Orange Police Log: Sept. 5-7, 2021

Published: 9/23/2021 1:12:32 PM
Modified: 9/23/2021 1:12:37 PM

Sunday, Sept. 5

7:07 a.m. – Lobby walk-in reported fraud/SCAM by someone claiming to be from Discover. Reporting party gave out some information. Advised to contact their bank to monitor all accounts and to contact Discover to cancel current card and get a new one. Also advised to “freeze their credit” in case attempts made to open new accounts.

1:31 p.m. – Water Street caller reported observing a male party laying on the railroad tracks. Party soon stood up. Police found the individual at the bus stop near the Court House. Party explained they have a bad hip and tripped while trying to cross the railroad tracks. Declined medical assistance, but advised to contact police if he needs further assistance.

4:33 p.m. – Caller from Daniel Shays Highway area reported their car’s (a Buick) rear bumper had been hit and the vehicle that struck theirs was not on site. Officer noted damage and filed report.

8:10 p.m. – East River Street caller reported suspicious activity of someone knocking on window(s) then running away, laughing. Repeatedly pounding on other windows and doing the same thing to neighbors in the area. Youths were advised by officer to cease.

9:33 p.m. – Police mediated a potential disturbance situation at Walmart parking lot. A female and her male roommate were being confronted by another male. There were different versions of what had occurred and video footage will be reviewed for possible clarification. All advised of options through the courts and sent on their way.

Monday, Sept. 6

12:59 a.m. – Open door to a parked vehicle in the East River Street area revealed that the driver was possibly intoxicated, but not trying to operate the vehicle. Given courtesy transport home.

4:37 a.m. – West Main Street caller requested assistance with an unwanted person at the residence. A few minutes later updated by reporting party that subject had taken off on foot and appeared intoxicated and despondent. Orange police were finally able to make contact and subject declined police and medical assistance at that time because he was safe with family/friends in Athol. APD were not able to make contact with the subject at location given to OPD.

8:50 a.m. – Caller from Holtshire Road area reported being punched in the left eye and gave police the name and the type of vehicle of the person who had allegedly hit them. Police spoke to both involved parties, who gave different versions of what had happened. Appeared to be an ongoing issue, but reporting party declined to fill out a statement; just wanted the incident on record. They were advised of their Harassment Prevention Order options through the court. Both involved parties were advised to keep away from each other.

7:26 p.m. – Police assisted with a motor vehicle lock out situation in the East Main Street area where a dog was locked in the car. Services rendered.

7:27 p.m. – Concerned citizen called from the Perry Road area where they were almost run off the road while walking their dog. Fortunately, they had jumped out of the way, but wound up rolling down an embankment. Requested patrol of the area, but then cancelled it because cars involved had already left the area.

9:11 p.m. – Reporting party received a call from Chase Street tenant about a harassment situation. Individual on the premises with a baseball bat harassing other tenants. Police investigated.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

2:25 a.m. – Unoccupied vehicle noted in Daniel Shays Highway area. Ignition and dashboard appeared to have been tampered with. Police confirmed vehicle’s registered operator is out of Lawrence. LPD made contact with the owner who said an employee at Sunoco gave them to permission to leave their disabled vehicle there. No plates on vehicle.

6:31 a.m. – Wheeler Avenue caller reported their unlocked vehicles had been broken into and items taken. Report filed.


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