Greenfield and Montague Police Logs: April 7 to April 16, 2020

Published: 4/23/2020 1:09:08 PM

Montague, April 7

12:44 p.m. — A Prospect Street caller would like it on record she received two scam calls. One stated they were from Medicaid and the other stated they were from a pain relief center.

1:44 p.m. — Cable wire down on Montague City Road.

3:58 p.m. — James Lincoln was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Age and address redacted by police.

Greenfield, April 10

8:45 a.m. — A Fort Square caller reporting package stolen off porch last night. Video of suspect with multiple packages available. Package was worth $60. Surveillance video to be forwarded. Surveillance video shows this to be Richard Tirrell.

9:46 a.m. — Report of unwanted person at Swift Cleaners, 14 Main St. Employee requesting officers for woman who was naked in the laundromat and urinated on the side of the building. Woman advised of location of the shelter and public bathrooms. Moved along.

9:47 a.m. — East Longmeadow Police Department reports recovering a vehicle that was reported stolen in Greenfield.

5:10 p.m. — Report of hit-and-run at 1 College Drive. Red Subaru with a female operator left the scene. Involved vehicle found on campus.

7:17 p.m. — Man reporting unknown man in Sanderson Street area approached his vehicle with a two-by-four as he drove by and swung it at his vehicle. Concerned for the safety of himself and his girlfriend, so he kept driving but waited several minutes to dial 911. Patrol advised.

Montague, April 10

12:28 p.m. — Caller reporting a large amount of glass in road between 43 and 45 Central St. Officer Jim Ruddock reports it is not a major issue. Messages left with Department of Public Works.

2:52 p.m. — Reporting party calling on behalf of husband to report a motor vehicle crash at 1 p.m. today. States her husband was driving on the Gill side of the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge when two other vehicles were racing each other and, to avoid getting hit, her husband drove off the road into the side of the bridge. Described as two light-colored sports cars. No injuries.

8:32 p.m. — An 11th Street caller states she sent money via Western Union to purchase a puppy. She never received the puppy and now the person she was corresponding with won’t return her call. Sgt. James Deery advised her how to submit information to him by email.

Greenfield, April 11

6:31 a.m. — Report of wires down at Barton Heights. Caller reports a tree from her yard fell across the roadway, and also brought some wires down with it. Caller states there is no arcing or sparking. Eversource on scene.

12:06 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run on Plain Road. Mailbox hit. Under investigation.

6:04 p.m. — An accident without injuries occurred at the intersection of Allen and Conway streets. Westbound sedan on Allen Street crossing Conway Street through traffic light. Low visibility due to sun and did not see red light. Northbound pickup truck on Conway Street through green traffic light, striking sedan’s drivers’ side. No tows required. No airbag deployment.

Montague, April 11

11:35 a.m. — Officer Cody Wells advising a vehicle was operating erratically and failed to stop for a parade that Wells was leading.

Greenfield, April 12

1:57 p.m. — Report of a hypodermic needle on Chapman Street. Disposed of properly.

5:19 p.m. — 911 caller requesting Environmental Police due to another individual “tampering with dam” at Cranberry Pond. Transferred to Shelburne Control.

6:41 p.m. — Report of hit-and-run at Highland Park/Highland Pond on Mountain Road. Caller states involved Audi was performing “doughnuts” in parking lot and crashed into unoccupied Chevrolet. Damage to rear of Chevrolet and front end of Audi.

Greenfield, April 14

7:40 a.m. — AMR Ambulance reports an accident without injuries at Cumberland Farms on Federal Street. Ambulance was attempting to turn right into Cumberland Farms as Jeep passed on right, and was damaged on the left rear passenger door and rear quarter panel. Ambulance was damaged on the right front wheel area.

5:47 p.m. — Stopped tractor-trailer unit at top of northbound ramp on Interstate 91 that was spilling liquid out of vent in tank. Determined to be milk.

Montague April 14

8:45 a.m. — Report of approximately six cows in Wendell Road. Officer Daniel Miner advised and responding. Miner contacted owner, who is also en route.

5:06 p.m. — Caller states her car was parked in Montague Plains Wildlife Management Area and she just returned to find driver’s side door is damaged and there is black paint transfer.

6:12 p.m. — Caller would like it on record that there were people with four wheelers on her posted private property that were shooting guns. States she and her husband heard gunshots and a few deer ran out of the woods. Went in their truck to see if they could locate anyone and saw people leaving on a bright orange four wheeler with a roll cage.

Greenfield, April 15

2:52 a.m. — Caller reports he has been “abusing drugs for days and is freaking out.” Officers and AMR Ambulance en route. Caller taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for evaluation.

9:23 a.m. — Walk-in would like help fixing her glasses.

11:11 a.m. — Caller at intersection of Federal and Silver streets reports a group of people not social distancing on the sidewalk.

12:45 p.m. — Caller reporting a group of around six people hanging out on the top of the dam on Eunice Williams Drive. Not social distancing. Parties were advised of ‘No Trespassing’ signs in area. Parties stated they were unaware and will move elsewhere.

3:16 p.m. — Caller reports a red sports car and a white sports car drag racing and performing “doughnuts” just pulled into Denny’s Pantry parking lot. While on the line, caller reports both vehicles left, headed toward Interstate 91 on-ramp. Caller to email pictures.

5:14 p.m. — A Main Street caller reports a deceased cat was left on hood of vehicle who is another therapist at same location, would like it removed and looked into. No signs of foul play. Picked up for animal control officer.

10:50 p.m. — Gail Lawrence, 62, of Wildwood Avenue in Greenfield, was arrested for assault and battery on a family/household member.

Greenfield, April 16

11:12 a.m. — Caller reporting larceny at Dollar General, 10 Colrain Road. Man in a gray hoodie and brown pants ran across the street into Days Inn.

12:15 p.m. — Truck struck building at 62 Federal St. Building inspector notified.

12:22 p.m. — Accident involving Post Office truck backing up on Prospect Street.

1:30 p.m. — Caller reports a bucket of nails spilled on roadway at intersection of Walnut and Chapman streets. Removed by Department of Public Works.

2:51 p.m. — Caller reports a tractor trailer driving slowly on Mohawk Trail, in the opposite lane and all over the road.

4:51 p.m. — Report of vandalism at Miles Street Apartments. Woman reporting her soft-top convertible appears to have been cut with a knife sometime after 3 a.m. Doesn’t know anybody who would have done this.

5:42 p.m. — Report of hit-and-run at 17 Colrain Road.

Montague, April 16

10:14 a.m. — Report of woman upset at Family Dollar’s limits on cleaning supplies. Throwing items she wanted to buy at caller. Plexiglas blocked some of the items, but some did hit her. Woman is walking on Avenue A, turning into Peskeomskut Park.

5:41 p.m. — Caller states she came out of Walgreens and her car had been hit.


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