Police Logs: July 17-21
Orange, July 16
1 p.m. — General disturbance on North Main and Dexter streets where the reporting person says two kids on noisy pocket motorcycles are in that area; cruiser sent, but gone on arrival of police.
2:41 p.m. — Caller advising that her vehicle was vandalized overnight on West Main Street, officer to investigate.
3:53 p.m. — Caller from Daniel Shays Highway reports they got a call from someone claiming to be from National Grid, and they wanted her to call a number and give a credit card number, or they would shut off the power to that business; reporting person was advised it was a scam.
4:10 p.m. — Caller from Benham Street requests an officer as his ex-girlfriend is refusing to give him the car keys; on officer’s arrival peace was restored.
4:10 p.m. — Control advised a reporting person on South Main Street would like an officer to speak to a group of teenagers riding bikes up and down a ramp to a business there; gone on arrival of police.
6:30 p.m. — Caller from Shingle Brook Road states someone spray painted his truck while he was on vacation; report taken.
Greenfield, July 17
10:05 a.m. — Officer reports coming on a male on a motorbike with a child on his lap at the intersection of Conway and Grove streets; officer found it to be a 13-year-old boy riding an electric bike while holding his infant sister on his lap; neither had helmets. The youth was advised of safety issues and concerns, and officer walked him home to his residence where the officer spoke with the mother, who said the son was supposed to be walking his sister, in a stroller, in their yard only, but left without her permission. The mother assured the officer no such incident would occur again.
10:33 a.m. — Caller from Chapman Street reports her daughter is receiving inappropriate messages from an older male; report taken, and officer to investigate.
11:06 a.m. — Hit and run reported at Union and Franklin streets where an officer was told a male on a bicycle was “clipped” by a blue Honda Accord; the vehicle was last seen on Franklin Street headed toward High Street; officer found the bicycle, with no brakes, rolled into the street, into the path of the vehicle, which didn’t stop; minor injury to the cyclist’s right wrist, but he refused medical attention.
12:03 p.m. — Caller from the Grapevine, on Chapman Street, would like assistance regarding an ongoing issue with a subject posting obscene images on the bulletin board; officer spoke with the caller, and found the involved male was gone on arrival. She said she was reporting the incident in order to obtain an ID for a no trespass order.
12:20 p.m. — Report of two males involved in an argument on Wells Street; gone on arrival of police, and nothing found.
13:02 p.m. — Organization called Afterlife Hauntings would like to get permission to spend a night investigating at the covered bridge; they were pointed in the right direction.
3:06 p.m. — Possible scam reports from a reporting person from Union Street regarding a location in West Africa; report taken.
4:22 p.m. — Accident at the rotary, two vehicles involved, no injuries reported, a Honda Civic and a Toyota Corolla, information exchanged.
5:15 p.m. — Caller states her son went to get property from a Bayberry Court location and his girlfriend assaulted him; officers sent, and requested an ambulance for treatment of a 27-year-old female for facial lacerations and a possible head injury; investigation led to the arrest of Timothy Scott Calkins, 19, of Four Mile Brook Road, Northfield, charged with aggravated assault and battery, violation of an abuse prevention order, intimidating a witness, threatening to commit a crime, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
5:25 p.m. — Report from Solon Street that when party went to get his mail, his neighbor sprayed him with a hose and got him soaking wet. Officer spoke with all those involved and the reporting person was advised on how to obtain an harassment prevention order.
6:23 p.m. — Caller from the Valero station on the Mohawk Trail from where the caller states there is a male lying on the ground next to his bike, and seems to be unconscious; there is a dog with the male, who keeps nudging him; officer sent, but canceled MedCare after not finding the subject.
6:38 p.m. — Accident with injuries on the Mohawk Trail at Robbins Road; officer came on the scene of a rollover accident that had just happened; one operator was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center; two of the three vehicles involved were towed; Greenfield Fire Department also sent, MedCare transported one injured.
6:50 — Accident on High Street near the Greenfield Farmers Cooperative Exchange, where the caller states a gray Honda Pilot struck a silver Honda sedan and left the area; no calls came in from the owners of either vehicle and caller believes there is no damage on the sedan.
7:28 p.m. — Despondent person walked into the lobby of the police station and advised he wants to be transported to a hospital for psych evaluation as he is feeling suicidal; no weapons and hasn’t made any suicide attempt, officer transported him to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
8:38 p.m. — Report of a medical emergency on Chapman Street where the call was transferred to MedCare; officers also went, and spoke with both people in a non-domestic situation; both admitted to fighting but neither wished to pursue any criminal charges; it was a fight between two friends; one was heavily intoxicated ... that one was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for treatment of a head injury.
Montague, July 17
1:36 p.m. — Walk-in requests it be on record that for the past several years he has been picking up litter on his property at the corner of Dell Street and Turners Falls Road, and among the items being discarded there are many glass “nip bottles”; he doesn’t know who is discarding them on his property and says he may post the land or put up motion cameras to try to catch who is doing this.
3:55 p.m. — Detail officer at Lake Pleasant and Millers Falls roads reports a red or maroon vehicle was at the construction site there and had momentarily stopped, but then “floored it,” “spun out,” and ended up in the wooded area; officer approached the vehicle and had told the operator to stop when the car backed up and drove off toward the airport; vehicle parts, including a mirror, were left behind; under investigation.
5 p.m. — Caller from Clark Avenue reports she got a call from a “Dynamic Recovery Solutions,” stating they were attempting to collect on a debt related to a time-share; she advised she has never had such a thing and refused to give the caller any specific information, and didn’t give any personal information to the caller; she was advised it would be documented and to call back with any further issues.
8:02 p.m. — Turners Falls Fire Department responding to Turners Falls Road for a dryer fire; police units advised.
Orange, July 17
9:30 a.m. — Reporting person from Pleasant Street says that sometime in the past 10 days a 28-foot fiberglass extension ladder was stolen from his yard; he said it wasn’t visible from the road; value is $400. Report taken.
11:06 a.m. — General disturbance on East Main Street on the second floor apartment; cruisers were sent, the situation was discussed, and peace was restored.
11:10 a.m. — Caller from Shingle Brook Road at East River Street says he was out looking beside the road for the spray paint cans that may have been used in his vandalism case, and he found more paint damage at a residence there; officer sent and situation updated.
Greenfield, July 18
12:01 a.m. — Traffic stop at Main and Conway streets, where the officer stopped a vehicle for a U-turn violation and an inspection sticker violation; citation issued.
12:10 a.m. — Disturbance reported on Main Street where the reporting person states her neighbor has been banging on her door over the past 10 minutes accusing her of taking a medical device of some sort ... a “little black box” ; officer found it to be an ongoing issue; they were advised to sort it out in the morning.
11:56 a.m. — Report of an overdose at a Bayberry Court residence. The subject was voluntarily taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
12:50 p.m. — A Davis Street resident reported that her account was used without her permission to order a pressure cooker, which was sent to Chicopee.
1:59 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run accident on Main Street.
3:07 p.m. — Report of a man in his late 40s walking down Wells and Main streets carrying an axe. Officers could not locate him.
3:24 p.m. — Responded to Main and Federal streets for a person who was stung by a bee. She declined medical attention, but asked where she could find some ice.
6:28 p.m. — Christine Morrison-Rice, 48, of 192 Petty Plain Road, was arrested on a warrant after she called police to report that a man at her house threatened to slap her.
8:31 p.m. — A Davis Street caller reported that his neighbor’s children were outside unattended. He said the 12-year-old girl lit a cigarette and was teaching her 6-year-old sibling to smoke it. Officers could not locate the children, and attempted to speak to the parents, who would not answer the door.
Montague, July 18
12:40 a.m. — Female caller from Seventh Street would like to speak with an officer regarding her elderly parents and people that were staying with them; officer advised the female of her options and found this is an ongoing issue.
8:365 a.m. — Report of a vehicle leaking gas at the pumps at F.L. Roberts station and store on Third Street; Turners Falls Fire Department and an officer responded, and learned the vehicle owner recently purchased this vehicle and the tube and clamp for the gas tank filler had come off; the Fire Department was able to reattach the tube and put a clamp on; the fuel that had leaked has been cleaned up.
9:25 a.m. — Caller from the Ja’ Duke Center for the Performing Arts on Industrial Boulevard reports a fox near the fence which is next to the playground there; ACO was advised and will check on the fox.
3:44 p.m. — Disturbance, Avenue A. Argument, approximately 10 people.
4:51 p.m. — Caller reports being lost in the woods off Wendell Road and Dry Hill Road, by a cell tower. Sergeant located and transported him back to his vehicle.
6:35 p.m. — Fight in progress in Unity Park. Approximately 10 people, unknown weapons. Caller reports a man and woman in a verbal argument, then a large group of 18 to 24 young people got in the mix and started beating up on the female. Officers spoke to many parties on scene, photos were take of two photos with injuries to their head area (hair pulled out). Possible charges pending.
8:29 p.m. — Turners Falls Road caller advises she and her girlfriend are breaking up; girlfriend couldn’t get into house and wound up breaking door. Under investigation.
9:05 p.m. — Report of erratic operation on Third Street. Armando J. Lopez, 19, of 58 L St. arrested and charged with OUI liquor and unlicensed operation.
Greenfield, July 19
12:20 a.m. — Richie Bauza, 22, of Turners Falls, will be summoned to court on charges of driving with a suspended license and having no inspection sticker, after a traffic stop.
12:36 a.m. — A Wells Street caller reported that someone stole a bike from their porch.
12:39 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run accident in the Big Y plaza. The operator was later arrested, though his name was not listed.
5:10 p.m. — Report of a minor accident at Silver and Conway streets.
9:34 p.m. — Report of two males and a female passing a pipe in the Country Hyundai parking lot, 45 Colrain Road. Brandie L. Reynolds, 33, of 21 Colrain Road, Apt. 218, arrested on a warrant.
9:44 p.m. — Report of erratic operation, Forbes Court. Involved female denied driving car, let male test drive it. Involved male stated he may have accidentally “goosed it.” Passerby reported that the female involved then assaulted her, investigation done and female to be summoned to court.
10:01 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run accident, parking lot of Big Y Foods, 237 Mohawk Trail.
10:43 p.m. — Missing person. Caller states her 15-year-old granddaughter, who lives with her, has not been seen in three or four days. Last contact via text message yesterday, said she was in Turners Falls. Report filed and entered into National Crime Information Center.
11:37 p.m. — Standish Court caller reports somebody shining a green laser into his house. Spoke with children as well as parents, light taken by mom for the evening.
Montague, July 19
10:25 p.m. — Serving a warrant on Central Street. Travis Richardson, 23, of 153 High St., Greenfield, arrested on a probation warrant.
4:07 p.m. — Three syringes found on Eleventh Street by caller’s grandchildren. Officer collected.
Greenfield, July 20
12:31 a.m. — Report of a disturbance on Pray Drive. Caller states there are people outside his house and he is being told he is going to get shot; stated involved female is going around telling people he “touched” children. Spoke with involved parties. Party advised to leave caller alone, also advised not to drive and reminded that her license is suspended.
9:25 a.m. — Report of numerous tools stolen from an unlocked garage on Federal Street.
11:08 a.m. — Section 12 mental health evaluation order received from Crisis Services, located male in Hillside Park. He was transported to the emergency room without incident.
12:39 p.m. — Grove Street, female in the road attempting to prevent a vehicle from leaving because she’s distraught over break-up. Taken to hospital for an evaluation at her request.
12:53 p.m. — Hit-and-run on Maple Street, left side mirror damaged.
1:12 p.m. — Hit-and-run, Stop & Shop lot, 89 French King Highway.
2:37 p.m. — Caller reports a man rummaging through a dumpster by the Baystate Franklin Medical Center office building, 48 Sanderson Street. Subject said he was “dumpster diving.” Moved along.
6:15 p.m. — Passerby flagged down officer on Deerfield Street and reported they had heard an explosion. Located a small hole in the ground at the base of the stone wall, but could not find debris.
6:25 p.m. — Despondent person, Main Street. Voluntary transport.
8:16 p.m. — Caller from the F.L. Roberts gas station and store on Main Street reports an employee was assaulted by another person, but that person is no longer there, and the reporting person was unable to give a description. Officer spoke with all those involved in this simple assault and battery, and the victim was advised to swear out a complaint and get an harassment prevention order; the offender was also spoken with at the police station and was advised of what actions could occur in the future.
9:14 p.m. — Assault and/or battery reported at a ServiceNet facility on Petty Plain Road, where the reporting person says he was assaulted by a resident, and is looking for officers to escort a person to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for a Section 12 process; MedCare and officers responded and the involved person was taken to the hospital by MedCare.
9:51 p.m. — Larceny reported from Mill Street where the reporting person stated her Klonopin has been stolen from there, along with Percocet, that were taken from the kitchen cabinet sometime yesterday; officer investigating.
10:46 p.m. — Disturbance reported on High Street where the caller says a noise is coming from an apartment that is supposed to be vacant; officers found the situation not as reported, and on further investigation the officers determined that a past domestic assault and battery has occurred; charges will follow, and the report was filed with the disabled persons protection commission.
10:50 p.m. — Report of an incident involving a missing person; officer to investigate, and the reporting person stated that two girls, ages 15 and 16, left a Spruce Street location about 7 p.m. with a baby, and the reporting person also stated they took beer from the residence before they left; they haven’t been heard from or seen since; officer went to a Spruce Street location and found that one of the females had returned home; the whereabouts of the 15-year-old female and her 3-month-old child were unknown; officer went to a Forest Avenue address and spoke with the grandmother, who said her daughter and granddaughter are OK and she knows their locations; grandmother states that the daughter and grandchild are coming home to the Forest Avenue address; and the whereabouts of all involved people are now known.
Montague, July 20
10:52 a.m. — Report of vandalism at Sheffield Elementary School, 43 Crocker Ave. Front glass door broken, baseball-sized hole in interior door.
12:08 p.m. — Caller reports chickens caged up in the sun on Wendell Road. Officer observed 10 chicks in a cage with plenty of clean food and water just outside the front door, plenty of other healthy free range chickens in the yard. Resident was advised of the complaint. No cruel behavior and no need for further police action.
2:36 p.m. — Complaint of a barking dog on Central Street. Spoke with the owner, who will be bringing the dog inside. Caller called back to say after officer left neighbor threatened to shoot caller’s cat if she sees it in her yard again.
4:38 p.m. — Caller reports his vehicle was entered and a camera and candy bar stolen while parked in upper lot of Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road. Daughter was inside Bookmill and thinks she saw a female with the camera. Report taken.
5:14 p.m. — Caller from area of Third and Second streets reports his friend was just grabbed and thrown to the ground by a female who is now sitting on a porch on the Cutlery Block; the officer spoke with both people involved.
6:59 p.m. — Caller from G Street reports a male on the bike path behind his house, on the other side of the canal, and the man is yelling. Officer spoke with the man’s brother and father and advised the son should find another avenue to get out his rage and aggression.
8:01 p.m. — A 911 caller reports a male on Fourth Street is “smoking a joint” behind this location; officer responded; no drug activity witnessed.
8:57 p.m. — Caller from Oakman Street reports there is someone with a cooking fire in the neighborhood, and that whatever he is burning is very smelly; Turners Falls Fire Department advised; they will check the area, and located the fire; the home owner will extinguish it.
11:08 p.m. — Female 911 caller from Third Street requests officers as her cell phone was just stolen by her boyfriend; the cell phone was recovered; they are separating for the night.
Greenfield, July 21
9:12 a.m. — Report of an elderly female in a blue Izuzu going the wrong way at the rotary; officer checked the area and the vehicle is gone.
10:32 a.m. — Caller from Green Field s Market on Main Street reports a stolen wallet there; officer responded and took the report.
10:38 a.m. — Accident reported on High Street, but with no injuries reported,; single vehicle involved, and the vehicle had to be towed.
10:43 p.m. — Erving Police notified officers of a male who threatened to hang himself at the Mill House Apartments after work today; officer to check and services rendered.
10:48 a.m. — Accident with injuries reported at Davis and Pierce streets; two vehicles involved, police and fire department responded; one vehicle had to be towed; South County Ambulance responded.
Montague, July 21
8:36 a.m. — Officer took a report of vandalism on L Street where the officer found something was thrown through the front window of a double pane of glass; under investigation.
9:22 a.m. — Reporting person says there is a man, completely in the nude, sitting in a chair on the side of Montague City Road; on arrival the officer found the person is wearing tan shorts and carrying a plastic bag to put the weeds in that he was picking up; the officer advises that water department employees in the area initially thought the subject was nude as well.