Orange Police Log: Dec. 2-4

Published: 12/6/2019 9:28:25 PM
Modified: 12/6/2019 9:28:12 PM
Monday, Dec. 2

12:09 p.m. — Party received an email about a $4,000 purchase of a laptop she did not make, Stone Valley Road. She advised that she has checked her account and no money has been taken out. Advised to contact her bank.

12:11 p.m. — Party reported that she was parked in the Pine Crest parking lot and a snowblower hired by Pine Crest blew snow on her windshield and the windshield is now cracked, East River Street. Advised to talk to management.

12:31 p.m. — Party inquiring if there is a foot of snow on the ground because the man who usually delivers her groceries told her he wasn’t coming today, Chase Street. Confirmed with reporting party she has enough food for today. Party reports she doesn’t see well. She was advised of the weather conditions.

2:15 p.m. — 911 call for motor vehicle accident, New Athol Road. Upon arrival the car was just over the guardrail. Vehicle towed. The guardrail had minor damage. Mass DOT will be advised.

2:44 p.m. — Report of motor vehicle accident, Smith Avenue.

3:05 p.m. — Caller reports she was just rear-ended by someone who didn’t clear off their car, East Main Street. Officers responded to the parking lot. Neither operator couldn find any damage related to the accident.

4:06 p.m. — Daughter of deceased homeowner advises the neighbor reports someone is going in and out of the garage in the back of the house, Eagleville Road. Officer determined it was one of the neighbors who entered the garage to borrow a shovel. He was advised not to go back on the property. There was damage found to the rear door of the garage but it appeared to be old. The reporting party was advised of the condition of the door and said they would have it secured.

4:32 p.m. — Received a complaint from OHD about a subject plowing with a four-wheeler and doing doughnuts in the roadway, East River Street. Located party who admitted it was him. He was advised to stay out of the roadway and agreed to do so.

6:12 p.m. — Landlord advises he just received a call from tenant advising that there has been excessive noise and banging all day, West Main Street. Reporting party is concerned as the Sheriff’s Department served an eviction notice this morning and he thinks she may be purposely disturbing the peace and/or destroying the property. Officers responded and spoke with the tenants in the apartment. They were advised of the complaint and agreed to try and quiet down.

8:08 p.m. — Welfare check requested on mother’s boyfriend, East River Street. Reporting party hasn’t heard from him since 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Officer advised dispatch that the party was transported to Athol Hospital yesterday. Family will call the hospital.

9:11 p.m. — Mass DOT reported a disabled tractor trailer unit, Daniel Shays Highway, impeding their ability to clear the snow from the road. The operator of the truck was located at the Executive Inn and moved it to a different area. Provided a courtesy transport.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

1:24 a.m. — East River Street party stated she received a summons to court and found out her sister used reporting party’s name instead of being truthful. The incident is under investigation, new charges pending.

5:32 a.m. — Highway Superintendent advises there is a male party throwing his snow out into the road, North Main Street.

8:35 a.m. — Packard Road caller reporting tree on a wire near residence. Tree came down on the home’s phone and cable wire out of the roadway.

8:45 a.m. — Disabled motor vehicle, South Main Street. Driver advises Chevy Silverado with a cap will be parked in Witty’s lot as he couldn’t make it up the road. Will move when road is plowed.

10:32 a.m. — A bracelet found in Memorial Park during Santa’s visit Friday night, turned in.

12:10 p.m. — Report of house full of smoke from pellet stove, East River Street. Assisted.

12:17 p.m. — Disturbance, Walnut Hill Road. Caller reporting subject plowing out Chase Street and putting all the snow on her lawn which broke her fence. Said subject has been told to stop this and she is concerned he is damaging the retaining wall. Officer spoke with party who said the neighbor next door to reporting party gave him permission to put snow on his property. Will move snow to another area.

1:39 p.m. — Caller advises one of the males who resides in Whitney Street residence is taking advantage of an elderly person and is not doing what he is supposed to. On arrival police mediated an issue between tenant and landlord regarding parking.

3:20 p.m. — Whitney Street caller advising the person isn’t doing what the officers instructed earlier. Party stated roommate was illegally parked. No parking issue found.

3:46 p.m. — Caller requesting officer regarding neighbor plowing snow onto her property, School Street, creating a high snow bank that causes snow to fall onto her walkway. Spoken to.

5:36 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident,South Main Street. One vehicle rear-ended another vehicle. Damage under $1,000.

8:48 p.m. — Suicide threat, Congress Street. On arrival male agreed to voluntarily to to Athol Hospital to speak with someone. Transported to hospital by fire department.

9:40 p.m. — Fraud, South Main Street. Party called 911 saying she received a message saying her phone was hacked and she needed to call the police. Incident under investigation.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

7:14 a.m. — Animal complaint, North Main Street. Caller states subject was attacked by his dog. Officers responded and assisted Fire Department. Patient transported to Athol Hospital. Animal Control advised.

7:54 a.m — Report of possible carbon monoxide hazard at Highland Street location. Party advises he has been feeling sick and dizzy for days. Residence has been metered and has a zero reading. Was a medical issue; ambulance called for subject.

12:34 p.m. — Fraud. Caller reports his credit card was used at Walmart Nov. 19. Bank reimbursed his money. Officer responded to Walmart to inform APA about this. Two male parties used their cell phone to pay $423.94. Capper was advised to cancel his credit card due to information stored in other people’s phones.

5:19 p.m. — Caller reporting dog chained up outside, North Main Street. No food or water present. Dog will be going to Athol Animal Hospital for quarantine due to recent dog bite.

5:42 p.m. — Report of female walking down middle of the road talking to herself. Negative contact.

5:56 p.m. — Officer requested to speak with party about son who has been breaking into the neighbor’s residence, Eagleville Road.

7:55 p.m. — Party advised she received call from her daughter who came down the hill by the post office and antique place, South Main Street, and it is glare ice. Area checked; slush noted but roadway is okay.

8:06 p.m. — Eagleville Road caller requested officer; advised his son is back home.

11:45 p.m. — Caller states neighbor has been banging on the walls and screaming on and off for several hours and would like an officer to check on the child in the apartment, East River Street. All quiet on arrival. Spoke with resident who said she was moving some furniture around and that they were now in bed. No problems found.


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