Greenfield and Montague Police Logs: Nov. 30 to Dec. 28, 2020

Published: 12/31/2020 3:44:57 PM
Modified: 12/31/2020 3:44:46 PM
Greenfield, Nov. 30

7:55 p.m. — Shoplifting reporting at Rite Aid on Main Street.

Montague, Nov. 30

8:50 a.m. — Officer Daniel Miner requests call be placed to DPW to advise the Strathmore door to the catwalk that crosses the canal is propped open with a rock. No people or motor vehicles on site. DPW advised.

12:38 p.m. — Reporting party on Chestnut Hill Loop states that about 10 minutes ago her son was threatened by an unknown man outside their residence. Caller states the man threatened to kill her son and stated he knows who his family is. Officer Nathan Pervere advised. Unable to locate. Advised caller to call back if they see him again.

3:54 p.m. — A Fifth Street caller states a man threatened to beat him up while he was outside the F.L. Roberts gas station. Man states he was his neighbor and was sick of the noise he was making. Caller advised of options.

5:01 p.m. — Motorists reporting parts of Montague City Road are flooded near the golf course. DPW notified. Put out “Road Closed” signs and diverted traffic up Turnpike Road. Turners Falls Fire Department and AMR Ambulance notified.

5:16 p.m. — Motorists reporting a large puddle covering the road under the train overpass on Federal Street. Massachusetts Highway Division notified. Officer Justin Moody advising the road is passable.

8:09 p.m. — Motorists reporting the “Road Closed” sign was knocked down in the area of Montague City Road. Barricade reset.

Greenfield, Dec. 1

12:14 p.m. — Larceny reported on Coombs Avenue.

2:52 p.m. — Larceny reported at Greenfield Acres.

3:22 p.m. — Motor vehicle theft at Bayberry Court.

3:48 p.m. — Oscar Marino Ramirez, 32, of Greenfield, was arrested on a subsequent offense of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Montague, Dec. 1

9:24 a.m. — A Federal Street caller states someone who owes him money is sending him messages that he is going to kill him and his family.

11:15 a.m. — Caller states $500 was taken from her account through an Amazon TV scam.

1:15 p.m. — Owner of store on Avenue A reporting an employee found a bag of drugs on the floor in front of the cash register. Item retrieved.

2:07 p.m. — Walk-in reporting three dehumidifier units were dropped off to a job site and have been stolen.

3:55 p.m. — 911 caller from the Food City supermarket parking lot reporting a fight between two women. Caller states one woman is inside her vehicle and the other woman has entered the vehicle and is assaulting her. Units advised. Sgt. James Deery responding to Davis Street to attempt contact with involved party who left the scene. Detective Justin Moody reports the victim denied medical attention, was provided with a written statement form and will call when it is completed.

Montague, Dec. 2

2:22 a.m. — Anthony Hatwood, 56, of Westfield, was arrested for assault and battery on a family/household member, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Greenfield, Dec. 3

5:31 a.m. — Breaking-and-entering into motor vehicles reported on Laurel Street.

7:09 a.m. — Breaking-and-entering into motor vehicle on Fairview Street.

8:38 a.m. — Accident reported at the General Pierce Bridge on Montague City Road.

Noon — Breaking-and-entering into motor vehicles reported on Laurel Street.

1:09 p.m. — Breaking-and-entering reported on Sullivan Lane.

8:27 p.m. — Assaults and/or battery reported on Chapman Street.

Montague, Dec. 3

9:17 a.m. — Two calls for single-vehicle accident on Third Street, on the hill. First caller (a third party) advising vehicle struck a sign and possibly also a utility pole. No injuries/smoke/fluids or airbag deployment. Second caller was the driver’s mother, who is on scene with her daughter. Advised no utility pole involved. Vehicle struck a sign and is off the road; confirmed no injuries/smoke/fluids or airbag deployment. Rau’s called for a tow.

Greenfield, Dec. 4

10:23 a.m. — Breaking-and-entering reported on Pleasant Street.

Greenfield, Dec. 5

1:10 a.m. — Matthew Ryan Colby, 19, of Millers Falls, was arrested for OUI-liquor over .08 percent, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and having no inspection sticker.

5:24 a.m. — Breaking-and-entering into a motor vehicle reported on Congress Street.

7:12 a.m. — Breaking-and-entering into a motor vehicle reported on Allen Street.

10:56 a.m. — Assaults and/or battery reported at Greenfield Center School on Montague City Road.

11:34 a.m. — Breaking-and-entering into a motor vehicle reported at Traver Court.

2:13 p.m. — Breaking-and-entering into a motor vehicle on Colrain Street.

3:22 p.m. — Breaking-and-entering into a motor vehicle on Congress Street.

Montague, Dec. 5

12:33 a.m. — Matthew Ryan Colby, 19, of Colrain, was arrested for malicious destruction of property greater than $1,200 for allegedly smashing vehicles.

12:49 a.m. — A Newton Street caller reports a shirtless man in jeans just slashed her vehicle tires. Took off toward the woods by the train tracks. BOLO given to Greenfield Police and Shelburne Control. Officers locate the man. Greenfield Police stopped the involved pickup truck. Officer Joshua Dobosz advised. Party will be transported to the station to make calls.

Greenfield, Dec. 6

12:54 p.m. — Larceny reported at Goly’s Garage/Byrne Towing on Federal Street.

2:54 p.m. — Breaking-and-entering into a motor vehicle reported on Davis Street.

Montague, Dec. 6

12:12 p.m. — Report of attempted breaking-and-entering into several vehicles in the parking lot of an apartment building on Central Street. Man observed trying door handles to vehicles. Subject fleeing on a bike riding down Unity Street/Third Street hill. Officers checked the area, unable to locate. Officer Daniel Miner spoke with the reporting party, confirmed nothing missing. Entry was not made; only attempted door handles.

Montague, Dec. 7

11:30 a.m. — Manager of Aubuchon Hardware store on Avenue A reporting a man has come into the store pretending to be from a company that has a charge account there. Made off with store merchandise.

Greenfield, Dec. 8

8:23 a.m. — Hit-and-run reported at Barton Heights.

9:49 a.m. — Accident reported at the Cheapside Street underpass.

9:27 p.m. — Assaults and/or battery reported at Baystate Franklin Medical Center on High Street.

Montague, Dec. 8

8:11 p.m. — Motor vehicle stop on Millers Falls Road. Meaghan A. Langr, 29, of Johnson, Vt., was arrested for failure to stop for police, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Officer Cody Wells requested mutual aid with getting Langr into the cruiser. Shelburne Control advised. Gill police chief responded. Rau’s was called for a tow. Langr was transported to the police station. Violently thrashing around, punching and kicking the holding cell door. Also tying shirt around her neck in a noose fashion. Units advised. Taken to Franklin County House of Correction. Bail set at $500, plus fee. Langr’s dog was taken to the shelter.

Greenfield, Dec. 9

9:01 a.m. — Breaking-and-entering into a motor vehicle reported at the intersection of Conway Street and Hall Avenue.

3:05 p.m. — Larceny reported at Iris Court.

Montague, Dec. 11

7:13 a.m. — Report of bag of trash in the road on Oakman Street. Bag opened up and caller found mail belonging to a man. Chief Christopher Williams spoke with the caller and placed a call to the party on the mail. No answer. Message left. Officer Daniel Miner requests message be left for DPW. Second resident called reporting several bags of trash in the road, believes they fell off the trash truck. Advised some of the bags opened up and debris is blocking a driveway. Two trash trucks on Oakman Street picking up the trash that dropped off the trucks yesterday. Second caller called back advising one of the trash trucks stopped and looked at the bags and then kept going. Contact was made with Republic Services, who checked the bags in question and determined they did not come off their truck. DPW superintendent has another worker coming in to clean up the remaining bags/debris.

11:36 a.m. — Shoplifting reported at Cumberland Farms on Montague City Road. Suspect left in vehicle, then returned, was confronted by staff regarding the theft. Suspect then left behind his backpack containing the stolen items. Left again in same vehicle heading toward Avenue A. Chief Christopher Williams bringing the backpack containing the paraphernalia back to the station. Reporting party called back with suspect’s info. Advised she reviewed the store records and the suspect is the same subject from previous shoplifting incidents.

6:07 p.m. — A Third Street caller states someone stole a package containing a prescription drink that he receives by mail.

Montague, Dec. 14

10:23 a.m. — Report of a commercial fire alarm on East Main Street. Fire on a stove. Extinguished prior to arrival.

10:47 a.m. — Caller states he was doing tree work for a client on Kingsley Avenue when his boss advised him he needed to discontinue the job for insurance purposes. Caller states the homeowner came out and started pushing and shoving him and was verbally aggressive.

11:45 a.m. — A Coolidge Avenue caller reporting identity theft. Caller states the person charged $1,356.36 at Target and is unsure what to do. Officer Michael Sevene advised.

Greenfield, Dec. 16

2:27 p.m. — Larceny reported on Crescent Street.

3:43 p.m. — Hypodermic needles found at the intersection of Devens and Conway streets. Hazard removed.

5:57 p.m. — Structure fire extinguished on Davis Street.

8:05 p.m. — Malicious destruction reported on South Shelburne Road.

Montague, Dec. 17

2:01 p.m. — A Third Street caller reporting suspicious death of chickens. Believes someone poisoned them. Call placed to animal control officer; no answer, message left.

Greenfield, Dec. 18

10:28 a.m. — Larceny reported at Leon L. Sirum & Co. on Deerfield Street.

1:43 p.m. — Motor vehicle theft reported at The Elizabeth House on Congress Street.

5:18 p.m. — Accident reported at the Interstate 91 rotary.

Greenfield, Dec. 19

12:25 a.m. — Vandalism reported at Forbes Court.

8:58 a.m. — Larceny reported at Lodge Tire Co. on French King Highway.

9:25 a.m. — Breaking-and-entering into a motor vehicle reported on Thayer Road.

10:44 a.m. — Accident reported at Applebee’s.

2:01 p.m. — Larceny reported on Phillips Street.

2:52 p.m. — Larceny reported at Winslow Building on Wells Street.

5:48 p.m. — Assaults and/or battery reported on Coombs Avenue.

Greenfield, Dec. 20

1:32 a.m. — Malicious destruction reported on School Street.

12:12 p.m. — Shoplifting reported at the CVS Pharmacy on Federal Street.

5:34 p.m. — Jakub James Downing, 19, of Turners Falls, was arrested for shoplifting by asportation, uttering counterfeit notes, possession of counterfeit notes, carrying a loaded firearm without a license and improper storage of a firearm.

Montague, Dec. 22

7:24 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle accident on East Chestnut Hill Road. Truck into a tree. Driver is in the residence with a head injury. Unknown smoke or fluids coming from the vehicle but confirmed it is off of the road. AMR Ambulance conferenced; Shelburne Control and units advised.

Greenfield, Dec. 23

6:55 a.m. — Breaking-and-entering reported at Leader Home Centers on Bernardston Road.

8:44 a.m. — Vandalism reported at Dillon Chevrolet on Main Street.

12:02 p.m. — Stolen/missing license plate reported on Maclellan Lane.

Greenfield, Dec. 24

10:23 a.m. — Malicious destruction reported at Harris Court.

6:25 p.m. — Fireworks reported on Wells Street.

7:03 p.m. — Fireworks reported on James Street. Could not locate.

8:05 p.m. — Fireworks reported and investigated at the intersection of Phillips Street and Western Avenue.

Greenfield, Dec. 26

6:05 p.m. — Vandalism reported at Doleva Car Wash on High Street.

Montague, Dec. 26

10:34 p.m. — Report of a man on Fifth Street pounding on the door, stating he is going to beat the resident up if he doesn’t quiet down. Units advised.

Greenfield, Dec. 27

3:36 a.m. — Breaking-and-entering into motor vehicles reported at Lilac Court.

Montague, Dec. 27

9:33 a.m. — Walk-in reporting an empty upright canoe in water near Cabot Station. Turners Falls Fire Department en route to check area of Rock Dam.

3:33 p.m. — Owner of a laundromat on Third Street reporting illegal dumping in the alley behind his business.

Greenfield, Dec. 28

8:30 a.m. — Hypodermic needle found at the parking garage on Olive Street.


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