Orange Police Log: Oct. 8-10, 2020

Published: 10/18/2020 2:46:10 PM
Modified: 10/18/2020 2:46:06 PM

Thursday, Oct. 8

1:03 a.m. — Party states someone banged on his door and then took off running and screaming on Route 202 heading towards New Salem, Daniel Shays Highway. Officer out with two parties in the area. Spoke with subject who denied banging on the reporting party’s door. Subject said they were loud when they were walking. Subject said she was all set and they were headed to a friend’s house in New Salem.

1:39 a.m. — Vehicle with a driver side door open, South Main Street. Officer requesting another unit, two parties behind the school. Spoke with parties who were out running on the track.

1:44 a.m. — Report of a disturbance, West River Street. All units responded and spoke with all the involved parties. Verbal only, argument over a vape pen. Reporting party was able to get his vape pen and was satisfied. Situation mediated.

8:45 a.m. — Party called on behalf of her husband who received a letter in the mail from Massachusetts Unemployment about a claim he filed, Walnut Hill Road. He didn’t file a claim. Party called unemployment and they advised her to file a report with police. He received the letter on 9/28/20. Also advised to notify the credit bureau to have his credit monitored.

12:52 p.m. — Party states a large tree fell and is blocking the road, Oxbow Road. No power lines involved. Highway Superintendent notified.

1:34 p.m. — Party advises subject is outside yelling and swearing, Red Brook Lane. Officer spoke with the female party who denied any of the accusations. The female was advised that she needed to be aware of her neighbors. The female denied needing any services from OPD.

1:48 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, Tully Road. Chief advises operator has only three functioning tires on a 4-wheeled vehicle. No registration in hand. Party is driving around trying to keep his ankle bracelet charged up. Vehicle will not start now. Vehicle towed.

4:37 p.m. — Party reporting a male walking behind the post office carrying what looks like a double barrel shot gun, South Main Street. Both units responded and found subject carrying a BB Red Rider gun. Subjects were spoken with and sent on way from old foundry.

5:08 p.m. — Requesting FD for an extinguished dryer fire, Fieldstone Drive. Officer responded and OFD all set.

5:32 p.m. — Party advises there is a woman sitting in a blue Toyota SUV, Fairman Road. Reporting party thinks this person is dealing drugs. Officer off with the vehicle.

8:44 p.m. — Motor vehicle violation, East Main Street. Officer ran a query on a license plate and the vehicle did not match the registration. After stopping the vehicle it was determined that the operator was suspended and the plates were illegally attached. Troy A. Purcell, 49, of Greenfield, was arrested on charges of operating motor vehicle with license suspended, illegally attached plates, uninsured motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle.

11:21 p.m. — Two car motor vehicle accident, South Main and East Main streets. Citation issued.

Friday, Oct. 9

10 a.m. — Party reports a fraudulent unemployment claim was opened in his name, East River Street. Has been reported and he wanted it logged with the police as well.

10:14 a.m. — Caller reports someone left three drums full of jars on his property, Hamilton Avenue. Reporting party called back to say it was a mistake with the wrong address, correct recipient picked them up.

10:34 a.m. — Party called the station to speak with an officer in regards to fraud, Daniel Shays Highway. Spoke with reporting party who already reported it to the state and was advised to have it logged with the police as well.

11:06 a.m. — Party states the smoke detector is going off in the hallway, East Main Street. Faulty detector found in hallway.

1:07 p.m. — Check welfare, Jones Cemetery Road. Spoke with party and found she has no power. National Grid advised. Contact made with party’s son, who is on way back to town and will stop in there when he gets back.

1:40 p.m. — Fire alarm, East River Street. Alarm set off when maintenance started up the furnace.

3:03 p.m. — Report of minor two-car motor vehicle accident, South Main Street.

3:07 p.m. — Safety hazard, Church Street. Complaint that business has all kinds of stuff in the road creating a one lane road. Officer responded and spoke with an employee that was working. They were advised to move all of the items that were partially blocking the roadway.

3:47 p.m. — Motor vehicle lockout, Holtshire Road. Officer responded and entry gained.

4:17 p.m. — Party requesting an officer for loud music, New Athol Road. Upon arrival a small band was live streaming due to social distancing guidelines. Advised that they were wrapping up within 20 minutes.

7:30 p.m. — Party saw a subject walking in the field next to her house with a flashlight and then she heard two shots fired, Main Street. Officers checked the area, individual was gone arrival.

8:01 p.m. — Loss prevention requesting an officer, East Main Street. Same is getting ready to apprehend a female shoplifter. A summons complaint will be requested for a 26-year-old from Orange on charges of shoplifting by asportation.

9:23 p.m. — Party requesting an officer, North Main Street. She heard her door open earlier and now she can hear footsteps upstairs. Officers checked the second floor of the residence and nothing was found.

Saturday, Oct. 10

12:59 a.m. — Party advises there is loud music, Brookside Road. Officers responded and checked the area. No noise detected. Officers knocked, but no answer. Officers stood by for awhile, but no sounds.

1:20 a.m. — Officer advises he has a party at the station requesting assistance with a lockout of her apartment, East Main Street. Officer responded and called emergency hotline for management and spoke with the operator. Same states he will send someone to unlock the door.

1:31 a.m. — Party requesting officers respond back to bang on her neighbor’s door and get them to be quiet, Brookside Road. Reporting party irate and swearing. Advised officers would respond and if she would like to speak with them to step outside. Reporting party refused and just wanted police response. Spoke with reporting party via phone who stated her dog is now hiding behind the bathroom toilet and he never does that. When asked if something else could be causing that issue, she insisted it was because of the other tenants. Responded back and all was quiet. Reporting party was advised and was told no further action can be taken by police.

2:44 p.m. — Party advises there is a subject driving around on her field, Main Street. Reporting party states she has asked him to leave, but he seems to not want to. Spoke with a subject who was working in the field and subject stopped by to see him. Subject was gone on arrival. Spoke with reporting party who no longer wants subject on the property and the reporting party will advise him of this. Reporting party also advised of trespass options.

2:55 p.m. — Party reporting while traveling on Route 202, she saw a female operator and male passenger drinking from what looked like a Jack Daniels bottle, Daniel Shays Highway. Officer checked the area, the vehicle was gone on arrival.

4:54 p.m. — Party looking for assistance, East Main Street. Same locked her keys, purse and phone in her car. Entry gained.

5:43 p.m. — Party advises gun shots in the area all day, Walnut Hill Road. Same can be heard on the line. Officers checked the area and located an individual that was shooting on his property off of Chase Street. He advised that he was done for the night because it was getting late.

6:26 p.m. — Loss prevention reporting a male left the store whom she believes may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and will be getting behind the wheel, East Main Street. Officers located the vehicle traveling westbound on East Main Street. A traffic stop was conducted and after a short investigation the two occupants in the vehicle were placed under arrest. The Erving Police Department responded to assist with transporting a prisoner back to the station. Curtis Scott Varnum, 28, of Gardner, was arrested on charges of four straight warrants. Brittany N. Lassen, 31, of Orange, was arrested on a charge of possess Class A (Fentanyl) drug.

9:18 p.m. — Party would like to speak to an officer about parties attempting to break into their apartment the other night, East Main Street.

9:48 p.m. — Party states subject has been following her home from a friend’s house in Athol, Prescott Lane. Reporting party states that subject has threatened to beat up her boyfriend and would like to speak with an officer. Officer responded and spoke with the reporting party about the incident. Options were discussed but she advised that she just wanted the incident on record at this time.

11:12 p.m. — Party wanted it on record that last night around 1 a.m. his girlfriend called him saying someone was trying to break into her apartment because they were twisting the door handle. She believed it to be a certain party because she could hear another party and him yelling to each other in the hallway. Parties were advised they need to call the police when incidents are occurring so police can address the issue in present time.

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