Orange Police Log: July 10-11

Published: 7/12/2019 11:52:50 AM
Modified: 7/12/2019 11:53:17 AM
Wednesday, July 10

8:06 a.m. — Traffic stop, East River Street. Verbal warning issued for speeding.

10:33 a.m. — Breaking and entering, Cheney Street. Caller reporting 2009 Tacoma was broken into last night, $15 and sunglasses stolen. No damage to vehicle.

10:52 a.m. — Caller reporting possible unattended death, Red Brook Lane. Officers responded, assessed scene and requested medical examiner.

3:16 p.m. — Breaking and entering, West Main Street. Side window was broken and two televisions are missing. Report taken.

4:01 p.m. — Caller requests well being check on his four children at East River Street location. Caller, who is driving to work at this time, had a verbal argument with the mother. On arrival, found all OK.

5:16 p.m. — Harassment, Lincoln Avenue. Walk-in reported receiving harassing text messages from subject. Officers reviewed messages; Party wanted it on record for court purposes. She was advised to continue to not respond.

6:14 p.m. — North Main Street caller reporting his 16-year-old son took off on a bicycle about two hours ago. Would like him returned home if the police find him. Party was not located.

6:48 p.m. – East River Street party requested an officer; package was stolen from her porch. Officer responded and investigated.

6:57 p.m. — Follow-up investigation, on Drury Avenue in Athol.

7:09 p.m. — Threat, East River Street. Caller requesting an officer; he was threatened by a party who resides at Pine Crest apartments. Returned call; unable to reach. Message left advising him to call back regarding the threat.

7:39 p.m. — Safety hazard reported; Daniel Shays and South Main Street. Utility pole #120 cracked about half way up. Power company notified. Officer with the power company at 8:02 p.m.

11:18 p.m. — Operator on Daniel Shays Highway stopped for registration, with plates coming back to a different vehicle. Same found to be illegally attached to the vehicle. Citations issued to owner and operator. Vehicle towed by Jim’s Auto. Owner, 23, of Springfield, charged with unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, number plate violation to conceal ID. Operator, 23, also of Springfield, charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Thursday, July 11

12:20 a.m. — Motor vehicle stopped for expired inspection sticker, West River Street. Owner to be mailed citation.

12:39 a.m. — Report of wheelbarrow full of unknown items on fire, West River Street. Officer will attempt to make contact with the homeowner. Requested fire department to respond. Resident refused to speak to OFD and ran upstairs; fire extinguished. Subject had lit a candle and small lantern. Had words with fire department and told them to leave or he would call his lawyer. Items were blown out and units cleared. At 3:17 a.m. a 911 caller advised the male subject was back outside. Subject did no light anything else. He walked out and when he saw officers he went back inside. Area monitored for awhile.

1:55 a.m. — Marked lanes vehicle violation, East River Street. Passenger found to have active warrant and was taken into custody. Operator was issued verbal warning. Arrested Douglas S. Harper, 48, of Nightingale Avenue, Quincy, on a warrant.

11:06 a.m — Two callers reporting sick-looking raccoon, West River Street. On arrival the raccoon was a little confused but not mangy or aggressive.

11:50 a.m. — Officer flagged over by motorist on Sunset Drive to speak about a scam matter. Her son had sold a pair of headphones on Letgo for $55, however he received a cashier’s check for $1,500 from a different party. She was advised this was a scam and to have the check sent back to the sender. A telephone number was tried, however the line was no longer in use. 

12:50 p.m. — Extrication, Bacon Street. Caller states their 11-week-old puppy is stuck in a recliner and is breathing. On arrival, the dog was freed.

1:36 p.m. — Call to station for unregistered motor vehicles on the property, Pleasant Street. Paperwork served.

5:15 p.m. — Caller reporting as she was driving by Pine Crest, she saw three very young children in front of Pine crest running in and out of the roadway and saw no parent present. Children located by the officer and advised to stay away from the street. 

5:21 p.m. — Motor vehicle lockout, East River Street. Entry gained.

5:47 p.m. — Athol Police Department calling for assistance at their station. At the same time, Orange PD was monitoring APD’s radio advising of a fight at the station and responded. 

5:54 p.m. — Orange police responded to West Royalston Road to assist Athol Police with a motor vehicle rollover. Orange provided traffic control until vehicle was removed by Dale’s.  

6:47 p.m. — Daniel Shays Highway caller reporting she is getting calls about cat left in room for past three days and is crying. Athol Animal Control Officer  en route to remove the cat. 

7:12 p.m. — Warning issued to motorist stopped for speeding, East River Street.

9:27 p.m. — Athol Police Department took a call from Daniel Shays Highway party who stated he was attacked. No other information available.

10:41 p.m. — West River Street caller states a black male and a white male wearing a “wife beater” dark pants and a hat, just stole her 55-inch television. States they took off toward Lake Mattawa; while on the line, caller states she can only see the white male and not the other. States her children are in the residence and she would like the officers made award. All units responded and spoke with parties involved. More investigation to follow tomorrow; waiting for statements.

11:23 p.m. — Officer wanted, Daniel Shays Highway. Caller advised that the police had already been there today and subject went back in to her place and he could hear them screaming. Caller advised that he got the woman out and told the male to be gone in ten minutes. Officer spoke to parties involved in so-called altercation. Conflicting stories; female did not want any charges pressed. Male party left for the evening without issue to let things calm down. Male also wanted it on record that he had injuries from the earlier incident where he was assaulted by subject.




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