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Police respond to large pig complaint over weekend

(Zoe Mervine/Daily Collegian)
(Zoe Mervine/Daily Collegian)

Friday, April 17

8:14 a.m.: Police responded to a call Friday morning from a mother about her teenage son’s refusal to go to school for the second day this week. The mother eventually took the teen to school without further issue.

10:57 a.m.: Police assisted an individual who received a threatening letter on his doorstep. The letter requested money in exchange for a broken iPhone. The letter demanded the money be brought to a specific location or else his roommates would be sorry.

8:07 p.m.: Police responded to reports of an injured possum with possibly broken back legs. Police observed the possum walking with a limp.

10:04 p.m.: Police responded to a disturbance outside of Antonio’s Pizza Friday night. Someone was harassing people outside and police sent the individual on his way.

10:32 p.m.: Police encountered a suspicious motor vehicle in the Mill River Recreation Area. Police noted the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a rear passenger produced a small amount of marijuana which police seized. The operator did not show any signs of impairment.

11:29 p.m.: Police responded to reports of a black Jeep Cherokee driving on Amity Street throwing eggs at people. Police were unable to locate the vehicle during a search.

Saturday, April 18

12:08 a.m.: Police responded to a noise complaint on Sunset Avenue early Saturday morning. Police noted loud music and people on the roof. Police cleared the party and residents agreed to get everyone off the roof and to shut off the music.

12:11 a.m.: Police responded to reports of a disturbance outside of the Monkey Bar. The caller reported a short white male assaulting one of the bouncers. Monkey Bar staff had been arguing with the male, who wanted to get into the bar. He eventually moved along.

12:18 a.m.: Lily J. Sexton, 20, of Great Barrington, Chloe D. Swenson, 21, of Great Barrington, Elizabeth L. Reed, 20, of Nantucket, Nathan J. Galloway, 20, of Framingham, Harry J, Spapinato, 21, of Brewster and Mark W. Hillier, 22, of Shirley were arrested following complaints of a large house party at 266 Stanley St. Police encountered a large group of college-aged students being loud inside the home who refused to leave. The residents were identified and placed into custody. Sexton, Swenson and Galloway were charged with unlawful noise and nuisance house. Reed faces charges of possessing alcohol under the age of 21 as well as disorderly conduct. Spapinato faces charges of disorderly conduct and possession of an open container of alcohol. Hillier faces disorderly conduct charges.

2:42 a.m.: Police responded to a disturbance at the Boulders Apartments early Saturday morning. A female claimed her roommate pushed her out of the apartment and refused to let her back in. The individual agreed to spend the night at a friend’s house.

9:48 a.m.: Police responded to a complaint of a large pig in a woman’s driveway on Montague Road. Police noted that the pig was not very large and was not afraid of the air horn in the police car. The pig eventually wandered off into the woods.

3:37 p.m.: Police responded to reports of a group of college-aged individuals who took a woman’s chicken and walked toward the Townehouses. Police were unable to find the chicken.

9:23 p.m.: Brandon A. Eaton, 19, of Springfield, was arrested on drunk driving charges on East Pleasant Street Saturday night. Eaton also faces charges of operating without a license, operating a motor vehicle to endanger and possession of alcohol under the age of 21.

11:05 p.m.: Police responded to a call from an individual outside of The Pub Saturday night after he was removed from the location. The caller stated the establishment took his ID and that he was unhappy about being removed.

11:37 p.m.: Police assisted Townehouse security with breaking up a party after bottles were thrown at the security officers. The guests scattered upon police arrival.

Sunday, April 19

12:16 a.m.: Police responded to noise complaints on Summer Street early Sunday morning. Police observed loud yelling and approximately one hundred people around the home. Individuals were cooperative when asked to leave.

9:26 a.m.: Police responded to vandalism on Summer Street. An individual reported that his mailbox and a small tree were vandalized the night before. The caller believed the damage was done by party-goers walking on the street. The caller wanted to know if he could protect his property with a shotgun, Taser or BB gun. Police informed the caller that all options were unacceptable at that time and to call police if it happens again.

6:17 p.m.: Kimberly M. Mead, 55, of Amherst was arrested at First Baptist Church for disorderly conduct, trespassing and resisting arrest after refusing to leave and touching people and objects in the kitchen.

Monday, April 20

12:54 a.m.: Nathan A, Bonilla, 22, of Andover, was arrested early Monday morning for disorderly conduct in Sweetser Park.

1:02 a.m.: Shirin Mirdamadi-Tehrani, 20, of Norwell was arrested for disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer following a fight on Hobart Lane. Police responded to reports of two females fighting in the middle of the road.

1:11 a.m.: Jonathan P. Porter, 24, of Springfield was arrested for operating under the influence, operating to endanger, speeding, number plate violation to conceal ID, possession of Class D drugs with intent to distribute and possession of Class C drugs. Porter’s vehicle was stopped for speeding when police noted he was impaired.

Kathleen Kirk can be reached at [email protected].

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