Orange Police Log: March 10-11

Published: 3/13/2019 12:50:46 PM
Sunday, March 101:40 p.m. — Animal complaint, Daniel Shays Highway. Caller said that when the officers stopped in front of his house, he let his dogs out and one went missing. Owner located the dog.

7:58 a.m. — Caller reports horses outside residence on Daniel Shays Highway and they are being snowed on. No response required. 

8:20 a.m. — Larceny, New Athol Road. Resident reports she paid $1,300 cash six weeks ago for a box spring mattress and a sway bed. Was told items would be in store in two weeks. Has not heard anything and is at the store now and it’s vacant. Caller advised to seek assistance from the Court.

2:56 p.m. — Officer wanted, Bacon Street. Party is intoxicated, causing problems and upsetting child at residence. Upon arrival, party had taken his medicine and has calmed down. No issues.

3:32 p.m. — Officer wanted, West Main Street. Party complaining a plow came by and blocked the sidewalk. It was a private plow, black truck with a sander. Advised to call back if it continues to happen.

5:12 p.m. — Holtshire Road caller would like to speak with an officer about a parking ticket his wife has received on a vehicle that is no longer in their possession. Same was reposessed a few months ago, so plates are illegally attached. Advised to contact Springfield Police Department.

7:04 p.m. — Vehicle stopped for registration plates coming back to a different vehicle, Whitney Street. Found to be illegally attached. Vehicle towed and plates seized. Andrew J. LaMarche of Cheney Street, Orange was arrested and charged with number plate violation, uninsured motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle and suspended license. 

8:48 p.m. — Unwanted person, Prospect Street. Party advised she broke up with her boyfriend and will not leave. She states he grabbed the phone from her when she attempted to call the police. He is not being violent towards her and there are no weapons involved. Upon arrival the male party decided it was best to leave for the night and will resume reconciliation talks in the morning.

11:14 a.m. — Officer observed an occupied vehicle parked in handicap space with no visible placard, East Main Street. The occupant produced the proper placard.

1:04 p.m. — Welfare check, East River Street. Caller requesting check on female who is not answering her phone or door and the car is there. Made contact with party who had gone with family. Caller notified.

2:13 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident, no injuries, Pleasant Street and West Myrtle Street. Minor two car crash. Towed by Jim’s Auto.

5:39 p.m. — Loose dog, Haskins Road. Caller reports a black lab type dog with red collar chased her car on West Main Street. She stopped so it wouldn’t get hit and picked up the dog and brought it home. Animal Control Officer notified. Owner on way to pick up dog.

6:32 p.m. — Missing person reported, Crescent Street, Athol. Missing 13-year-old female last seen at Crescent Street at 5 p.m. today. White female, average build, dark hair (unknown length), green eyes, fair complexion with scars on arms and legs. She left wearing black hoodie, light blue fuzzy pants, black and white sneakers.

9:25 p.m. — Party was involved in a hit and run in Greenfield on the Route 2 bypass. Car is a rental. Greenfield police requested Orange officer to contact party and check to see if vehicle is there and has any damage (front fender) and who may have been driving it. Party states she’s the only one driving the vehicle ad has not been involved in any recent accidents. No damage found on vehicle.

9:33 p.m. — Report taken as a result of an investigation, summons complaints were requested regarding multiple firearm offenses for a 27-year-old homeless person from Athol.

9:58 p.m. — Welfare check, Daniel Shays Highway. Caller states he almost struck a party (possibly homeless) walking southbound in the northbound lane with a shopping cart. Area checked, subject gone on arrival.

Tuesday, March 12

12:05 a.m. — Smoke investigation, Packard Road. Smoke and a “weird smell” coming from the basement. No fire or flames visible. Advised caller to have everyone exit the building if it was safe to do so. Most likely a furnace malfunction. Furnace shut off. Homeowner advised to contact a professional.

1:08 a.m. — Unwanted person, East Main Street. Caller wants her boyfriend removed from the residence because they are arguing. Both parties intoxicated. Transported male to his parents’ address in Athol. Both advised to take up any other issues the next day when they were sober.

6:55 a.m. — Safety hazard, Dexter Street. Highway Superintendent notified that the sidewalk near the teachers parking lot is caving in. 


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