Greenfield and Montague Police logs

  • Greenfield Police Department STAFF file PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Published: 3/29/2020 1:24:24 PM

Greenfield, March 23

7:10 p.m. — Reporting party reports he witnessed a white Ford F150 sideswipe a pole and then took off.

9:57 p.m. — Report of a wire down at 2 Fort Square and 54 Main St. Eversource on scene, advising this is Verizon and is the lead to Koch’s Towing. Verizon notified.

11:01 p.m. — Report of a wire down at 16 Woodsia Ridge. Caller reports tree leaning on wires at this location. Eversource contacted.

11:02 p.m. — Tree blocking the road on Shelburne Road. No wires involved. DPW on scene. Tree removed.

11:52 p.m. — Report of wire(s) down at 81 Woodard Road, tree on primary. Power out in the area. Fifty-minute ETA provided by Eversource.

Greenfield, March 24

11:25 a.m. — Caller at 6 Arch St. reports someone urinating on his vehicle.

3:11 p.m. — Employee at CVS Pharmacy at 137 Federal St. reporting two females threatening employees and stated that they have COVID-19 and refusing to leave. One female wearing a vest and striped socks, the other with a mask and blue bandana. Two females attempting to shoplift were confronted by staff.

7:39 p.m. — Reporting party reporting intoxicated female urinating in parking lot of Applebee’s by bushes. Got into back of vehicle with two other parties. Sober driver took control of female.

11:44 p.m. — While conducting premise check, observed shoplifting in progress. Person to be summonsed to court.

Greenfield, March 26

12:51 p.m. — Caller on Solar Way reports someone left a dead lobster in his mailbox. Caller also indicated recently “blocking” a friend on Facebook but does not know if that is related. Same advised and that incident would be documented, and caller will discard lobster.

1:13 p.m. — Report of a large quantity of hypodermic needles near the bike path on Riverside Drive, around old homeless camps. Located and disposed of.

2:09 p.m. — Report of shoplifting at Rite-Aid at 107 Main St. Officer to investigate. Caller is reporting that their manager is currently chasing the suspect on foot. Suspect is a white male, 20 to 30 years old, wearing jeans and camo tank top, baseball hat, curly hair. Possibly with two girls. Checked store. (Females gone).

4:09 p.m. — Report of a hypodermic needle at the Hillside Park entrance on Conway Street. Unable to locate.

4:13 p.m. — Report of wire(s) on Turners Falls Road. Caller reporting what appeared to be telephone wire hanging down toward road at bottom of hill. Officer Guilbault advising this is a primary, requesting Eversource. Montague Police Department notified.

Montague, March 23

4:03 p.m. — 911 caller requesting help for himself after being in a motor vehicle accident at St. Anne’s Cemetery on Turners Falls Road. Stating he is injured. Police department and fire department responding.

8:22 p.m. — Off-duty officer reporting a tractor-trailer unit is stuck in the road at the bottom of the big hill. Truck winced up the hill safely. Road is now back open.

11:35 p.m. — Reporting party states his car is stuck in the snow in the road and is concerned about traffic hazard. Reporting party states he is stuck because the DPW has not touched the roads.

11:55 p.m. — Reporting party states her car is stuck in the area of Broadway, just after she made the right-hand turn onto Broadway. Reporting party stated the roads have not been touched and she isn’t able to make it to her house.

Montague, March 24

12:18 a.m. — Reporting party states that because of the snow on the road she is unable to make it into her driveway on K Street. Reporting party states she is 95 to 98% in the driveway off the road, but wanted to make us aware of the situation.

5:47 p.m. — Reporting party reporting a past hit-and-run in front of residence. When he arrived home he noticed that there was debris from motor vehicle around a utility pole that had scratches but no significant damage.

9:54 p.m. — Reporting party at Farren Care Center on Montague City Road reporting fire alarm going off. Reports there is smoke filling the first floor. Five patients stuck inside due to being bedridden. Reporting party reports there is an unknown liquid coming from a broken pipe on the first floor, has a foul odor. Turner Falls Fire Department advised. Fire department requests Greenfield for an engine. (Turners Falls Fire Chief John Zellmann told the Greenfield Recorder a sprinkler head popped, creating a mist on the first floor. The foul odor came from old water that was in the pipes. There were no injuries, though some patients had to be temporarily moved from their rooms until staff members could clear the 3 to 4 inches of water from the rooms.)

Greenfield Recorder

14 Hope Street
Greenfield, MA 01302-1367
Phone: (413) 772-0261
Fax: (413) 772-2906


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