Greenfield, Montague and Orange Police Logs: May 6 to May 9, 2019

Published: 5/20/2019 1:13:57 PM
Greenfield, May 6

10:28 a.m. — Report of vandalism at Greenfield Center School at 71 Montague City Road. Plastic toy box inside the play structure on the north end of the building was punctured several times with a pickaxe. Yellow pickaxe and shovel left next to the toy box.

1:15 p.m. — Caller reports accident with injuries at corner of Main Street and Court Square. Subject refused transport. Under investigation. Police seeking camera footage of the area. It appeared that a pickup truck clipped a mobility scooter driven by a woman.

4:39 p.m. — Woman reports her two daughters were talking in the area of Athens Pizza and two tall black men in their 20s were harassing them and asking them to remove clothing. Area checked, unable to locate men.

Greenfield, May 7

10:14 a.m. — Breaking and entering attempt at Green River School at 62 Meridian St. Outer pane of school’s rear window shattered, door handle to rear door damaged. Appears someone tried to remove benches in rear yard area. Unknown timeframe. Request for extra police checks, specifically out back, whenever possible.

2:18 p.m. — Hypodermic needle found on Deerfield Street. Removed.

7:36 p.m. — Reporting party reports his vehicle was broken into sometime between Monday morning and Tuesday. Items are missing. Approximately $8 to $10 in change, a 30mm copper shell casing and a Norwegian skinning knife with leather sheath stolen.

Greenfield, May 8

5:52 a.m. — Caller on School Street reports her dog is no longer outside where she had her. Dog described as a Husky, black and white in color, and roughly 2 years old. Reporting party states collar likely on dog. Police unable to locate dog in the area.

8:24 a.m. — Accident with no injuries near AutoZone. Police cruiser sideswiped. Minor damage. Operator cited for improper passing and no license in possession.

7:36 p.m. — Walk-in reporting unwanted man in her vehicle refusing to leave. Protective custody: David E. Hmieleski, 39, of 42 Homestead Ave., Greenfield. Arrest: Debra Suzanne Andrews, 53, of 42 Homestead Ave., Greenfield, OUI liquor.

8:50 p.m. — Caller would like to speak to an officer about her debit card and personal items being stolen. Reporting party advised to cancel her card and to speak with her bank to get a list of recent transactions. Reporting party called back to advise three transactions ($100, $80 and $50 withdrawals) made on Tuesday and a $40 withdrawal made on Wednesday.

9:52 p.m. — Reporting party reports two people are intoxicated and arguing in Greenfield Energy Park.

10:21 p.m. — Assisting citizen with finding medications in Greenfield Energy Park.

11:39 p.m. — Caller on Dickinson Street reports his son’s girlfriend hit their neighbor’s vehicle upon leaving the house. Reporting party’s son on phone with operator of the motor vehicle involved. Female admitted to knowledge of striking the unoccupied parked vehicle and leaving to avoid police. Female refused to divulge her location or to agree to return to the scene. Photos taken of struck parked vehicle. Summons to be completed for female for leaving scene of property damage.

12:50 p.m. — Report of breaking and entering at Heather Court.

1:12 p.m. — Report of breaking and entering at a Union Street apartment.

3:29 p.m. — Reporting party on Newcomb Lane states there is a bear in a tree. Advised to stay away from it.

5:18 p.m. — Caller reports her ex-boyfriend is outside her address at Miles Street Apartments, yelling and trying to fight her current boyfriend. Party walking away upon police arrival. Involved wanted to talk to his ex about visiting his children. New boyfriend wouldn’t allow it. Mediated.

8:26 p.m. — Report of a hypodermic needle found near Olympia Sports in the Big Y Plaza.

Montague, May 6

9:07 a.m. — Employee at Family Dollar on Avenue A reporting she is confronting a shoplifter and things are escalating. Involved female showing a suspended license status. Involved female called a friend to drive her car, but that friend also had a suspended license status.

10:22 a.m. — Reporting party states there is a hypodermic needle near a storm drain on the corner of Canal and 2nd streets.

4:12 p.m. — Reporting party reports a tractor-trailer unit with a white cap struck the overpass on Cheapside Street, causing damage to the cab or trailer. Continued to Turnpike Road, past Judd Wire. Dispatch witnessed it passing the police station and observed damage. It continued straight through the intersection. Greenfield Police going to check the area of the bridge for debris/damage. Officer Jim Ruddock checked Millers Falls Road with negative findings, nothing at Hillside Plastics either. Significant damage to trailer. Advised GPD who advises no damage to bridge.

4:41 p.m. — Report of multiple syringes in the alleyway in area of 3rd Street.

Montague, May 7

11:46 a.m. — Reporting party reports two loose Pit Bulls running up 5th Street in front of the senior center, headed toward Avenue A. One is brown and black; the other is brown and white. Animal control officer unable to locate dogs.

1:15 p.m. — Reporting party calling to report vandalism that was done to an apartment they own on 4th Street. Reporting party stated that the cleaning lady noticed someone kicked in a wall. Officer Jamal Holland advised photos have been taken of the damage.

2:45 p.m. — School Resource Officer Michael Sevene reporting a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of Franklin County Technical School. Sevene en route to student’s address who left the scene. Vehicle not in driveway. Request of BOLO. Sevene plans to follow up with the student the next day and the school will also be following up.

7:49 p.m. — Caller on 3rd Street states a man said he is coming to return rings he stole from her and she doesn’t want him there. Man is taking cab and does not drive. Officers diverted due to high-priority call. Message left with caller to stay in apartment and lock doors, and call 911 if he arrives. Caller called back and was advised to stay in apartment with doors locked. Sgt. John Dempsey arrives and says man is not there. Caller advised to keep doors locked and call if man shows up. There are some of his items there as well.

8:46 p.m. — The same caller on 3rd Street states the man is now at the apartment. Caller states the man is texting her that he is on his way again. Sgt. Dempsey advised.

10:30 p.m. — The same caller on 3rd Street states the man is now at the apartment and is buzzing the doorbell. Man took some of his belongings and will be gone for the remainder of the night.

Montague, May 8

6:56 a.m. — Report of a physical altercation between two employees at Lightlife Foods on Industrial Boulevard. One employee in need of ambulance. AMR en route. Officer Justin Moody advised scene secure. AMR can proceed to scene.

4:02 p.m. — Report of a Black Labrador in the area of the 11th Street bridge. Collar, but no tags. Caller will be standing by dog. Caller advised all officers tied up on high-priority call. Caller states the dog is no longer staying with her and her dog (off leash). She is not going to stay in the area and the dog is still there, heading in the direction of downtown. Officer Joshua Dobosz will keep an eye out for dog. Other people out with dog. Dobosz advised. Dog has been captured, en route to kennel.

5:14 p.m. — Reporting party reports two adults are in the street throwing 2-liter bottles filled with water back and forth to each other. Reporting party states they are close to a vehicle and close to hitting the wires.

7:01 p.m. — Reporting party on Newton Street reports his female neighbor is threatening and harassing him in front of his grandchildren, who are now crying and upset. Reporting party states female is intoxicated.

Montague, May 9

1:28 p.m. — Reporting party reports a man got assaulted by the fish ladder but didn’t want police. Assailant reportedly wearing tan pants and a green T-shirt. Officer Justin Moody checked the area for assailant but was unable to locate.

5:18 p.m. — Reporting party states there is a syringe in the middle of G Street.

Orange, May 8

4:32 p.m. — Two people arrested for shoplifting on East Main Street. Zachary Aaron Wheeler, 24, of Greenfield, to face charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise, third offense. Elizabeth Ashley Chappel-Perkins, 19, of Warwick, to face charge of trespass.

Orange, May 9

7:32 a.m. — Motor vehicle stop in the Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School parking lot for passing a school bus van with its lights flashing. The operator was given a warning for the violation.

8:11 a.m. — Motor vehicle stop on Dexter Street for passing a school bus van with its lights flashing. The operator was given a verbal warning for the violation.

2:43 p.m. — Highway superintendent advises weight limit to the bridge at the Athol/Orange town line has been lowered to 3 tons (until further notice).

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