Montague Police Logs: April 1 to April 13, 2021

Published: 5/11/2021 4:05:40 PM
Montague, April 1

6:45 a.m. — A Federal Street caller states there is a fire in the upstairs bathroom. All parties are out of the house. Call transferred to Shelburne Control. Officer Cody Wells advised. Fire extinguished before officers’ arrival.

2:54 p.m. — Postmaster at the Turners Falls Post Office on Avenue A advising someone found a “bag of powder” outside the Post Office, brought it in and left it on a counter. Chief Christopher Williams retrieved the item.

7:22 p.m. — Trooper Michael Leslie requests an officer assist him with an aggressive dog at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter on Sandy Lane. Officer Cody Wells advised.

Montague, April 2

8:14 a.m. — A Canal Street caller found a cigarette in the cap of his gas tank; requests to speak with an officer.

11:09 a.m. — Someone calls the station playing a recording but did not speak to dispatch.

2:35 p.m. — Report of two incidents where several subjects stole from the job site at Cold River Mining Corp. on Masonic Avenue. Group of women stole rocks, etc., on March 30 and a man stole pallets on April 1. Images on surveillance.

3:07 p.m. — A Bridge Street caller requests the arrest of his landlord for putting something in his mailbox. Caller advised of options by Officer Cody Wells; referred to Post Office.

3:35 p.m. — Report of a hit-and-run at Food City on Avenue A; minor damage to caller’s vehicle. Chief Christopher Williams advised.

7:02 p.m. — Scottie Payne, 56, of Turners Falls Road in Turners Falls, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, possession of a Class A drug (subsequent offense) and possession of a Class B drug (subsequent offense).

Montague, April 3

6:34 a.m. — Police received multiple calls; no verbal contact, just music playing. Another call from a man yelling “Hey, lady, do you believe in God?” multiple times and then hanging up.

11:19 a.m. — Caller played recording for duration of the call. Multiple calls; some included recordings, others the caller spoke briefly.

Noon — A Hillsdale Road caller reports that two of the neighbor’s dogs came onto her property and chased her. Caller is now safely inside her house. Unknown where the dogs are now. Officer Joshua Dobosz made contact with the owner of the dogs and advised them of the incident, spoke with the caller and advised her of her options. Copy of call left for animal control officer.

6:27 p.m. — Report of a woman tearing up vegetation on the riverbank in Gill, across from Unity Park. Shelburne Control advised.

Montague, April 4

5:41 a.m. — Six calls to the Police Department’s business line, using inappropriate language, referring to the call taker by vulgar names.

12:22 p.m. — Report of gunshots on West Mineral Road. Officer Joshua Dobosz checked the area; did not see or hear anything.

Montague, April 5

6:45-6:47 a.m. — The Police Department’s business line gets four calls, two making vulgar comments aimed at the call taker, one making comments regarding terrorists, and one making comments about recent news headlines.

1:26 p.m. — Police Department gets a call. It’s a recording playing on the line. Caller would only state, “At least you’re getting paid,” before disconnecting.

Montague, April 7

6:13 p.m. — Caller states she was traveling on Turners Falls Road and four motorcycles passed her at a high rate of speed on a double-solid line. Officer Cody Wells states they just passed him behind another car doing the speed limit; unable to catch back up with them at this time. Will keep an eye out.

Montague, April 8

3:55 p.m. — Driver on Canal Road bridge calls to report a vehicle swerved into his lane and they struck mirrors. Other vehicle (dark-colored truck, unknown plate) left the scene. Caller is pulled over on Canal Street. Officer Cody Wells requests a BOLO for dark-colored Chevrolet Silverado, unknown plate, approximately 2007 to 2010 model, missing top portion of driver’s side mirror. Shelburne Control and Greenfield Police Department advised.

Montague, April 9

7:11 p.m. — Caller at Cumberland Farms on Montague City Road states he and his friend were just called racial slurs by another man and then were threatened to be shot before the man left as a passenger in a white car. Units advised. Caller’s mother was in the store at the time of the call. Mother knew the driver. Chief Christopher Williams attempting to make contact with driver via phone. Williams spoke with the driver, who advised she and her two friends did not make contact with the kids at any point. Woman states she is friends with the boy’s mother and will contact her.

9:46 p.m. — Caller states he just pulled into the driveway of his girlfriend’s residence on Old State Road and observed what appeared to be a woman standing on the property staring at the house before running into the woods. Officer James Ruddock advised. Unable to locate.

Montague, April 10

5:35-5:43 a.m. — Police Department’s business line receives six calls. Three contained nonsensical statements. Two consisted of someone calling the call taker “an evil godless c***” and one consisted of what sounded like pre-recorded news clips.

9:22 p.m. — An L Street caller states that three men were walking by her apartment building, her dog barked, and the three men threatened to shoot the dog in the mouth.

Montague, April 11

11:40 a.m. — Caller repeatedly telling the dispatcher, “The party line, honey. The party line.”

4:56 p.m. — Caller states his wife crashed her car at the end of their street, Hemenway Road in Leverett, and then walked home. She stated she was not injured. Call transferred to Shelburne Control.

Montague, April 13

6:47 a.m. — Police Department’s business line got multiple calls with inappropriate sexual comments.


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