Montague Police Logs: Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, 2022

Published: 11/28/2022 3:38:28 PM
Monday, Oct. 31

6:14 p.m. — Caller on Federal Street states her husband went outside to take out the trash while it was still light out and has not come back. Caller is wheelchair-bound and cannot get up to look for him. Caller states she called her son but he hasn’t arrived. Officer advised the husband was standing in the driveway doing yard work. Husband went inside.

7:45 p.m. — Missing child reported in the area of the Montague Center Common. Child located.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

4:47 p.m. — Caller on Federal Street reports a stray dog wandering around.

6:10 p.m. — Caller on Federal Street found a yellow lab and wanted to bring it to the shelter. Officer advised.

10:54 p.m. — Caller near Avenue A and Third Street reports multiple people outside having a physical altercation. Officer located the individuals in the woods near the Third Street parking lot. Officer advised a Honda Civic was involved, with an unknown direction of travel. Officer advised the involved female who was potentially assaulted was being uncooperative, refused to provide information and denied any further type of service, including medical.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

10:36 a.m. — Employee at the F.L. Roberts gas station on Third Street wishes to issue a no trespassing order on a man who will no longer be allowed in the store. Caller would be going to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to have the man be formally served with paperwork.

12:10 p.m. — Caller on Millers Falls Road reports a wood chipper running on the side of the road unattended. Landscaping crew was located. No safety issues.

5:36 p.m. — Walk-in from Fourth Street looks to document that she did not receive some of her immigration paperwork after UPS reportedly delivered it.

Thursday, Nov. 3

2:12 p.m. — Caller near the Third Street parking lot is concerned that people are living in the woods. Officer spoke with the individuals that were in a tent on the knoll between Third and Fourth streets. Individuals state they will be moving into an interior living arrangement in a few days. No paraphernalia or trash was observed to cause any danger. Property is under the control of FirstLight Hydro Generating Co.

7:55 p.m. — Caller on Avenue A requests to speak with an officer in regards to past vandalism and breaking-and-entering over the past month. Caller has video footage to provide. An involved female would also come to the station later to speak with an officer.

Friday, Nov. 4

2:25 a.m. — Manager at Between the Uprights on Avenue A reports a woman, who she had to kick out of the bar following a heated argument, is still outside the bar even after closing and is making her uncomfortable. Manager indicated she was able to have a friend walk her to her vehicle. Involved female reportedly posted on Facebook that she was unable to get the manager tonight but would get her later. Caller advised nothing further happened but she was concerned the woman may retaliate at a later time.

7:08 a.m. — Supervisor at Johnson Controls on Industrial Boulevard reports a recently terminated employee showed up yelling and screaming. Male individual fled on a scooter or moped, was found at a nearby business by officers. He was advised not to return to the property. Supervisor was advised of options, would pursue a no trespassing order.

7:40 a.m. — Caller from an Avenue A apartment building states she has video footage of a neighbor entering her apartment while she was away multiple times and her belongings are missing. Caller later came into the station to fill out a statement form.

9:34 a.m. — Caller on Alice Street reports a black bear walking around the neighborhood.

4:59 p.m. — Caller on North Street reports two fisher cats walking around the neighborhood. Officers located a bobcat and pushed it back into the woods.

7:40 p.m. — Bartender from The Rendezvous on Third Street reports patrons approached him stating someone across the street was attempting to shoot people with little white pellets from some sort of pellet gun. Nobody was struck. Officer advised the pellets came from 75 or 77 Third St. Officer checked 75 Third St. and spoke to an individual who denied being involved, then checked 77 Third St. where nobody answered.

9:05 p.m. — Caller at 253 Farmacy on Millers Falls Road states he hit a coyote. Vehicle sustained some damage. Officer checked the area for evidence of a coyote. Officer advised there was damage to a sign in the parking lot.

Saturday, Nov. 5

11:47 a.m. — Walk-in from Depot Street reports a 2011 orange KTM dirt bike was stolen overnight.

12:29 p.m. — Officer checked on a motorcycle that had been in the Montague Bookmill parking lot for a week. Northampton Police attempted to make contact with the male individual, but discovered he no longer lives at the Florence address and now resides somewhere in Montague.

4:21 p.m. — Caller on Turners Falls Road reports her neighbor has been shooting his gun over the past couple days and she feels very uncomfortable. Officer advised her of options.

8:46 p.m. — Caller from Connecticut River Liquors on Avenue A reports a man in a wheelchair is outside harassing people as they walk by and go in and out of the store. More complaints received that he was soliciting money. Officer found the man and advised him not to go in front of the storefront anymore.

Sunday, Nov. 6

4:20 p.m. — Caller on Spring Street reports a man had walked into her house, but hurried back out the door after he saw her sitting in her chair. Officer searched the area, could not locate.

Monday, Nov. 7

10:03 a.m. — Manager from the Turners Falls Municipal Airport on Aviation Way called to report a suspicious vehicle that was partially blocking the driveway of 38 Industrial Boulevard, making it difficult for trucks to pull in. Manager said he would monitor the vehicle until 4 p.m. and then consider towing options.

4:54 p.m. — Caller walking on Avenue A across from St. Kazimierz Society saw a man urinating in the bushes and stumbling. Jorge Hernandez-Valezquez, of L Street in Turners Falls, was put into protective custody.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

7:52 a.m. — Walk-in from Turnpike Road reports his wife’s white and purple Mongoose mountain bike was stolen from their shed in the last day or so.

3:03 p.m. — Caller on South Prospect Street reports her neighbor’s dog is loose and she’s concerned because the dog has attacked her dog in the past. Officer advised.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

8:48 a.m. — Caller on Second Street reports someone broke into his car and took medication. Someone also reportedly threw garbage on the vehicle the night before.

3:46 p.m. — Accident with airbag deployment at the intersection of Avenue A and 11th Street. Ambulance and Turners Falls Fire Department responded. One driver was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Both vehicles were towed.

4:10 p.m. — Caller on Bridge Street reports his mother’s property was damaged during a structure fire the previous night at a neighboring property. Caller said the damage was consistent with a large vehicle not being able to make a corner while traffic was diverted. Damage was to shrubs, bushes and a fire hydrant. Caller requested the damage be on record and had already contacted the Fire Department.

5:04 p.m. — Caller on Second Street reports someone damaged the front door to his apartment.

5:26 p.m. — Caller on Millers Falls Road states someone damaged her garage door while she was at work.

11:23 p.m. — Caller on Turnpike Road states his vehicle struck a deer. Caller reports heavy damage to his vehicle including a smashed window and damage to the door.

Thursday, Nov. 10

12:15 p.m. — Caller on Fourth Street reports a large white dog is running loose in the area. Animal control responded.

1:59 p.m. — Caller on Oakman Street reports his lawn tractor is on fire. Call was transferred to Shelburne Control and police responded.

8:52 p.m. — Caller on Federal Street reports her neighbor was playing loud music, shaking her side of the house and waking her child. Officer spoke with both neighbors who stated there are ongoing issues between them. Options were explained.

Friday, Nov. 11

8:26 a.m. — Caller from the Aubuchon Hardware parking lot on Avenue A states a silver Saturn that has been parked there for two days exhibits heavy front-end damage. Officer advised.

11:06 a.m. — Alarm company for Greenfield Savings Bank on Avenue A reports various alarms sounding. Doors were secured and no alarms were sounding upon arrival.

1:49 p.m. — Multiple complaints about aggressive salespeople trying to sell phones and tablets outside of Family Dollar on Avenue A. Involved parties were advised of the complaints and said they had permission from Family Dollar to be there.


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