Orange Police Log: July 16

Published: 7/19/2019 9:45:10 AM
Modified: 7/19/2019 9:44:59 AM
Tuesday, July 16

8:32 a.m. — Highway department having issue with a residence in the area while they are trying to mow grass, Jones Cemetery Road and Wheeler Avenue. Party was upset because she did not know the highway department would be out mowing this morning. She was spoken with and went back to her house.

8:44 a.m. — Caller advises she is at the Orange Laundromat and for some reason her clothes have been locked in other room and she is unable to get a hold of anyone from the laundromat to assist her, East Main Street. Owner of the laundromat is on his way to assist.

9:27 a.m. — Warrant service, Cottage Street. David Leslie Gray, 56, of Mechanic Street was placed under arrest. Transported to Orange District Court.

10:45 a.m. — Caller reports a large gray and white pit bull is in her yard, Lincoln Avenue. No collar. Animal control responded.

10:49 a.m. — Traffic stop for weight limit violation, Tully Road. Verbal warning given to box truck operator.

11:08 a.m. — Traffic stop for weight limit violation, Tully Road. Verbal warning given to dump truck operator.

11:18 a.m. — Call for a loose pit bull, Dog Park at Orange Airport. Officer located the pit bull at the dog park and transported the canine back to his residence.

12:32 p.m. — Report of a two car motor vehicle accident, South Main and Clifton streets. All units responded and assessed the scene. No injuries or fluids.

2:20 p.m. — Caller advises a blue pickup truck with two older white males started following her in the area of Country Convenience in Athol and it continued to follow her into Hannaford, New Athol Road. She confronted them and they denied any wrong doing. She advises the truck left the area, last seen by Hamshaw Lumber. Party continued to Walmart and no longer saw the vehicle. Party gave plate number and was advised to call back if she saw the vehicle again. Officer checked the area with negative contact.

2:35 p.m. — Dynamite found, Wheeler Avenue. Detonated by Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad and Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms.

6:45 p.m. — Traffic stop for inspection sticker violation, West River Street. Registration found to be suspended/nonrenewable. Operator issued civil citation as agent for the owner. Vehicle towed by on call wrecker and plates seized.

7:28 p.m. — Caller requesting a check on the welfare of neighbors, Perry Road. Upon arrival, Steven T. Roberts, 28, of Perry Road was placed under arrest on two outstanding warrants.

9:35 p.m. — On foot patrol, officers heard fireworks coming from the center of town, North Main Street. Four subjects were located on the roof of a property on North Main Street. Parties were advised of the law pertaining to fireworks and they said they just finished off the only two they had.

11:30 p.m. — While walking the perimeter of Mahar, officer observed a group walking towards the football field with two male parties yelling back and forth, South Main Street. Upon seeing the officer, all parties spun around and walked away towards Hayden Street. Second officer assisted and all parties identified. Two parties were in violation of open container bylaw and were made to pour out their beer.

Wednesday, July 17

12:56 a.m. — Traffic stop, Route 2. Verbal warning for failure to drive in the right lane.

3:13 a.m. — Traffic stop, East River Street. Vehicle traveling on a flat tire. Same allowed to be parked in Mike’s Place parking lot as they make tow arrangements. Courtesy transport provided to Pine Crest entrance. Charges pending for drug possession.


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