Orange Police Log: July 4, 2020

Published: 7/10/2020 4:34:25 PM
Modified: 7/10/2020 4:34:14 PM

Saturday, July 4

12:46 a.m. — Officer reporting he has people outside yelling, some type of disturbance, South Main Street. Spoke with party who explained how a truck had stopped to see if the bar was open and started talking to her and her friend. They started yelling at him to leave.

9:01 a.m. — Party left a message on the machine requesting a return call about the process of getting a 209A against her husband, whom she is going through a divorce with, East River Street. Spoke with the reporting party who said she will be all set at this time as her husband left this morning. The reporting party was explained the process and was not looking to report anything.

10:02 a.m. — Party states they put in complaints regarding a neighbor last week of him attempting to run people over in his pontoon boat, Camp Road. Reporting party states party just attempted to run over two kids in kayaks. Officer spoke to female party who stated she observed a male party in his pontoon boat swerve towards two kayakers. The subject also came close to their dock. Officer spoke to male party who denied coming close to the kayakers. Subject was advised as a courtesy to not go by the neighbors’ dock.

10:34 a.m. — Party states subject is threatening him and was outside his residence wanting to fight, West Myrtle Street. Officer spoke to reporting party who stated his neighbor threatened him to fight. He was advised of harassment order process. Officer also spoke to the other male party involved who advised that he is tired of getting woken up every morning to his neighbor’s dogs. Subject was advised of options.

11:38 a.m. — Reporting party requests the officers back as subject is making threats and wanting to fight, West Myrtle Street. Spoke with party who explained how he was starting to put up a fence and subject came over threatening him. Subject feels that party is putting the fence up too close to the property line in violation of a bylaw. Party will finish putting one more post in and will speak with the Building Department on Monday.

12:13 p.m. — Party states noise has been going on for the last hour and a half, West Main Street. Spoke with one of the reporting parties. Spoke with subject about the complaint and found out his daughter was eating lunch.

4:38 p.m. — Loss prevention called to report a female shoplifting groceries, East Main Street. Same took off in a dark green Ford Explorer with New Hampshire license plate. Units unable to locate the vehicle. In speaking with employee, it was found the female attempted to steal upwards of $700 worth of products. Same is under investigation.

4:53 p.m. — State Police took a report of two vehicles following each other over a custody issue, Holtshire Road. One of the vehicles was located and a party was subsequently brought to Athol Hospital by Orange EMS. MSP briefed and will handle the rest of the call.

5:44 p.m. — Party reported white vehicle flew down street being operated by subject who she saw across the street stumbling and almost falling down, East Main Street. The reporting party advised she confronted him about getting behind the wheel. They headed off toward Walmart. All units were advised of the BOLO, a short while later, officer observed the vehicle in Athol. Officer attempted to turn around and vehicle took off towards Athol at a high rate of speed. Other units were advised. Subject was later involved in a disturbance in Athol where he was given a citation and was then taken into protective custody by Athol PD. K9 Orka was utilized on scene for evidence recovery of a small wooded area. A summons was issued for the 29-year-old on charges of operating a motor vehicle with suspended license, speeding rate of speed greater than was reasonable and proper, failure to stop for police and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

6:12 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, Brookside Road. Officer stopped the vehicle for speed. During the course of the investigation, officer could smell the odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The driver was run through field sobriety which he showed some signs of impairment but ultimately passed field sobriety. The vehicle was towed for safety reasons.

8:01 p.m. — Fireworks going off, Center Drive. A piece has already landed in her yard. Officer spoke to male party in the area who stated that fireworks were going off prior to officer’s arrival. He was advised that they were illegal and needed to stop. He advised that he understood. Officer spoke to the reporting party who advised that the piece that landed in her yard was from a few days ago and she was concerned that the same could happen that evening. Reporting party was advised to call back if they started again.

8:03 p.m. — Party requesting to speak to an officer regarding a use without authority, West River Street. Statement form filled out and charges will be filed.

8:06 p.m. — Party requesting an officer regarding an older child or younger adult that is trying to give Vapes to kids, East River Street. When confronted by the reporting party, the subject’s parents got involved and there was a lot of yelling going on. Officer responded and spoke with the reporting party. Discussed his concerns and he was advised to call back if he witnessed any suspicious behavior from the male party.

8:32 p.m. — Report of fireworks, East River Street. Officer responded and spoke with family who claim it was not from their residence, but another neighbor. Advised of complaint and consequences if caught setting off fireworks.

8:44 p.m. — Report of fireworks, South Shore Drive. Spoke to residents who stated it was coming from a boat on the water. Unable to determine which boat at that time.

8:58 p.m. — Two calls reporting some type of fight at the Armory, East Main Street. There is also a report of windows being broken out. Call back of an abandoned 911 call advising party punched a girl in the face. Alan Dalton Hatch, Jr., 19, of Orange, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

9:01 p.m. — Report of fireworks, Holtshire Road. Reporting party advises the fireworks are being set off on a boat in the middle of the lake. Officer responded and spoke with the responsible party. No fireworks in plain view. Officer educated party with the Massachusetts General Laws regarding fireworks. Party states she will stop.

9:02 p.m. — Report of fireworks, Camp Road. Officer responded and checked the area. Officer located group of people and all parties were educated on the MGL regarding fireworks. Parties apologized and stated they will stop.

9:05 p.m. — Report of fireworks being set off again, East River Street.

9:12 p.m. — Report of fireworks in the area, Jasmine Road. Officer patrolled the area once he was clear of other priority calls. Officer made several laps around the area of Packard Pond and the area was quiet at that time.

9:15 p.m. — Report of fireworks, South Shore Drive. Checked the area, negative contact.

9:19 p.m. — Report of fireworks, Holtshire Road. Officer patrolled area and all was quiet. Did not see anyone at the same spot from earlier call.

9:21 p.m. — Party stating that the neighbors had been setting off small fireworks in the street and that they bother her dog, Mechanic Street. Officer spoke with the neighbors and they advised that they had no fireworks nor were they going to be setting off any.

9:26 p.m. — Report of fireworks, Lake Mattawa Beach, South Side. Officer patrolled the area and did not locate any, only spectators on the beach watching.

9:26 p.m. — Party requesting an officer in regards to her feeling something hit her house, East River Street. Officer responded and spoke with the reporting party. She was concerned about a loud noise that she heard in the area. Checked the area, unable to locate the source of the loud noise.

9:37 p.m. — Report of fireworks, Evergreen Drive. Same advised it’s a war zone out there. Officer patrolled the area and observed there to be a plethora of fireworks remnants in the roadways in the area of Center Drive, Memorial Drive, Memory Lane and Evergreen Drive. Officer knocked on several doors and asked neighbors about them and they advised that they were not theirs, but if they were, they would not be lighting off any more. Officer spoke with the reporting party who advised that it has been an ongoing issue since Memorial Day. The reporting party expressed that she was just concerned more about things getting burned down.

9:41 p.m. — Officer located a firework while on patrol, Holtshire Road. Officers spoke with the responsible party who states he will stop. Officers educated party with the MGL regarding fireworks.

9:54 p.m. — Report of fireworks, Holtshire Road. Officers patrolled the area. Officers observed fireworks set off on a boat, but all was quiet in the area.

9:59 p.m. — Report of fireworks, Holtshire Road.

10:13 p.m. — Report of fireworks, East Main Street. Officer checked the area, unable to locate where the fireworks had been coming from.

10:14 p.m. — Report of fireworks, King Street. Officer checked the area, unable to locate where the fireworks had been coming from.

10:23 p.m. — Report of fireworks, Tully Road. Officer saw remnants of fireworks and spoke with some of the patrons at a gathering. They advised that they no longer had any fireworks as it was later in the evening and they were planning on going home for the evening.

10:47 p.m. — Party calling about fireworks that are scaring his dog, East Myrtle Street. Monitored area, all quiet.

11:01 p.m. — Report of fireworks, East River Street.

11:45 p.m. — Party calling about fireworks, Robin Lane. Reporting party stated he was walking his dog and was stepping on poppers and then he saw a mortar tube on a front lawn. Located fireworks that had already been used. Same disposed of.


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