Montague Police Logs: June 15 to June 27, 2020

Published: 7/14/2020 12:48:50 PM
Montague, June 15

8:06 a.m. — Caller’s wife’s vehicle and brother’s vehicle on Walnut Street broken into overnight. Delayed response due to call volume. Some items were turned over to Officer Justin Moody on a detail, retrieved by Officer Michael Sevene. Will be returned to owners.

8:26 a.m. — Caller reports his wife’s vehicle was rummaged through overnight on Turnpike Road. Vehicle was unlocked. Caller advised he has two subjects on surveillance going through the vehicle at 3:42 a.m.

8:51 a.m. — Report of breaking and entering into an unlocked vehicle on Dell Street. Laptop stolen.

9:09 a.m. — Another report of a vehicle on Dell Street that was broken into.

11:07 p.m. — An Avenue A caller states he was jumped by four people — three men and one woman — one of which had a gun and struck him in the back of the head. Stated he has a welt on the back of his head and is bleeding. Officers dispatched. AMR ambulance contacted.

Montague, June 16

10 p.m. — A Coolidge Avenue caller reports a man in his 30s was looking in and knocking on his daughter’s window about seven minutes ago. Stated she went outside with a flashlight to try to locate the man but he was gone. Officer Jacob Lapean advised. K-9 deployed but unable to locate man. Reporting party also reports there was a white SUV aimlessly driving around that she believes may be linked to the man who was looking in her daughter’s window.

Montague, June 18

2:06 p.m. — A Main Street caller reports a 6- to 7-foot-long snake in a tree in his yard. Contacted environmental protection officer dispatch, who advised it is likely a milk snake, which is not venomous and should not be a hazard.

Montague, June 19

4:54 a.m. — A Dry Hill Road caller states there is a bear on her back porch. States she had an officer at her house a couple of days ago and it had moved on. Caller is concerned the bear is injured and keeps coming back to her house every night, and this morning it’s on her back porch and not moving. Called back to say the bear had left her porch and went toward the woods.

Montague, June 21

6:50 p.m. — A Montague Street caller states that last night she heard a tapping sound on her bedroom window at around 10:30 p.m. and this morning she found footprints outside her window and outside of her daughter’s window. Caller also smelled cigarette smoke and then found a Marlboro cigarette butt near her window.

7:31 p.m. — Employee of Family Dollar on Avenue A reports a man threw money at her and then walked out of the store with an item. Man involved called police to make sure police knew it was him and that he paid for the item. Involved came to police station and stated he wanted the employee charged for making a false police report. Sgt. James Deery advised she did not make a false police report, since both their stories matched up. The man, who grew upset, called Deery derogatory names before leaving.

Montague, June 23

7:28 a.m. — A Turners Falls Road caller believes someone is vandalizing/sabotaging their property. Ongoing issue. Advised to call when they see the vehicle near the house again.

Montague, June 24

1:24 p.m. — Reporting party calling on behalf of one of Family Dollar’s store managers who had money stolen yesterday. Advised incident was caught on surveillance and can show an officer is available.

2:07 p.m. — A Main Street caller called back about a snake on his property. Environmental protection officer believed it was a milk snake, but he believes it is a boa constrictor. Environmental protection officer will send someone out.

Montague, June 25

8:28 p.m. — A Lake Pleasant Road caller reports her grandmother’s ex-boyfriend is at the house, verbally arguing with her parents and using a chainsaw to intimidate them. Taken into protective custody.

Montague, June 27

6:36 a.m. — Two calls for a dog with a possibly injured paw in the Food City plaza. Officer Michael Sevene located the dog. Injured back leg. Dog is calm but won’t let anyone touch its back leg. Owner, who is homeless, showed up but unable to afford medical care for the dog. Regional kennel will not release the dog to the owner. Kennel staff requests extra patrols due to owner’s behavior.

7:19 p.m. — A Hatchery Road caller would like it on record that someone stole a nice wheelbarrow from her property and left an old, broken one.

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