Police logs, June 12, to 15, 2016

Published: 6/17/2016 4:54:00 PM
Orange, June 12

10:16 a.m. — Control got a report that a bear just crossed Wheeler Avenue; no police service necessary.

10:37 a.m. — Control got a call that a picture was sent to the reporting person depicting a hand that was cut by glass; the reporting person is concerned that the person involved made a comment about having no reason to live; contact was made by officers and the involved person said they had no intention of causing harm to himself; the involved person said they got upset and he punched a mirror; Orange EMS treated the cut and the involved person refused transport; counseling options were suggested so personal problems could be dealt with.

6:30 p.m. — Report that an 11-year-old left the residence without telling his mother where he was going; state police and Orange officers conducted a search of the area, but during the search the child returned home; officers verified the child was home, and instructed him that in the future he needed to tell his mother where he is going to be.

Greenfield, June 13

12:11 p.m. — Despondent person reported from Federal Street where an involved male contacted the reporting person, to tell her to tell the kids goodbye, because he is going to jump off the French King Bridge, but he doesn’t have access to a vehicle and would be walking on foot to the bridge from the Federal Street area; officers searched the area, and dispatch pinged his telephone, which showed up as in Orange in the Lake Mattawa area; Orange Police were also notified; officers checked a number of locations but unable to locate; then an officer located the male, walking, who reported he is fine and didn’t mean any comments in a self-harming way; he indicated he did mean them as in, he wanted to leave, get away from things around here; he said he didn’t state he was going to jump in front of an Amtrak train, but was going to get on the train, which was consistent with what he was saying on scene; the involved male indicated he has no feelings, nor intentions to harm himself; he was given options if needed, and he indicated he was aware of them, and no evidence for Section 12 process; the reporting person was advised.

1:57 p.m. — Fraud reported on Oak Street, where the caller reported she was contacted by a Remote Computer Repair Company she used about four years ago who informed her that they owed her $200; they requested access to her computer and bank account, which she did; she said they “mistakenly,” placed $2,000 into her checking account, and requested she send them the difference of $1,800 by Western Union, to an address in the Philippines; she found they only transferred $2,000 from her savings account, and she is contacting her bank; she was advised, and will contact the officer if she is at a financial loss.

2:18 p.m. — Request that police check the welfare of a person, the reporting person states that a black male, driving a black Mercedes, is following a female pushing a stroller with two kids in it; the reporting person states the vehicle is driving in the roadway, and making it difficult for cars to pass as well; the reporting person spoke to the female and she states that his vehicle does have a car seat; found the father of the children running blocker, while mom and the children were on a narrow/blind stretch of roadway.

3:50 p.m.— Caller from Elm Street reports she lost a black Nike bag, with contacts and contact solution inside, in the area of the jail.

3:53 p.m. — Report of lost property on Cheapside Street where the caller says she left her Apple MacBook Air on the roof of her car, and believes she lost it between Deerfield , Greenfield, or Turners Falls.

9:07 p.m. — Caller from Dollar General on Federal Street where the manager reports a vehicle parked in the rear lot of the building near several pieces of construction machinery, there is someone in the vehicle and had been there for several hours; officer found the involved person, who stated he had painted one of the trailers present, and was checking on it, as well as making sure all the other equipment was present.

11:46 p.m. — Reporting person from Valero gas station on the Mohawk Trail states a male operator was drinking from an open container at this location, and the caller states that two other customers advised of seeing the same thing; the vehicle was seen headed toward the center of town, but unsure if the vehicle got onto the highway; officer sent, but gone on arrival of police.

Montague, June 13

11:55 a.m. — Report of an assault at the Turners Falls High School on Turnpike Road where two students were involved in an altercation, and one student reportedly attacked another one; officer responded, and report taken.

1:49 p.m. — Report of a minor accident in the Food City parking lot, two vehicles involved, no injuries reported; information was exchanged.

2:21 p.m. — Reporting person from JP Tire and Auto on Second Street says he is being harassed by his landlord, and stated the landlord has continually been on the property, that he has “accosted,” the employees and delivery people, as well as reportedly been slandering the reporting person; officer advised the reporting person of options.

2:41 p.m. — Fire alarm activated at Rite Aid on Avenue A, and showing smoke detector in vestibule; Turners Falls Fire Department sent and confirmed someone had been smoking in the vestibule, triggering the alarm.

9:25 p.m. — Officer moved several subjects along in the skate park after hours.

Orange, June 13

9 a.m. — Harassment noted on South Main Street where an officer was made aware of a female student being touched inappropriately by a male student; officer contacted the parent of the male, trying to set up a meeting, and mother hung up on the officer; officer will follow up.

11:03 a.m. — Caller from Daniel Shays Highway states she just got home, and found her house had been broken into; a K-9 was requested for a track; this incident is under investigation.

11:25 a.m. — While traveling east on East River Street officer observed a small gray sedan crash into the guardrail, and continued west a short distance before coming to rest, back against the guardrail; Orange Fire Department was requested to check the operator for injury or illness, and the tow truck was summoned to remove the vehicle from the roadway.

12:53 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation on South Main Street where the officer stopped the motor vehicle traveling south in the wrong travel lane; the officer found no impairment; the out of town driver was distracted by all the cows.

4:45 p.m. — Reporting person says there are solicitors in the park going door to door on East River Street; upon arrival the officer was unable to locate the subject, but spoke to the reporting person who stated they left upon seeing the cruiser pull in.

Greenfield, June 14

1:16 a.m. — Disturbance at the Main Street Bar and Grill; officers sent, and two drunks were moved along.

4:28 a.m. — Unknown problem report on Main Street where the caller states she can hear a male yelling for help from outside; officer on scene and the involved male repeatedly stated he needed help, but could only explain that he felt lost; his ex-wife arrived on the scene and detailed some of the mental health issues of the male; Medcare was requested for mental health evaluation.

7:11 a.m. — Caller requests an officer call back to discuss options about filing a missing person’s report on his son; officer returned the call, and found the person wasn’t missing; he was traveling to visit his mother in Dallas, Texas; officer spoke to him via phone, and he confirmed all is well.

11:47 a.m. — Caller from Petty Plain Road at a ServiceNet facility reports two staff members struck her in the face yesterday; the reporting person said she isn’t injured, and that she knows the identity of the staff members; the reporting person indicated she resides there and has not left, and isn’t in fear; she was advised of court options.

12:20 p.m. — Malicious destruction of property, at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce on Main Street where the windows were tagged with wax graffiti, officer to investigate.

2:04 p.m. — Hazard reported in front of Home Furnishing Company on Main Street where the caller says there is furniture being placed on the sidewalk and impeding the flow of pedestrian traffic; officer sent, and they were advised regarding the complaint; items were staged for shipment and will be moved in five minutes.

7:10 p.m. — Accident at Burger King on Bernardston Road; two vehicles, but no injuries reported; information was exchanged.

8:13 p.m. — Breaking and entering report on Water Street where the officers on scene requested a K-9 for helping track a subject; Montague sending their K-9 who started on track once on the scene and was tracking in the northeast corner of the Green River Cemetery; area was checked and perimeter held, still under investigation.

8:19 p.m. — Request that police check the welfare of a person on Huntington Circle as the person left a message on the officer’s voice mail making statements about her death; no units available at this time, state police were contacted, and will handle.

10:25 p.m. — Report of a shoplifting at Four Corners Fine Wine and Spirits; officer to investigate.

Montague, June 14

12:05 a.m. — Greenfield Police requested a well-being check for a female and asked that we check home for her; the female made a cell call to the Greenfield Police stating that she was going to jump off a bridge; officer sent and Greenfield then shows that the phone ping shows it to be 1,300 meters from the tower off Main Road in Gill; officers made contact with the female, at home; she stated she is going to bed, and declined any assistance; Greenfield was advised.

12:59 a.m. — Officer out with suspicious vehicle at the Unity Park parking lot; another officer then arrived as well; officers cleared, after the male and female there were advised to move along.

4:38 p.m.— Caller from Turners Falls Road reports having several baby skunks in her yard by the chicken coop; the reporting person advised the animal control officer recently trapped and removed the mother because it was a nuisance in her yard; the caller is requesting an officer or ACO to respond and shoot the baby skunks that are still there; she was advised the skunks would not be put down at her residence, but advised the ACO would be contacted to find out if he can return to trap the remaining skunks and re-home them; the ACO was contacted and said he will come out tomorrow to assist and trap the baby skunks, but advised he can’t respond tonight; the reporting person wasn’t satisfied with this option, and she said she would call a neighbor or friend to shoot the skunks for her; she was advised the against this action due to proximity of her property to the neighboring homes; she was told an officer would call her back, and the officer then made the call, and advised the reporting person of the laws regarding this issue, and gave several suggestions that might help with moving the skunks along until the ACO can respond.

9:55 p.m. — Caller from an apartment building on Avenue A states that a male who resides in an apartment there was yelling at him in the hallway about being too loud; the reporting person believes that he may be on drugs, because the whole building has substance abuse problems; officers had a difficult time determining the problem based on the information the reporting person has given them; the male, who had been yelling, didn’t answer the door to speak to the officers.

10:26 p.m. — Caller from the same apartment building as in the previous call, looking for information on what he can do every time he smells someone smoking marijuana in the building; he is concerned about his safety because of people using drugs in a place where he lives, and should feel safe; an officer advised him of options.

Orange, June 14

7:45 a.m. — Shelburne Control advised the got a call of a motor vehicle accident in the area of the Mahar Regional High School entrance on South Main Street; officer sent, and report taken.

11:54 a.m. — Caller from East Main Street reports her boyfriend is threatening suicide; in the end officers located the male in the center of Athol, and he was transported to the hospital.

2:54 p.m. — Walk-in to the station to report that sometime last night the motor vehicle was parked on Russ Street, and it was struck by what appears to be another car, in the front passenger door area; the reporting person was advised the incident would be on record for insurance purposes.

6:45 p.m. — Control took a report of a car that hit two parked cards on Whitney Street, and it’s leaking fluids; Orange Fire Department responded, and an officer filed a report.

7:30 p.m. — Control reports a caller from Horton Street states there is a large black bear walking down Horton Road; officer checked the area but nothing found.

Greenfield, June 15 

12:32 a.m. — Officers at Highland Park on Parkway Street where officers found two people in a vehicle, and advised them of trespassing, (after hours).

1:37 a.m. — Caller from Seymour bar on Bank Row says a male is sitting in the Town Common area, and she is feeling a little nervous because he has been there a while; the reporting person is requesting an officer to assist her to her vehicle; officer assisted, with no issues.

7:35 a.m. — Report from Conway Street of a breaking and entering into two unlocked cars entered during the night; cash was stolen, and a Ryoobi cordless reciprocating saw, and a GPS, were taken from a Chevy and a Nissan Rogue; report issued.

10:39 a.m. — Disturbance on Keegan Lane where the caller is upset about a person who assaulted him in the past, who lives in the same complex, and was outside painting the lines; nothing police could do, and he was advised of options; the reporting person felt it necessary to video tape police interactions due to paranoia of police; no action required.

11:19 a.m. — Officer sent to Birch Street to assist there; an 18-year-old calmed down prior to officer’s arrival.

11:46 a. m. — Disturbance on High Street where an officer advised both parties of their options, of seeking their own complaint for simple assault and battery, if they desire; officer observed a small injury on the forehead of the involved person, but nothing else needed.

12:13 p.m. — Request from Burnham Road for welfare check of a person at this location; officer found all was well.

12:15 p.m. — Caller reports a red pickup truck parked behind and in the church lot on Silver Street, and the caller believes someone is living there; officer found the woman there admits to staying in the truck when she and her boyfriend argue; she was advised of the complaint.

12:35 p.m. — Request from Leon’s Auto Repair on Deerfield Street for an officer to check an item found in the trunk of a vehicle there; officer from the detective bureau to follow up with an interview, as the person involved in not at his residence.

12:50 p.m. — Disturbance at Riverside Drive where a caller says a person is shouting from the doorway there, and banging on the walls; officer spoke with the female knocking on the wall; services rendered.

1:02 p.m. — Accident at the rotary off Interstate 91 but with no injuries, two vehicles; minor damage, report issued.

1:26 p.m. — A female was wearing a shirt that said, “Pinch Me,” and a male pinched her, and she was alarmed by this; the subject pinched her outside forearm; officer will attempt to locate and speak with the male; nothing criminal.

2:11 p.m. — District 3 dispatch reports two females sitting on the tracks at the Cheapside Railroad underpass bridge, on Cheapside Street; officer sent, unable to locate anyone.

3 p.m. — Welfare check requested for a person as a High Street location and the caller says the man is a high risk for suicidal behavior and hasn’t shown up to two groups meetings; officer made contact and found no issues; the reporting person says all is well and he advised he will contact his group to reschedule.

11:03 p.m. — Caller from Temple Avenue reports he heard two gun shots outside, in the area of Highland Park; the reporting person states the shots were coming from the right side of his house; two loud shotgun shots, from an unknown area, that occurred five minutes ago; officers checking but no other shots were heard, no one found in the area; checking including Highland Pond and tower road.

Montague, June 15

8:56 a.m. — Fire alarm sounding at Element Brewing Company on Bridge Street in Millers Falls; it was showing as the conference room smoke detector activation; the alarm company called back advising they spoke with a person on site, who said steam set off the alarm; the person there will remain on site until Turners Falls Fire Department arrives; they were advised.

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