Orange Police Log 10/29-11/18

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Published: 12-05-2023 3:19 PM

Sunday, Oct. 29

11:02 p.m. – Caller from Prentiss Street requested police assistance with suspicious people walking around the building of their employer. Upon arrival, officers located the reporting party on the property. Stated they worked there and witnessed 2-3 people on the property who they believed were going to break in.  The area was checked and nothing appeared to be out of place or damaged.  But Todd J. Chiasson, 51, ultimately taken into custody for possession of Class B drugs.

Monday, Oct. 30

9:51 a.m. – W Main Street party flagged down a patrol officer to report a possible larceny in progress and the reporting party had their van blocked in. It was found that the van involved had not taken any grease/oil. However, the two occupants were found to be possible suspects for the same thing in Athol previously. 

Wednesday, Nov. 1

5:54 p.m. – E Street caller reported they had dropped their debit card at approximately 8 p.m. the previous night, and the history showed a purchase in Orange and multiple other transactions had been done via the cash app. Reporting party already notified their bank. Police advised them to go to the bank for reimbursement options and to see if the bank would give the reporting party an approximate time of when the card was used so cameras can be looked at to identify the person using it.

11:42 p.m. – Daniel Shays Highway traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Paulo Sergio Rodriguescorreia, 33, on charges of no inspection/ sticker, operation of a motor vehicle with license suspended, two counts of possession to distribute Class B drugs. 

Thursday, Nov. 2

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7:12 p.m. – Customer of an E River Street store reported seeing an individual in the store slumped over and not alert. Upon police arrival subject was found to be intoxicated and transported to AMH.

Saturday, Nov. 4

12:53 a.m. – Route 202 traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Jasmine Teresa Vezina, 20, on charges of marked lanes violation, OUI – Liquor or .08%, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and OUI – Drugs.

Sunday, Nov. 5

10:08 a.m. – Request for police assistance in the S. Main Street area to address suspicious person yelling at people, following one person while yelling and attempting to get into their car. Police served in hand no trespass order .

1:32 p.m. – Used hypodermic needle found behind a New Athol Road store was disposed of by police.

Monday, Nov. 6

7:24 p.m. – Caller from Daniel Shays Highway reported an unknown person was walking around their yard  Police located the individual and they were spoken to about the incident. 

8:47 p.m. – Station lobby walk-in requested to speak with an officer about an individual they believe had hacked into their social media accounts. Officers responded and spoke with the other individual allegedly involved, who denied all of the accusations. Reporting party was advised of the process for applying for a criminal harassment order.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

2:25 a.m. – Daniel Shays Highway welfare check of an individual sleeping at one of the tables inside. They said they were all set.

Friday, Nov. 10

2:23 p.m. – Police response to New Athol Road disturbance resulted in police speaking with involved parties, and one party was removed from the property. Peace was restored.

5:40 p.m. – E River Street police response to a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in a parking lot. Upon police arrival the individual involved complained of receiving minor injuries. The ambulance arrived on scene, and obtained a patient refusal. There was no damage found on the vehicle involved.

8:57 p.m. – S Main Street traffic stop. Joshua M. Young, 40, was arrested on charge of operation of a motor vehicle with license suspended – subsequent offense. Passenger, Tashante Malik Jennings, 21, was arrested for trafficking narcotics; one count for Fentanyl – in more than 10 grams, and one count for Cocaine – in 18 grams or more, less than 36 grams.

Saturday, Nov. 11

2:15 & 2:55 p.m. – E Main Street store requested police assistance with two shoplifting incidents. While at prior call, Asset Protection requested an officer stand by due to another possible shoplifting in progress. None had occurred. 

Sunday, Nov. 12

12:30 a.m. – Police response to Daniel Shays Highway shoplifting call for assistance. Police were advised by the clerk that they believed subject(s) had shoplifted a phone charger at approximately 11:55 p.m. Awaiting camera footage before moving forward.

1:04 a.m. – Fryeville Road caller reported they came across a car into a tree. No one in the vehicle, no fluids or smoke coming from the vehicle.  Airbags had been deployed. OFD requested to co-respond while police were in route due to the location of the call, occupants unknown location, and the vehicle being electric. Upon police arrival no one was located with the vehicle, but later located the operator and passenger back at their residence. Both stated they crashed and had then run home. Both denied needing EMS. One of the individuals admitted to being the operator of the vehicle and will be summonsed for leaving the scene.

2:29 a.m. – E River Street caller reported that it appeared that someone had crashed in their backyard. The vehicle was no longer on scene. But, according to the reporting party, their  backyard was full of car parts, and their spouse was going next door to check cameras. Police were able to put in the report the possible vehicle/operator suspected to be involved.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

1:18 a.m. – Cheney Street caller requested police assistance with removing an unwanted person who does not live there. Police affirmed that the individual did not live at the address, and was told they were not welcome. The subject of complaint agreed to leave for the night. Police provided courtesy transport.

10:58 p.m. – Second Street Motor vehicle stop for speeding. Passenger admitted to buying narcotics and handed over crack cocaine. A vehicle search was conducted and nothing further was found. Operator was given a written warning for speeding. Summons to be requested for passenger.

11:41 p.m. – E Main Street traffic stop resulted in the warrant arrest of Curtis Scott Varnum, 31, who was also charged with Class B drug possession.

Thursday, Nov. 16

9:04 a.m. – E River Street report of an individual who was, at that time, rolling weed in there, threatening the employees and kept coming inside to bother them. Subject of the complaint had  just left on foot. Police located the subject who understood they had escalated the situation. They were sent on their way, and at that time, the business just wanted it on record and did not want a trespass put in place.

Friday, Nov. 17

10:23 a.m. – Station lobby walk-in reported fraud/scam of someone that had used/signed their name to get cash. Police gathered the provided documentation associated with the event. Reporting party had already gone to the bank and was in process of stopping the transaction(s) from going through.

4:56 p.m. – Daniel Shays Highway animal complaint of an individual that was staying there that had two dogs that were starting to be aggressive. An ambulance was called for a dog bite.  Police found upon arrival the two pitbulls had fought two days prior, and had done so again that day. The Animal Control Officer took one of the dogs, and the other was transported to the vet for a leg injury.

Saturday, Nov. 18

9:02 a.m. – Police response to request for assistance from a New Athol Road Manager to remove drug paraphernalia found in the trash can near the front door. Services rendered.

11:30 a.m. – Officer wanted at E. Main Street for a subject that, at that time, had concealed some scissors, which could be used as a weapon. Reported that the subject was at the checkout line at the time of the call. Police searched the subject of the complaint for other items that could have been concealed, none found. Reporting party did not wish to go forward with charges or trespass.

7:12 p.m. – Police response requested to E. River Street, and they spoke with both parties involved. The reporting party decided they wanted the subject involved trespassed from the property. A verbal trespass was given to the subject for that day. The process for filing trespass paperwork was explained to the reporting party.