Orange Police Log: Aug. 26-31, 2021

Published: 9/16/2021 1:43:44 PM
Modified: 9/16/2021 1:43:47 PM

Thursday, Aug. 26

10:33 a.m. – Daniel Shays Highway caller requested assistance with motel owner entering the room without permission. Owner denied wrong doing, and was advised by police to change hours of cleaning and not enter rooms without permission.

9:24 p.m. – Daniel Shays Highway caller reported highly intoxicated individual in the checkout line that is driving and requested police assistance. Police confirmed a designated driver was obtained for the evening.

10:40 p.m. – East Main Street caller reported an individual was beating on the icebox in front of the store. Caller advised that the individual, clad in only shorts with no shirt or shoes, had taken off towards the lights. Police discovered subject in the vicinity sitting on some steps. Subject appeared intoxicated and agreed with Police it was in his best interest to walk home and call it a night.

Friday, Aug. 27

10:22 a.m. – Daniel Shays Highway caller reported another incident with the Executive Inn motel owner over having a guest. And the owner, again, tried to enter the room. Motel owner denied pushing their way into the room, but did admit to speaking to the occupant about them having a guest.

12:50 p.m. – Burill Avenue area caller reported that her old Human Resource Department and her current one had contacted her that someone claiming to be her had filed an unemployment claim. Caller notified Massachusetts Unemployment and credit bureau of the fraud/scam.

12:51 p.m. – Lobby walk-in reported that the lights at East River and South Main streets were “on flash,” which almost resulted in their getting hit. Orange Highway Department Foreman advised.

6:16 p.m. – Multiple arrests made in the Daniel Shays Highway area of motor vehicle operator and occupants under the influence.

8:38 p.m. – Caller from Daniel Shays Highway area reported an unattended, suspicious vehicle in a business parking lot with the windows down. Police were finally able to speak to the registered owner who stated they were parked there temporarily, but had already left.

Saturday, Aug. 28

11:54 a.m. – East Main Street caller reported they had a shoplifter in custody and requested police assistance. Necessary action taken.

3:08 – 5:22 p.m. – There were 12 traffic stops on East River Street, all for speeding.

5:56 p.m. – Officers mediated a potential disturbance situation on Fairman Road. Ongoing dispute between neighbors which officers advised all involved parties of Harassment Prevention Order (258E) option through the courts. Officers also advised that all parties keep their distance and ignore each other. However, officers were called back again at 6:46 p.m. Once again explained Harassment Prevention Order process to all parties.

8:14 p.m. – Call from Prentiss Street area about a possible disturbance. Officers spoke with individuals at the scene. It was determined that a male and female, who were no longer on the scene, were having some kind of altercation. Attempts made to contact the subjects were not successful.

8:17 p.m. – Real Estate Agent who showed a house on Summit Street reported that one of the windows had been propped open. They also noted a couple in a black Cadillac drive up, then nervously drive off. Requested extra patrols of the area.

8:40 p.m. – Vandalism report taken in the South Main Street area where a mailbox had been knocked down.

Sunday, Aug. 29

12:07 a.m. – Traffic stop at East Main Street for aftermarket neon lighting violation and failure to inspect vehicle.

1:38 a.m. – Arrest for operating a vehicle without a license and being under the influence on Orange section of Route 2 at (new) exit 71.

9:44 a.m. – Officer assisted with a motor vehicle lockout situation where dog was locked in the vehicle.

11:39 a.m. – East Main Street establishment requested officer assistance with an individual who had been trespassed from the property and they were possibly shoplifting also. Report filed.

9:48 p.m. – Report from South Main Street of a lost brown Pomeranian named Bambi wearing a black harness was given to the Animal Control Officer.

10:02 p.m. – Officers mediated a disturbance call from West Main Street.

Monday, Aug. 30

5:37 p.m. – Brookside Road motor vehicle accident where contact was made with guide wire to the pole and there was also a wire across the roadway. No airbag deployment, but operator hit the windshield upon impact. Transported to AMH. National Grid and Spectrum notified about wires. Car towed by Jim’s.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

2:05 a.m. – Domino’s requested officer assistance with delivery person being paid with counterfeit $20’s at one stop (description given). Report filed.

12:03 p.m. – Orange District Court requested officer assistance with an individual, who had to be removed from the court room, that was now refusing to leave the back parking lot. Upon arrival, subject was speaking with a court officer, and decided to leave once they noticed police arrival.

1:04 p.m. – East River Street caller requested assistance with a fraud situation where someone, who pretended to be the reporting party, had taken out credit cards and other services in their name. Officer advised caller to freeze their credit and report is on file with police.

4:52 p.m. – West River Street area caller reported a toddler (1-2 years old) riding their bike in the middle of the road with no parents around. Caller observed child was almost hit by a car. Mother was eventually located by officers and a report was filed.

6:15 p.m. – Burrill Avenue area water main break reported. Water Department was advised and on the scene by 6:57 p.m.

8:43 p.m. – Daniel Shays Highway caller reported a large pothole hazard in the middle of the road on Route 2 about 50 yards from old exit 16/new 71. Pothole blew out two of their tires and they were at Sunoco awaiting AAA. Officer marked area with cone(s) and contacted MASDOT.

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