Police logs: June 22-24
Montague, June 22
1:35 a.m. — Caller from Bridge Street advised she was assaulted by boyfriend . Parties are separated for the night; appeared to be all verbal.
4:24 p.m. — Report of a small fire in the area of the Sheffield Elementary School play structure.
6:11 p.m. — Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival detail officer requesting a marked unit to take a report of a theft from one of the vendors at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club.
Greenfield, June 22
3:05 a.m. — Caller states she is going to kill herself because of all the negative comments she has been receiving from everyone. States that the medicine and treatment she is getting don’t work and that she is sick of being treated badly. Mentioned the French King Bridge, disconnected. Involved party was located on a Montague bridge.
7:46 a.m. — Beacon Street caller reports apartment neighbor is screaming obscenities. Spoke to man, who stated he was half asleep and was screaming as he woke up.
9:15 a.m. — Northampton Control reports receiving several calls from Greenfield Star Transitional home over the last two days. Spoke with staff and a resident child. Child indicated he found phone and used it to call “cops” a couple times, indicated there was no emergency he was “just bored.” Same advised in regard to 911 calls.
4:56 p.m. — Caller states she was at Chapman Street address getting money from her child’s father and his girlfriend assaulted her, resulting in scratches all over her. Continuation of an ongoing argument. Both parties advised of restraining order options; caller advised to apply for a complaint if she wished to press charges.
5:58 p.m. — Store manager at The Barn, 95 River St., reports they had a female party attempt to shoplift from this location; they confronted her and she left without items: nutrition bars and cheeses.
7 p.m. — Report of an overdose at the Town Common, Main Street. Call transferred to ambulance, Fire Department and Police Department dispatched.
Montague, June 23
9:56 a.m. — Arrested William L. Hosmer, 32, of J Street, Turners Falls, charged as a sex offender who failed to register.
12:18 p.m. — Walk-in reports that as she was driving by Turnpike Road and Cross Street she observed a mangy looking fox go from the front yard to the backyard of a house there; unknown if the residents are home; officer checking and the fox was gone.
2:33 p.m. — Caller from Worcester Avenue reports a scam call that the reporting person received from a “Mr. Smith,” who claimed to be with the FBI, and advised her house was the subject of a federal investigation, and that there is a warrant out for her arrest; he left a call number, but the reporting person didn’t call back; in May she got a similar call and didn’t call back, and she didn’t provide any personal information to the person she spoke to today. Officer advised.
7:14 p.m. — Vandalism reported at L and Third streets where the caller says he was driving, when a few kids on a terrace of a brick building on L Street were shooting a pellet gun, and some of the pellets struck his vehicle and caused damage; following a discussion, a 17-year-old was summoned to court for malicious damage to a motor vehicle.
7:33 p.m. — Caller from Dry Hill Road reports there is a bear in her back yard, and the reporting person was advised of the usual precautions.
Greenfield, June 23
11:02 a.m. — Caller from High Street reports she answered a Craigslist ad to assist a man with exterior house painting; she was not paid after a week’s work; she was advised of civil options through the court.
11:03 a.m. — An abandoned 911 call came in from Leyden Road location; officers transported a person to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
11:31 a.m. — Caller from Ford and Toyota of Greenfield received five reports from Greenfield Savings Bank of suspected counterfeit notes; officer investigating.
11:58 a.m. — Welfare check requested by Meals on Wheels for person on Standish Court; officer found she was OK, and she will call Meals on Wheels; the female was out gardening.
12:42 p.m. — Caller from Federal Street reports her upstairs neighbor has been plugging their dryer into her outlet, causing a spike in her electric bill; the reporting person was advised to speak to the landlord and to put a lock on the outlet.
12:55 p.m. — Walk-in reports a restraining order violation that occurred at the courthouse on Munson Street; officers arrested Brittany Lynn Perry, 20, of North Grafton, charged with two counts of violation of an abuse prevention order.
1:57 p.m. — Caller from Snow’s Ice Cream and Bart’s Homemade Ice Cream on School Street where the caller says a scam phone call came in involving the electric company; he reports he got the call requesting he bring money he supposedly owed to the nearest Walgreens; the scammer stated he was from Western Mass. Electric; the reporting person was advised not to provide any personal information over the phone.
2:42 p.m. — Fire prevention requests an officer respond to the former Candlelight Motor Inn on the Mohawk Trail where officers found several units had been forcibly entered and have signs of being lived in; the fire department and department of health requests check of the area to deter further squatters.
4:31 p.m. — Reporting person states she saw a male and female inside the neighbor’s house on Davis Street. Officer found a man was assaulted over heroin; the male victim had a warrant, and arrested was Donald E. Poinsett, 61, of Davis Street, Greenfield, on the warrant; investigation led to arrest of Oscar Marino Ramirez, 26, of Central Street, Turners Falls, charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery to collect a loan; also arrested was Kirsten E. Sweeney, 23, of Broadway Street, Lake Pleasant, charged with vandalizing property.
4:43 p.m. — Report from James Street of a runaway 14-year-old girl, who ran because she was grounded; she has also recently re-established contact with the biological father, in Wyoming, and she has a history of cutting herself. She was located by police and returned home.
6:16 p.m. — Malicious destruction of property reported on Newton Street at the former Rugg Lumber Company; the caller stated four teenagers were spray painting the building and the ground; officers located the group and positively identified them, and spoke to the property owner who doesn’t wish to pursue criminal charges at this time.
6:44 p.m. — Report from the Greenfield Star Transitional Home on Conway Street of a runaway but no real information other than she attended a function at Smith College today from 1 to 3; the reporting person states this was confirmed by the staff at Smith College that the female had in fact signed in there; a while later the staff caller said the juvenile had returned.
6:47 p.m. — Larceny reported by caller who states that on Saturday, she took her kitten to a party in Charlemont, and while she was at the party, her kitten was stolen; she was advised she needs to report the larceny to the police department in Charlemont.
6:59 p.m. — General disturbance on Crescent Street where the reporting person states she is trying to get her bottle of vodka back; the reporting person states the female involved has been shooting up heroin all day and there are needles everywhere; officers sent, and situation investigated.
8:12 p.m. — Report from James Street of a runaway again and the female went to the same location as before and the involved male called back to state she is there and will meet an officer on Hope Street; this time she was taken to the police station and the mother came to the station and the daughter was turned over to the mother; mom will contact juvenile probation for further assistance.
10:09 p.m. — Disturbance reported on Wells Street, where a reporting person states three young girls are walking toward Main Street stumbling and yelling profanity; dispatch then got two more calls that the group was now on Conway Street yelling and flashing their breasts as people walk by; caller then states there are three cars parked in the paring lot at Hillside Park with a group of girls outside the vehicles and several other people in the vehicles; on arrival officer found a stargazing group on a bench in the park and they left after being asked to do so, and they were explained the times of operation of the park.
10:16 p.m. — Caller from Baystate Franklin Medical Center reports a male who is there for mental health evaluation is attempting to leave; officers responded, and talked the patient back into bed, and he agreed to be cooperative.
10:28 p.m. — Dispatch received a 911 abandoned call from Forbes Court; officer sent, and on call back the female stated her brother is threatening her and she is pregnant. The people were separated and peace was restored. Also found was a verbal domestic between the reporting person and the grandson, and he almost got into a physical altercation with another male upon officer’s arrival. The male will stay with his girlfriend on Elm Street for the night.
11:48 p.m. — Disturbance on Main Street, near Conway Street, where the caller says there is a group of people outside his building and they have been loud for the past hour; officer spoke to the congregation outside and they were advised of the noise complaint and also advised the bartender, and they should be all set.
Greenfield, June 24
1:40 a.m. — Larceny reported at CVS on Federal Street where the reporting person states she has a customer in the store who had his bike stolen; the bike was located at a suspect’s house; arrested was Ryan David Bellows, 24, of Pierce Street, Greenfield, charged with larceny over $250.
3:06 a.m. — A 911 call came in from Chapman Street; the people are intoxicated and were advised to go to sleep for the night.
8:03 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported on Standish Court where an anonymous caller reports a female is passed out in a green Toyota, and the caller can hear a child inside the building, crying; officers sent and officer requested state Department of Children and Families for an immediate response as well; a heroin bag was found next to the passed-out female in the vehicle; once inside, the child was found unattended; DCF en route, and the child was removed.
3:20 p.m. — Caller reported being threatened by a man who she had painted two houses for but had not yet received payment from while she was taking pictures of the buildings. Officers spoke with the man, who said he had sent the woman a money order.
8:42 p.m. — Police received reports of two men fighting at Clinical and Support Options at 140 High St. Officers separated the two upon arrival.