Orange Police Log: July 9

Published: 7/11/2019 11:22:11 AM
Tuesday, July 9

7:28 a.m. — Fairman Road caller reporting tenants on the first floor are physically fighting. On arrival officers spoke with subject who said there was nothing going on and they were all set. Officers were invited into the apartment and there was no evidence of any disturbance.

8:07 a.m — Nina Pierce Circle party advises he believes someone broke into his shop; 18-volt batteries and drills are missing. Report taken.

10:19 a.m. — Report of a raft floating around with no one around it, Lake Mattawa Road. Party was concerned there may be a child in the water. Owner of raft located and will pick up same.

11:18 a.m. — Officer assisted with traffic while items were unloaded from tractor trailer.

12:30 p.m. — East River Street caller reporting two brothers getting carried away and fighting upstairs. Spoke with both parties; verbal argument between brothers. Not physical and all is OK. Advised parties to settle down as people are disturbed by their loud voices.

2:10 p.m. — Officer was flagged down by a citizen who requested group of teens be removed from picnic table behind East Main Street. Teens questioned; all left the table.

2:19 p.m. — East Main Street caller requests to speak with officer about a party harassing her via Facebook and also being threatened. Officer provided options as this is an ongoing issue. 

3:33 p.m. — Units out investigation a past breaking and entering, Roche Avenue. Observed evidence of forced entry. DVR unit was smashed. A vehicle was stolen, 2002 Dodge Neon, color blue. Under investigation.

3:40 p.m. — Caller reporting kids are riding their bikes in the tennis court; requested they be moved along.

4:18 p.m. — Caller reports there is a young female sitting in the break down land, Route 2A at Wheeler Avenue, and would like officer to check on same. Found party resting while on a long walk. Advised not to rest in BDL.

4:30 p.m. — Officer advising there is party changing a tire on a minivan at the end of East Road.

4:49 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident, North Main Street. Caller reports her car rolled and hit a parked car. She is in a white Nissan Murano and the parked car is a black Honda Fit. Party advised she hurt her wrist; denied need for ambulance. Vehicle 2 owner located inside the Dance Studio advised.

5:10 p.m. — Caller reporting a hit and run from earlier today that he believes occurred at Walmart. Damage noted to the left side. Will follow up to see if incident was caught on cameras.

8:25 p.m. — Suspicious vehicle, Dusty Lane. Caller reporting a strange car parked there with no one in it; described as a white sporty car, convertible with Rhode Island plates. Officer spoke with owner; he parked in the wrong area. Vehicle moved.

8:33 p.m. — Disabled vehicle, 2006 Mercedes, South Main Street. Spanish-speaking female has been trying to get help from Springfield for over 30 minutes. She doesn’t have any money or AAA. officer responded and found female was going to be paying another party there to bring her back to Springfield. Car pushed into parking spot which was okayed by employee of the store.

9:35 p.m. — Caller advising power lines down all over the roadway, Brookside Road. All units responded and road closed until arrival of National Grid and the wire safely removed to side of the road. Verizon and Spectrum notified by dispatch.

10:59 p.m. — Be on the Lookout (BOLO)  issued by Orange Police to county, Greenfield and Montague police. Vehicle taken out of Orange within the last 24 hours, unknown operator. If located stop and contact OPD. at 12:30 a.m., officer out with the unoccupied vehicle at North Main and Winter streets. Officer requests house search for subject. Vehicle is spray painted across the hood; vehicle still warm. Nothing found in house. K-9 track started on North Main Street, went southbound for 250 yards. Offices detained party who ducked behind North Main Street. Party taken into custody; BOLO canceled. Vehicle towed.



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