Orange Police Log: Oct. 2-4, 2020

Published: 10/15/2020 6:00:22 PM
Modified: 10/15/2020 6:00:14 PM

Friday, Oct. 2

12:52 a.m. — While on patrol, officer located parked vehicle, East Main Street. Owner/operator states she is resting and will leave in about 15 minutes.

12:53 p.m. — Party advises there was a woman and a man that were fighting outside, East Main Street. The woman hit the man. She then left on foot, unknown direction of travel. The man that was hit left the area as well. Both units responded and found subjects involved. Conflicting accounts and advised to leave one another alone.

1:24 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, East Main Street. Officer stopped for speeding, citation issued.

1:32 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, East Main Street. Officer stopped a motor vehicle for the registration being revoked for insurance purposes.

2:29 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident, East Main Street. Officer requested a second ambulance for three subjects in the other vehicle. The Subaru was attempting to make a left-hand turn while the Chevrolet sedan was traveling straight through the intersection. The Subaru did not have enough time and struck the Chevrolet head on.

3:21 p.m. — Officer received a call from a female party requesting to speak with an officer about an incident of fraud, East River Street. Officer called back and there was no answer. Message left.

4:00 p.m. — Party into station to report she received a letter in the mail from unemployment, East River Street. Same stated she did not apply for benefits and it is believed someone used her information. Reporting party had already contacted the unemployment fraud department and wanted it on record with the PD. She was also given other phone numbers to contact in case she finds out her information was used elsewhere.

7:23 p.m. — Party advises he has a trailer that blew a tire, West Orange and Wendell Depot roads. May need to leave the trailer there overnight.

Saturday, Oct. 3

12:43 a.m. — While on patrol, a vehicle stolen from East Howe Street was located near the bottom of Bacon Street. Owner was contacted and retrieved the vehicle.

7:09 a.m. — Party reports dog across the street has been outside barking for over two hours, Wheeler Avenue. Caller reports ACO and police were there the other day and a subject in a white car got the dog. Dog was brought inside.

7:29 a.m. — While on patrol, officer came across a disabled motor vehicle in the Dunkin’ Donuts drive thru, Daniel Shays Highway. Same was pushed to a safe spot while the owner makes arrangements to have it moved.

8:40 a.m. — Caller reports he has found a female brown and white sporting dog of some sort with no collar or tags, West Main Street. He cannot have animals at his apartment, but will wait for ACO to pick her up.

10:32 a.m. — Motor vehicle accident, North Main and West Main streets. Jim’s on scene. One person complaining of head pain transported to hospital.

11:30 a.m. — Party into the station to report an unemployment claim was taken out in his name and that he never filed for benefits, Pleasant Street. He advised that he has already spoken with the unemployment office and also wanted the incident on record with the local PD.

1:30 p.m. — Party came to the station as her aunt is in a nursing home and she has some keys to her house and car that her aunt would like back, East River Street. The reporting party wanted to leave them at the station and was advised to contact the nursing home to try and make arrangements to get them to her aunt.

3:12 p.m. — Loss prevention has one male in custody for shoplifting, East Main Street. Officers responded to Walmart. After speaking with an asset protection associate, they decided to just trespass the individual. He was identified and escorted off the property.

4:08 p.m. — Party called and stated that for the past three years he has been harassed by a male party who keeps calling and leaving threatening messages because the phone number the reporting party has used to belong to male party’s brother, Holtshire Road. The number comes from the Framingham area. Same left a message today stating he was just released from jail and would put the reporting party in a world of pain if he has his brother’s phone. The reporting party did not need to speak to or have an officer respond. He is going to go have his phone number changed to make his life easier.

7:45 p.m. — Welfare check, West Main Street. All okay.

9:06 p.m. — Motor vehicle complaint, West River Street. Dark colored truck tailgating and flashing high beams. Area searched, negative contact.

9:12 p.m. — Party reporting the neighbors upstairs keep banging their screen door and are playing their music too loudly, East Main Street. Officers checked how loud the music was from inside of the reporting party’s apartment. It was found to be at a reasonable level.

10:55 p.m. — Party requesting the police to evict someone, Pleasant Street. Reporting party wants subject removed from the apartment. Also advises subject’s son has threatened him. Per the reporting party, subject has pushed him, denies wanting EMS. Both parties are intoxicated. Spoke with reporting party who wanted subject out of the apartment. It was determined that subject has residency there and reporting party was advised of options. Both were advised to stay in their separate rooms for the night.

11:41 p.m. — Party states subject keeps breaking into her room screaming and yelling, Pleasant Street. Reporting party states nothing physical but she is scared. Spoke with reporting party who said that subject came in the room after the police left yelling at her that she needs to go. Arrangements were made and reporting party left for the night to stay with her son.

Sunday, Oct. 4

12:25 a.m. — Motor vehicle violation, New Athol Road. Traffic stop for unregistered motor vehicle and failure to inspect motor vehicle. Owner/operator issued citation.

12:57 a.m. — Assisted Athol PD with a disturbance, Main Street, Athol.

7:30 a.m. — Received a call from party stating she is attempting to get her keys back from her nephew, Logan Avenue. Subject was contacted and spoken with and advised that he had dropped the keys off at her house in Athol. Same advised that he would have the keys brought to neighbor per her request.

12:21 p.m. — Party advised a vehicle just hit their vehicle and then took off, East Main Street. He advises his kids were in the vehicle and witnessed it. They advised no injuries, vehicle took off in an unknown direction from Walmart. Officer out with the vehicle. A 19-year-old from Royalston will be summonsed on a charge of leave scene of property damage.

2:00 p.m. — Wallet turned into the station, Lake Mattawa Road. Nothing in house, placed in lost and found.

2:04 p.m. — Party called the station as she lost her black zipper style wallet at Walmart, East Main Street. Would like a call if turned in.

2:24 p.m. — Party came into the station as her ex is not letting her see the kids, East River Street. There is no court paperwork in effect. The reporting party was advised to contact Probate Court and file paperwork with them.

2:44 p.m. — Received a call from party stating that he just returned home from having lunch with his daughter and the mirror and wooden chest in his bedroom was smashed and destroyed, Briggs Street. He advised that he wanted the incident on record.

2:57 p.m. — Party advises she has one female in custody for shoplifting, East Main Street. Female party to be summonsed for shoplifting.

5:43 p.m. — Multiple calls for a disturbance, East Main Street. Party reporting it appears there is going to be a fight involving males and females. While on the line with the reporting party, she advised they started to fight - punching, pulling hair and one pinned. 911 caller reporting she believes a male party has been stabbed and another male was running with a sword. At least three females and six males involved. Call back from one of the reporting party’s friends advising they will need an ambulance. Kevin M. Ranahan, 35, was arrested on charges of assault and battery with dangerous weapon, attempted murder (knife) and assault with dangerous weapon.

10:53 p.m. — Party advises gold minivan driving around the parking lot, East Main Street. Reporting party states they have been there a while, high speeds, slow speed, parking and repeating. Officers responded and checked the vehicle. Officer spoke with the operator and advised of the complaint. Party removed from the property.

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