Orange Police Logs: April 2 to April 5, 2020

Published: 4/10/2020 2:19:57 PM
Modified: 4/10/2020 2:19:41 PM
Thursday, April 2

9:22 a.m. — Caller complaining about a handicap parking issue at the complex, Red Brook Lane. She was referred to management.

9:38 a.m. — Caller requests to speak to an officer regarding larceny, East Main Street. On call back, party advised that she had a subject spend the night at her house as she is homeless. This morning she found that $500 was taken from her purse and she has video footage showing subject took it. The reporting party will provide a copy of the footage and then a complaint will be taken out.

12:43 p.m. — Passerby advises the barricades at the boat house are blowing into the street, East River Street. Cruiser dispatched.

1:34 p.m. — Party advises a black-colored SUV in the area, Mattawa Circle. Same has been there for some time. All set.

Friday, April 3

6:14 a.m. — Party states a shirtless man ran down the road past him and looked suspicious, Winter Street. He ended up on Bacon Street at the termination of the call. Both cruisers checked the area and were unable to locate anyone out.

11:40 a.m. — Party requesting a welfare check on her mother, East River Street. Party states her uncle has been trying to call for days and the number is ringing busy. Female has been sick. Reporting party states she is estranged from her mother and hasn’t heard from her in a while. Subject was located and she was in good health.

12:59 p.m. — Report of a suspicious motor vehicle in the corner of the cornfield, Fairman Road. All was in order with vehicle.

2:23 p.m. — Party states he received a doctor’s note for an employee who has tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 and learned the party is currently shopping.

2:37 p.m. — Party advises approximately 10 minutes ago her daughter saw a man wearing all black go roaming through the woods, Lake Avenue. Reporting part advises this is the third time they have seen someone roaming through the woods.

3:57 p.m. — Party advises that a vehicle has been parked for the past seven hours with a man sitting in it, Fairman Road. Officer made contact with the vehicle and the operator.

4:13 p.m. — Party requesting an officer attempt to make contact with a subject and have him email or contact the school on Monday, Cheney Street. Officer made contact with the guardian who advised that they would pass along the message. She informed officer that the man involved had lied to them and stated that he had been in contact.

10:01 p.m. — Caller advises a resident and someone else in the parking lot arguing, East River Street. Officers responded and spoke to the involved parties. It was later determined that the man involved was intoxicated and had seen another party driving by that he had an issue with in the past. The man began yelling and causing a scene, which prompted all of the calls. The man’s brother advised he would care for him the remainder of the evening.

10:55 p.m. — Party advised that they are at it again and someone got punched in the face, East River Street. Second call from resident stating she heard a scream.

Saturday, April 4

1:49 a.m. — Party requests a welfare check on his friend who is staying at the Travel Inn, Daniel Shays Highway. Reporting party was quite vulgar, advises he swears a lot when he gets excited. Upon arrival spoke with party who stated she is fine. She advised the reporting party is intoxicated and she wants him to stop calling and bothering her. Reporting party was advised of same.

5:49 a.m. — Call returned to party who claims she heard her neighbor’s child say, “no, no” and it was disturbing to her, Brookside Road. Party then stated they have five dogs and many cats who are not let outdoors. Party was advised to talk with her landlord. Officer drove by the residence, all was quiet and lights were off.

8:10 a.m. — Caller advising of suspicious behavior, West Main Street.

8:42 a.m. — Party advises she hasn’t seen her neighbor in four days, Red Brook Lane. She advises there is an awful smell also coming from the back hallway. Officers responded and made contact with the woman. Everything appeared to be fine.

2:19 p.m. — Loss prevention at Walmart requests officers for man who concealed an item in his pockets and has a large arcade type item in his cart, East Main Street. Party called back to advise the man left the cart with the large item in the store and he still has something in his pocket. He is getting into a gray sedan, while still on the line, man turned around and came back into the store. Officers responded and apprehended the man in the parking lot. He was escorted back inside and the items that he concealed were retrieved. The man was issued a no-trespass notice from Walmart Asset Protection staff.

4:36 p.m. — Party requesting an officer as it appears that someone attempted to kick in her door, High Street. Reporting party advised prior to officer’s arrival that she already went through the house and secured the damage door. She said the house is vacant and there is nothing inside that could be stolen. No other damage was found. She was advised this incident would be logged.

6:45 p.m. — Party would like to speak with an officer about having someone removed from the residence, East River Street. Officer returned call and options discussed.

8:06 p.m. — Party advises his neighbor is playing the music too loudly, Congress Street. Advised neighbors of the complaint and music was turned down.

9:08 p.m. — Party advises he heard what sounded like shots fired in the area, Mechanic Street. He does not know the location that they came from.

Sunday, April 5

6:02 a.m. — Burglar alarm, New Athol Road. Officers responded and checked the area. All seems secured.

6:50 a.m. — Loud barking dog, West Myrtle Street. Has been going on since 4:45 a.m., caller states it is an ongoing problem. Dog is outside, people are home. Officer attempted to make contact with the owner of the dog but was unsuccessful.

9:12 a.m. — Officer wanted, East Main Street. Officers responded and spoke with involved parties. The situation was mediated and the reporting party left the scene.

1:14 p.m. — Clerk reports finding what looks like drug paraphernalia, East Main Street. Officer responded and disposed of the items.

1:30 p.m. — Multiple callers reporting a motorcycle accident with two parties injured, Main Street. Male operator lost control of the motorcycle and both parties were ejected. One patient was taken by LIFESTAR to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and second patient was transported to Athol Hospital.

2:30 p.m. — Walk-in to the station advising he located an oxygen tank next to a dumpster at Pinecrest, East River Street. He wanted the police department to have it in case someone called that was missing one.

4:16 p.m. — Party reporting that people still keep congregating on the bench in the back of the park that abuts his property, East River Street. Same advised there is a “weird guy” out there now who doesn’t seem to get the message that the park is closed. Officer responded and checked the area. Man was spotted and he was walking alone on South Main Street.

6:00 p.m. — Officer was flagged down by party complaining about neighbor’s dog barking at around 4 a.m., West Myrtle Street. Officer informed party to contact the animal control officer and/or take it up to the Selectboard as this is an ongoing issue. Officer also advised that officers went up to this house numerous times when called. Officer called owner and advised him of the complaint. Owner states “dogs go outside at 4 a.m. and stay outside about 15 minutes.” Owner also added that other dogs in the neighborhood are barking as well. Officer advised owner to call the police immediately when party is on their property to do anything.

6:38 p.m. — 911 caller states party is at it again and they need the police, West Myrtle Street. Reporting party stated party is blowing an air horn and they can’t take it anymore. Officers responded and found party upset with neighbor letting their dogs out at 4 a.m. and waking up the neighborhood. Neighbor spoken with and will switch from 4 to 8 a.m. Neighbor also advised report will be forwarded to animal control officer as three neighbors are all complaining about his dogs barking causing a nuisance.

9:31 p.m. — Party calling stating that he brought his dogs out and subject started blowing his air horn again, West Myrtle Street. Reporting party would like to file harassment charges. Both units responded back and reporting party claims subject blew his air horn at his dogs that were out for five minutes only. Subject said dogs barking longer and that he can’t take it and wants a resolution.

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