Orange Police Log, June 20-July 1

Published: 07-19-2023 2:33 PM

Orange Police Log

Tuesday, June 20

3:10 p.m. – Caller reported a cow was running down the middle of Daniel Shays Highway. Workers were trying to take custody of the animal.

9:06 p.m. – Water Street traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Timothy E. Stowell, 35, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license – subsequent offense, OUI-liquor or .08 %, and carrying a dangerous weapon (spring assisted knife).

Wednesday, June 21

12:36 p.m. – Cheney Street caller reported that after suspicious vehicle drove by (description provided), they had felt as if they were struck in the head by a pellet from maybe a type of BB gun. OPD checked the area but vehicle was gone on arrival. It was believed subject(s) may have used some kind of air soft type gun as reporting party had no observable, visible injury to their head at that time.

2:24 p.m. – E River Street area caller requested a welfare check on a male party who had fallen on his bike. The subject advised police that he had wiped out as he was trying to take off his sweatshirt while biking. He advised police that he was all set and declined medical assistance.

6:20 p.m. – Holtshire Road caller reported that their nephew had called them stating he was in the driveway after being dropped off, but couldn’t get inside the house. It was learned that their nephew had a very lengthy stay at a rehabilitation facility after injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. A family friend responded and took responsibility of him for the night. 

Thursday, June 22

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11:49 a.m. – Party in the station lobby stated his 13-year-old, who was in the car, was out of control. The reporting party requested someone talk with the youth. OPD officer spoke with the youth, and the father was advised to contact OPD if youth becomes aggressive.

1:36 p.m. – Caller from Governor Dukakis Drive advised they had received an alert on their phone showing that the same vehicle had been driving around the rear of the business on three occasions the previous night. Although nothing had been broken into, they found it odd. OPD had the area patrolled and advised the reporting party to contact OPD when they receive the alert so the vehicle could be identified.

2:25 p.m. – N Main Street caller reported that their ex-girlfriend who has a restraining order (209A) against them had showed up at his residence and wanted it on record.  OPD attempted to call back but no phone number worked.

2:29 p.m. – Hayden Street caller reported learning that their ex had posted something on his personal page about her and now people were threatening her (comments) and she feels harassed. When OPD mentioned a Harassment Prevention Order (258E), same stated she had tried but failed at the court. OPD contacted the ex and advised of them of the complaint.

3:48 p.m. – Bus dispatcher reporting their driver in the S Main Street area had called in a disturbance with parties fighting. Unable to get more information, but could only hear fighting in the back ground. The area was searched by OPD with negative results.

Friday, June 23

12:12 a.m. – Congress Street caller stated that while going through some camera footage they believed to have located some items that had been reported stolen by another business in town. OPD followed up with the reporting party regarding a resident who may have been stealing items, but due to HIPPA and their own rules did not disclose any additional information. Reporting party was looking to discuss options, but did not want to pursue criminal charges.

1:31 p.m. – Station lobby walk-in reported harassment from a known individual whom they have a no trespass order on. But subject of complaint had come to the reporting party’s workplace and dropped of paperwork of allegations to the reporting party’s employer. Reporting party wanted incident on on record for 258E order.

2:52 p.m. – E Main Street store employee stated there was a female party dozing off in the store by the jewelry section, may be drug-related. OPD responded and located the female party who was unconscious. While assessing the female the employees advised she had come there with three other females who were still in the store and they were nodding off as well. OPD officer was able to locate them and found one to have an active warrant. Annalise R. Jacobson, 36 was arrested on two counts of class A drug possession, two counts of class B drug possession, and the active warrant. The two other females were placed in protective custody.

9:34 p.m. – OPD officers noted a vehicle blocking the eastbound travel lane of East River Street. Several individuals arrived at the station lobby where they claimed officers had gone through their belongings without a warrant and destroyed belongings.  The three individuals had to be calmed down and were explained of their option of filing a complaint form which would then be investigated. Form provided to all three along with OPD contact information.

Sunday, June 24

1:17 a.m. – OPD officer at Daniel Shays highway noted a smaller pickup went northbound at 90-100 mph headed towards Athol. Activated blue lights and went to stop this truck which continued towards Athol appearing to increase speeds.  Athol PD advised.

9:32 a.m. – Parties into station to report ongoing harassment issue from neighbors. 2020 attempt of HARPO proved unsuccessful. Advised to gather videos and pictures and to call OPD rather than confronting. Depending on the provided evidence, possible criminal harassment charges to go forward.

12:13 p.m. – ATM card found outside a W Main Street building was returned to police. OPD left a message with owner to pick up card at the station.

1:10 p.m. – Caller from Gay Street area reported down tree and wires in the road, no sparking/arcing/fire visible at that time. Upon OPD arrival found possible live wires down in private driveway and phone wire across the roadway. National Grid arrived on scene and cleared area.

Sunday, June 25

12:57 a.m. – General burglar alarm S Main Street. Building was checked and found to be secure. Additional alarms sounded at 2:44 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.  No key holder at this time, and building was found to be secure.

1:46 p.m. – School Street area caller reported motorcyclist riding up and down the road and around the block at high speed and with loud exhaust. Also witnessed operator drinking nips while riding. OPD checked area. Unable to locate.

10:01 p.m. – Main Street area caller reported eight cows were in the roadway in front of their residence. Owner advised and will head over.

11:32 a.m. – E Main Street store employee advised OPD there were three vehicles in the parking lot that need to leave and that the occupants may be planning on parking overnight.  Reporting party stated one of the males attempted to enter the store and get past an employee when they were trying to close, but ultimately left the building without incident. All unwanted parties were moved along.

Thursday, June 29

11:59 a.m. – Rogers Avenue caller claimed neighbor came at them in the parking lot, and inside. OPD learned confrontation was over a possible tampered hose. Advised to contact police if they have an issue with a neighbor, and not to take matters into their own hands.

2:20 p.m. – Dexter street larceny report taken by OPD patrol officer. Risers from were stolen. The incident is under investigation. 

Friday, June 30

12:08 a.m. – It was noted in the Daniel Shays Highway area a vehicle was still parked, and OPD would be attempting to make contact with the driver. Upon arrival, female was found to still be in vehicle. After searching vehicle, it was determined she was not safe to drive which she admitted. Party stayed the night at a local establishment without issue and was given her keys back in the morning.

9:47 a.m. – Quabbin Boulevard management notified by OPD about nine 911 hang up calls from this establishment. OPD checked area no issues.

6:56 p.m. – Caller reported that her husband was, at that time, in the Putnam Street basement working on the plumbing and a female party who is apparently intoxicated was threatening him. OPD stood by with until he finished and left. But he never spoke while officer was there.  

10:35 p.m. – S Main and Congress Street traffic stop for no working headlights, doing wheelies down the road, and inspection violation. 

Saturday, July 1

1:29 a.m. – E River Street anonymous caller stated they were walking on E River Street and three male parties were following them and they didn’t feel comfortable about the situation.  Upon police arrival, three male parties ran off into the woods. Reporting party tried to go on, but called OPD back a little later to request courtesy transport.

1:36 p.m. – Report of a possible drunk driver on S Main headed to W Main Street. Reporting party advised OPD the vehicle (description provided) was all over the road, smelled of burning rubber and the lights were going on and off. An OPD officer advised that Athol PD had a white vehicle strike a telephone pole, and take off. Vehicle from Athol hit and run located parked and unoccupied. APD advised and they responded to invest further. OFD requested and patient refused medical attention.

7:57 a.m. – 911 call from Columbia Avenue area. OPD could hear someone talking, but muffled. Reporting party finally fished the phone out from between couch cushions and advised police it was an accidental “sofa dial”.