Greenfield and Montague Police Logs: April 17 to April 24, 2020

Published: 4/28/2020 1:29:45 PM
Greenfield, April 17

12:01 p.m. — Caller reports finding a town sign in his front yard on Lincoln Street. Department of Public Works requested to pick it up.

12:29 p.m. — Caller reporting she lost her cellphone in Greenfield within the last hour.

1:12 p.m. — Report of a shoplifting incident at Dollar General at 10 Colrain Road. Caller reporting four to five individuals actively shoplifting and putting items into a purse. Woman allowed to pay for current items and advised she will no longer be allowed in the store.

6:38 p.m. — Caller reports a man standing outside Dollar Tree asking customers for money to get to Springfield to buy drugs. Gone on arrival.

Greenfield, April 18

6:09 p.m. — Caller reports two hypodermic needles by roadside at intersection of High and Hastings streets. Picked up two syringes. Placed in a sharps box.

7:08 p.m. — Reporting party states he is receiving messages from his fiancee stating she is being held hostage by a drug dealer and needs $30. Believes she is in Springfield with her white Ford F-150. Unknown who the “drug dealer” is. Sgt. David Rice attempts to ping party’s cellphone. Information given to Springfield Police Department. Involved woman in the Springfield area.

11:22 p.m. — Officer stopping a vehicle at McDonald’s on Federal Street. Involved traveling nearly 60 mph. Unlicensed operation. Summons issued. Licensed operator came to drive the vehicle.

Greenfield, April 19

9:37 a.m. — Caller reports an irate customer at Dunkin’ Donuts on Federal Street. Threw his coffee back at the drive-up window. Man has since left.

1:15 p.m. — Squirrel foaming at the mouth on Wells Street. Died prior to police arrival. Bagged and placed in department freezer.

7:41 p.m. — Staff at women’s recovery center reporting ongoing harassment from across-the-street neighbor, reporting he is intoxicated and being a nuisance. Neighbors report women at recovery center have been spitting on their property, looking in windows and “mooning” them over the past five weeks, and it’s becoming worse. Both parties advised to not engage with each other. Both parties made aware of court options.

Montague, April 19

6:37 a.m. — Reporting party states three batteries were stolen overnight from Pioneer Stone Seals on Federal Street. Sgt. Peter Lapachinski advised.

4:12 p.m. — Woman states she was walking her dog with her 7-month-old granddaughter in a stroller on Hillside Road when three dogs came running after them — two black labs and a mixed breed. Got two of them to go away but the third attacked her dog. Stroller was knocked over and her granddaughter fell out. Woman states her dog has a bite mark under its eye and the baby has a bump on her head. Officer Michael Sevene advised. Woman given a statement form to fill out. Sgt. John Dempsey going to residence where the dogs live and will follow up with the reporting party once he speaks with the dogs’ owners.

4:42 p.m. — Report of an intoxicated man under the Spring Street bridge falling into the road and unable to walk normally. Sgt. John Dempsey located man and made sure he returned home safely.

5:22 p.m. — Caller requesting Turners Falls Fire Department check out large pile of smoldering ashes dumped on corner of Oakman Street and Highland Circle. Ashes are on the embankment. Not smoking now but are still very hot. Reporting party is concerned the ashes will reignite later in the day. Called back 31 minutes later to request fire department do thermal imaging of area where ashes were dumped. Reporting party concerned they did not put enough water on the ashes the first time they responded.

Greenfield, April 20

11:34 a.m. — Caller lost her wallet while walking around Canal Street in Turners Falls.

1:38 p.m. — A Homestead Avenue caller reports she received a letter from Dell Financial Services stating she had opened an account with them. Same shows on her credit report. Fraud claim filed with credit reporting agencies.

2:53 p.m. — Caller reporting group of about 10 men, all intoxicated, dumping trash at intersection of Mill Street and Bank Row. Subjects left upon arrival. Large amount of new and old litter.

7:54 p.m. — A Cleveland Street caller reports several vehicles and motorcycles have been speeding up and down the street recently. No vehicle plates obtained.

Greenfield, April 21

1:44 a.m. — Suspicious vehicle parked in Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot on Mohawk Trail. Found involved party hunched over, appearing to have passed out. Located several glass pipes in center console of vehicle. After search, several syringes were located in glove box. Syringes had liquid substance drawn, consistent with heroin. Involved party was advised of a criminal complaint to be issued for drug-specific charges.

1:49 a.m. — Officer checking on report of flowers stolen from in front of Green Fields Market on Main Street. Caller reports two people — one tall, one short; both wearing patterned hoodies — stole a flat of flowers. Ran down Hayes Avenue and came back without flowers. Both reporting parties said the two people said they were members and had permission to take them. Tray was found intact on ground and brought back to market.

6:19 p.m. — Caller found bottle of pills at Green River School. Believes they should be picked up, as they are narcotics. Gummy candies inside. Disposed of.

Greenfield, April 22

2:07 a.m. — Caller reports a loud vehicle parked on Sunset Square with two people checking the street sidewalk with flashlights. Resident using his phone light to look for an ear gauge that fell out on his way to meet his friend waiting nearby in their vehicle. Same left area with friend who was waiting for him.

8:23 a.m. — Caller at Summit Ice on Silvio O. Conte Drive states someone took batteries out of delivery trucks sometime before 7:30 a.m. Reports trucks haven’t done any runs since Friday. They’re gathering information regarding the trucks and looking at video footage.

9:57 a.m. — Woman at Harris Court reports her daughter stole her vehicle. Never gave permission to use the vehicle.

2:47 p.m. — Caller at NELCWIT reporting someone has been calling and harassing staff for around a month. Last night this person called and made a death threat. NELCWIT advised to contact police if individual attempts to confront them. No answer, no voicemail when attempting to reach individual.

11:25 p.m. — Air conditioner fell off a truck into street at Turners Falls-Gill-Bridge. Transferred to Montague Police Department.

Montague, April 22

4:24 p.m. — Caller reporting red motorized scooter operating erratically on Route 63 headed toward Millers Falls. Area checked; nothing found.

5:06 p.m. — Driver locked inside the gate at Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory on Migratory Way.

Greenfield, April 23

10:04 a.m. — Caller lost a fishing rod case and alarm set on Turners Falls Road.

7:04 p.m. — Hypodermic needle found on Beacon Street. Placed in sharps box.

8:38 p.m. — Caller states a man flashed a black gun, possibly pistol, cocked it back, told reporting party it was real and left on foot toward Foster’s Supermarket. Sgt. David Rice detained subject. Located subject by Call’s Corner; same ditched firearm by Hillside Park. Found to be a painted Sig Sauer airsoft handgun.

Greenfield, April 24

3:39 a.m. — Report of a tractor-trailer unit stuck at the bridge near Eaglebrook School in Deerfield. Shelburne Control notified.

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