Montague Police Logs: April 29 to May 19, 2024

Published: 05-21-2024 3:17 PM

Monday, April 29

6:26 a.m. — Reporting party states he got a text from a neighbor saying that two people slept in her garage last night on Wills Ferry Road. Parties were advised by officers to stay off private property and out of garages.

7:21 p.m. — Caller on East Taylor Hill Road reports her 8-year-old daughter told her that between 6 and 7 p.m. the day before, she was playing outside and a man in a light blue older pickup truck drove by, stopped and waved at her, then drove away, looped back around and started waving at her again. The daughter ran inside and told the reporting party. Caller wanted the incident on record.

Tuesday, April 30

11:10 a.m. — Reporting party is concerned that an unregistered truck is parked at the corner of 12th and G streets with two people and two dogs living in it. Officer spoke with the occupants and advised them that the vehicle would be towed Friday at noon. Reporting party was also advised.

6:44 p.m. — Reporting party states his elderly mother is being scammed on Facebook. She sent someone $600 for a cat. Caller was advised of her options.

Wednesday, May 1

11:00 a.m. — Caller from East Main Street reports one entire side of her car was keyed overnight. Officer to stop by her house when available.

1:13 p.m. — Property manager from a Federal Street property reports someone broke into a locked garage and stole a lawn mower and a snow blower. Report taken.

4:14 p.m. — A traffic stop on Montague City Road resulted in the arrest of Danielle Louise Burgh, 41, of Phillips Street in Greenfield, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Thursday, May 2

4:59 a.m. — Walk-in to the station requests to speak to an officer as he woke up in the morning and believes someone was in his apartment. Reporting party states he couldn’t see any features on the individual as he wears glasses and had them off at the time this happened. Walk-in reports he looked around his apartment and did not notice anything out of place, however he did notice $70 was missing from his wallet when he checked. Was advised of options.

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6:04 a.m. — Caller reports a male party who resides on the first floor of their apartment building on Third Street is yelling and making threats and inappropriate comments toward her and her daughter. Caller indicated she has to leave soon and feels uncomfortable leaving with the male downstairs. Upon speaking with the male party, he advised he watches adult films with the volume up high, which he says is the reason the reporting party is calling. Reporting party states they do not listen to his videos, however they have concerns over the male party and the comments he makes. Reporting party is worried for the safety of her juvenile daughter due to past comments and nature of the situation. Both parties were advised of their options.

Friday, May 3

7:10 p.m. — Caller on Fifth Street reports smoke coming from a third-floor apartment. Food found to have caught on fire in a pan.

Saturday, May 4

2:36 p.m. — Reporting party states there are four or five kids playing in the gravel area near the railroad tracks on East Main Street and it’s annoying him and his dog. Kids are not playing on the tracks. Officer advising the situation is not as reported. Teenagers are recording a video, their father is with them and they are far enough away from the tracks that it is not a hazard. They are also not causing a disturbance and are fine to remain in the area.

4:01 p.m. — Reporting party states he witnessed someone get rear-ended in the area of Cumberland Farms on Montague City Road and there was significant damage. The vehicles are in the roadway. Officer spoke to the parties involved and they stated they were handling it themselves. Minor damage sustained.

Sunday, May 5

8:51 p.m. — Disturbance reported on East Main Street. Found to be a verbal argument between roommates over burnt taco shells. Both parties were advised of their options.

Monday, May 6

3:35 p.m. — Reporting party from First Street states he is on his way home and his wife called him to say someone put a tote in front of her car and it says “do not steal” on it. He is concerned about who put it there and why. Tote was still there when the caller got home. Officers advised.

Tuesday, May 7

4:08 p.m. — Reporting party from Vladish Avenue states there is a fire next door (an illegal burn) with heavy smoke and she is having trouble breathing in her house. Referred to the Turners Falls Fire Department.

11:53 p.m. — Reporting party from Power Town Apartments on Avenue A advises he has heard a dog barking for the past 40 minutes and he is unsure if anything might be wrong. Noise is coming from the area of the water about a block away. While speaking to the reporting party, caller indicated the dog had stopped barking. Advised to call back if noise continues and is bothersome.

Wednesday, May 8

1:45 p.m. — Walk-in to the station would like to speak to an officers about a scary Snapchat she received. Incident investigated.

6:59 p.m. — A traffic stop on Green Pond Road resulted in the arrest of Jeffrey Lewis Taylor, 29, of Montague Avenue in Lake Pleasant, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Thursday, May 9

12:11 p.m. — Employee from the Nouria gas station on Third Street advises a dog came into the store without an owner. Animal control responded and while there, the owner showed up and picked up the dog.

2:00 p.m. — Reporting party from Hillside Road states there is a suspicious vehicle parked in front of her house. Vehicle belongs to landscapers doing work on her property.

Friday, May 10

11:49 a.m. — Clay Francis Perry, 52, of Avenue A in Turners Falls, was arrested on two warrants on Avenue A.

4:44 p.m. — Reporting party at Avenue A and Fourth Street states there are three kids running around and screaming, and it appears there are no adults with them. Officers checked the area, no kids and no one screaming.

Saturday, May 11

10:53 a.m. — Walk-in to the station reports that twice last week there was a silver Prius speeding down Vladish Avenue in the afternoon causing unsafe conditions. Would like the area monitored after hours/around school release time. Officers advised.

2:59 p.m. — Reporting party states there are two male juveniles on the roof of the old factory building on Canal Street. Upon arrival officers advised there was no sign of entry into the building and no one around.

Sunday, May 12

10:55 a.m. — Reporting party is concerned about a white sports car and a dirt bike operating erratically in the area of Randall Wood Drive. Area checked, nothing found.

3:03 p.m. — Anonymous caller would like an officer to speak to a male party on Randall Road who is doing yard construction with heavy equipment on a Sunday, which is a bylaw violation. Caller does not know the exact address. All quiet upon officer’s arrival. There was a backhoe in one yard, but it was not running.

Monday, May 13

11:07 a.m. — Plant manager from Mayhew Steel Products advises that on Saturday night at around 11:20 p.m. a coyote came charging into the building through an open garage door. Animal ran around the building before being scared off by employees. Reporting party states they had seen this coyote in the daytime before and is concerned about the kids playing outside at the nearby daycare. Animal control officer notified.

Tuesday, May 14

8:50 a.m. — Caller reports he was just hit by another vehicle that went through a red light at Seventh Street and Avenue A and “T-boned” him. Female driver being transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center.

6:19 p.m. — Turners Falls Fire Department advises that motorcycles are weaving in and out of traffic on Millers Falls Road. Referred to an officer.

Wednesday, May 15

3:51 p.m. — Reporting party states there are four kids and one adult playing in the manger at Our Lady of Peace Church on Seventh Street. She reportedly asked them to stop and the adult was rude to her and ignored her. She would like them removed from the area. Officer spoke to the adult who stated the reporting party came up to them and started yelling and stating they aren’t allowed to be there. It is a bus stop that the children are dropped off at everyday. Nothing is ruined, the only thing there is the hay at this time.

Thursday, May 16

8:36 a.m. — Caller from Second Street reports his power washer was stolen sometime last night. Address has security cameras and a witness walking by at the time was able to say where the property was brought to and the estimated time it was taken. Officer requesting the landlord check the security footage for that hour.

12:26 p.m. — Reporting party from Hillside Road states she was chased into her house by two dogs that are now in her yard. Animal control officer notified. Dogs were brought to the animal shelter.

Friday, May 17

11:34 a.m. — Reporting party from Fifth Street states she got home and there were flowers on her steps and a note. She finds this suspicious. Last time there were flowers and Skittles. Caller wants it on record at this time.

Saturday, May 18

4:09 p.m. — Caller on Turners Falls Road states there is someone shooting a large gun or using explosives in the area. Officer checking an address for possible target shooting. Officer spoke with a male party who is shooting a hand gun at a metal target. Party is doing so legally and states he will be done for the day soon.

Sunday, May 19

5:40 p.m. — Caller on Avenue A states the fire alarm is sounding due to burnt plastic but all is well. Alarm stopped.