Police Logs, Dec. 12-16
Orange, Dec. 12
8:30 a.m. — Caller from Chase Street reports there is an American flag on a pole at a house on Chase Street and the flag is in shreds; he would like someone to talk to them about taking it down; the responsible party was advised of his neighbor’s concern, and he will replace it.
11:33 a.m. — Caller from East Main Street reports a truck was hit yesterday; this would have happened while it was parked at either the armory or the post office. Report taken.
8:50 p.m. — Shelburne Control got a report that an officer was needed on East Main Street where the reporting person’s 13-year-old daughter was having a temper tantrum; the issue was over sleeping arrangements, and the officer discussed the situation with those involved. Peace was restored.
10:19 p.m. — Call from East River Street regarding a loud noise behind the bar there; officer responded, and found no one out back, but did locate a female inside who was upset with a male; they, along with the bartender, were advised of the complaint and advised to settle down.
Orange, Dec. 13
12:21 a.m. — Domestic violence alarm from a lower Chestnut Hill Road location; officers investigated.
1:30 a.m. — Another domestic violence alarm sounding from the same lower Chestnut Hill location; again a report was taken by the responding officer. Under investigation.
Greenfield, Dec. 13
2:08 a.m. — Domestic disturbance on Deerfield Street; high level of intoxication; the people involved were separated.
5:40 p.m. — Jennifer M. Doolittle, 33, of 103 Davis St., was arrested on charges of larceny from a person over 65, attempting to commit larceny from an elder, misleading a police officer, and two counts each of uttering a false check and forgery of a check.
6 p.m. — Report of a tractor-trailer stuck under the railroad bridge on Cheapside Street. The operator was given a ticket.
8:29 p.m. — Responded to Baystate Franklin Medical Center to remove an unwanted man.
8:29 p.m. — Responded to a domestic disturbance on Aster Court. The involved male was gone on arrival.
Montague, Dec. 13
11:29 p.m. — Caller advising he was just in a single-vehicle accident on Turners Falls Road, icy conditions caused him to hit the bridge near the Book Mill. Heavy front end damage. Caller reports shoulder pain but refuses medical attention. Sergeant requesting Highway Department to sand the area.
Orange, Dec. 13
8:30 p.m. — A 911 caller reported a male approached her at an East Main Street location and stated he was beaten up and robbed, and needed a ride; following an investigation two males were taken into custody; arrested was Brandon J. Bezio, 22, of Prescott Lane, Orange, charged with unarmed robbery, intimidating a witness, and assault and battery; second person arrested was Stephen Hahn-Barberian, 22, of East Main Street, Athol, charged with unarmed robbery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shod foot.
Sunderland, Dec. 13
5:08 p.m. — Sunderland, Greenfield and state police, together on Hadley Road at a residence to serve warrants; arrested was Patrick Boyer, 27, of Westwood Road in Greenfield, on three warrants.
Sunderland, Dec. 14
9:50 a.m. — Caller from Cliffside Apartments reports her vehicle has been egged.
2:42 p.m. — Report that a truck was egged on Russell Street.
4:45 p.m. — A 1997 Ford Escort operated by a resident of Brewster, rear ended a 1970 Chevy being operated by a Sunderland resident, on Route 116 at Bull Hill Road; the operator of the Ford was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital for minor facial injuries; he was cited for following too closely, and having an expired inspection sticker.
Orange, Dec. 14
9:17 p.m. — Accident on Mattawa Circle where the reporting person says a small truck just took down a section of her fence, and left the area, headed toward Fairman Road; officer responded, took the report, and under investigation.
Montague, Dec. 14
12:50 a.m. — Caller from The Rendezvous requesting officer respond to remove a male who is being very belligerent and causing arguments, refusing to leave on his own. Providing a courtesy transport.
1:15 a.m. — Caller reporting that two of his friends were fighting in the parking lot of the Route 63 Roadhouse. Second caller advising that he was just assaulted. Situation mediated, no injuries.
Greenfield, Dec. 14
12:23 a.m. — A caller stated that his wheelchair was stolen from outside a Federal Street bar.
12:42 a.m. — Officers mediated a disturbance on Elm Street.
1:41 a.m. — Austin S. White, 25, of 364 Farley Road, Wendell, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, failing to stay within marked lanes, negligent operation of a motor vehicle as to endanger, and operating an unregistered vehicle, after police responded to a single-car accident in the area of Silver Street and Leyden Road.
2:01 a.m. — Mediated a domestic disturbance on Forbes Court.
2:44 a.m. — Joshua Duane Allen Hurd, 32, of 29 Washington St., was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery, after police responded to a disturbance on Maple Street.
3:09 a.m. — Andrew P. Helmes, 25, of 66 Phillips St., was arrested on charges of carrying a dangerous weapon (switchblade), and possession of a class E substance, after police responded to a loud party in a Forbes Court residence.
7:27 a.m. — A Bouker Street caller reported a hit-and-run accident overnight in her driveway.
10:08 a.m. — An Arch Street caller reported that her vehicle’s fuel tank appears to have been tampered with. The tank’s lid had been forced off, and the vehicle was not running well. The caller said it may be related to threats received regarding an ongoing trial.
12:17 p.m. — Responded to a disturbance on Oak Court, where a woman was throwing her boyfriend’s belongings outside. The situation was mediated.
12:46 p.m. — A Juniper Court caller reported that a window had been smashed overnight.
1:00 p.m. — Report of a minor accident in the area of the post office.
2:09 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run accident near Stop and Shop.
5:19 p.m. — Walk-in alleges he was just robbed of a prescription at knifepoint on Bank Row by several males wearing masks, but later said he didn’t report this sooner because he “likes to help people.”
6:37 p.m. — Report of what sounds like gunshots coming from the Munson Street end of Birch Avenue. Second caller reporting same. Nothing found.
7:34 p.m. — Vehicle slid off Barton Road due to storm conditions, occupants say they are fine and do not need assistance.
9:05 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run accident, by Greenfield Skating Rink, Barr Avenue.
10:19 — Report of a despondent person at Greenfield Star Transitional Home on Conway Street.
Greenfield, Dec. 15
12:58 a.m. — Officer assisting a vehicle that is stuck in the snow at Federal and Main streets. Pushed out vehicle.
4:09 a.m. — Officer assisting a vehicle that is stuck in the snow by Dunkin’ Donuts on the Mohawk Trail.
10:47 a.m. — Pierce Street caller reports Ariens snowblower stolen from unlocked garage sometime overnight.
11:53 a.m. — Report of an accident on Turners Falls Road. Two vehicles, no injuries, no leaks.
12:31 p.m. — Report of a Greenfield Acres resident screaming at two workers cleaning up the cars in the 10 Congress St. lot.
2:28 p.m. — Caller from The Brass Buckle, 204 Main St., reports a male subject was just vomiting in the bathroom and is now hugging kids that are not his. Officers sent.
3:05 p.m. — Ariel Hernandez, 41, of 73 West St., arrested and charged with intimidating a witness and two counts of domestic assault and battery.
Greenfield, Dec. 15
6:24 p.m. — Accident reported from Quality Inn on the Mohawk Trail where an operator says he struck a deer while on Route 91; officer assisted with towing information, and filing the report.
8:53 p.m. — Larceny reported at Stoneleigh-Burnham School on Bernardston Road where the caller says there was a break-in on campus, and a PC, among other things, was stolen; officer investigating.
Montague, Dec. 15
1:50 a.m. — L Street caller reporting that the male she called about earlier is back on her porch, looking into her windows. Fifth Street man taken into protective custody.
10 a.m. — Two-car accident at bridge on Canal Street, no injury.
10:17 a.m. — Caller reports a strong odor of natural gas from the area of the Elks Lodge, Elks Avenue. Officer and Turners Falls Fire Department made contact with an employee inside, TFFD believe they have located the problem.
11:18 a.m. — Caller reports maintenance worker struck her vehicle by the Senior Center while clearing snow. Insurance information exchanged.
5:49 p.m. — Leverett Police Department officer reports he was dispatched to a one-car accident on North Leverett Road that is actually in Montague. Guardrail damaged, vehicle sustained damage over $1,000, vehicle and operator are back at her residence. Leverett officer issued a verbal warning for marked lanes violation and speed greater than reasonable in the conditions.
7 p.m. — Caller advises she was driving on Greenfield Road with her window down and a ball of ice was thrown through her window. Two parties observed, no description. Officer checked area, no one located.
Sunderland, Dec. 15
1:40 a.m. — Report from the Highway Department of a vehicle off the road on Route 116 at Bull Hill Road; officer arrested Brian M. Pertier, 37, of Hadley, charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and attempted malicious damage or defacement of property, to wit, the cruiser. The subject was taken to the station for booking, but became combative, uncooperative and suicidal, and was then transported, with a second officer aboard, to Cooley Dickinson Hospital by the Amherst Ambulance.
4:07 p.m. — Report from North Main Street of a problem with the fire place and the house filling up with smoke; Sunderland Fire Department responded and cleaned embers from the fire place.
5:15 p.m. — Report from Millstone Market reporting a screen on a window at the rear of the building was pulled from the frame, sometime after the close of business yesterday, and possibly 9 last night; owner indicates there were no footprints in the snow this morning when employees arrived.
Montague, Dec. 16
8:22 a.m. — Traffic stop on George Avenue where a verbal warning was given to an operator for operating with obstructed vision, and was driving with a peephole in the windshield.
9:06 a.m. — Officer requested at Turners Falls High School, on Turnpike Road for a student who threatened the principal and left the school grounds. The student was located by officers and is being transported back to school.
Greenfield, Dec. 16
8:09 a.m. — Accident at Four Rivers Charter School; two vehicles involved, but no injuries reported. Indecent exposure, and report issued.
9:09 a.m. — One-vehicle accident at Conway and Devens streets where an officer found that the vehicle had slid off the road, and struck a “no parking,” sign; no injuries reported.
10:59 a.m. — Domestic disturbance at Big Y plaza on the Mohawk Trail from where state police at Northampton received a call reporting an argument between the caller and his wife, but the caller hung up during the transfer; on callback the male stated it was a verbal argument and they will wait in front of Big Y for police arrival; officer spoke with both husband and wife, who were calm, and reported having a fight after a misunderstanding; no longer arguing and didn’t need police services.
11:35 a.m. — Officers on Riverside Drive to serve a warrant on a female, who wasn’t home, but another female, for whom a warrant was active, was located there; arrested was Amanda Richmond, 35, of Oak Street, Greenfield, on the warrant.
11:47 a.m. — Two-vehicle accident reported on Federal Street but no injuries reported; one vehicle had stopped on Federal Street, and was struck by a sander backing out of a parking lot. Officer investigating.
3:07 p.m. — Walk-in reports fraudulent charges on his credit card.
Greenfield, Dec. 17
12:27 a.m. — Caller from area of Linden Avenue reports a male and female walking down the street arguing; officers sent and spoke with a boyfriend and girlfriend who had both been drinking, but not intoxicated; both claim they were “kidding around, and play pushing each other.”
8:19 a.m. — Report of a hit-and-run accident on Hayes Avenue where the owner of a parked car observed a vehicle striking his vehicle; the leaving vehicle was determined to belong to Dillon Chevrolet; management there will contact the owner of the parked vehicle.