since been flagged and taken down, she was advised to contact police again should another ad be put up.
7:54 p.m. — Unwanted person reported on Deerfield Street where the involved male at the house wouldn’t leave and the reporting person doesn’t want him there; she said the he had been yelling and she was worried it might become violent; the phone was abruptly disconnected; officers sent, and the male was gone, and the female reports there was no physical violence, and that the male left on foot and won’t be back; officer unable to locate.
10:30 p.m. — Overdose reported on Chapman Street, ambulance notified, fire department responding; and officer investigating. fire command now reports BHA on the scene.
Montague, April 29
12:45 a.m. — Report of an assault and battery on Randall Wood Drive where the caller requests an officer to help with his brother who is out of control and acting violently; officers sent, and were advised the brother left prior to their arrival, and he was involved in a physical altercation with his father, and smashed out a window on the car; a K-9 was requested, and a BOLO issued for the brother; the subject was then located, the state police K-9 canceled, arrested Kyle James Davis, 24, of Randall Wood Drive, Montague Center, charged with assault and battery, (domestic) and malicious destruction of property over $250 value.
5:45 p.m. — Reporting person says his son threw things at him and threatened to shoot him in the head at their place of business on Bridge Street; no personal injury, but the reporting person left the place of business, and will meet the officers at Franklin and Bridge Street, he doesn’t know if his son has the proper permit to possess a gun, but states his son has recently been trying to obtain one; officers responded and spoke with people at the business location and after speaking with them, they determined the incident was verbal only; officer then went to speak with the reporting person.
6:57 p.m. — Caller from Willmark Avenue reports there is an unusually large amount of smoke coming from her pellet stove, and states the smoke is coming out of the holes in the stove; she was advised to evacuate the residence, and the Turners Falls Fire Department was advised and will be responding; officer on scene advises the fire department has the situation under control.
Greenfield, April 30
1:20 a.m. — Caller from Wells Street reports her dog is barking in her house and doesn’t normally bark unless someone is near the house; officer checked the area, nothing found.
10:24 a.m. — Accident in the parking area at Greenfield Cooperative Center on Munson Street where one vehicle stuck a parked vehicle; minor damage to both, information exchanged.
10;42 a.m. — Accident at Dunkin’ Donuts on the Mohawk Trail; two vehicles; no injuries reported, information exchanged.
12:11 p.m. — Accident on the rotary, two vehicles; accident was on the ramp and state police are handling the information exchange.
Montague, April 30
12:07 Officer checked on a vehicle in the Southwest parking area of Sheffield School, checked area and found no one around.
10:24 p.m. — Caller from Powertown Apartments on Fourth Street reports her unlocked apartment was broken into sometime after 10 p.m. last night; the only item reported missing is the eporting person’s medication; officer investigating.