Orange Police Log: Jan. 6-8, 2021

Published: 1/21/2021 10:39:47 AM
Modified: 1/21/2021 10:39:44 AM

Wednesday, Jan. 6

10:46 a.m. — Caller reports her keys locked in her car, East Main Street. Officer responded and entry gained.

1:09 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, East River Street. Operator issued citation for speeding.

2:04 p.m. — Caller reports he is concerned that the house next door has been broken into, West Orange Road. There is a trailer in the yard and it looks like the door is off the hinges. Found no evidence of a breaking and entering. The screws from the screen door are starting to pull out of the wood work, but the main door is locked.

2:20 p.m. — Officer took a report of a go-cart ripping around the area, King Street.

3:52 p.m. — Walk-in to the station requesting to speak with an officer about ongoing harassment he is receiving from his ex-girlfriend, East River Street. Information will be passed along to the investigating officer.

4:19 p.m. — Reporting party states her ex-boyfriend is texting her that he is going to go to her residence to get his tools after she leaves for work, Prescott Lane. Officer returned a phone call to reporting party that wanted to speak with an officer about issues she is having with her live-in boyfriend. The process of obtaining a restraining order and the eviction process was explained.

4:27 p.m. — Party states someone contacted him that his son had hacked into their Facebook account and posted some disturbing things, North Main Street. Reporting party stayed in contact with subject, who claimed she was currently talking to involved party via Facebook, but reporting party was with involved party and he was not the one getting messages, proving that his son was not the one who had hacked the Facebook account. Reporting party also told subject he would be calling the police and she also said she would be too. Subject was found to live in Wendell. Reporting party was advised OPD would have it on file that it was not his son who was posting on Facebook.

5:57 p.m. — Party states male party refused to comply and provide his name, reporting party has the items but the male left the store, East Main Street. Reporting party was watching him and he got into a dark colored Jeep with VT tags. Vehicle took a left heading towards Athol. Reporting party called back to advise the vehicle has returned and is attempting to pick up the female party. All units responded. Carmelo Torres, Jr., 39, of Brattleboro, Vt., was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

6:30 p.m. — Party states a party struck her vehicle and she is partially in the road, East Main Street. One operator issued a citation.

6:55 p.m. — 911 abandoned call. Upon call back, female who answered seemed out of breath. Male/female disturbance. Female advised subject broke a bunch of stuff in the apartment. The reporting party advised her hand is bleeding from broken glass, but is denying the need for medical attention. Officers responded and spoke to both parties. Situation was mediated and other party agreed to leave for the evening.

10:26 p.m. — Caller reporting a possible intoxicated male at Walmart, East Main Street. Officer located subject who had hurt his knee. Subject transported to location and denied any further medical assistance.

Thursday, Jan. 7

4:22 a.m. — Strong odor to the furnace and a little smoky in the basement, South Main Street. Furnace malfunction, elevated CO levels. Officer assisted OFD.

7:06 a.m. — Caller reports two beautiful golden retrievers are on her porch destroying her $3,000 screen door, Stone Valley Road. Found three loose dogs that belong to subject. The dogs had come back home and subject got them inside. The reporting party checked her door and no damage was found. Subject said the dogs had gotten out last night.

10:32 a.m. — Catholic Charities requests an officer assist them with a client that doesn’t answer the door, Nina Pierce Circle. Subject eventually came to the door and had been inside sleeping. Was all set.

11:24 a.m. — Caller reports she has a stay away order against subject and was wondering how she can remove it, Red Brook Lane. Officer spoke with both parties who said this was not a court order or a trespass notice, it was something they did among themselves. They were both advised that the reporting party can have subject come back to the apartment whenever she wants if that is the case.

11:52 a.m. — Party approached officer regarding a motor vehicle driving around the neighborhood between 5 and 7 a.m. with an extremely loud exhaust, King Street. Would like some extra patrols.

12:40 p.m. — Party came to the station as living at an address and just got out of the hospital and subject no longer wants her there, East River Street. The report party claimed she has been there for four months and pays rent. Reporting party also said she gets mail there. Spoke with subject who said the reporting party was only there a couple of weeks, does not pay rent, and does not get mail there. Subject said she does not want the reporting party there and she can either give her property to the reporting party’s daughter or the reporting party can come get it with a police escort. The reporting party was advised and will request an escort when she finds a place to stay.

12:48 p.m. — A 41-year-old from Turners Falls will be summonsed on charges of shoplifting by asportation, second offense and misleading a police officer.

4:44 p.m. — Doctor’s office requesting a check the welfare on subject who has not been returning their calls and was supposed to have gone to the ER on 12/31/20 but the hospital has no record of her there, Stone Valley Road. Officers responded and located the female party. She said that she was fine and would contact her doctor.

6:47 p.m. — Party requesting a call from an officer regarding a possible issue with his brother’s landlord, Chase Street. Officer returned a phone call to the reporting party. He was requesting legal advice about his current living arrangement. Officer suggested that he contact a lawyer to discuss the matter.

9:00 p.m. — Burglar alarm, New Athol Road. Officer responded and found the exterior to the business to be secure.

Friday, Jan. 8

10:39 a.m. — Motor vehicle violation, East River Street. Citation issued for speeding.

1:01 p.m. — Party is concerned as they haven’t been able to reach a customer for several weeks, Burrill Avenue. Requests a welfare check. On arrival, subject’s truck wasn’t found to be home. Contacted a business as he was last known to be a patient with them, however he is no longer a patient there. Officers to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

4:14 p.m. — Party states a co-worker has been making self harm statements and asked her to meet him at Walmart, East Main Street. Party lives in Royalston, same advised and a welfare check requested through them. Royalston checked the residence, party is at home with his parents. All parties spoken to and the parents will assist with his concerns.

4:30 p.m. — Walk-in to the station requesting to speak with an officer about harassing phone calls and text messages she is receiving from her mother, East River Street. Options were discussed. She was advised to contact PD if this continues to document the incidents for a possible criminal harassment charge.

6:47 p.m. — Party reporting what he thinks an injured owl standing at the side of the road by Hamshaw Lumber, New Athol Road. ACO contacted and she and Assistant ACO will be en route to trap it. Officers responded and located the animal on the side of the road. Officers stood by until ACO was able to capture the animal.

9:25 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, East Main and Whitney streets. Motor vehicle stop for speed. Operator found to have suspended license. Operator issued criminal application and a licensed driver arrived on scene to take control of the vehicle. A 20-year-old from Montague will be summonsed for operating motor vehicle with license suspended.

11:00 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, Walnut Hill Road. Operator issued a citation for an inspection sticker violation.

11:30 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, East River Street. Traffic stop for speeding. The vehicle’s inspection sticker was also found to be expired. The operator was issued a citation for the violation.


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