Orange Police Log: May 18-25, 2021

Published: 6/13/2021 4:19:29 PM
Modified: 6/13/2021 4:19:31 PM

Tuesday, May 18

10:50 a.m. — Athol received a report of motor vehicle incident at New Athol Road involving a bear and handed off to OPD. Minimal damage to vehicle and bear took off.

2:07 p.m. — 911 caller reported a structure fire at Horton Road. Shed engulfed in flames. OFD extinguished the blaze.

3:28 p.m. — Several 911 calls about possible brush fire threatening an old abandoned car dealership building. Assisted by Warwick and Philipston FD and fire was extinguished.

3:59 p.m. — Officer assisted Walmart with a possible shoplifter who passed all points of payment with the merchandise. Subject was contacted to receive criminal summons for shoplifting.

4:40 p.m. — While still at Walmart for shoplifting incident, officer advised by Walmart staff of an abandoned Moped that had been chained to a light pole there for five days.

Thursday, May 20

8:51 a.m. — Owner of a disabled vehicle in the travel lane on East Main Street requested assistance to get vehicle off the road. Dale’s contacted and removed the car.

11:43 p.m. — North Main Street caller requested police assistance to retrieve her medication from boyfriend’s house. Reporting party had been locked out of the residence and needed her diabetes medication. Services rendered.

Friday, May 21

1:34 p.m. — Roche Avenue resident came into the station to report that a neighbor noticed a white Subaru was parked in his driveway for over half an hour and two females were walking around the property taking photos. License plate information given and Winthrop PD contacted.

2:22 p.m. — East Main Street caller requested assistance with a woman at her door yelling and harassing her. Disturbance appeared to be about a pair of shoes. One of the involved parties returned home and the home’s manager was relieved she was back.

6:30 p.m. — East River Street caller reported someone had backed into their car.

9:28 p.m. — Unsecured door discovered during patrol of West Main Street. Key holder advised.

Saturday, May 22

12:56 a.m. — Patrol came across a verbal argument between three parties on North Main Street. All involved were spoken with and sent on their way.

7:42 a.m. — East Main Street employee had a person in custody for shoplifting. Criminal charges to filed with Orange District Court.

10:09 a.m. — Walmart employee approached a suspected shoplifter, who ran out of the store. Description given and officers assisting with identifying involved party.

11:17 a.m. — East Main Street caller requested assistance for a dog left in a car for over 45 minutes. Windows were slightly rolled down. The owner was advised of the dangers of leaving the dog in a hot car.

11:38 a.m. — East Main Street caller reported a disturbance in the building. Two parties had a disagreement over stereo equipment. One of the involved parties left then returned at 11:57 a.m. and was advised to stay away.

9:18 p.m. — West River Street caller requested assistance with removing her son, who broke into the house after it was locked up, and busted the door. Reporting party was concerned he would also take the truck. Officer mediated the situation, and involved parties agreed to try to do better.

9:36 to 9:43 p.m. — Several calls of callers hearing what sounded like “shots fired” were found to be fireworks being set off in the West Main Street/Daniel Shays Highway area. Group was located and advised to cease for the night.

Sunday, May 23

7:12 a.m. — Call transferred from Athol dispatch about ongoing issue at Brookside Road regarding a dog killing chickens. ACO to follow up. Second call made to OPD at 2:18 p.m.

10:20 a.m. — Dexter Street caller reported his ex-girlfriend was refusing to leave the residence. Officers mediated while she collected her belongings, and advised the reporting party of pursuing in civil court.

11:03 a.m. — Caller reported discovering a vehicle off the road in the Athol Road area near Warwick. Operator had neck pain and her dog was in the vehicle as well. Operator transported to hospital, dog was dropped off and vehicle was towed by Dale’s.

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