Orange Police Log: Nov. 15-17, 2020

Published: 11/25/2020 10:00:32 PM
Modified: 11/25/2020 10:00:28 PM

Monday, Nov. 16

8:10 a.m. — Officer flagged down by a motorist who states they found a loose dog wandering around, Pleasant Street. It is a black lab mix with a pink collar. The ACO was contacted and party was advised to head to the pound so the dog could be secured.

8:10 a.m. — Caller reports a tree fell on his truck overnight, East River Street. He was advised to take pictures and call his insurance company.

10:00 a.m. — Party into the station seeking advice on a custody issue, East River Street. The reporting party advised that he shares 50/50 custody of his 10-year-old daughter with her mother. Part of the agreement is to drive her to school on Monday mornings. He dropped his daughter off at school in Athol this morning and learned that his daughter had not been to school in over a week and was no longer enrolled at the school in Athol. The reporting party advised that the mother has recently moved to Leicester. The reporting party wanted to know what his rights were in regards to keeping his daughter because he was concerned that she is not being cared for properly or attending school regularly. The reporting party was advised that he needs to get to the court that issued his initial probate order and seek to amend it. He was also advised that the police do not enforce those orders and a violation would start out as a contempt of court issue and all parties would be directed to probate court to sort it out.

1:04 p.m. — Tree laying on the guide wire for the pole and out over the road, Hayden Street. National Grid advised.

1:33 p.m. — Motor vehicle lockout, East River Street. Entry gained.

3:00 p.m. — Officer returned call to party who is concerned with the driveway at her father’s residence, Tully Road. Reporting party is inquiring if a blind driveway sign could be posted as well as extra patrols of the area due to speeding cars. Advised officer would drive up and take a look as well as advised her of the option of putting up a rounded mirror to improve exiting the driveway. Officer ran radar later in shift with no violations noted. Driveway is on curve and message left with OHD regarding possible signage.

6:58 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, South Main Street. Citation issued for speeding.

7:29 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, South Main Street. Stopped for speeding, motor vehicle also found to be past inspection date. Citation issued.

8:09 p.m. — Officer requesting attempt to call subject as he is not getting an answer at the door, West Main Street. Called the number listed and got the automated message, “You’ve reached a non-working number.” Officer advises he spoke to subject. All is well, it was just a miscommunication. Called reporting party back and advised her of same.

9:26 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, Water Street. Citation issued for failing to inspect motor vehicle.

10:13 p.m. — Party advises vehicle driving up and down her road and she believes they are intoxicated, West River Street. Area searched, negative contact.

11:49 p.m. — Party wants it on record that subject has sent her six harassing texts this evening. She is the foster mother for child and the reporting party states subject is not allowed to be contacting her.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

5:39 a.m. — Caller states that approximately 10 to 15 minutes ago someone was shining a flashlight into her apartment window, Prospect Street. Caller assumed it may have been an officer looking for someone, she turned some lights on and looked outside but didn’t find anything suspicious in the area. All appeared OK, no one was seen walking in the area.

7:33 a.m. — Call into the station reporting there is a male party slumped over in his vehicle at the gas pumps at Cumberland Farms, East Main Street. On arrival, the male party was found to be on his phone. However, in checking the vehicle’s information, the registration was revoked for insurance. A criminal application was issued to the owner, and the vehicle was towed by Jim’s.

9:01 a.m. — Caller reports he is a victim of the unemployment scam, Chase Street. He was notified by his HR department. He was advised to fill out the online fraud report with Mass. Unemployment and notify the credit bureau.

11:33 a.m. — Party requests an officer keep the peace while she gets belongings, East Main Street. Same done.

1:51 p.m. — Party reports she was a victim of the unemployment scam, Royalston Road. She received a letter in the mail. She will notify Mass. Unemployment fraud unit and the credit bureau.

2:38 p.m. — ATM drive up burglar alarm, East Main Street.

5:40 p.m. — Minor motor vehicle accident, East Main Street. Report taken and citation issued.

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