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Orange Police Log: July 3-4

Published: 7/8/2019 2:38:59 PM
Modified: 7/8/2019 2:38:56 PM
Wednesday, July 3

5:13 a.m. — Animal complaint, North Main Street. Caller reporting two loose cows and calf happily munching away at grass.

11:49 a.m. — Suspicious person, South Main Street. Caller reporting party in back yard, possibly her husband, and same is not supposed to be there. Advises she found a hat like his. Also advises subject has his bracelet off. Advised to call immediately if she hears of sees anything suspicious.

1:41 p.m. — Motor vehicle lockout, West Main Street. Entry gained.

4:20 p.m. — East Main Street, officer wanted. Clerk advises subject was just served a no trespass order and requests an officer pick up a copy for police records. Done.

5:42 p.m. — Holtshire Road caller advises he has called in the past regarding the parking situation around Lake Mattawa. Today there is a tent on the side of the road. Officer spoke to party and advise him his tent and vehicle were creating a traffic hazard. Tent taken down and car moved closer to guardrail.

5:56 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident, East River Street. Caller advises his fiance backed into a parked car. No injuries. Unable to locate owner of vehicle 2, which had damage to the front driver side bumper.

7:22 p.m. — Bylaw violation. Officer is off with a party with an open container, East River Street. Alcohol poured out and party sent on way.

8:31 p.m. — Welfare check requested by Erving police on party believed to be at one of the hotels and under the influence of narcotics. Officer responded to Inn where management stated she was in room. No answer at the door and room was dark. Erving police advised.

9:30 p.m. — Fire works reported, Hamilton Avenue. CAller advises someone in neighborbood is shooting fireworks and that it is scaring the animals and some have come directly over the residence. All quiet on arrival.

9:42 p.m. — Trespass, Fryeville road. Caller states there are fireworks going on in the area dna she has a trespasser on the property who might be slightly intoxicated. Reported her husband is attempting to remove the trespasser but is worried that it is not a good idea. Female party gone on arrival. Area patrolled, negative contact.

11:40 p.m. — Brookside Road caller advises her ex-boyfriend stole her cellphone about 30 minutes ago. Caller sounded highly intoxicated. Party responded but caller unable to provide a location the male might be.

Thursday, July 4

1:16 a.m — Brookside Road party calling because she is irritated that her boyfriend stole her phone. Sounds very intoxicated. Upon arrival officers again advised her that they would be on the lookout for subject. A call was placed to his cellphone requesting he contact OPD as soon as possible.

2:11 a.m. — Athol Police Department advised they took a 911 call from a female party who stated she was bleeding, Brookside Road. Athol asked the female where she was bleeding from and got a response of “what’s up with that.” Athol PD attempted to transfer the party but she was not on the line. Per officer, hold off on the ambulance at this time; they will check on the party and advise if EMS is needed. Officer spoke with party who stated she is not feeling well and wants transport to the hospital. While on the scene, officer found the “stolen” phone in pieces in the corner of the apartment. It was put back together and found to be in working order. Female transported to Athol Hospital.

3:11 a.m. — East Main Street, caller reporting he works overnights at Walmart and took his lunch break and noticed his vehicle appears to have been struck while parked in the lot. Damage to the driver side door and front bumper. Not a hit and run. The officer will be checking the pole on Pleasant Street. Damage was done by the owner of the vehicle. Stated he was unaware. Power does not have to come out tonight, but the pole should be looked at as it is splintered at the bottom. National Grid contacted and work order put in.

6:44 a.m. — Main Street caller reports she has four cows in her yard, and someone stopped by to tell her there are more on Main Street. 

3:26 p.m. — Report of elderly female locked out of her house, Chase Street. Entry gained.

4:44 p.m. — Motor vehicle lockout, Gay Street. Entry gained.

8:57 p.m. — Report of fireworks, Beach Lane. Fireworks going off disturbing the peace. Same advised there are six houses setting fireworks off around the lake and she would like a patrol car out there to speak to them. Same advised disturbance of the peace is a violation of the town bylaw and they are not following the fireworks laws of Massachusetts. Officer advised large fireworks coming from Holtshire Road. Both units clear, all quiet. Officers found rowboat from Holtshire Road was the ones setting off fireworks in the middle of the lake. Officer caught them in the act of reloading the boat and seized fireworks. Subjects advised of their illegal action and to cease or next time charges will be sought. 

9:04 p.m. — Report of fireworks being set off at the end of Marjorie Street. Area patrolled, all quiet.

9:05 p.m. — East Myrtle Street caller reporting fireworks being set off on street. Spoke to parties and advised them to quiet down for the night.

9:17 p.m. — Report of fireworks, East River Street. Upon arrival fireworks could be heard from all around. No specific location noted on East River Street.

9:24 p.m. — East Main Street; caller requested an officer regarding her daughter, who is intoxicated, took the caller’s phone and is attempting to leave with her child on foot. Situation was mediated on arrival by police. No signs of intoxication; daughter left for the night. Both to work out issues in the morning.

9:44 p.m. — Report of fireworks, Eagleville Road area. Found to be at the end of Horton Road in New Salem.

10:09 p.m. — Fireworks, King Street. Fireworks were from East Myrtle Street. Spoke with subject and advised him of laws. He advised he is done for the night.

11:48 p.m. — Officer wanted, disturbance, East Main Street. Caller reported subject just tried to break into the residence. Party located subject walking down the street. Caller does not believe subject is still at the residence and denies having gained entry into the residence. Per the reporting party, when she told subject she was calling the police, he stated he will tell the police that she struck him. Party wants the police to know he never gained entry to the house and she has a camera in her kitchen to prove it. He said he will not go back there tonight and will call tomorrow for an escort to get his property.



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