Greenfield and Montague Police Logs: Nov. 11 to Dec. 9, 2019

Published: 12/20/2019 6:16:45 PM
Modified: 12/20/2019 6:16:32 PM

Greenfield, Nov. 11

5:40 p.m. — Reporting party at Beijing House restaurant at 45 Main St. states a man just stole a tip jar and ran out. First name possibly Bill. Unable to locate.

8:46 p.m. — Traffic stop near Longview Tower on the Mohawk Trail. Fernando Demur Massey Jr., 22, of Mapledell Street, Springfield, was arrested for possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug, possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug, possession of ammunition without an FID card, trafficking in more than 18 grams and less than 36 grams of cocaine, and conspiracy to violate drug law. Kaliah D. Malloy, 29, of Cliftwood Street, Springfield, was arrested on the same five charges.

Montague, Nov. 11

3:37 a.m. — Matthew C. Dennett, 35, of Wells Street, Greenfield, was arrested for a second offense of OUI-liquor over .08 percent, operating to endanger, driving at a rate of speed greater than what was reasonable and proper, a marked lanes violation, having an unregistered motor vehicle, and having a motor vehicle not meeting Registry of Motor Vehicles safety standards. Reporting party on Millers Falls Road reports a vehicle crossed his lawn and ended up in his neighbor’s yard. Unsure what the vehicle struck but did state there is significant damage. Caller advising the vehicle is unoccupied, did not get a view of the driver or what direction he left in. Officer Justin Moody requesting K9. Call placed to Officer Jim Ruddock. Sgt. James Deery advising a man in the area, attempting to catch up to him. Rau’s requested. Deery requesting AMR to meet at the station; party refused EMS but is complaining of a bump on the head and arm pain.

11:29 a.m. — Caller reporting an assault occurred between two women on the third floor of the Farren Care Center. Officer Joshua Dobosz advised.

Greenfield, Nov. 12

12:25 p.m. — Unknown driver of a white Honda Odyssey stopped in center of the Interstate 91 rotary, causing a Toyota Tacoma driver to collide with a GMC Sierra pickup truck. Nissan van then left. Info exchanged.

6:52 p.m. — Two-car accident at the intersection of High and Sanderson streets. Patrick W. Flanagan Jr., 30, of Federal Street, Montague, was arrested for failure to stop/yield, OUI-drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and possession of a Class A drug.

11:51 p.m. — Walk-in reports a large white dog being left outside on a porch on Haywood Street. Reporting party states dog is constantly being left outside and should be checked on due to the cold. Police responded and found friendly dog laying on dog bed on front porch. No barking or aggressive behavior. Stood by with shivering dog for 15-minute observation with no signs of anyone awake inside. Made contact with owner, who states dog was outside since approximately 10 p.m. Advised her that the dog is being taken into protective custody to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter and charges of neglect will be pending against her. Dog transported to dog shelter.

Greenfield, Nov. 13

8:53 a.m. — Reporting party states her dog died at a house on Elm Street overnight and the homeowners buried it and won’t let her come get the dog so she can cremate it. Officer Joshua Dobosz to follow-up.

3:20 p.m. — Caller at Oak Court was afraid her house is going to be raided for drugs. Advised. Reporting party called, demanding to know why everyone in her building is saying that Greenfield Police is about to “break down her doors” and “raid her apartment.”

3:58 p.m. — Multiple 911 calls from Prospect Street reporting some kind of argument between two vehicles. Blue sedan and white utility van. AMR called for injuries, one party described as bleeding from the face. Report that man in blue sedan punched person in the face and was trying to leave the area. Both parties admitted to be at fault, overreacting and losing their tempers about an incident that happened on the highway while driving. Both advised of options in court.

6:35 p.m. — Caller from Stone Farm Lane would like to speak with an officer about how to handle an issue between his adult daughter entering his home while he is at work. Arrived home today to discover his heat was raised and his oven at 400 degrees. He is getting his locks changed. Also informed of options regarding trespass orders.

Montague, Nov. 13

7:58 p.m. — Caller from Family Dollar on Avenue A at 7:20 p.m. states a man came into the store and was upset about a pricing issue on an item. Man yelled at the employee/reporting party, then left the store, came back, then left again. Possibly left in a dark-colored vehicle with a female passenger. Reporting party stated a few minutes later she received a call from someone who stated she was just run off the road near St. Kaziemerz by what she believes was the same party from the incident at the store. Officer Jim Ruddock spoke to the reporting party, viewed the footage and advised no crime occurred.

Greenfield, Nov. 14

1:08 p.m. — Report of malicious destruction of property at 20 Grinnell St. Officer to investigate.

7:34 p.m. — Cecelia A. Cabey, 58, of Fuller Street, Ludlow, was arrested for assault and battery on a police officer, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to drive in the right lane and a second offense of OUI-liquor over .08 percent.

11:10 p.m. — Mikel C. Clark, 45, of Riverside Drive, Greenfield, was arrested for OUI-liquor with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a second offense of OUI-liquor over .08 percent.

Montague, Nov. 14

8:17 p.m. — Report of illegal dumping. Bags of trash left beside the dumpster at a rental property the reporting party oversees on Newton Street. Caller suspects the trash was left by two homeless people in the area. Advised of options by Sgt. John Dempsey. Reporting party called back, requesting an officer view surveillance footage from the dumping incident to see if the subjects can be identified; also reporting that one of the subjects was seen urinating on the property. Officer Jim Ruddock advised.

Greenfield, Nov. 15

8:48 p.m. — PETA advised police of multiple reports of a dog being left outside in the cold without shelter. Police went to Haywood Street where they found a dog had been outside for six hours. The owner said the dog wanted to be outside, that she didn’t want to pick up the dog’s urine and that her breed of dog can withstand 40-degree weather. Police later learned the woman planned to leave the dog out for several hours longer until she finished work. The dog was put inside, the owner was given a citation and the animal control officer was notified.

Montague, Nov. 15

6:09 p.m. — Multiple calls reporting a motor vehicle accident, vehicle struck utility pole, sheared off at the base, then went off the road into the woods. Vehicle visible from the road, unknown injuries or entrapment. Operator reportedly attempted to leave the scene. Two poles involved, one sheared from the accident, other has wires touching a vehicle in a driveway area of Red Fire North. Eversource advised. Rau’s requested for tow. Laura A. Rooney, 47, of Wonsey Road, Montague, was arrested for OUI-liquor over .08 percent, negligent operation of motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage.

Montague, Nov. 16

2:36 a.m. — One-car accident on Meadow Road with airbag deployment. Utility pole down. Reporting party advised no injuries. Party is out of the vehicle. Montague Center Volunteer Fire Department and AMR ambulance requested and en route. Call placed to Eversource. Call placed back to reporting party who advised the vehicle is not with the pole, stated the operator reportedly fell asleep, came to and did not realize he struck a pole, continued toward his parents’ residence. Meadow Road is blocked off with cones on both sides. Picked up license plate, property tag signed.

9:28 a.m. — Caller on Main Street requesting options regarding ongoing issue with neighbor. States most recent issue was approximately 15 minutes ago when neighbor threw rocks over the fence at her dog and threatened to pepper-spray the dog.

Montague, Nov. 18

5:55 p.m. — Staff member at the Brick House Community Response Center reporting that at around 5:15 p.m. two juvenile males, who have been asked not to come to the program anymore, walked in the building and caused a disturbance. One of the males held up a black plastic gun (that looks realistic) and the other held up a knife and they yelled, “This is real!” and then they each took a bag of chips and left the building. The incident startled/frightened both staff and juvenile program attendees. Officers recovered a BB gun from one of the males’ residences. Officers went to Brick House to follow up, but program was closed.

Greenfield, Nov. 24

11:11 a.m. — Caller reports an accident in the Big Y Plaza parking lot. Caller reporting red Volkswagen off roadway and over an embankment by the entry/exit to the plaza. AMR transporting; patient extricated; under control. Koch’s towed vehicle.

2:17 p.m. — Caller reporting he witnessed a man driving a Kia Soul with an infant on his lap at the steering wheel. Requesting officer call-back; he’s already passed the information to the state Department of Children and Families.

4:41 p.m. — Caller reports an accident with injuries at the Post Office at 442 Main St. AMR and Fire Department en route. 911 caller stating she hit a pedestrian with her vehicle. Sgt. Jason Haskins en route to Chevalier Avenue to make family notification; providing a transport for family member to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.

6:16 p.m. — 911 caller on Lilac Court stating someone walked into her residence and hit her in the face and then left on foot. Denying any need for medical attention; just wants officer to respond and investigate. Mutual assault and battery between former friends over a hair straightener. Advised of options.

Greenfield, Nov. 25

11:31 a.m. — Caller reports accident with injuries at Cartelli Ford and Toyota of Greenfield at 1 Main St. Fire Department, Police Department and AMR ambulance dispatched.

2:45 p.m. — Caller at Chapman Court stating she has a cat in her home that she has not seen in the area before. Requesting animal control officer to find owner. Cat does appear to have a collar.

3:44 p.m. — Officer stopping a vehicle at the intersection of Conway Street and Hayes Avenue. Michael Paul Atherton, 49, of Northfield Road, Bernardston, was arrested for three counts of possession of a Class B drug, distribution of a Class B drug, two counts of possession of a Class C drug, conspiracy to violate drug law, having an uninspected motor vehicle, and trafficking in more than 18 grams and less than 36 grams of cocaine.

Montague, Nov. 25

6:05 p.m. — Caller states his neighbor threw eggs at his car.

Greenfield, Nov. 27

12:40 a.m. — Officer stopping a motor vehicle at the intersection of Federal and Maple streets. Kimberly Irene Jurkowski, 30, of Saint Marys Street, Northfield, was arrested for OUI-drugs, OUI-liquor over .08 percent, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, OUI-liquor with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and a motor vehicle lights violation.

Greenfield, Dec. 1

9:37 a.m. — Walk-in reporting his snowmobile trailer was stolen over the weekend. It was parked on his son’s lawn, locked to a tree with a “For Sale” sign on it. The chain is still there; trailer is gone. Trailer entered into NCIC as stolen.

9:27 p.m. — Report of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Deerfield and Cheapside streets. Island divider sign is down. Call placed to Mass. Highway.

Greenfield, Dec. 2

5:56 p.m. — Emergency room employee at Baystate Franklin Medical Center reporting a person became violent with his mother earlier today and then bit a paramedic.

Greenfield, Dec. 3

12:15 p.m. — Package stolen from Woodleigh Avenue containing 13 cans of special-order baby formula on Nov. 27. According to UPS, someone on the first floor signed for the package.

8:28 p.m. — Caller asking why the police were just looking for him at his grandmother’s house. Caller was informed the police were not there and are not looking for him.

10:50 p.m. — Report of a disabled motor vehicle on Sanderson Street. Caller reports her vehicle is stuck in a snowbank. Reporting party also states her brother took a bottle of Tylenol and left, headed toward Federal Street.

Greenfield, Dec. 4

11:11 a.m. — Caller at McCarthy Funeral Home would like an officer to stop in and speak with him regarding a concern. Business has marijuana odor inside its basement, which is believed to be coming from the businesses out front via the plumbing and shared basements. Doesn’t want anything done at this point, however will reach out if he detects it again.

6:13 p.m. — Call from OnStar. Woman reporting she came back to her house from her barn and there was a man with a yellow and black jacket and a flashlight. Caller confronted party, who stated he was looking for his dog, then told the reporting party he was a Southampton Police officer and gave the first name Chris, possible last name of Pine or Pines. Reporting party advised party left in an unknown vehicle, could not see a description as the car’s high beams were in her eyes. Left going south on Bernardston Road. Caller advised party did not enter her house. Checked with Southampton Police Department; they do not have an officer by the name of Chris or Christopher.

Greenfield, Dec. 5

9:51 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run at 33 Grove St.

Greenfield, Dec. 6

2:11 p.m. — A person was taken to the hospital via ambulance after a two-car accident on Nash’s Mill Road. Both Nissans involved were towed.

6:29 p.m. — A hit-and-run was reported at 141 Leyden Road. The reporting party told police a truck going south spun out, hit a utility pole and fled going north. Police issued a BOLO, and Eversource was called to repair the pole.

7:52 p.m. — Richard Bartak, 65, homeless of Greenfield, was arrested at 204 Main St. on an outstanding warrant.

Greenfield, Dec. 8

3:53 p.m. — Report of a shoplifting incident at Big Y. Under investigation.

4:44 p.m. — Caller reporting black and white cat with red collar walked into The Solar Express/The Laundry on Federal Street. Message left for animal control officer.

5:25 p.m. — Reporting party reporting man blocked her in the parking lot at 55 Main St., then followed her home. Possibly a dark blue Chevy work van. BOLO for van sent to patrol units. Reporting party reports man was in line in front of her and turned around and stared at her for a long period of time. She reported man went out east-facing door. Caller reported she went out front door as her vehicle was parked in first space from Main Street. Reporting party advised van almost struck her leaving lot and followed her down Main Street to Olive Street, where she normally parks in parking garage. She reported she drove past and went around the garage and parked by the Greenfield Recorder. Van pulled in next to her. She reported she quickly put vehicle into reverse and left via Olive Street. Van went around and exited by Magpie pizzeria waiting for her to leave. She went down to Mill Street and thinks van got stuck in traffic. Caller indicates van was older, likely 2000 to 2007 with a dirty white-and-red license plate. Both dispatchers on duty unable to access parking garage cameras. Dispatch supervisor contacted for access. Reporting party reports she was driving a new Dodge Ram pickup, color black. Staff member working at business went home. On-duty staff not able to access CCTV system. Video at F.L. Roberts gas station does not have point of view to assist with investigation. Video from parking garage confirms reporting party’s account of events. Unable to determine plate number for involved van from footage. Able to view and secure video footage from business. Van’s operator confirmed.

Montague, Dec. 8

12:55 p.m. — Caller on Randall Wood Drive states someone drove through the front lawn of a property that they just purchased. Must have happened overnight. No call-back needed.

8:16 p.m. — Owner of Turners Falls Pizza House reporting a suspicious man urinating behind his business.

Greenfield, Dec. 9

10:58 a.m. — Report of breaking-and-entering into a motor vehicle at 22 Gold St. Officer to investigate. Report taken.

11:37 a.m. — Walk-in reporting a scam phone call/email scheme through which she was scammed out of approximately $400. Reporting party reports receiving an email from a friend requesting her to buy four $100 Google Play cards and email him the numbers. She bought the cards but did not email him the numbers and instead sent him a text to his phone. She was informed his email had been hacked. Google and the store will not refund. She was advised.

4:08 p.m. — Walk-in reporting package, delivered by UPS, stolen off front porch on Cleveland Street.

4:15 p.m. — Employee at Dollar General at 10 Colrain Road reporting customer ate product in store and refused to pay; footage available. Caller advises woman entered store, opened and consumed a Hostess snack and refused to pay for the item, stating she didn’t like it. Poor video footage; no vehicle info. Caller will advise if woman returns to store.

5 p.m. — Reporting party reports a man in a dark-colored vehicle next to her was “lighting up a pipe” in his vehicle but stopped when he saw her. Located man sitting in his vehicle. Admitted to smoking “a little” before going into the store. Glass “bowl” seized for destruction. Verbal warning given for open container of drugs.

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