Orange Police Log: Dec. 31, 2020 to Jan. 2, 2021

Published: 1/10/2021 4:07:15 PM
Modified: 1/10/2021 4:06:56 PM

Thursday, Dec. 31

12:08 a.m. — Panic/medical and fire alarm activations, Eagleville Road. Upon arrival, officers made contact with homeowner who advised she accidentally set off her new alarm system and did not know how to turn it off.

5:10 a.m. — Party reporting a home invasion in progress at his residence, Stone Valley Road. Upon arrival, the house appeared to be secure from the exterior. Officers made many attempts to make contact with party before he eventually came to the door. Party stated there were people in his house and he could hear them talking. He showed a video recording of the alleged intruders on his phone, but the video only contained audio of his dogs walking around. Officers checked the house and observed unhealthy living conditions throughout. Four dogs also appeared to be living in unacceptable conditions. ACO to be contacted.

7:49 a.m. — Motor vehicle accident, South Main Street. Both units responded and found to be a one car MVA with injuries. Transported to hospital.

10:53 a.m. — Catholic Charities requesting a welfare check on subject as she is not answering her door, East River Street. Apartment checked, she was not home.

11:45 a.m. — Report of a manhole cover off near the old foundry, Roche Avenue. Both units responded and officer located cover ajar, most likely due to recent snow plowing. Put cover on as best as it would stay and Orange Highway Department notified and will check it further.

1:14 p.m. — Report of a prior shoplifting, East Main Street. A 41-year-old from South Barre will be summonsed on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

1:23 p.m. — Party states she just came home and it looks like someone tried to break into her apartment, East River Street. Confirmed with officer and advised reporting party that it was OPD.

3:01 p.m. — Report of a two-car motor vehicle accident in the area of Exit 16, Route 2. Officer responded and assisted State Police with traffic until both vehicles were removed. Transported to hospital.

3:53 p.m. — Party advises there was a male subject yelling at people, New Athol Road. The subject then got in a green Jeep headed towards Athol. Officer checked the area, unable to locate the vehicle.

5:01 p.m. — Party called the station as she locked her key in her car, Pleasant Street. Officer responded and entry gained.

8:26 p.m. — Party advises fireworks being set off, Johnson Road. Source of fireworks determined, homeowner advised of noise complaint and told to stop lighting them off.

Friday, Jan. 1

12:09 a.m. — Athol Dispatch advised they had a call about the smell of gas in the area of Walmart, East Main Street. Officer checked the area, determined that the smell was coming from a large amount of fireworks that had been set off on the side of the roadway earlier.

4:34 a.m. — Party advising neighbor is blasting TV and partying like crazy, West Main Street. Parties were advised of the noise complaint and agreed to keep the volume low for the rest of the night.

1:01 p.m. — Report of hit and run, East Main Street. Spoke with reporting party who explained when they came out of the store they noticed some damage to the back of their vehicle. The camera footage was checked and the damage did not occur while parked there. Reporting party was advised of findings.

4:04 p.m. — Party requests a call from an officer regarding threats she is getting, North Prospect Street. Advised to block calls.

6:10 p.m. — Disturbance, East River Street. Male transported to hospital by OFD.

10:23 p.m. — Party reporting a motor vehicle that spun out in the area of Walmart and then went into the woods, East Main Street. The reporting party called back and stated he drove by the area where he saw the vehicle and it was gone.

10:35 p.m. — South Hadley PD requests an officer respond to location to attempt to make contact with subject and have her call South Hadley PD regarding her vehicle that was involved in a crash in their town and they need to speak to the operator, West Main Street. Made contact with subject and advised her to call South Hadley PD.

11:41 p.m. — Disturbance between neighbors, Congress Street. All parties kept screaming and yelling and swearing at each other. The reporting party was advised to separate and stay away form the male party and his family, but continued to yell and swear at each other. Officers responded and dealt with all involved parties. Disturbance was over a snow removal, ongoing issue between neighbors. Two conflicting stories. Officers advised parties to write out written statement if they so wish and submit to police or court. Officers informed parties of the 259E orders and explained the process.

Saturday, Jan. 2

5:23 a.m. — Report of a disturbance, Brookside Road. Officers responded and spoke with both parties. Parties agreed to be civil for the rest of the morning.

12:30 p.m. — Party called requesting an escort as her tenant ran out of oil and had some delivered, but the furnace is still not working and the reporting party wants to see what is going on with it, Memory Lane. On arrival, tenant had let the reporting party in the house and they will be all set.

2:03 p.m. — Party advises she is at the station and she is requesting to speak to an officer regarding retrieving her belongings from her boyfriend, East River Street. She advises her boyfriend broke up with her this afternoon and when she tried to retrieve her belongings he advised her that he dropped them off at Butterfield Park. Reporting party states her belongings are not at the park. Upon arrival, the reporting party was able to pick up her belongings.

3:43 p.m. — Party states they have a customer who may have misplaced her pocketbook, New Athol Road. Reporting party states the woman thinks someone stole it. Reporting party called back to advise the woman found her pocketbook in her carriage.

5:44 p.m. — Party calling 911 stating “she’s going to hurt me,” East Myrtle Street. Upon arrival found party owed food stamp benefits. Peace restored, sent on way.

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