Greenfield, Montague and Orange police logs

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Published: 7/12/2019 4:17:36 PM
Modified: 7/12/2019 4:17:23 PM
Greenfield, July 7

9:31 a.m. – Report of a previous breaking and entering into a motor vehicle at Prentice Ave. Officer advised. Reporting party states he has video of someone entering his vehicle on July 6 between 3:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.

10:13 a.m. – 911 caller on Place Terrace reporting that a man that he kicked out of his home is now trying to get inside without permission. Mathew Karl Potter, 34, homeless, was taken into custody.

11:05 a.m. – Report of a previous breaking and entering into a motor vehicle at this location. Officer to investigate. Officer William R. Gordon advised. Involved male called to report his Jeep and his wife’s vehicle had been gone through (breaking and entering two times over the weekend), possibly Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Nothing appears to be missing. No video, no witnesses, but there are suspects.

11:18 a.m. – Report of a previous breaking and entering into a motor vehicle on Place Terrace. Officer to investigate. Reporting party parked vehicle in his driveway on July 5 around 8:30 p.m. At 8 a.m. on July 6 he found the car door ajar, glove box open and items strewn about the interior. Missing black Nikon binoculars, small orange LED flashlight, a small green lighter and an almost full pack of Dean’s cigarettes.

11:35 a.m. – Report of a threat being made. Spoke with reporting party, who advised he wanted an incident documented. Reporting party reported on the morning of July 5 at approximately 9:30 a.m., he saw the involved in the area of the Recover Project on Federal Street at Osgood Street. Reporting party reported the involved yelled out to him from across the street that someday he would find him in a back alley, beat him and leave him for dead. Reporting party indicated that he believes the involved blames him for having gone to jail approximately three years ago. Reporting party added that he has seen the involved numerous times the past couple of months, also having been in the same room, and there have not been any issues. Reporting party believes involved has been “using” again and that may have something to do with the incident. Reporting party advised.

7:06 p.m. – Reporting party at Taco Bell on the Mohawk Trail states that she was refused a refund after the restaurant messed up her order and took the food back. Requests an officer respond to the scene. Spoke with reporting party. Advised incident is a civil matter.

Greenfield, July 8

8:57 p.m. – Man yelling and insulting people. Swearing profusely in front of 238 Main St. Spoke with the man, who has a brain injury and was sent on his way.

10:26 p.m. – Caller at McDonald’s on the Mohawk Trail reports her manager was assaulted by a man with a black hoodie. Short, thin male. Appears man was attempting to steal food. Checked the area, unable to locate. Manager will access video footage tomorrow and call police to advise.

Greenfield, July 9

12:28 a.m. – Caller on Beech Street reports somebody attempted to break into his vehicle unsuccessfully roughly 10 minutes ago. Reporting party states his neighbor saw a dark-colored car, with a loud exhaust and a trailer hitch leave the area. Appeared to have driver’s side window and B pillar were hit with blunt object.

6:36 a.m. – Report of malicious destruction to property at Chapman St. Officer to investigate. Caller reports damage to his vehicle. Pictures taken. Info added to report.

6:44 a.m. – Report of malicious destruction to property at Chapman St. Officer to investigate. Caller reports damage to his vehicle. Pictures taken. Info added to report.

11 a.m. – Report of lost/found property. Fireworks turned in for destruction.

Greenfield, July 10

10:32 a.m. – Caller reports two bicycles and a wheelchair stolen. Caller transferred to Montague Police Department.

12:43 p.m. – Reporting party reporting a robbery that occurred near the F. L. Roberts gas station on 3rd Street.

12:48 p.m. – Reporting party at Adam & Eve adult toy store at 18 Main St. reports an incident that occurred yesterday involving a customer making suggestive statements to an employee. Man in store on July 9 for three hours. Same male asking employee inappropriate questions. Man then was at CVS in town and asking a co-worker of the employee inappropriate questions about her co-worker. They would like individual identified so business can get a trespass.

1:46 p.m. – Reporting party on Green River Road reports while at the river she observed a white male, 60 to 70 years old, shorts and a T-shirt. He approached the reporting party, was chatting with her. He was then swimming but when the came out of the water, part of his genitals were “hanging out.” Caller stated the party was toweling off and took his shorts off, exposing his genitals. He then left in a van. Info given to Shelburne Control.

2:33 p.m. – Reporting party reports a window smashed on his gold 2010 Toyota Prius, rear driver’s side, sometime this afternoon. Under investigation.

3:03 p.m. – Taxi company reports that the customers are refusing to pay after being dropped off. Woman with two children.

5:59 p.m. – Traffic stop at 53 Elm St. and 82 Devens St. Two arrested. Rafael Manuel Rivera, 30, of 124 Conway St., Apt. 2, Greenfield, arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, a subsequent offense of distribution of Class A drug, a miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, and an expired inspection sticker. Sarah E. Bowling, 26, of 124 Conway St., Apt. 2, Greenfield, arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, possession of a Class E drug, and a subsequent offense of distribution of Class A drug.

Greenfield, July 11

12:47 a.m. – Reporting party on Chapman Street states that the involved is not wanted at this location. Reporting party states that he is not being aggressive or threatening, but she would just like him to leave. Gabriel Fernandez, 56, of 37 Walnut St., first floor, arrested for disorderly conduct.

Montague, July 7

7:15 a.m. – Reporting party on G Street found a needle on the ground and would like someone to come pick it up. It is on the south side of the house covered with a screen. Properly disposed of.

1:02 p.m. – Reporting party states that a car struck a telephone pole with a light on it in the parking lot of F. L. Roberts.

4:42 p.m. – Reporting party calling for a lady that just got her purse stolen.

Montague, July 8

8:36 a.m. – Reporting party reports witnessing someone in a dark-colored Jeep egg a silver Ford pickup truck then drive off. Reporting party called back with license plate information. Officer Daniel Miner observed the eggs on the Ford pickup, unable to locate the owner in the area. No one ever called in about vandalism to their vehicle.

9:36 a.m. – Reporting party reports that a bear ran into the side of her vehicle near Millers Falls Road at approximately 9 a.m. today. Reporting party has since returned home. Officer Daniel Miner advised. Reporting party advised to report to her insurance company and that it would be on record at the Montague Police Department.

2:54 p.m. – Reporting party reports that sometime between 1 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. today someone drove across his lawn and hit his steps, damaging the steps and leaving a piece of their bumper behind. Officer James Ruddock advising there is heavy damage to the stairs and that the involved vehicle should have heavy front-end damage. Vehicle may be a Honda SUV. A piece of chrome bumper was left on scene. Damage is believed to have happened between 1 and 2 p.m. today. Rau’s Sunoco called to say that someone found a license plate on Taylor Hill Road and brought it to them. Vehicle comes back to a gray Honda. Ruddock advising that he located more from the grill of the vehicle along Old Sunderland Road. Ruddock has located the involved vehicle at the registered owners home. He admitted to hitting the property and then leaving the scene.

4:17 p.m. – Multiple callers reporting a two- or three-car accident at Avenue A and Third Street. Rau’s being requested for both vehicles. One patient from Vehicle 1 transported AMR Ambulance for evaluation.

Montague, July 9

7:49 p.m. – 911 caller reporting that a woman walking a small dog was just attacked by two loose dogs. She is on Dell Street near Oakman and the loose dogs are currently on Bulkley Street, described as one tan dog and one black dog. Officer Jacob Lapean has located the loose dogs and their owner. Victim located at her home. She states that she was knocked to the ground by the loose dogs.

8:40 p.m. – Reporting party states that a red-haired man has been sleeping on her front porch on 11th Street and he has been leaving trash around the property. He is not wanted there. She was advised to notify the landlord and the call the police when she sees him on the porch. Officer Jacob Lapean advised.

8:57 p.m. – Reporting party is reporting an illegal burn happening in a neighbor’s yard on Vladish Avenue, making smoke throughout the neighborhood. Fire Department advised. Fire Department extinguished the fire.

Orange, July 7

1:23 a.m. – Reporting party on East River Street advises there is a possible disturbance. Reporting party can hear a lot of yelling. Transporting one to the station. Enroute to the Franklin County House of Correction in Greenfield officer states same starts banging his head. Officer states he is in the center of Erving and the party has hit his head six to eight times in the back of the cruiser. Officer went to Athol Memorial Hospital due to exposure from blood spat on him. Officer advises the party has hit his head hard in the area of Silver Street, near the car wash. Michael W. Roberts, 25, of East River Street, Orange, arrested for two counts of assault and battery of a police officer, a subsequent offense of disturbing the peace, a subsequent offense of disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.


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