Montague Police Logs: Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, 2022

Published: 12/5/2022 6:48:28 PM
Modified: 12/5/2022 6:48:06 PM
Friday, Nov. 11

6:51 p.m. — Caller on East Main Street reports a possibly intoxicated individual left a bar headed toward Greenfield driving a gray Ford Explorer. Officer advised.

9:39 p.m. — Caller near Walnut Street on Montague City Road reports the roadway is flooded. Department of Public Works was contacted.

Saturday, Nov. 12

9:13 a.m. — Caller on Ripley Road reports four mailboxes were smashed sometime overnight. Officer advised.

4:01 p.m. — Caller on Turnpike Road states she has video footage of two male individuals taking a dirt bike and four-wheeler from her lawn at around 7 p.m. the night before. Officer advised.

8:22 p.m. — Detective called while on scene of an unattended death involving a male party in Northampton. He requested an officer notify a female party. Cause of death was unknown at this time. Officer advised.

9:01 p.m. — Caller on K Street states someone was setting off fireworks. Caller was unsure if the fireworks were on K Street or L Street. Officer advised.

9:02 p.m. — Caller on G Street reports there were people being loud down the street from her and possibly setting off fireworks.

Sunday, Nov. 13

1:57 a.m. — Caller on Federal Street reports ongoing issues with neighbors who are banging things against the wall, causing a disturbance and knocking her photos down. Caller states officers were at her house recently for similar complaints.

2:10 p.m. — Caller on Turnpike Road states a tan-colored dog with a green collar was wandering into his yard with no tags. Dog was placed in a kennel.

3:09 p.m. — Caller on Emond Avenue reports her dog got loose and they were looking for him. Dog was described as a tan-colored lab with a white belly, blue eyes and a green collar. Caller to pick up the dog at the kennel the following morning.

4:20 p.m. — Caller on Federal Street looking to speak with an officer about an ongoing situation involving trespassing. She states when she came home, her neighbor was sitting on her porch. Caller had requested charges be filed for trespassing, will call again if anything else happens.

4:27 p.m. — Caller on Keith Street reports there are kids getting high and playing loud music, causing a disturbance. No noise upon officer’s arrival. Officer advised them of the complaint.

11:24 p.m. — Shelburne Control advised the Fire Department is responding to Lightlife Foods on Industrial Boulevard for an HVAC issue and for smoke seen in the building.

Monday, Nov. 14

8:57 a.m. — Walk-in from Ferry Road reports a stop sign and a detour sign have gone missing from the road. Department of Public Works was notified.

9:07 a.m. — Caller on North Taylor Hill Road reports her dog was outside on her porch and is now gone. Dog is an old tan-colored Labradoodle.

12:25 p.m. — An employee at Cumberland Farms on Montague City Road reports an unwanted male was bothering customers inside and outside the store.

4:04 p.m. — Possible drug activity reported on Fourth Street involving a gray pickup truck.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

10:29 a.m. — Employee from Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center on Migratory Way requests police presence due to several people protesting in front of the main entrance to the building. Protesters were on public property. No issues.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

5:18 p.m. — Greenfield officer on East Mineral Road requests backup to locate a person wanted in connection with a stabbing that happened at 4:30 p.m. that day. Greenfield officer requested that other officers stop bus transit from Greenfield to Orange. A bus was stopped but no one on the bus matched the description of the wanted individual.

5:30 p.m. — Caller from the Montague Village Store on Main Street states she wants to file a report about an individual who’s been harassing her and her business online. Individual has been posting on social media, speaking negatively about her business. Caller is worried about the harassment being taken to the next level and is worried about possible vandalism. No specific threats have been made at this time. Caller was advised of legal options.

5:55 p.m. — Caller on Morris Avenue reports a suspicious man was walking around tapping on windows saying he was from a solar company. Solicitation paperwork was put on file.

Thursday, Nov. 17

6:48 a.m. — Vehicle rollover at the intersection of Turners Falls and Hatchery roads. Officers responded. Department of Public Works was contacted about icy road conditions.

7:18 a.m. — Caller on East Mineral Road reports a deer carcass was dumped by the guardrail. Department of Public Works advised.

11:28 a.m. — Officers arrested Hector R. Zapata, 43, of Third Street in Turners Falls, at the laundromat on Third Street on a warrant.

10:14 p.m. — Caller from Greenfield Road requests officers come back to her residence as her daughter had returned and was harassing her. Caller wanted her removed and wanted to file a restraining order. Daughter was provided courtesy transport.

10:24 p.m. — Caller on Bangs Street requests an officer because his landlord was making aggressive threats. Situation has been going on for the last nine months and is getting worse. Caller said the most recent threat was when the landlord removed the doors from their residence. While it hasn’t gotten physical, there have been times when the landlord was blocking his way so he couldn’t get out of the apartment. Caller was advised of options.

10:28 p.m. — Multiple calls regarding a bonfire on Madison Avenue.

Friday, Nov. 18

Noon — Caller on L Street reports seeing a man around the neighborhood several times who approached her house on Halloween and tried to enter her home when she opened the door. He was on her porch again today looking in the windows.

2:44 p.m. — Caller on L Street states a man has been showing up at her house and went to her back door. Her husband answered and said, “Don’t come back here.” Man left on foot. Caller was advised to call again if the man returns so officers can make contact with him.

5:05 p.m. — Two-vehicle accident reported on Park Street. An ambulance was declined but a tow company was requested.


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