Montague Police Logs: June 27 to July 10, 2021

Published: 8/2/2021 3:58:54 PM
Montague, June 27

6:57 a.m. — Caller on Chestnut Street reports hearing a loud explosion-type noise and then the power went out. No odors. Officer Joshua Dobosz on scene. Turners Falls Fire Department determined a squirrel was the culprit. Shelburne Control contacting Eversource.

7:12 a.m. — Syringes (used and unused) and Narcan on the ground on Turners Falls Road. Officer Joshua Dobosz advised.

12:05 p.m. — Report of a stolen catalytic converter off of the caller’s vehicle on Avenue A.

12:16 p.m. — Report of a fire in a mulch bed along the tree belt on the Canal Street end of Fourth Street.

3:42 p.m. — Report of an intoxicated woman pulling her pants down and causing a scene in front of children behind the Great Falls Discovery Center by the river. Units located the woman; not intoxicated enough for protective custody. Will be providing courtesy transport back to her residence by Chief Christopher Williams.

Montague, June 28

6:12-6:13 a.m. — Dispatcher receives call from caller playing recordings of religious nature.

6:14 a.m. — Dispatcher receives call from caller yelling “taser, taser, taser.”

6:16 a.m. — Dispatcher receives call from caller asking “What do you think about gay cops?” and making references to California.

6:17 a.m. — Dispatcher receives call from caller saying “You’re young honey, you’re young,” then disconnected the line.

8:04 a.m. — Report of a broken window in a school van parked behind Sheffield Elementary School on Crocker Avenue.

12:09 p.m. — Caller at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter on Sandy Lane requesting assistance with a party there for their dog. The dog has not been there for approximately 10 months, but the party came there wanting to see all of their dogs and believes the dog is in fact there. Officers spoke with that party; party moved along.

Montague, June 29

4:08 p.m. — Caller on Turners Falls Road reporting a package was stolen off her stoop yesterday and that her husband’s bicycle was stolen on May 26. Amazon has reimbursed the caller for the stolen package; Amazon had a photo of the package delivered. Officer Michael Sevene advised caller is aware not much can be done regarding the bike due to the time lapse since it was taken. Description on record in case it is recovered later — gray Fuji hybrid bicycle with two bottle holders.

Montague, June 30

9:07 a.m. — Report of drug paraphernalia and needles on the dirt path between Park and High streets. Items disposed of.

11:24 a.m. — Catalytic converter theft reported on Second Street. Caller said he already had the vehicle towed.

3:04 p.m. — Caller reporting that while in her car at the Walgreens parking area, she witnessed a young woman shoot up drugs while sitting in a long black sedan. Caller states an older man is driving the vehicle, which she followed down Avenue A until it turned into the Great Falls Discovery Center parking lot. Chief Christopher Williams advised parties are not in the area.

4:24 p.m. — Several calls reporting a large branch down on 11th Street. All units advised. Eversource advised.

4:24 p.m. — Caller reporting a tree down blocking Montague City Road. No wires down that the caller can see. All units advised. DPW and Fire Department advised.

4:30 p.m. — Caller reporting a tree down on Charron Street with wires. All units advised. Turners Falls Fire Department and DPW advised. It appears to be power lines down on Charron Street. Also wires down on Avenue C, but those look like cable lines. Eversource updated. Dispatch will contact Comcast and Verizon once Eversource has cleared the scene.

4:53 p.m. — Caller reporting a manhole cover that appears to be popped up causing a traffic hazard. States it is on Avenue A between Food City and Greenfield Savings Bank. Officer James Ruddock advised. Confirmed location, DPW copied via radio. En route.

Montague, July 1

11:03 a.m. — Two Amazon packages reported stolen from the Crocker Building. Caught on surveillance.

Montague, July 2

8:32 a.m. — Caller reporting a tree down on wires blocking the road about 100 yards from the Route 47/Route 63 intersection on Main Street.

Montague, July 4

4:21-4:32 a.m. — Dispatcher gets call. Open line with unknown noises in the background.

4:51-4:52 a.m. — Caller making noise but no voice contact.

12:35 p.m. — Caller talking about a recent court case in the media and making rude comments toward the dispatcher.

12:37-12:38 p.m. — Open line but no voice contact.

12:57 p.m. — Caller talking about a court case in the media.

5:41 p.m. — Caller states there is a hypodermic needle on the side of the road in the alley behind 101 Fourth St. Needle retrieved.

6:15 p.m. — Caller states there is a lot of white smoke coming from along the wood line behind the paper mill. Shelburne Control notified, toning out Turners Falls Fire Department. Smoke determined to be coming from Summit Avenue in Greenfield.

Montague, July 5

1:26 p.m. — Anonymous caller on Seventh Street reporting that new tenants in the building have been “tapping in” to other people’s electricity and they are riding motorized bikes up and down the streets with no helmets.

1:31 p.m. — Caller had a loose dog jump into her vehicle on Greenfield Road. Officer Nathan Pervere met the caller at the shelter. He found contact information on the collar and contacted the owner. They are on their way to pick up the dog. Dog returned to its owner.

8:17 p.m. — Caller at Ce Ce’s Chinese Restaurant at 51 Avenue A reporting a fire in the kitchen, states they are trying to put it out. Transferred to Shelburne Control. Officers James Ruddock and Michael Sevene advised.

Montague, July 6

6:04-6:06 a.m. — Dispatcher gets call. No voice contact, just radio playing in the background.

2:10 p.m. — Caller would like it on record that she went to the family gravesite at St. Anne’s Cemetery and found more evidence of vandalism. This is a recurring issue.

5:45 p.m. — Officer checking on a report of a deer injured on the side of Center Street. Officer Joshua Dobosz advising one round used to dispatch the injured deer. DPW will come by in the morning to pick up the deer.

8:48 p.m. — Caller states her son was near the Little League fields on Crocker Avenue and was chased by a bear cub. He ran home, but believes there are still other kids there. Area checked; no bears seen.

10:56 p.m. — Caller on Third Street states someone from next door just stole her wallet and she would like to speak to an officer about getting it back.

Montague, July 7

2:49 p.m. — Caller on North Leverett Road reporting someone opened an account in his name at a bank that he is not a member of. Caller is not available to bring the documents today but advised he will come in tomorrow morning.

7:06 p.m. — Caller on Park Villa Drive reporting someone is trying to get into her computer by pretending to be “Norton,” and wanting her to install things. Caller states she already has Norton protection on her computer. Caller advised to contact an IT support person, or Staples in Greenfield may be able to assist.

11:28 p.m. — Caller on High Street states he was just jumped near his house and he knows who did it and where they live. Caller states he was punched in the face, but refusing EMS. Sgt. Peter Lapachinski providing courtesy transport home for the caller. Now trying to locate possible suspect. Officer spoke with involved male who stated he had not seen the caller tonight.

Montague, July 8

7:44 a.m. — Caller on Third Street reporting her iPad had been stolen. Last seen two days ago, noticed it was missing around 4 p.m. yesterday.

8:15 a.m. — Caller on North Leverett Road is requesting to speak to an officer regarding an account that was opened in his name without his knowledge. He brought paperwork with him.

12:21 p.m. — Caller on Third Street reporting a man was going door to door asking people for their utility bills. Caller states she lunged at the man and he punched her in the face. Caller advised she is not hurt, declined medical attention. Caller is standing in the Cutlery parking lot. Man is standing nearby, long-sleeve shirt, black pants, black shoes. Caller advised there are witnesses in the area. No soliciting applications/permits on file for either man. Both have been spoken to before for soliciting without a permit. Officer Michael Sevene advised. All parties spoken with. Men deny hitting the caller. Caller admitted to chasing the men. None of the parties wanted to pursue the matter.

7:22 p.m. — Caller states a man smashed the window on the front door of North Village Smokehouse on his way out. He is with a woman and a child on a blue bike. Officer Jamal Holland out with involved woman on Bangs Street.

Montague, July 10

11:02 a.m. — Caller on Hatchery Road reporting there is a lot of blood in her garage. Not sure if it was from animals that got in overnight since the door was open. Caller states there are pools of blood, some dried and some not. Caller states all her own animals appear to be fine, and there is no evidence of animal parts left behind, just the blood. Officer Nathan Pervere advised. Appears to be from an animal that was dragged out from the barn.

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