Orange Police Log: Sept. 1-3, 2021

Published: 9/20/2021 1:12:21 PM
Modified: 9/20/2021 1:12:21 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 1

3:02 a.m. – East Main Street caller reported seeing and smelling smoke in the area. Officer observed it appeared to be a recently extinguished camp fire in the Wheeler Avenue area. Resident was advised to pour more water on the fire to fully extinguish it.

6:04 a.m. – South Main Street traffic stop for speeding.

12:45 p.m. – Lobby walk-in to report their bank account had been accessed via a SCAM. Bank’s Fraud Department had been notified and they advised to file a police report. Report filed.

8:09 p.m. – Alarm company reported multiple burglar activations at Dexter Street. Building perimeter and doors checked and all secure. Unable to make contact with key holder. An additional call came in at 9:30 p.m. and contact with key holder had been made. Police found damaged sensors in an area under construction which did not affect access to the building.

10:18 p.m. – Caller from Stone Valley Road reported a pole that was arcing/sparking. Power company notified.

Thursday, Sept. 2

4:43 a.m. – East River Street traffic stop for stop sign violation and failure to yield to oncoming traffic.

10:23 to 11:00 a.m. – Multiple reports of SCAM calls from Daniel Shays Highway area. In both instances reporting parties were asked for their Social Security numbers.

11:10 a.m. – Royalston Road where officers served a section 35 and took subject into custody and transported them to Greenfield District Court.

11:44 a.m. – SCAM call reported from Daniel Shays Highway area where caller reported someone claiming to be from Amazon who wanted their bank account number. Reporting party had not done any shopping through Amazon.

12:40 p.m. – Cottage Street caller requested assistance with a possible vandalism situation. Reporting party allowed someone to stay at the residence while they were away. When arrived home, found dog feces rolled in the carpet and dirty dishes hidden in the cabinets. Reporting party wanted the discovery witnessed by police and to make note of the horrific odor that was present. Officer advised reporting party since permission was granted to stay there, it became a civil matter to be pursued through the court.

7:03 p.m. – East River Street disturbance situation mediated after caller said they had been assaulted. Caller, while talking to the other involved party and still on the phone with police, admitted to striking the other involved party. Police discussed options with both parties.

7:12 p.m. – Main Street caller reported a SCAM call where they were asked for the last four digits of their Social Security number and that they were going to be arrested and charged lawyer’s fees. Officer spoke with reporting party at length to not give out any personal information and hang up on possible solicitors/scammers. Also advised to monitor credit and bank account for any fraudulent activity.

8:03 p.m. – Officer mediated a situation in the Prescott Lane area where caller stated youths on bikes were riding by and swearing at them. Officer spoke with youths who stated the reporting party’s dogs were running after them when they rode by. They agreed to stop riding in front of the house and using foul language.

10:49 p.m. – West Main Street caller reported a possible altercation outside between a male and female and was not sure if they lived there or not. Verbal altercation between groups and other half of involved parties were gone upon OPD arrival and peace was restored.

Friday, Sept. 3

1:34 a.m. – Traffic stop in Daniel Shays Highway area for a cracked windshield resulted in an arrest for being under the influence and an outstanding warrant.

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