Police Logs, June 20-27
Sunderland, June 20
11:20 a.m. — Officer and fire department responded to Cliffside Apartments where a 2-year-old had her right hand ring finger get caught in the bathroom door, it looks like a partial amputation from the tip of the fingernail; the child was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital with the mother on board.
1:05 p.m. — Officers and fire department responded to South Main Street where an elderly male, northbound, with possible medical issues, went off the southbound side of the road, took out a mailbox, then hit a utility pole, but that car still traveled on Route 47 for a couple of hundred more feet stopped almost at the center of the road; ambulance transported the man to Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
5:45 p.m. — Officer checked the riverbank across from Claybrook Road for youths reported to be harassing people in canoes; located them and they were advised to be respectful to others in the area.
Orange, June 20
2:51 p.m. — Report of a tree down on Main Street with wires involved; officer stood by until National Grid crew arrived.
6 p.m. — Caller from Tully Road would like an officer regarding her camp being broken into; officer called back and learned the reporting person stated it appears that someone was inside and lit a candle and a lamp; she only wanted us aware and if possible to patrol the area more.
6:03 p.m. — Control receive a call of a two-vehicle, minor damage accident by Winter Street; officer sent, report filed.
6:20 p.m. — While an officer was at the pervious accident, an unregistered motorcycle was caught going down Winter Street road, and a citation was issued and summons issued for unregistered motor vehicle, and operating with revoked license.
9:33 p.m. — Control advises of a tree down on Dana Road, and is on a primary power line; officer sent, and found it to be a branch bent over a power line; National Grid was contacted to remove.
11:15 p.m. — Control got a call from the reporting person on East Main Street about an argument she had with her boyfriend; officers sent, and the boyfriend had left on our arrival; she was advised of her options.
11:20 p.m. — Control advises of an East River Street caller who states there is a group of teenagers being loud outside of their building; officer checked the area, and they were gone on arrival.
11:40 p.m. — Control got reports of a group of kids running around the Oaklawn Avenue area, knocking on doors; area was searched with negative results.
Orange, June 21
5:35 a.m. — Larceny reported on Evergreen Drive where the caller told Control that their hammock was taken during the night, officer investigating.
11:37 a.m. — Control got a call from Memorial Drive where the female reported she has property at her ex-boyfriend’s parents home, and they won’t let her retrieve them; the problem was discussed with officers, and the property was removed without incident.
2:12 p.m. — An off-duty Warwick officer would like it on record that at about 1:30 p.m. about 100 motorcycles were traveling west on West Orange Road, and one of them, operated by a female, struck one of the many pot holes on that road; the operator lost control, and the bike went down, and the bike and the operator ended up over the embankment; the Warwick officer stopped to assist, and the operator stated they weren’t injured, and the vehicle sustained minor damage; it had a Canadian registration. The reporting person requested this be on record, due to the condition of the road, and he will be assessing this with the town authorities on Monday. Message left for the highway department.
2:10 p.m. — The reporting person wanted it logged that she had a (political) sign stolen from her yard overnight
4:05 p.m. — Officers on East River Street to serve a warrant on a rear seat passenger in a vehicle there; arrested was Anthony James Capen, 28, of Exchange Street, Athol, charged on the warrant.
9 p.m. — Loud noise disturbance on Tully Road; Control took a complaint from a person who was complaining about a wedding across the street that is louder than permitted; the reporting person also stated there are cars parked haphazardly. Situation investigated.
11:53 p.m. — Loud noise disturbance on Hamilton Avenue; Control says the caller spoke of a group of people on the porch being loud, keeping neighbors awake; on officer’s arrival, all was quiet.
Orange, June 22
3:15 a.m. — Control reports a loud noise disturbance on Terrace Street, with the noise coming from a residence there; on arrival, the person in charge was advised of the complaint, and given the options of what will happen if we return.
5 a.m. — Control advises the fire department is responding to New Athol Road location for a fire alarm sounding; in the end it was found to be a smoke detector requiring new batteries.
7:45 p.m. — Control reports that Building 8 at the complex on East River Street is on fire; officers there, and evacuated the tenants of the building; no response at the apartment, and the door was kicked open; no occupants found, but there was a cat inside that the officers rescued, and later turned over to the Athol animal Control officer, the owner of the apartment is out of town and was advised.
7:57 a.m. — Control requested to contact the Colonial Acres Management to respond to the scene; they advise she was notified and will respond.
11:05 a.m. — Officer noted that two skydivers landed in the Hunt Farm field; the skydiving company at the airport was notified and advised they would send a ride out for them.
Noon — The reporting person requested an officer regarding drug paraphernalia found at the East River Street location. Officer sent.
2 p.m. — Caller from the airport requested to have it placed on record a plane landed at about 10:30 a.m., and had a flat tire; Runway 32/14 has been closed while a tire is changed. Tail number given.
5:30 p.m. — Control advised that Athol Memorial Hospital called to report they have a patient that was bitten by a dog at an address on West Main Street;
6:15 p.m. — Walk-in from Packard Road reporting someone stole the oil out of an oil tank on a property he just purchased; he wasn’t sure if the previous owner purchased the oil; he believes he knows who did it, but just wants the incident on record.
Sunderland, June 22
7:40 a.m. — Officer on South Silver Lane for a property dispute; services rendered.
Greenfield, June 22
7 p.m. — Overdose reported on Main Street at the town common, call was transferred to MedCare; fire department and police responded.
7:10 p.m. — Reporting person at the Greenfield Swimming Pool on Nashs Mill Road where the caller says there is a family there, giving the staff a hard time all day long, and is now refusing to leave; officers sent, and those people were moved along without incident; it was a large group of disorderly people who were escorted off the property, and the group was advised, per management, that if this behavior continues in the future, they risk being permanently trespassed.
7:26 p.m. — Report of skateboarders on Wells Street at the DuMont Corp. location; this is private property, and all were moved along without incident.
9:43 p.m. — Report of an accident at Main Street and Fort Square; caller says there are no injuries; services rendered,
10:24 p.m. — General disturbance on Norwood Street where the reporting person says there is a woman screaming in the back yard of a residence there, but she doesn’t know why the person is screaming; officers sent, and assisted with recovery of personal items there; peace was restored.
11:36 p.m. — Unwanted person reported at Cumberland Farms store on Federal Street where the reporting person says there was a female acting crazy; officers sent, and the person was moved along.
Montague, June 22
10:08 a.m. — Report of a vehicle all over the road, southbound on Turners Falls Road; the caller says the female was holding up her phone and appeared to be texting and driving; an officer checked at the residence of the registered owner, and found the vehicle there; the officer spoke with the woman, who stated she was changing her radio station; she was advised of the consequences of texting and driving and she stated that she understood.
11:15 a.m. — Officer stopping a vehicle for marked lane violation, and defective equipment, tires; the belts were showing on the rear tires; the operator’s son was in the vehicle with her, and looked at the tires; he advised when they get home they will park the vehicle in the driveway, and replace the rear tires.
2:24 p.m. — Caller from area of the Sheffield Elementary School on Crocker Avenue reports a small fire in the area of the play structure there; at the time the reporting person noticed the fire, she saw two teenage males in the immediate area and they took off running, in the direction of Hillcrest School; unable to locate the two youths; under investigation.
4:21 p.m. — Larceny reported on L Street where the caller says there is a male walking up L Street, and he appeared to be stealing items out of people’s yards and gardens, like garden gnomes, tiles, etc, and they reportedly went into a gray house there; officer spoke to the owner of the house and the homeowner didn’t recognize the description given; area checked, unable to locate.
6:11 p.m. — Larceny reported at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club on Turners Falls Road where the detail officer requests a marked unit to take a report of a theft from one of the vendors there.
6:21 p.m. — Domestic disturbance on Fourth Street where the caller stated her ex-boyfriend, and father of her children, came into her apartment without permission, and there was a verbal exchange between them; she was advised of options.
8:24 p.m. — Caller from Turnpike Road reports he just observed a bear crossing the road near the high school; officer investigating.
10 p.m. — Caller from Unity Street reports he was sitting in his home and noticed a red light being shined in his windows; he looked outside and noticed two kids pushing bikes up the hill, with what looked like, “laser pointers,” pointing red lights into people’s windows; officer sent but unable to locate the kids.
11:39 p.m. — Unwanted person on Seventh Street where the reporting person says that is a male that he has allowed to stay in his apartment for the last week, and their reported agreement was that the person would pay an amount of money, but he hasn’t; the caller packed the other person’s things and put them out on the porch; the male showed up and is attempting to get back into the house; officer went, and provided the male a courtesy ride to the Roberts gas station/store on Third Street; officer found the issue was over a license that was missing and the situation was corrected.
Greenfield, June 23
3:05 a.m. — Officer checking on a blue, 2004 Honda Civic parked at Cherry Rum Plaza on Bernardston Road where he spoke with two people who were sleeping in a vehicle there; officer saw that the registration was revoked, and seized the plates, and advised the registered owner that the vehicle wouldn’t be allowed to be operated until the registration issues were resolved.
9:49 a.m. — Northampton Control got a 911 hang up call from Bayberry Court and the caller screamed and then hung up; officer spoke with the adult at that address and she confirmed that her daughter did make a call and scream.
10:40 a.m. — Accident on Main Street where the caller says there are no injuries, but the vehicle is stuck on a small embankment; a tow truck lifted the vehicle off the embankment and operator was cited for failure to follow street markings.
Greenfield, June 25
6:21 p.m. — A caller reported three males shooting up with drugs in a Mohawk Trail parking lot. They were gone on arrival.
9:14 p.m. — A caller reported that she and her husband gave a woman a ride because of the rain, and she refused to tell them where she wanted to go. They pulled into a parking lot to drop her off, and she refused to get out of the car. An officer returned the woman to a service agency, where she is a patient.
10:49 p.m. — Report of a car stuck in floodwaters under the Arch Street bridge.
11 p.m. — An officer’s cruiser struck a telephone pole after hydroplaning while en route to an emergency call. The officer was not injured.
11:03 p.m. — Report of floodwaters in the first floor of a Forbes Court apartment.
11:17 p.m. — A Chapman Street caller reported several feet of water in the basement.
11:25 p.m. — Officers responded to Chapman Street, where approximately 10 houses had water in basements.
Greenfield, June 26
12:30 a.m. — Report of a flooded stream on Robbins Road, that is washing into the Mohawk Trail.
12:55 a.m. — The Department of Public Works was called to close Nashs Mill Road due to flooding.
1:26 a.m. — Report of flooding in a Baystate Franklin Medical Center office building on Sanderson Street.
9:46 a.m. — Report of a Department of Public Works truck that backed into a car parked at the library.
2:23 p.m. — An accountant from Swift Cleaners reported receiving two calls seeking payment for an electric bill. It was found to be a scam.
5:05 p.m. — A caller reported that lewd drawings and negative comments about Greenfield Police and the Anti-Crime Task Force were spray-painted on the bike path near Nashs Mill Road.
7:51 p.m. — Rachel Dillenback, 20, of Millers Falls, will be summoned to court on a charge of possession of a Class A substance after a traffic stop on Pierce Street.
8:14 p.m. — Stephen Cushing, 19 and homeless, was arrested on two warrants at Main and Wells streets.
9:06 p.m. — A Bayberry Court caller reported that her daughter was approached by a level 3 sex offender while she was getting the mail. No neighbors reported seeing such a man, and officers determined the incident unfounded.
Greenfield, June 27
3:28 a.m. — Sarah McLaughlin, 32, of 128 Old Albany Road, Greenfield, was arrested on charges of possession of heroin and possession of a Class E drug, trespassing on public land after hours, and a warrant. Thomas Coatsworth, 37, of 127 Wells St., Greenfield, was arrested on charges of being present where heroin is kept, conspiracy to violate drug laws and trespassing on public land after hours. The two were found after a caller reported suspicious activity in Hillside Park.
7:54 p.m. — Police received reports that a hatchback car was parked next to the Dumpster at the Big Y on Mohawk Trail and that people were inside rummaging through the trash. Officers located the people, who said they were looking for pieces of lettuce for their chickens. No trash was found on the ground.
12:38 a.m. — A resident notified police that he could hear people yelling outside his home, heard a woman scream for help and saw three men, one of whom was carrying a woman when he looked outside. The woman escaped and eventually showed up at the caller’s residence, bleeding from the nose and the corner of her eye. She told officers that her boyfriend had chased her from her home and that she was injured while trying to escape, and did not accept medical attention. The man, Arrie T. Daniels, was located and arrested on a domestic assault and battery.