Orange Police Log: March 17-23, 2022

Published: 4/1/2022 3:33:52 PM
Modified: 4/1/2022 3:33:22 PM

Thursday, March 17

3:22 p.m. – East Main Street caller reported that her daughter takes the van bus home and gets dropped off around 3:15 p.m. At that time, cars have not been stopping for the van and have been going around it. Requested extra Police patrols in the area between 3:10 and 3:20 p.m.

6:19 p.m. – Police mediated a situation at East River Street after the reporting party contacted Police about a male party that had come to his apartment in what appeared to him to be a confrontational manner. Upon Police arrival, reporting party admitted to yelling at the upstairs tenants due to children running around and items being thrown on his porch. Police spoke with the upstairs tenants, and the male party stated he did knock on the reporting party’s door to inquire what his issues were. Peace was restored.

6:50 to 11:49 p.m. – Eight stops for a variety of infractions during traffic enforcement patrol in the area from Daniel Shays Highway, East Main, South Main and Johnson Road.

Friday, March 18

12:26 a.m. – Daniel Shays Highway traffic stop for marked lanes violation. Verbal warning given to owner/operator. But passenger was arrested on a straight warrant.

7:24 a.m. – Caller from Jones Cemetery Road area reported that there had been more illegal dumping on Jones Cemetery Road. The reporting party advised it appeared to be all construction-type material such as plywood and other miscellaneous items. The Highway Superintendent was notified and advised to call Police if they found anything that may help identify the suspects.

4:05 p.m. – Caller from Mattawa Circle area reported that the neighbors were yelling profanities and flipping off their grandchildren when they walk on the street. Reporting party stated that the 14-year-old had pushed her granddaughter to the ground that day and would like to press charges. Police advised the reporting party to go to the court to take charges out, and consider a harassment order as this is an ongoing issue.

8:56 p.m. – Noise complaint of neighbors blasting music for over an hour from Eagleville Road area. Police found music was down on arrival, advised subject of the complaint and to keep it down.

Saturday, March 19

8:37 p.m. – OPD were notified by the operator of a motor vehicle that they had gone off the road and the car was on its side on the median on Route 2. Reporting party was out of the car and not claiming any personal injury at that time. OPD assisted the State Police and OFD.

Sunday, March 20

1:56 a.m. – While on patrol Police heard yelling coming from an apartment at the teen center. Female parties were found to be having a verbal argument and were advised to quiet down.

Monday, March 21

9:21 a.m. – Reporting party stated he was on his motorcycle Friday, March 18, riding from South Hadley, and lost his license plate. Police advised the reporting party if the plate was located that he would be notified.

11:11 a.m. – Caller from East River Street requested a welfare check on a male party who had not been heard from in approximately three weeks. When management went to deliver a final notice to him, they noted the second notice was still under the door, and neither of the phone numbers listed for him were in service. Apartment was checked and no one was in the residence.

12:37 p.m. – Officer dispatched to Chase Street to investigate a disturbance call.

1:04 p.m. – West Myrtle Street caller reported a possible larceny. Statue had been taken from the residence, but it was on the side of the road. So, someone may have thought she was getting rid of it. Reporting party wanted it on record in case someone turned it in.

Tuesday, March 22

9:55 a.m. – Officer was approached on South Main Street by a school bus van driver advising there were kids on scooters near Butterfield School causing a hazard as one went out into the road and was almost struck by a vehicle. Police located the kids and advised of the safety issues, and they were moved along without issue.

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