Orange Police Log: Dec. 28-30, 2020

Published: 1/3/2021 3:45:07 PM
Modified: 1/3/2021 3:45:03 PM

Monday, Dec. 28

7:14 a.m. — Walk in reporting slippery road conditions, West Main Street. Orange Highway Department Superintendent notified.

9:20 a.m. — Keep the peace, North Main Street. Officers stood by and kept the peace while the female party picked up some belongings.

10:30 a.m. — Catholic Charities requesting an officer as their client is not answering the door, East River Street. On arrival, the apartment was checked and subject was found to not be at home.

10:51 a.m. — Party advises she was visiting family and was being yelled at by a neighbor for going too fast on the property, East River Street. Reporting party was currently safe inside her vehicle in the driveway waiting on an officer. On arrival, both parties were spoken with and each gave different versions. Both were provided with their options going forward if the problem continues and were also advised to stay away from one another.

11:41 a.m. — APD requesting OPD be on the lookout for a black minivan with heavy front-end damage. Same was involved in a hit-and-run accident at Main and Chestnut streets and took off.

1:28 p.m. — Caller reports an ATV just drove up the middle of the road and the operator had no helmet on, Packard Pond. He went to the beach and now he is stuck in the mud just to the right of the beach. On arrival, the owner of the ATV was located and spoke with. He was advised of the rules of the road and that a helmet must be worn and the ATV registered.

1:32 p.m. — Report of a large piece of plywood in the travel lane, Route 2 westbound. Info given to State Police.

3:43 p.m. — Animal Control is at Colonial Acres to drop off cat food for someone that is fostering a cat, East River Street. She can’t get them to answer the door and she knows they are home. ACO requested a welfare check for the resident. OFD advised that the involved party was transported to Athol Hospital earlier in the day.

7:01 p.m. — Vehicle parked in the roadway with hazard lights on, East River Street. Vehicle’s owner advised they parked only for a moment and will be moving it.

11:43 p.m. — Smoke detectors sounding, East River Street. Command advises they are under control, cause is from a dead battery. Officers assisted OFD.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

8:35 a.m. — Catholic Charities requests an officer, East River Street. Unable to get an answer at the door. Both units responded, found subject still in bed. All okay.

12:35 p.m. — Minor motor vehicle accident, Wendell Depot Road. On arrival, found that the vehicle had swerved out of the way of another due to the narrow roadway and sideswiped a tree.

2:00 p.m. — During investigation, subject was noted to be driving while having a suspended license, East River Street. Subject was issued a criminal citation and report done for this charge along with a shoplifting matter. A 36-year-old from Greenfield, Mass. will be summonsed on charges of shoplifting by asportation and operating motor vehicle with license suspended, subsequent offense.

3:02 p.m. — Caller reports there is a white Toyota Tundra that is at WCU and he seems to be having some sort of medical issue, New Athol Road. He is very confused, claims he is driving to Gardner. Officer responded and checked the area, gone on arrival.

4:10 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, New Athol Road. Stopped for expired inspection, drugs located. A 41-year-old from Springfield, Mass. will be summonsed on a charge of possess Class A drug (Heroin).

5:00 p.m. — Request for an officer to respond to residence and advise the male homeowner that his wife locked her keys in the vehicle at Market Basket, Columbia Avenue. Officer responded and same done.

5:44 p.m. — Party saw a person in a gray coat and hat attempt to gain access into four vehicles, East River Street. The subject then left on foot. Officers responded and checked the area. No issue noted. Officers monitored the area for a while, but did not notice any suspicious activities.


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