Orange Police Log: June 22-23, 2020

Published: 7/1/2020 2:21:34 PM
Modified: 7/1/2020 2:21:26 PM
Monday, June 22

9:24 a.m. — Party requesting a call to discuss options on how to deal with his wife and their current marriage issues, Daniel Shays Highway. Reporting party advised of options.

10:40 a.m. — Caller reports a gray Nissan is driving up and down the street taking pictures of houses, High Street. Cruisers advised. Officer checked the area, the vehicle was gone on arrival.

10:50 a.m. — Mass DOT recovered a cell phone that was in the road near Mahar, South Main Street. Same has a dead battery. Placed in lost and found.

12:54 p.m. — Caller reports they have video of a silver Blazer with a basket on the trailer hitch all over the road, East Main Street. Officer located the operator of the vehicle as he was leaving Walmart. He was advised of the complaint and will use better care when driving.

1:09 p.m. – Caller reports a dog shut inside a gold SUV, East Main Street. Message left for registered owner to come out and meet officer or call OPD. Message to ACO to respond with temperature gauge. Officer waited approximately 40 minutes until the owner of the vehicle exited Walmart. She was educated on the reasons why dogs should not be left inside of a vehicle on a hot day. ACO also provided options so this type of incident wouldn’t happen again.

1:59 p.m. — Report of a suspicious female on foot, New Athol Road. Officer provided a courtesy transport to Walmart as a passing motorist was concerned for her.

2:12 p.m. — A motorist stopped while officer was monitoring traffic, East River Street. Party said one of his employees has been being harassed on a job site located at the bridge at the intersection of Holtshire and West Orange roads. Officer responded and the female party was off the job site on a lunch break. Her boss was given Shelburne Control’s phone number to call when she returned to the job site.

2:33 p.m. — Party requesting an officer regarding a female possibly intoxicated concealing merchandise, East Main Street. Officers assisted Walmart with trespass notice and female advised she would be charged with shoplifting. Subject was not under influence of alcohol.

2:53 p.m. — Party requests to see an officer regarding racial harassment, West Orange Road. Information taken for investigation.

3:07 p.m. — Party reporting that he saw a large black bear in the area of the on and off ramp to Route 2, South Main Street. The reporting party advised it looked like it was stalking the lawnmower that was out there. The reporting party got off the exit and got back on and advised the mower operator of the bear that appeared to be about 30 yards from him.

4:25 p.m. — Motor vehicle stop, East Main Street. Stopped vehicle for not displaying any registration plates. Same found to have dealer plate on the dashboard. He was advised it needs to be attached to the rear of the vehicle.

5:05 p.m. — Burglar alarm, Dexter Street. Upon arrival, spoke to two subjects who were doing work on the exterior of the building. They advised maintenance had just left and they had not been inside. All secure and appeared OK.

6:42 p.m. — Athol Hospital faxed a dog bite, Walnut Hill Road. Report taken.

8:00 p.m. — DCF into the station requesting an escort while they speak with a family, Prentiss Street. Same done without incident.

9:29 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, East Main Street. Stopped for operator having suspended license. Citation issued and licensed operator took possession of vehicle.

Tuesday, June 23

12:33 a.m. — Officer out with a vehicle with doors wide open in the dirt lot across from the courthouse, Water Street. A solar farm worker was trying to find a place to sleep. Party states he will be up at 5 a.m. to go to work. No issue found.

12:57 a.m. — While on foot patrol, officer located an unsecured door, South Main Street. Officer checked inside and found a worker. All is OK.

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