Police Log: Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1

Only one arrest was made this weekend

Friday, March 30, 2018

Animal Complaint

9:17 a.m.: Reporting party called the police stating that she found a Pomeranian on Olympia Drive on Thursday night in the vicinity of Olympia Place, Apt. 101, 57 Olympia Drive. She went to the vet to see if the dog was chipped.

11:56 a.m.: Staff at the Jones Library on 43 Amity St. reported a party with a service dog in training who got loose from its owner and lunged at a 10-year-old. The child and their parent wanted to speak with an officer regarding the situation. The child was not injured but was scared. The dog was aggressive to a young child as well and was removed from the library. An offense report was created to document the incident.

Motor Vehicle Stop

10:24 a.m.: A verbal warning was given to the operator of a black 2015 Cadillac SRX for a stop sign violation in the vicinity of the Fort River School on 70 South East St.

9:05 p.m.: A 2016 Hyundai Accent was stopped at 351 Northampton Rd. with no headlights. They were given a warning.

10 p.m.: A gray 2005 Honda Civic was stopped by police at 162 South East St. The officer performed a field sobriety test that did not indicate impairment. A written warning was given to the operator for a red light violation.

10:32 p.m.: A white Toyota 4Runner was stopped at 33 East Pleasant St. and the driver was given a warning for a crosswalk violation.

11:08 p.m.: A gray Toyota Prius was stopped at 59 College St. and the driver was given a warning for having a defective headlight.

11:23 p.m.: A red 2012 Honda Civic was issued a warning at 111 Main St. for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

11:47 p.m.: A green 2002 Honda Accord was stopped at 256 North Pleasant St. for failing to use a signal when turning from East Pleasant St. onto Hallock St. The operator was also stopped and given a warning because they had a marked lane violation.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

4:29 p.m.: An anonymous reporting party stated that a black 2007 Nissan Frontier passed him and almost ran him off the road on 313 North East St. They were last seen heading south. Police drove from Henry St. through North East St. and up Main St. The operator was gone on arrival.

Suspicious Activity

7:26 p.m.: Reporting party, who was walking on Old Farm Rd., stated that she could hear an alarm of some type coming from a house on 427 Belchertown Rd. — a white house with a red roof, right across from Rolling Green. Police checked the area on foot and spoke with the residents. There was no alarm sounding. The noise was found to be coming from extremely loud spring peeper frogs in the swamp area located behind the residence and Old Farm Rd.


7:48 p.m.: Involved party on 215 Sunset Ave. purchased $3,120 worth of jackets on eBay from a seller in New York on Dec. 14, 2017. The seller didn’t ship the items. In February 2018, the seller provided a tracking number after the purchaser opened a dispute with PayPal. The seller sent an empty envelope to the purchaser. The involved party needed a police report for PayPal.

Motor Vehicle Crash

7:54 p.m.: Reporting party reported that they struck a deer near 104 College St. No injuries were sustained by the reporting party, and the deer ran off into the woods. Police spoke with the operator who stated that the deer ran off. Upon checking the vehicle, police found that it sustained a small dent on the front driver side quarter panel. The estimated cost to repair the damage is under $1,000. The vehicle was still operable.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Motor Vehicle Stop

12:52 a.m.: The operator of a blue 2005 Honda Civic was issued a warning at 2 Pleasant St.

12:55 a.m.: The driver of a white 2011 Chevy Malibu was issued a warning at 36 Dickinson St. for an equipment violation.

1:14 a.m.: A brown 2000 Chrysler Cirrus was stopped at 100 Triangle St. with a broken tail light and an unreadable rear registration plate. Upon the officer speaking with the operator, the operator displayed signs of impairment and admitted to consuming two beers prior to driving. Field sobriety tests were administered and showed the operator was not impaired and could safely operate. The operator was issued a warning and a rear passenger was issued a warning for not wearing a seat belt.

1:53 a.m.: A black 2008 Toyota Rav4 was stopped at 620 North Pleasant St. for an equipment violation and the operator was given a warning.

1:57 a.m.: A red 2017 Ford was stopped for an equipment violation at 472 North Pleasant St. and issued a warning.

5:39 p.m.: The operator of a gray 2005 Honda Civic was issued a warning for failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk at 191 North Pleasant St.

Suspicious Motor Vehicle

2:05 a.m.: A white 2015 Kia Optima was observed parked on the north side of the National Guard Building, 65 University Dr., Apt. 5. The north door of the building was unsecured. This was found to be a common area. All doors leading to the businesses were locked and secure. No one was found to be in the area and the vehicle was unoccupied.

11:42 p.m.: Two vehicles parked at 525 Old Farm Road were reported turning their lights on and off. Reporting party’s spotlight went off and called in concern of the vehicles in the area.


1:41 a.m.: An officer requested computer-aided dispatch at 100 Mill St. when a male party was going for a walk from his apartment at Mill Hollow.

2:16 a.m.: One arrest was made for disorderly conduct at the People’s United Bank, 25 East Pleasant St. An officer requested backup after a man in the area was seen indecently exposing himself. The suspect was in custody upon backup arrival.

Noise Complaint

3:28 a.m.: A loud party was reported at 188 East Hadley Rd., Apt. 145C. The noise was not unreasonable upon police arrival. The resident of the apartment was made aware of the complaint and agreed to keep the noise down.

Animal Complaint

2:26 p.m.: A woman reported three dogs in a car outside of Judie’s Restaurant, 51 North Pleasant St., that appeared to be in distress. The dogs appeared to be fine upon police arrival. The police did a follow up 20 minutes later and the vehicle was gone.

Motor Vehicle Crash

6:10 p.m.: The operator of a white 2008 Toyota Prius stopped quickly to yield to an oncoming ambulance with activated emergency lights. The operators of two motorcycles, a black and yellow 2002 Suzuki and a black 2005 Ducati, quickly activated their brakes and dropped their bikes in the roadway to avoid a collision. The Ducati sustained a dent and a scrape on the top right side of the gas tank and a bent front brake lever. The Suzuki sustained damage to the left side of the vehicle and damage to the motor due to a significant oil leak. The accident report process was explained to both operators. Neither of the drivers sustained significant injuries and declined transport to the hospital. The vehicles were inoperable, and the operators arranged transport through AAA.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Suspicious Motor Vehicle

1:26 a.m.: Occupant in a black Jeep Cherokee at 1,000 South East St. was advised that he was smoking a cigarette on a no smoking property.


1:50 a.m.: Reporting party said she had a verbal altercation with a male party, neither boyfriend nor friend, at the Mt. Pleasant Apartments on 336 North Pleasant St. Reporting party wanted it documented that she was leaving the property.

Noise Complaint

2:44 a.m.: Reporting party said individuals were seen crawling on the roof with loud music playing from 310 Belchertown Road, Apt. 1. Resident was cooperative, agreeing to turn off the music and remain off the roof. A noise complaint warning was issued.

Hang Up

8:15 a.m.: A mom and dad who were playing an April Fool’s joke on their two children accidentally called 911 for help at 116 East Pleasant St. After the mom pretended to chop her fingers off, the dad pretended to call 911, but instead actually dialed the police. Police talked with both the parents and children, realizing the prank was a bad decision.


11:11 a.m.: Reporting party says a male party let a black suitcase on the ground at 405 Amity St. then ran away from the suitcase holding his arms in the air. Listed party was seen walking with a black briefcase. Upon arrival, there was nothing located at the scene.

11:26 a.m.: Listed party was seen outside of Saint Brigid’s Church on 132 North Pleasant St. with the black briefcase.

Suspicious Motor Vehicle

11:38 a.m.: The occupant of a red 2015 Honda UT CRV was reported as driving “all over the road.” The vehicle was gone upon police arrival.

Animal Complaint:

11:53 a.m.: Police observed male party walking a German shepherd alongside 946 East Pleasant St. Police officer recognized the German shepherd from previous animal complaints and observed other pedestrians on the road and people on their lawns with the dog running unleashed. Once police turned around to speak with him, the male party and dog were unable to be located.

Disabled Motor Vehicle:

12:53 p.m.: Reporting party says right front wheel of a 2003 Hyundai Sonata fell off at the intersection of Amity St. and University Dr. Police stood by until ET arrived at the scene.

Suspicious Activity

4:10 a.m.: Reporting party at Ernie’s Towing at 40 Montague Rd. tried to release a car but the male party’s learner’s permit did not match the ID she was originally given. IP’s name was recently changed and confirmed he had an active license at the time he tried picking up the vehicle.

Noise Complaint

7:36 p.m.: Reporting party reported loud music coming from 170 East Hadley Rd. Apt. 30. A noise complaint warning was issued.


9:12 p.m.: Police were warned of someone having a potential heart attack at 39 Bridge St. Apt. 2. The reporting party found out it was not a medical problem.

Animal Complaint

9:34 p.m.: Two raccoons were reported hissing at people outside of the reporting party’s house at 24 Kellogg Ave. Reporting party was unsure if the raccoons were sick or scared of humans. Raccoons were gone upon police arrival.


10:43 p.m.: A suspicious male was heard screaming obscenities through the window of Mom’s Restaurant. Police saw someone who appeared to be a friend of the suspicious male, who eventually led him away, heading south on South Pleasant St. Employees at the restaurant said they did not know who the person was.

Jackson Cote can be reached at [email protected] Hayley Johnson can be reached at [email protected] Serena McMahon can be reached at [email protected]