Orange Police Logs, June 11-16

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Published: 07-05-2024 5:41 PM

Modified: 07-10-2024 4:26 PM

Tuesday, June 11

10:03 a.m. - Caller from Walker Street reporting foxes hanging around. Call was referred to the Animal Control Officer.

11:03 a.m. - Motor vehicle violation on E. Main Street. Vehicle stopped for expired registration. Verbal warning. Vehicle towed.

3:42 p.m. - Traffic stop on East Main Street for a vehicle that took an illegal left turn out of the Walmart parking lot. The operator was given a verbal warning for the violation.

3:42 p.m. - 911 call. Could hear a child calling for her mom. Mom came to the phone and advised daughter was playing with the phone and accidentally dialed. Officers responded and confirmed it was a misdial.

5:05 p.m. - Caller from E. Main Street requesting an officer to report she was threatened by a customer in the store. Customer was advised not to return to the store for the night and was sent on her way.

Wednesday, June 12

11:54 a.m. - Party in the lobby reporting vehicle was hit, unsure when as they were all over the state of Massachusetts. Officer observed significant damage to the right rear quarter panel of the vehicle. Owner was advised it would be on record that he came to report the hit and run.

7:49 p.m. - Traffic stop on New Athol Road for a vehicle taking a left hand turn out of Walmart. Verbal warning given.

Thursday, June 13

5:56 p.m. - Caller from E. River Street requesting to speak to an officer about two propane tanks stolen from her property. On arrival, reporting party advised her two Amerigas propane tanks that were hooked to her house were gone. She spoke with Amerigas who said they did not pick them up and to file a police report so they could replace them. Reporting party said she noticed the propane to her house was not working about a week ago, but just noticed the tanks were gone today. After a follow-up with a neighbor on June 16, the tanks were seen being taken by an Amerigas truck. Reporting party advised to call Amerigas as there was most likely a mix-up and advised to call back if there are any issues.

Friday, June 14

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8:11 a.m. - Traffic stop on E. Main Street for failure to stop at a red light and expired registration. Verbal warning given for red light. Operator provided information showing the RMV messed up the dates of the registration and it should be 2025. Driver was advised to contact RMV to fix the issue.

12:59 p.m. - Party calling stating he is very upset. Athol Police violated his rights today and would like it on file at his local police department. Services rendered.

Saturday, June 15

2:12 a.m. - Calling party from Nina Pierce Circle reports she can smell smoke in her bedroom but can’t see anything. Police department unable to smell or see any smoke/fire. The only odor present was the smell of cigarettes from the reporting party. No smoke inside the apartment and no detector activation. Reporting party still wished to have the Fire Department investigate the matter.

8:53 a.m. - Reporting party states at the end of Lake Avenue there is a person digging up the road with a backhoe. Reporting party spoke with the party who stated he owned the road and was widening it and he also mentioned putting up a gate and no trespassing signs.

2:15 p.m. - Reporting party states someone is posting anonymously that they are looking for a job in retail management and they are willing to commute 45 minutes. Reporting party said she could not be called back and wanted an officer to know because it may be involved with white collar crime. Officer advised.

Sunday, June 16

1:54 a.m. - Suspicious vehicle on Daniel Shays Highway. Officer checking on a vehicle in the parking lot, found a party taking a nap in the parking lot and they were advised to go across the street to Honey Farms and they chose to continue onto the highway.