Montague Police Logs: April 15 to May 5, 2021

Published: 5/26/2021 6:03:16 PM
Montague, April 15

6:39 a.m. — Montague Police Department gets a couple of calls from a man talking about recent police activity in another state and repeating “Black Lives Matter.” No response to dispatcher asking if assistance was needed. Caller just keeps yelling and getting louder when dispatcher tries to speak.

Montague, April 16

8:29 a.m. — Montague Police Department gets two calls. In one, the caller would only say, “You know why you’re scared honey.” The other played a recording before hanging up.

Montague, April 17

6:43 p.m. — A Fourth Street caller reporting her daughter’s bicycle has been stolen. Described as a purple Huffy bike with green around the frame. Serial number 5431912420JR. Units will keep an eye out, will contact if located.

Montague, April 20

6:15 a.m. — An East Main Street caller reports a heavy smell of diesel fuel in the area. Unsure where it is coming from but as soon as he drove into the downtown area, he could smell it in his car. Officer on scene advising it looks like a vehicle spilled fluid approximately 50 yards. Fire Department put down Speedy Dry.

1:06 p.m. — Report of a syringe behind a bench on Avenue A. Items disposed of.

1:16 p.m. — Report of two to three teenagers under the tent closest to Hillcrest Elementary School on Griswold Street; advised the tent was vandalized overnight. Caller unsure if the teens there now were involved but they are not supposed to be there.

1:36 p.m. — Report of a truck driving on the bike path near Depot Street. Red Toyota, extended cab pickup, no lights or markings on it, unknown plate. Officers James Ruddock and Nathan Pervere searched the area. Spoke with the parties who advised vehicle exited the bike path. Spoke with driver of attached vehicle who advised he works for FirstLight Power.

Montague, April 22

2:45 p.m. — A Hillside Avenue caller reports that someone posing as her cousin is messaging her asking her to send multiple gift cards in $100 denominations and send them photos of the cards. Caller corresponded with the person initially but realized it was a scam and did not purchase any cards.

Montague, April 23

2:02 p.m. — Brush fire near the train tracks near Turners Falls and Ferry roads.

Montague, April 24

10:23 p.m. — Report of a motorcycle accident near East Main and Bridge streets. Caller states operator is unconscious. Officer James Ruddock reports it is not as reported. Operator slid in the sand. Operator signed a medical refusal and is getting a ride home. Will make arrangements for the motorcycle to be towed. No signs of intoxication.

Montague, April 27

4 p.m. — Caller requests an officer meet him at Springdale Cemetery to check out an illegal dumping situation. Chief Christopher Williams confirmed a mattress and tires were dumped in the tree line of the cemetery. Sgt. James Deery not positive which church maintains that cemetery, possibly Our Lady of Czestochowa. Message left.

Montague, April 29

9:47 p.m. — A Third Street caller states someone threw a brick through his back car window while driving on L Street. Area checked; unable to determine where the item was thrown from.

Montague, May 1

9:57 a.m. — Walk-in advising there is a large amount of trash, paint cans and other hazardous material dumped in the cemetery. Ongoing issue.

2:53 p.m. — Caller in the area of the general store on Main Street reports a gray Nissan Altima hit another passing car on Turners Falls Road and was swerving significantly. Craig D. Malek, 36, of Main Road in Colrain, was arrested for OUI-liquor over .08 percent.

Montague, May 2

6:39-6:42 a.m. — Montague Police Department gets a call of a recording playing with a man in the background talking about not going to college.

12:35 p.m. — Report of a syringe in the parking area of Unity Park. Syringe recovered.

Montague, May 3

9:59 a.m. — Report of a patron throwing things in the lobby of the Post Office on Avenue A. Upset over being told he has to wear a mask due to it being a federal building. Reportedly broke a computer monitor. Patrick Thomas Cavanaugh, 35, of Avenue A in Turners Falls, was arrested for disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of property less than $1,200, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Montague, May 5

6:05 a.m. — Montague Police Department gets calls with recorded messages regarding religion.

8:19 p.m. — Caller at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter on Sandy Lane advising there was a sick raccoon falling down in the parking lot that then made its way to the town dump. After observing it for a while, he determined it was in bad shape, so he put it down with a single shot from his handgun. He placed the animal in a bag and put it in a dumpster.




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