Police Logs, Nov. 13-15
Orange, Nov. 13
3:30 p.m. — Caller from East River Street reports she got a phone call today from someone claiming to be from the Food Stamp Program, and they told her they needed her bank account number; she said she wasn’t thinking, and gave it to them; when she called back to the phone number the caller gave her, they hung up on her; she knows it was a scam; she was advised to contact her bank ASAP and to keep an eye on her credit report.
6:11 p.m. — Loud noise disturbance reported on Cheney Street where the reporting person called to complain about loud music from the first floor; both units responded and the music could be heard from down the street; officers spoke with the man who said he did turn it up because the man upstairs was stomping around, so he did this to upset him. He did turn the music off, and the officer spoke with the man upstairs who denied stomping on the floor.
7:17 p.m. — Caller from Dewey Conrad Avenue reports getting annoying phone calls and text messages from a known person; who was then called by an officer, and advised to stop the harassment or face possible criminal charges.
11:05 p.m. — Caller from Hamilton Street advised that the person on the first floor states the person on the second floor is using a treadmill, and it is causing a disturbance; officers spoke with both people involved, and peace was restored.
Orange, Nov. 14
10:12 a.m. — Two calls into the station within a few minutes advising of scams; one was a woman from Winter Street stating that “Mike” wanted her to allow him access to her computer so he could fix a virus; the second was a woman advising that she answered an ad on Craig’s List for an apartment and the “landlord” wanted her to send a money order for the rent, but wouldn’t let her physically see the apartment; she did a follow-up with a local Realtor and found it to be a scam; she will report it to the people in charge of Craig’s List; neither person is out of any money and their credit has not been compromised.
Montague, Nov. 14
1:02 p.m. — Report of a minor two-car accident in the parking lot at Greenfield Saving Bank branch on Avenue A; officer advised and assisted with exchange of information.
7:39 p.m. — Caller from Bridge Street reports that a short time ago, she witnessed another tenant in her building hit an unknown male outside of the residence, but both people have since left the premises; she was advised it would be documented, and was advised to call immediately should she see something of this nature again.
9:42 p.m. — Reporting person says he left his cell phone on a counter at the Turners Falls Post Office on Avenue A earlier this week, and when he went to pick up his phone, it was gone; when he turned on the GPS tracking device on his phone, it is plotting at an address on Deerfield Street in Greenfield.
Greenfield, Nov. 14
1:30 a.m. — Caller from Pray Drive reports a known male stole a PlayStation, an iPod, and games from her bedroom; officer to investigate.
1:36 p.m. — Caller from the middle school on Federal Street reports a special education student just left the building and may be headed toward his address on Pierce Street; there was no incident before, he just left; officer to check streets and his residence.
2:30 p.m. — Despondent person reported by a school bus driver who came into the station stating there is a 10-year-old out of control on the bus; officer to check on the student.
4:04 p.m. — Report of malicious destruction of property, on River Street where the caller says a window has been broken; officer investigating.
4:32 p.m. — Caller from the Baystate Franklin Medical Center requests assistance with an intoxicated man; officers responded, and the man was settled down.
7:01 p.m. — Clerk from Subway on Federal Street reports they have a man in the lobby who is saying he was just punched in the face in Cumberland Farms parking lot.
7:38 p.m. — Caller from Chapman Street reports her neighbor’s children are throwing things out of the second floor window from their house onto the reporting person’s property, to try to hit the reporting person’s dog; officer will attempt to make contact with the family involved to figure out the situation.
7:48 p.m. — Caller from Heather Court reports it sounds like someone is beating a dog, because she can hear a dog crying, and a man yelling; officer found it all quiet on arrival and saw no evidence of a dog.
9:18 p.m. — Caller has questions about whether her son has to go to school when he is feeling threatened; she was advised of options with the middle school, but she said her 13-year-old son is being bullied; officer to investigate.
9:51 p.m. — Report from Solon Street where the reporting person says there are people being loud and arguing loudly; officer sent and found a third person had come over to try to mediate the argument.
10:30 p.m. — Caller from Riddell Street reports she heard someone banging and trying to pry open her back door; she hasn’t heard it in about five minutes, and didn’t see anyone, or any vehicles, in the area; officer to check the status of the incident.
Greenfield, Nov. 15
12:45 a.m. — Officer on patrol checked on a vehicle with a few occupants inside, moving around; found that they said they were just “talking.”
1:09 a.m. — Officer checking two vehicles parked in the YMCA rear lot, male and female located talking; no problems found.
1:16 a.m. — Officer found a known person on Miles Street who was bleeding, but didn’t want assistance; officer spoke with others who were trespassing, going through the Energy Park.
2:36 a.m. — Officer checking on a vehicle at the Mohawk Trail rest area with two people and a dog inside; the occupants state they are living out of their vehicle, and have been given permission by state police to sleep at this location.
2:45 a.m. — Officer checking a vehicle in the Home Depot parking lot where the man says he is living out of his vehicle, and was found sleeping in his car; he was checked and was OK.
3:09 a.m. — Caller from Deerfield Street reports two raccoons on the porch there and one of them has its head stuck in a fence; officer was advised, and the animal was released.
9:09 a.m. — Caller reports someone in a dark red vehicle was going through people’s trash about a half-hour ago on Carol Lane, and when the officer checked, the person was gone.
Montague, Nov. 15
6:19 a.m. — Caller from Turners Falls Road near the Environmental Police building where the caller reports a deer, on the northbound side of the road, that appears to have been injured, and it is on the ground, and still alive. One minute later, a man came into the station to report he had hit a deer on Turners Falls Road, and was advised to shut off the vehicle, and wait in the lobby; an officer located the deer, and it is now dead; calls made to rod and gun club members and one of them will pick up the deer if it is still there when they arrive.